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Old 10-13-2013, 10:43 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

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This is the exact issue which has me waiting for details of the MY14 harness. I occasionally tow trailers additional to the ones I own and would really like to have zero parking lot rewires / fault diagnosis to attend to. Maybe I am off target, but my expectation is that the MY14 harness will have a box to buffer the car to trailer lighting connection. Details are still thin on the ground.


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I have been trying to get info on the MY14 harness for months now and no one can confirm for me that there is a special loom.
I have been told by one dealer that they were waiting on the loom with a control box built in for this exact problem but then my dealer tells me that is crap.
I don't know who to believe and until I see a photo of a MY14 loom with a control box I cant demand it from my dealer.
When I do get proof that this MY14 loom exists my dealer better brace himself.
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Old 10-13-2013, 11:05 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

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This is the exact issue which has me waiting for details of the MY14 harness. I occasionally tow trailers additional to the ones I own and would really like to have zero parking lot rewires / fault diagnosis to attend to. Maybe I am off target, but my expectation is that the MY14 harness will have a box to buffer the car to trailer lighting connection. Details are still thin on the ground.

Barry I guess your solution could be to replace your marker light globes (or more) with LEDs to reduce the load? This way other electrically wimpish cars won't break under pressure The amount of trailer lighting you have now could borderline pop fuses on conventionally wired vehicles too.

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I did consider LED's but decided not to. As for overloading fuses, I think most lighting circuits are fitted with at least 15 amp fuses, good for 150w or so.
My dealer tells me there is no special loom or interface for the MY14 model. The trailer plug is hardwired into the car somewhere behind the left hand panel in the load space.

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Old 10-14-2013, 02:31 AM
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I have a 2014 CRD jeep GC.
Just towed a 2.7 T caravan, when fully loaded, from Brisbane to Charleville.
The transmission never got above 93 deg however the engine oil reached 123deg and engine water temperature under load was continually close to the red line. When not under load on hill descents the temperature would drop quite quickly. The temperature on my previous Prado would hardly move.

Any comments on this.
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I have a 2014 CRD jeep GC.
Just towed a 2.7 T caravan, when fully loaded, from Brisbane to Charleville.
The transmission never got above 93 deg however the engine oil reached 123deg and engine water temperature under load was continually close to the red line. When not under load on hill descents the temperature would drop quite quickly. The temperature on my previous Prado would hardly move.

Any comments on this.
Yep have the same issue
Eng temp goes up quickly on large hills
My patrol never moved
But i am assured that with the special coolant and the sealed system and it does not go past 125 all good
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Old 10-14-2013, 02:40 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

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I did consider LED's but decided not to. As for overloading fuses, I think most lighting circuits are fitted with at least 15 amp fuses, good for 150w or so.
My dealer tells me there is no special loom or interface for the MY14 model. The trailer plug is hardwired into the car somewhere behind the left hand panel in the load space.

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I guess you've got it sorted then mate!
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I have a 2014 CRD jeep GC. Just towed a 2.7 T caravan, when fully loaded, from Brisbane to Charleville. The transmission never got above 93 deg however the engine oil reached 123deg and engine water temperature under load was continually close to the red line. When not under load on hill descents the temperature would drop quite quickly. The temperature on my previous Prado would hardly move. Any comments on this.
Stuch, I tow a RV Crossover, and my trans temp sits on 93 most of the time, regardless of towing. It occasionally reaches 95 or 96. Engine oil sits around 100-105 all the time.
Water has never gone above 75% of max.

In my Prado, the water temp would rise quickly to about 70% on hills. Going down something like the Moonbi Ranges, the water temp would be almost cold by the time I reached the bottom.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:05 AM
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I have a 2014 CRD jeep GC.
Just towed a 2.7 T caravan, when fully loaded, from Brisbane to Charleville.
The transmission never got above 93 deg however the engine oil reached 123deg and engine water temperature under load was continually close to the red line. When not under load on hill descents the temperature would drop quite quickly. The temperature on my previous Prado would hardly move.

Any comments on this.
Same temps as for my 2014 jeep. I don't think it's a problem as it the best car I have ever towed with, even though the the temps may get high it never over heats and it just keeps pulling. Love it.
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Re: The Towing thread

Hi
I previously posted this in the wrong thread and was unable to redirect it so i will start fresh.

I have been a long time lurker since taking delivery of my JGC my14 in July.

I picked up my Jeep today after getting numerous jobs performed under warranty and one of these in particular i would like to share with you.
It has occured to me that a lot of my14 models that have brake controllers such as Redarc or Tekonsha do not have the three stop lights working as well as the caravan lights when the controller is manually activated.

This is LAW!!! They must activate manually.If you were to take a caravan in for licencing one of the test requirements would be for you to manually apply trailer brake and drive forward to see if trailer brakes are working.
If your brake lights are not working you will probably get a work order on your Jeep.
Mine all work now and it wasn't a quick fix.
If you have had a brake controller fitted and your lights are not operating as they should take it back to the installer asap.
A quick test is to turn ignition on and press over ride brake.
If all 3 stop lights don't come on take it back.

I have owned my Jeep for 87days and it has been in the Vic Park workshop for 37 days.

This unfortunely it has to go back to rectify more shoddy workmanship.IE Rear interior panels not fitted or misalighned and broken clips etc.
The panel trim on the tailgate has got a big clump of wires under stopping any of the clips from being pushed in.

My bumper bar is secured by cable tires to the towbar.Yes that is correct.

My 3rd wheel alighnment is probably as good as i am going to get.About 50% compared to my XR6.The 1st two alighnments were done for want of a better word by the dealer and the last one was organised by the dealer in a specialist centre in Bayswater who to his credit has made the car drivable.

Ask me about wheelalighnments.aircond,lefthand rear window trim,TOWBARS,low fluid levels,poor pre delivery,crackling am radio,i've had the lot ,coupled with the worst possible workshop performance possible.

While i may sound a bit negative about the car i can assure you if i ever get all these problems sorted i will have a magnificent vehicle.I recently towed my 2.3 ton van up north and it has no peers.It is incredible powerful and quiet and tows effortlesley with unmatched economy .I regulary get 6.3 to 6.5 lph mixed driving (yes i am a steady driver )and 13 to 14 lph towing the van.

Choose your dealer very carefully and don't be shy to phone Jeep Aust if you have a problem.They need the feedback and we must keep the dealers honest.

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Any thoughts on mounting a P3 brake controller under the driver's seat?

I've never used one before. This was suggested by my caravan dealer who will do the install.

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Under the seat? How would you be able to control it?
Not the best solution I have heard.
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Re: The Towing thread

Where do you see the transmission temp?
I know where to fine the water temp but not the transmission temp
Any help
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