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owelly

posted on 30/4/08 at 08:21 PM Reply With Quote
Cherokee trailer wiring?

I spose this is in the right section....???

I have a 2005 Jeep Cherokee that came fitted with a lovely posh removable swan neck towball. I have just tried the electrics to make sure they are OK for towing my trailer to Stoneli=eigh and they don't work.
It seems that the way to wire these things up, is to coil the cable up and zip-tie it to the back of the bumper...........

It's possible to buy a sub loom that just plugs into the original vehicle loom but it's 100+. I just want to know where the plug is on the vehicle loom so I can butcher my wires into it. All of the trim in the boot is flimsy plastic rubbish and I feel sure it will fly to pieces as soon as I try to remove it so it would be nice to know where to start looking.
I favour the right hand side somewhere behind the wheel arch but if someone could confirm or deny this, I'd be utterly happy!
Cheers, Owelly.
[Edited on 30/4/08 by owelly]

[Edited on 30/4/08 by owelly]





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britishtrident

posted on 30/4/08 at 08:52 PM Reply With Quote
I don't know about your vehicle but on some other recent models lighting control is really complex & high tech (ie light switches with built in microprocessors !) and just won't play if you even change to wattage of a reverse light bulb to a lower wattage.


You could try the old fashioned method just scotch locking into the rear lights -- but I suspect the previous owner may have tried that.?

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owelly

posted on 30/4/08 at 09:40 PM Reply With Quote
As the Cherokee is the most agricultural heap I have ever played with, I doubt there lights are electric, never mind microprocessed!!
The previous owner was the Jeep garage and they couldn't be bothered to try and wire it up!





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rayward

posted on 1/5/08 at 07:17 AM Reply With Quote
if you have any warning on the dash to tell you when a bulb has blown, you need to a bypass relay,

vehicle specific wiring kit Here but not cheap at 180

Ray

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owelly

posted on 1/5/08 at 08:16 AM Reply With Quote
The one they list for my car is 106 (reduced from 165) but I'd rather set fire to my hair than pay that. I just need to find the blummin socket that is hidden behind the trim and I'll be sorted.....





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Coose

posted on 1/5/08 at 08:32 AM Reply With Quote
Noo mate!

I've found this, but I dunno if it's of use?
Have a look here.





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owelly

posted on 1/5/08 at 12:02 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers Coosey. It's no use whatsoever.......





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timf

posted on 1/5/08 at 12:08 PM Reply With Quote
jeeps own install instructions

ps have the front ball joints on yours been replaced under warranty yet if not get it done quickly

http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/82207248.pdf





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Coose

posted on 1/5/08 at 12:31 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by owelly
Cheers Coosey. It's no use whatsoever.......


Good. That's what I hoped!





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