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Old 09-14-2018, 10:23 AM   #281
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I still have to get the Jeep ready to tow. It has the factory tow package but I need to add the 7-pin wiring harness.
Where did you locate the brake controller in your Jeep? It seems like any place I put it is going to be inconvenient.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:29 AM   #282
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Are you planning on wiring 7 pin and brake controller yourself? I shopped it and most jeep places wanted $1100 including parts (which are about $175)!!! I did it all by myself and saved about $900. It took me about 3 hours, hardest part was fishing 7 pin wires from back to engine! I installed the brake controller on the drivers side to the right. I'm 5'7" and it does not hit my leg when I press the gas, but my boyfriend is 5'11" and it drives him nuts. The bracket on the Tekonisha is big and bulky. I unhook it and store it when not in use. Will prob use some of that heavy duty hook and loop tape to stick it in the same spot.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:32 AM   #283
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I still have to get the Jeep ready to tow. It has the factory tow package but I need to add the 7-pin wiring harness.
Where did you locate the brake controller in your Jeep? It seems like any place I put it is going to be inconvenient.
You can see where the holes are drilled for the bracket and the wiring harnessClick image for larger version

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Old 09-14-2018, 10:33 AM   #284
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Yeah we're kinda in the same boat. I'm 6'0" and my wife is 5'5". I had looked at the Tekonsha Prodigy RF but holy cow is it expensive.
I may just do the 7-pin myself. I found the factory harness for $110 or so.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:34 AM   #285
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I also had mine re-geared to 4.56 gears, but I do have 35" tires too
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:37 AM   #286
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I have the Tekonisha p3 $117 on amazon
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:37 AM   #287
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The 4.56s will be nice for sure- especially with the auto. Ours is a manual with stock 3.73s and it tows our little 176 great (don't ask how I know...... LOL)
Our 2000 TJ had 35's and 4.88s- you could just about get out and walk faster that it rolled in 1st!
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I have the Tekonisha p3 $117 on amazon

That's the one I"m lookin at now.
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:48 PM   #289
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My jeep only had 3.21 gears so I had no choice but to replace. It tows nicely. On another note, I ordered a wiring kit for the brake controller from etrailer.com and they have a step by step YouTube video for the installation using that kit. Has everything you need.
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:54 PM   #290
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Nice! I"ll be sure to check that out!
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Old 09-14-2018, 02:55 PM   #291
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I'm out, but I can post link to them later
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:20 PM   #292
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Nice! I"ll be sure to check that out!
https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories...ler/ETBC7.html link to the wiring harness
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