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Old 03-21-2012, 05:52 AM
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Re: Rear tow hook

Probably the only difference may be a possible EVIC error codes if the load (current) on the trailer connection was too great.
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Re: Rear tow hook

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Probably the only difference may be a possible EVIC error codes if the load (current) on the trailer connection was too great.
The autoelec told me that only codes that relate to MIL give a warning by display.
Other codes set by the car are accessed by the dealer once it is connected to the US. This allows them to track and trace and reset apparently.

Canbus issues can get very complex once the computers in the car get doing strange things together and it may be that something will not cause a software issue on 4 vehicles then scramble the 5th.

Anyway based on my recent experience with the canbus (dealer install issues) in ours I'm keeping away from tapping into it anywhere.
That said I've taken the brake controller actuator wire from the trailer stop light circuit plus aux feed from the battery terminal. That's all good. (so far)
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Re: Rear tow hook

My 2012 has genuine towbar fitted and i have no towhook, maybe the 2012 models lost that as well as the front hooks. Can someone put up a pic. of where it is supposed to go, maybe the dealer has forgotten to put it back on. Thanks all.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:52 AM
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I was told by the autoelec at the dealer today that after the tow bar wiring harness is installed that they do reflash the vehicle. The harness isn't preinstalled but there is a connector up in the rear LH quarter panel under the window that they plug into.
He stated (referring to our CRD specifically) that the vehicle is hooked up via the internet to Jeep service in the US where the VIN history is updated with changes, and the vehicle canbus is programmed to accept the extra line loads expected from a trailer connection.
Obviously from your experience Yoda, it will work without it.
Question arises then what difference it makes?
So what happens if you get an aftermarket tow bar and wiring? I've been quoted $848 fitted by Carlton Towbars, who I assume are doing a Hayman Reese bar (I should have asked).
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:13 AM
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My 2012 has genuine towbar fitted and i have no towhook, maybe the 2012 models lost that as well as the front hooks. Can someone put up a pic. of where it is supposed to go, maybe the dealer has forgotten to put it back on. Thanks all.
Check out this link WK2 DownUnder - Bob's post a bit further down has the picture with Tow hook attached.

I repeat - I have a 2012 model - have (as far as I know) Genuine mopar Towbar AND tow hook. It is located in the same place as Spentan's on his overland. (mine is a Laredo) I did not order ORAII either....

My Towbar was $750+GST included in purchase contract.
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Re: Rear tow hook

Ok, thanks anyway.

What did you did to your bumper? Do you cut it? Or you have to buy one with the tow opening?

Do you have the part number for the oem tow? Just to be sure i will ask the original and not an aftermarket offered in the dealer.
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This is the mopar original ...

https://www.mopar.com.au/Pages/Store...ils.aspx?D=139

Part number 8220WKTB
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Re: Rear tow hook

I got mine delivered today, and got the class IV tow pack with the car - and still have the rear recovery point.
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Re: Rear tow hook

Just a tip for anyone ordering a new Jeep with a Mopar towbar. Order it as part of the "protection pack" and you get the towbar, tinted bonnet protector, front and read window sheilds and a recovery bag (jeep bag, tow rope, jumper leads and gloves) for less then the cost of the towbar alone.

btw, my new my12 3.6 Laredo with the above pack still has the recovery point.
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Re: Rear tow hook

protection pack
Haven't heard of that option in Aus
are you from Australia?
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Re: Rear tow hook

Picking my CRD up tomorrrow; have seen photo of car with protection pack and am assured the 'big tow hook' on the rear is still attached with the tow bar. Front tow hooks apparently approved but cannot be ordered until April 1st (jeep joke?); also price not available until then but dealer will fit at no cost
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Re: Rear tow hook

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protection pack
Haven't heard of that option in Aus
are you from Australia?
Yeah mate, in QLD. The dealer had a Jeep/Mopar folder that showed quite a few bundled packs that all looked like good value - it had options for all Jeep models in the same folder. I got the protection pack but their was also another one which I can't remember the name of for $3,200 from memory that included underbody protection, side steps and a bunch of other stuff.
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