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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

I mounted my P3 in the center storage bin. Very neat and tidy, accessible and visible when I need it, out of view when I don't.
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I mounted my P3 in the center storage bin. Very neat and tidy, accessible and visible when I need it, out of view when I don't.
how difficult was that?
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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

It was really not hard at all, and I have ZERO experience with any of this type stuff.

Here's the deal:

First of all, use the Mopar trailer brake wiring harness, not the OEM Plug & Play adapter. Otherwise, you'll just end up cutting off the connector anyway and may not even have enough cable.

Step-by-step:
1. Download the attached PDF for interior trim removal.
2. Open storage bin
3. Open armrest
4. Remove shifter knob (see PDF)
5. Remove shifter bezel (PDF)
6. Disconnect negative terminal of battery
7. Remove Center Bezel (PDF)
8. Follow PDF's section for storage bin removal, but here's where I differed slightly...
9. I had trouble with the cigarette lighter power connector, so I just removed the top of the storage bin by it's thumb clips, which actually made installation easier
10. Cut a rectangular hole directly behind where the P3's connector will sit (pretty much center)
11. Mount the larger metal bracket to the storage bin floor, making sure the half-moon holes face front (so the P3 sits as high as possible). This is important to make the manual brake activator accessible.
12. Mount the P3
13. Route the P3 cable from the bin's space to the dash rear. You should be able to reach using both hands (right hand pushing the wires, left hand under the dash.
14. Re-install the storage bin (steps in reverse)
15. Crimp the wires per the instructions
16. Plug in the gray Jeep connector

Voila'!

Sorry this is wordy and lacking pictures...hope it helps
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Perfect, Thanks!
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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

Thanks for the pics and tips on removing the hitch cover, Willx. I was wondering on how to do it.
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Hello,

I figured I would share my experiences with putting a Brake Controller on a 2014 JGC Summit. I have inscluded some pictures for ease of reference. I am doing a little towing trial on a Demonstrator vehicle so I have not perminantly attached the controlled but I note how.

First off, this was super easy. In comparison to the 2011 Durango the Plug in adapter is way easier to access in the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Durango the Connector is above the programming port on a hard angle). I have also included The Hitch Cover removal (Thanks to Silvermax04 for the assistance on that)

Pic #1 I highlighted the Controller Plug in with a red circle (behind the brake pedal cliped to a wiring harness facing down). I dropped the hard fabric cover for the shot but it is so easily accessible you could do it without. You may want to anyway for cable routing.

Pic #2 / #3 The Mopar Jeep/Durango plug in adapter from Chrysler Parts for my Tekonsha P3. I show it plugged in with the shoft cover in place for reference.

Pic #4 Towards the console side there is a screw holding the dash. As I prefer not to drill holes into my new JGC when I get it I will get a slightly longer screw and some washers to extend this as one side of the Mount for the Controller. I will use a slightly oversided screw to hold the other side into where I will remove the Plastic push clip (spacing is good). The way I only need to make one small hole in the soft fabric and no holes in the dash .

Pic #5 If you have a summit this cover is not easy to get off the first time. Undo the thumb screws on the bottom, once both are loose you can pull down on them a little to feel where the cover ends. If not you will be pulling on the bumper instead and won't go far. I found that once you got your hand in their you could squeeze up like the picture I have here on both side evenly and you pulld down and slightly towards yourself. If you have it pulled a little towards you which you can see the way I have it tilted, it comes off OK. but not easy.

Pic #6 You can see this is the exact angle it was easiet to pull down. It is not straigt down, but kind of towards you.

Pic #7 Picture of the clips holding the bumper in place. There are 4 and they are only along the top. They are made of plastic which is why I likely wouldn't be taking this on and off per season. You can see how long they are so don't try and band the cover up while pulling off or they will break.

Hopefully this helps.
Helps a lot. So you used a premade connector (4 pin) plug, rather than the generic one that should have been in your glove box. Yes?

I spent a few hours on the phone with Jeep and finally got the pin outs for the generic one in case anyone else wants to use it and save a few bucks.

Black - Ground
White with green tracer - Stop / Brake Lights
Green - Trailer electric brakes
Red - Battery

Thanks again, great pics.
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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

I just bought a DL-100 DirecLink Controller for my 2014 JGC Summit Hemi. Looks very easy to install..I didn't buy the pre-wired 4 pin harness since the Jeep came with an adapter in the glove box. Just need to match the wires (I have the pin outs) to the Direclink 4 pin connector. I am planning to use velcro to attach it. Don't want any screws.

