If i'm not mistaken all 14's and 15's come pre-wired from the factory. A quick tech tip: If your 4-pole connector is not functioning after you install it, you may to take your vehicle back to the dealer to have the body control module reflashed. Now we'll go ahead and secure the remaining portion of our wiring here to the top of our hitch, which will keep it out of the way and protect it as it's also behind the rear bumper. The directions call for the removal of the whole bumper, as well as the black fender flares. I installed mine on a 2019 Cherokee trail hawk the fit was great and already had the bumper insert so no cutting on the bumper, just had to remove insert. Job would have gone a lot faster with a lift or ramps to get under jeep.
Like others have said, don't follow the install instructions. I did not do the electrical install. With our dielectric grease installed onto the vehicle side of our connector, we'll bring in the tow-ready T-connector. Now that we have access to the manufacturer's 7-pole connector, we need to remove the cap. This will help prevent rust and corrosion that can built up over time. Next we'll go ahead and show you the minimum tools required for installed the trailer connector. That will do it for the review and install of the the tow ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector, part number 118384, on our 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Also, for my office hands, mechanic gloves were a must. Now I'll go ahead and show you how easy it is to install. A couple of zip ties will help us secure it make some quick work of getting it done. Use a flat blade or trim panel tool and just a socket and ratchet for tightening down our hardware. I finally got irritated enough to stray away from the directions. Overall, the product is great! I too don't have a hitch but i do have the wiring underneath. Overall, great product at a fair price.
I hope that the Manufacturer changes the installation directions to avoid further confusion for future buyers. I spoke with Quadratec - they didn't have the harness. Then we'll take the cap, install it to the other side of our T-connector. The hitch is covered with a two-layered, E-coated paint finish to resist rust and this hitch has passed Chrysler's extensive road testing for durability and strength. Covered with two-layered, E-coated paint finish to resist rust. Tried the Uhaul route and the hitch was just way to low to the ground.
In my opinion, it takes much longer than the recommended time especially if you are also installing the wiring harness. We'll need to pop it free so we have access to it. I was extremely bitter about having to tear the fender flares off, as well as disconnect most of the bumper. Does anyone have any recommendations on where to look for the wiring harness? When towing, you must not exceed the rated tow capacity for your vehicle as stated in the owner's manual. I'm not the most mechanically inclined guy and I did it myself.
Using a flat-blade screwdriver or a trim panel tool, we can underneath of it and pop the push fastener free. We just need enough that it will cover the terminals. With the wiring secure, we'll cut off the excess from the zip ties to clean up the install look. I bought this product and just insatlled it the other day. Went to 10 private companies to install and all refused but one because they didn't provide the hitch. Thanks Adam Have you looked under where the hitch goes? I followed the directions in the forums and there is a youtube video online too.
Grand Cherokee vehicles come equipped with wiring harness from production additional wiring harness not needed. Just like that our wiring harness is plugged into the manufacturer's wiring. Great quality product and pretty easy installation. Be prepared to put in some time for the installation. Once installed, dealer must use their scan tool to add hitch sales code to activate trailer wiring vBulletin Security provided by - Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Everything that happens on the vehicle, will get duplicated on your towing product or accessory.
A couple of things that really helped me: get ramps to lift the backend up. To begin our install, we first need to locate the vehicle's 7-pole connector wiring harness. Make sure it locks into place. I have found the tow hitch - Now I am looking for the trailer wiring and I am hearing that the 2014 and 2015 have different wiring than previous years. Simply take some of the dielectric grease and just put it onto the connector. Overall the hitch has worked great and I am thrilled with the price.
The directions are not the most greatest ones. We're going to use the Edelmann Dielectric Grease, part number 11755. Org The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community JeepGarage. The hardest part of it for me was removing the plastic cover - getting that first tab loose. After I got the fender flares off, there were more screws and such that weren't listed on the directions.
This will duplicate the vehicle's running, turn, and brake signal circuits. The bottom of the bumper has an insert that is able to come out and makes a perfect hole for the Hitch receiver. The 4-flat trailer connector is a standard trailer and accessory connection point. Just like that, we're installed and ready to hit the road. We'll take the 4-pole trailer connector, feed over the hitch, and we can use the cap to secure it to the chain hold down. Once I got it popped, it was easy to pull that sucker off.