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Old 03-20-2021, 05:52 AM   #323
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If anyone takes this on please post your DIY install experience if you get it done before I do. I am ordering this kit and will install. I will post when done. Just bought my 2018 GC and getting it set up.
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Old 03-20-2021, 06:51 AM   #324
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If it is anything like the flat wiring kit for the Cherokee, be careful with the instruction. I found 2 big issues with the instructions when doing the flat tow kit install on my KL Cherokee, 1st the camera angles kept shifting when looking at the same thing between steps. Second the kit had changed since the instructions were written and the groove on the switch for the flip up cover that the instructions said goes to the top, really goes to the bottom.
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Old 03-21-2021, 07:42 AM   #325
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If anyone takes this on please post your DIY install experience if you get it done before I do. I am ordering this kit and will install. I will post when done. Just bought my 2018 GC and getting it set up.



Agreed. I am a pretty handy guy, but I can sure screw things up from time to time. Hoping to learn from others that install it.
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Old 05-03-2021, 09:34 AM   #326
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What about Pre-2018 Models for the Flat Tow Kit?

Thanks for all the information on the new flat two kit. I've had at least four wobble incidents with my 2017 GC Overland since I started towing it in 2017, so I was looking forward to a solution. It sounds like this new kit is just the fix we needed. That is, if you own a 2018 or later model.

When I followed the link on the part number given earlier and changed the vehicle to my 2017 vehicle's specs, I received the message that the part is not specified for my vehicle. ISN'T THAT JUST DANDY!!

Any ideas on who to contact to see if this part actually works for the 2017 models (are 2016 models having this issue too?) or if there is a further solution coming for our vehicles? I appreciate any guidance you can provide.
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Thanks for all the information on the new flat two kit. I've had at least four wobble incidents with my 2017 GC Overland since I started towing it in 2017, so I was looking forward to a solution. It sounds like this new kit is just the fix we needed. That is, if you own a 2018 or later model.

When I followed the link on the part number given earlier and changed the vehicle to my 2017 vehicle's specs, I received the message that the part is not specified for my vehicle. ISN'T THAT JUST DANDY!!

Any ideas on who to contact to see if this part actually works for the 2017 models (are 2016 models having this issue too?) or if there is a further solution coming for our vehicles? I appreciate any guidance you can provide.

I'm in the same boat but the only difference is I contacted Jeep Cares and the just gave me the run around. They did put in my records that I contact them about the wobble and posted in my records that I was informed not to tow my GC with 4 down and only on a trailer. Jeep CYA at it's best.
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Old 05-03-2021, 04:44 PM   #328
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Been watching these posts since day one. So far so good with our GC and towing it 12K miles. Adding this post because we just changed to Toyo tires and put on just under 500 miles w/o any issues yet. Was worried that changing tires might bring up the issue with ours.
Kinda weird that some have issues and others don't.
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Dealer Refuses to Install Wiring Kit

So AFTER I bought our new GC I found this thread..



No problem - the wiring kit is available from Mopar so we ordered one. AFTER it came in the dealer said "we don't install those..."


Mopar genuine part (82216418AA) but the selling dealer refuses to do the installation... anyone else run into this problem? Does anyone know if the vehicle warranty is affected by installing this kit?
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Old 05-03-2021, 08:21 PM   #330
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So AFTER I bought our new GC I found this thread..



No problem - the wiring kit is available from Mopar so we ordered one. AFTER it came in the dealer said "we don't install those..."


Mopar genuine part (82216418AA) but the selling dealer refuses to do the installation... anyone else run into this problem? Does anyone know if the vehicle warranty is affected by installing this kit?
I would go to a different dealer, My dealer had no problem with the request and said they have installed several. I think the issue is they do not have a tech that has taken the time to do one and do not want to mess with it. When i bought the kit and looked at the wiring instructions coming out of the fuse box, I was intimidated by it. Now that i have seen how it was done, it is not that bad.

For those who have a 2017 and older, i would find a dealer who has installed them and ask the question. You can try Bob Caldwell Chrysler Jeep on Morris road in Columbus Ohio, or your local dealers.



I have also seen a solution that puts a steering stabilizer on the steering rack.
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Wobble Update

This is an update of my original high speed wobble issue on my 2020 GC Trailhawk. It seems as though we have solved the issue at least so far. We put new tires on about 6000 miles ago and also an alignment. We since traveled round trip from TN to AZ with several shorter trips in between. We've had no wobbles with the new tires. I guess I will continue to wait and see how it goes down the road. It is good to see there is a possible fix but I will put off installing the wiring harness until I experience another wobble.
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I would go to a different dealer, My dealer had no problem with the request and said they have installed several. ...

I suspected as much - will try another. Thanks.
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Just don't wait too long and be like this https://www.irv2.com/forums/f85/jeep...ml#post3605033 (yes I know that is a Cherokee, and not a Grand Cherokee, but the point remains)
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This is an update of my original high speed wobble issue on my 2020 GC Trailhawk. It seems as though we have solved the issue at least so far. We put new tires on about 6000 miles ago and also an alignment. We since traveled round trip from TN to AZ with several shorter trips in between. We've had no wobbles with the new tires. I guess I will continue to wait and see how it goes down the road. It is good to see there is a possible fix but I will put off installing the wiring harness until I experience another wobble.
Happy to hear the problem has not recurred. However the wobble most people have reported (WK2 and KL both) is due to a lack of vibration damping in in first the KL and second the WK2 starting at the year (2017? .. 16?) they came off the line with electronic Power Steering. The hydraulic power steering has an inherent ability to dampen the vibrations which would cause wobble. FCA-Jeep knew this in 2012, and designed a system in the EPS computer to use the EPS and braking system to dampen the vibration if it were to happen. (it's been mentioned before. )

Your problem may have been due to some irregularity in the tires which were replaced; or possibly in the alignment. If the tire shop had told you your alignment was way off, others may want to know that.

Wobble with the KL and the WK2 has ben reported after very specific conditions of turns and or a sequence of bumps. It's worthwhile reading about these so you will know when/.where to be cautious.

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My understanding is that death wobble occurs in other mfgs and is due to reduced damping with EPS disabled vs hydraulic steering. This is for cars with good tires and suspensions. Vehicles with hydraulic steering and an electric driven pump are not effected.

The Jeep solution is to provide a harness with switch that will run the EPS when towing. Probably a good idea to have a charge line for the battery.
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I suspected as much - will try another. Thanks.

Called another dealer today who has installed them on others - no problem.


I also got the kit in hand - wow! I'm pretty handy but will gladly pay the dealer to do this installation.
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