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Old 08-31-2016, 12:53 PM   #11
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For our 2014 Wrangler, I used the Blue Ox BX88285 wiring harness kit. A little pricey, but it works great. Plug and play with no cutting of the harness required, no diodes, etc. I mounted the control module inside the body behind the taillight on the driver side, then ran the harness to the front page of the Jeep. Works great. Also had the Blue Ox tow bar and base plate plus the Invisibrake. On the baseplate, the instructions are going to tell you to drill (from memory) a couple of 17/32" holes that would require a turned down bit shank for a 1/2" drill. You can actually get by with a 1/2" bit; saves time and money! The base plate is a really tight exact fit to the frame, so be sure to align it well to go in straight. Have fun!
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:16 PM   #12
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Thanks Poppy. I see that kit comes with the 4 pin flat connector as well. Wish they made one that came with the round connector that would fit in the round hole provided on the base plate. Looks like I am going to just have to cut the flat one off and splice a round one in. The trick will be getting the right wires on the right pins.
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Old 08-31-2016, 01:24 PM   #13
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Subsailor: If you buy the Blue Ox accessory kit, it will come with the round connector for the hole in the base plate and the appropriate cable to go to the coach. That's what I did, then simply wired the Blue Ox wiring harness into that plug and cut the flat connector off. The round plug also has one extra pin, which I connected to the tail light wiring on the coach and use it for the trickle charger that is part of the Invisibrake. Hookup is just the one umbilical from coach to Jeep.
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Speedwagon (or Aqua), I see that the small plug (Jeep side) of the Hopkins 47044 adapter kit has 6 pins. How did you know which ones to use for the 4 you ran forward from the Jeep taillights? Sorry for the stupid question, but I am good with mechanical stuff, this electrical stuff kills me. My current blue ox pig tail is a 7 to 6 configuration (7 on the motorhome side and 6 on the Jeep side) and looks just like the one included with this adapter.
I know on my Liberty, it has a dual filament bulb (running lights and stop lights) and a separate bulb for the turn signals. I would imagine the 6 pin uses the turn signal bulbs, if your vehicle is so equipped. Using the 4-pin Hopkins like jjSpeedwagon used (and like I used) should only use the dual filament bulb and not use the turn signal bulbs at all. Turns are indicated through the dual filament bulb. Two less wires to worry about.
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I also use the Blue Ox wiring...very easy to install. My module is in the well with the jack and jack handle. When you're looking at brakes, check out M&G (M & G Engineering - Car Braking Systems: Home Page). A little pricey, but well worth it!
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Thanks Poppy. I see that kit comes with the 4 pin flat connector as well. Wish they made one that came with the round connector that would fit in the round hole provided on the base plate. Looks like I am going to just have to cut the flat one off and splice a round one in. The trick will be getting the right wires on the right pins.
Cutting off the flat connector and connecting to around what is really not a big deal. You can find diagrams of the wiring all over the internet.
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For our 2014 Wrangler, I used the Blue Ox BX88285 wiring harness kit. A little pricey, but it works great. Plug and play with no cutting of the harness required, no diodes, etc. I mounted the control module inside the body behind the taillight on the driver side, then ran the harness to the front page of the Jeep. Works great. Also had the Blue Ox tow bar and base plate plus the Invisibrake. On the baseplate, the instructions are going to tell you to drill (from memory) a couple of 17/32" holes that would require a turned down bit shank for a 1/2" drill. You can actually get by with a 1/2" bit; saves time and money! The base plate is a really tight exact fit to the frame, so be sure to align it well to go in straight. Have fun!
X2 for my JK Wrangler. I use all Blue Ox including the Patriot brake system. Works great
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Thanks all. Blue Ox all the way it is (already had the base plate ordered). I also found a wiring diagram that will work for me to install the round connector vice the flat four and also allow me to run a constant 12V to keep the Jeep battery charged when using the braking system (Brake Buddy Vantage).
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