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Old 04-14-2019, 05:35 PM   #1
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Towing a Jeep Wrangler

I have to leave the key on just enough to unlock the steering. That puts a light on in the dash or radio but I didnt think that should kill the battery, but it does or has. I found the fuse that turns the light out. Oddly when I start the engine every thing seem fine but it reads out in the dash "Fuse removed"
Probably does'nt hurt any thing but I read the manual and it says to disconnect the negative battery terminal.
So I did that since it might even be easier than pulling the fuse.

What do you guys do when pulling your Wrangler?
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Old 04-14-2019, 06:44 PM   #2
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How about a battery disconnect on your Wrangler?

https://www.wirthco.com/battery-doct...blade-switches
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:23 PM   #3
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On our 2004, turned the key one click and it never drained the battery. I usually run it for 5-10 minutes at a stop,along the way. But have towed it for 8-10 hours without draining the battery. What year is your Jeep?
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I remove the key from my '15 JK. No steering lock.
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Towing a Jeep Wrangler

Thanks emm-dee. That answers my question cause I just traded the 2004 TJ for a 2016 JK.
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did a little research and found that Jeep removed the steering lock during the 07-08 model years but did not update the owners manuals. However, some have reported that some models up to '14 still had a steering lock. And, some pre-'07 did not have a lock.

Go figure.
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you can also add a roadmaster charge line to the 6 pin plug from the RV. It is very easy.
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you can also add a roadmaster charge line to the 6 pin plug from the RV. It is very easy.
Did you mean seven pin connector? I don't think most motorhomes have six pin connectors.
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Did you mean seven pin connector? I don't think most motorhomes have six pin connectors.
yes it pulls from the RV seven pin to the 6 pin plug on the jeep. It is a wire that is run from the aux pin on the jeep 6 pin plug to the jeep plug. The power comes from the rv 7 pin plug 12v pin
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yes it pulls from the RV seven pin to the 6 pin plug on the jeep. It is a wire that is run from the aux pin on the jeep 6 pin plug to the jeep plug. The power comes from the rv 7 pin plug 12v pin
OK, understand. My Jeep doesn't have a six pin...only a 4-pin on the front bumper to connect the lights.
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