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Old 10-19-2013, 12:01 AM
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Very funny Snuke and Allypally. I guess they're looking for the easiest option.
As I said I've never towed before using electric brakes, but I've done some research and whilst the P3 is a 'set and forget' device, you still need to see the display to make sure you haven't lost your connection and also to make adjustments. So under the seat not a option.

Once I take delivery of my car (still waiting for the reverse camera...errhh) I'll go pick up the brake controller from the caravan dealer and mount it in the cubby myself and then let their auto electrician connect the wires.
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:15 AM
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Scroll side ways when in tyre pressure screen and you will see oil and trans temp. How do you see water temp?

I cannot find ant water temp.
I can scroll across for tyres , voltage, transmission and engine oil but no water temp other than on the dash
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I'm loving my new JGC CRD Laredo, now run in and ready for towing my van. Need to get my van rear camera monitor wired in. In Sydney visiting so in unfamiliar territory . Can anyone recommend a reliable business probably an auto elect, in or near SW Sydney (Bankstown)? Experience with Jeeps a real must-have for me. Not keen on using the dealers for obvious reasons! Thanks
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:23 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

The Dealer has called me back tomorrow so they can have another look at the tow bar wiring / brake controller / brake lights not all coming on.

Not sure what they are going to do.

Can any one advise if they have seen a correct MY14 loom yet and if all 3 Jeep brake lights come on with the manual override used on the brake controller?

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Xdra10,
I had a P3 fitted by the dealer, and although it seems to work fine with normal braking, when I use the manual override lever NONE of the brake lights on the car OR the camper come on. The camper brakes work as expected when I do this.

I'd like to know what the American standard is regarding brake light activation with the override lever on the brake controller. If it's not a requirement it would go some way towards explaining our dilemma.

Mine is a July build and was delivered 3 weeks ago with the rear camera and mudflaps already fitted. I had the genuine towbar and wiring fitted by the dealer.

I'm having a few minor warranty issues attended to tomorrow, and will raise this also.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:53 AM
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I had a P3 fitted by the dealer, and although it seems to work fine with normal braking, when I use the manual override lever NONE of the brake lights on the car OR the camper come on. The camper brakes work as expected when I do this.

I'd like to know what the American standard is regarding brake light activation with the override lever on the brake controller. If it's not a requirement it would go some way towards explaining our dilemma.

Mine is a July build and was delivered 3 weeks ago with the rear camera and mudflaps already fitted. I had the genuine towbar and wiring fitted by the dealer.

I'm having a few minor warranty issues attended to tomorrow, and will raise this also.
This is exactly how the North American version works. There is no tie back to the brake lights on ours. Manual Bar activation does not illuminate ANY lights on either the Van or the tow vehicle. Lights only function with brake pedal (both Van and Vehicle).
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Thanks, willx. That answers the question as to wiring. Now, my next question is whether the Australian Design Rules require the lights to activate, or if it is just accepted as 'convention'. My 2005 Prado does activate all the brake lights when operating the manual override lever.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:20 PM
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Re: The Towing thread

On my P3, installed on a MY12, when the override lever is activated, the trailer lights come on. Well that is what my wife tells me when I tested it.
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On my P3, installed on a MY12, when the override lever is activated, the trailer lights come on. Well that is what my wife tells me when I tested it.
I know we keep recycling this conversation AllyPally but do your truck brake lights come on as well or only the Trailer on Manual Lever engagement.

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On my my13 Trailhawk, both of the GC brake lights come on with the manual P3 lever as well as both the trailer lights.
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:58 PM
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All my brake lights come on with manual activation (P3) all on the GC and camper trailer
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Re: The Towing thread

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Thanks, willx. That answers the question as to wiring. Now, my next question is whether the Australian Design Rules require the lights to activate, or if it is just accepted as 'convention'. My 2005 Prado does activate all the brake lights when operating the manual override lever.
In one of my earlier threads i covered this.

Your brake lights on your Jeep (3 lights) and all your trailer lights must come on when you manually activate the over ride system.

Mine didn't and i took it back and they fixed it and it was,nt a quick job.

Check your interior panels to make shore they are fitting properly after wards as they can botch that up as well and some may have to be replaced as mine were.

My neighbour has a my13 and all his lights work correctly.

It is law to have your stoplights work when you activate over ride braking.
I have fitted all my own brake controller devices since 1974 and declined to do this one as i could see there may be problems involved so i paid the dealer $500 to supply and fit a Redarc non proportional unit which is only a knob in the dash and works more than adequate for my 2.3 ton caravan.

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