BTW, does anyone understand what the hell Jeep did with this model and the factory tow package? I think something is hinky. The Mopar Integrated Controller won't work my vehicle, even though it has a factory tow package. I had a conversation with the sales mgr and he slipped up and said something to the effect that they hadn't ordered the tow package correctly on many models. The Mopar part says you must have 2 4 pin connectors under the dash in order to use their controller. I don't get it, but the DirecLink seems to have better features anyway...but it would have been nice to have the Nav display integrated.

I have called DirecLink a few times. Very odd..some Asian lady answers the phone and seems confused, she just says Hello, no Company name. One time I called, the whole company was in a meeting. Today I got hold of a nice guy named Chris Romanoff. I asked him for the pin outs on the Jeep connector. He didn't know but took my email address. Within 10 minutes he had sent a long email with many links, including one to THIS THREAD. LOL

Anyway, after I install it, if it isn't too ugly, I'll post some pics.
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I just bought a DL-100 DirecLink Controller for my 2014 JGC Summit Hemi. Looks very easy to install..I didn't buy the pre-wired 4 pin harness since the Jeep came with an adapter in the glove box. Just need to match the wires (I have the pin outs) to the Direclink 4 pin connector. I am planning to use velcro to attach it. Don't want any screws.

BTW, does anyone understand what the hell Jeep did with this model and the factory tow package? I think something is hinky. The Mopar Integrated Controller won't work my vehicle, even though it has a factory tow package. I had a conversation with the sales mgr and he slipped up and said something to the effect that they hadn't ordered the tow package correctly on many models. The Mopar part says you must have 2 4 pin connectors under the dash in order to use their controller. I don't get it, but the DirecLink seems to have better features anyway...but it would have been nice to have the Nav display integrated.

I have called DirecLink a few times. Very odd..some Asian lady answers the phone and seems confused, she just says Hello, no Company name. One time I called, the whole company was in a meeting. Today I got hold of a nice guy named Chris Romanoff. I asked him for the pin outs on the Jeep connector. He didn't know but took my email address. Within 10 minutes he had sent a long email with many links, including one to THIS THREAD. LOL

Anyway, after I install it, if it isn't too ugly, I'll post some pics.
In answer to a few of your questions....

If the vehicle was not ordered with a Factory Towing Package, it does not have the connector under the dash. I used the adapter provided by Techonsha to plug my Proportional Brake controller directly to the connector under the dash. No extra parts, no wiring, no hassle.

If you are using direct link, it plugs into the OBDII connector not just the brake controller connector.
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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

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In answer to a few of your questions....

If the vehicle was not ordered with a Factory Towing Package, it does not have the connector under the dash. I used the adapter provided by Techonsha to plug my Proportional Brake controller directly to the connector under the dash. No extra parts, no wiring, no hassle.

If you are using direct link, it plugs into the OBDII connector not just the brake controller connector.
I know..as I stated there is something else up with factory tow package that they don't want to advertise. Somebody screwed up. If you don't have 2 of the 4 pin connectors preinstalled, you can't use the Mopar Integrated controller. The dealership has to order the tow package properly. The second prewire is extra $$, It is an issue for the some RAM trucks and Durango vehicles as well.

I installed my DirecLink in about 10 minutes last night. It took another 30 minutes to customize the 4 pin connector. Very easy and it works great.
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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

Does anybody know where to download a copy of the 2014 interior trim removal pdf? I tried to get if from http://www.wk2jeeps.com/interior/201...emoval_001.pdf

but the downloads do not work
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Re: 2014 JGC Brake Controller DIY

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In answer to a few of your questions....

If the vehicle was not ordered with a Factory Towing Package, it does not have the connector under the dash. I used the adapter provided by Techonsha to plug my Proportional Brake controller directly to the connector under the dash. No extra parts, no wiring, no hassle.

If you are using direct link, it plugs into the OBDII connector not just the brake controller connector.
Do you have a picture on where you store the direct link when its plugged into the OBOII?
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Do you have a picture on where you store the direct link when its plugged into the OBOII?
I do not use OBDII systems, I only use a P3... I have tested OBDII systems and used a GPS style dash stand.
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