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Old 08-30-2016, 08:46 AM   #1
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Wiring for new (to me) Jeep "toad"

Hello all. We finally bit the bullet and bought a Jeep Wrangler to use as a toad (and a second car). We had a Nissan Versa as a toad and it worked fine, but the 2013 Jeep Wrangler with an auto tranny provides some more options for us and is more fun to drive. I have ordered the Blue Ox base plate and will install that myself, but my question is what have those of you with Jeep Wranglers been doing for your wiring? There appears to be a couple of companies ("Cool Tech" being one) that make plug and play harnesses. Because I am pretty good with mechanical, but not so good with electrical I took the Versa in to a company and had them wire it for towing, but I would rather do it myself if there is something easy out there. Any input would be appreciated. -Glenn
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:41 AM   #2
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Check your Jeep dealer, Mopar accessories used to have a plug and play accessory harness


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Old 08-31-2016, 09:16 AM   #4
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Thanks pbabrams, I called Cool Tech in an attempt to ask them about their product and was forced to leave a voice mail. They have not returned the call yet and that was two days ago. I want to ask them if their plug is a 4 wire or 6 wire and if I have to use their specific umbilical from the motorhome to the Jeep or if I can use the one I already have.
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We pull a 2010 Sahara and I used this. Easy install has the diodes for your proper 12v current. Hopkins 56200 Plug-In Simple Towed Vehicle Wiring Kit Just plug into jeep tail lights then run wires up front to your plug in. I cut off flat connector and changed to round 4 pin
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Also I used this pig tail from Moho to front of jeep. Comes with round 4 pin plug which will be the number of wires coming from your jeep tail lights. Plug bracket screws right into your blue ox base plate. I have blue ox on my jeep to ....Hopkins 47044 Endurance Flex-Coil Adapter Kit
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X2 on the Hopkins adapter. Very easy to wire up, took about 15 minutes.
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Also I used this pig tail from Moho to front of jeep. Comes with round 4 pin plug which will be the number of wires coming from your jeep tail lights. Plug bracket screws right into your blue ox base plate. I have blue ox on my jeep to ....Hopkins 47044 Endurance Flex-Coil Adapter Kit
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.
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