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Old 07-04-2013, 04:01 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

I saw a dealer today, Alan, your guys.
I forgot to take my Tekonsha, so I used the highly accurate finger test.
It took 3 and a bit, basically the room above the media section in the MY14 cubby is approx 60mm.

My Prodigy (90185) in its bracket takes up 48mm (similar without it due to the manual brake lever).
I think I may get some closed cell foam, and cut it to suit the external dimensions of the cubby, then hollow it out to take the controller. Thus giving it a very snug fit, not allowing any movement or noise but also not requiring any drilling to take place to secure it so the manual brake feature can still be used.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:22 AM
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Re: The Towing thread

The foam cutout seems a good suggestion. Remember, you need access to the bottom lever, and you need to ensure you are able to press the menu button without the device being pushed away.
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I like the idea of placing the isolator and circuit breaker on a board. May I ask how you secure that board?
Just tucks down beside the battery - I think there is a bit less than 50mm with the battery pushed to one side in its bracket.
One of the reasons I chose the Piranha was that it would fit down there. Also would depend on the thickness of the mounting you used.
The 30a circuit breaker on the board for the brake controller has bare threads - so I used ~4mm ID plastic tubing to protect them, cut it a bit longer so the plastic tube contacts the plastic case of the battery and - no rattle fit. A piece of foam sheet or block would do the same thing. I just tried to get it a bit snug so it doesn't shake - but the ride is so good even on corrugations I've had no issues with anything on the vehicle rubbing or chafing.

Just as an aside - and relevant to mounting the P3 in the cubby as in ours - I used double sided sticky on the controller mount to the little rubber mat - doesn't move. I rarely touch the settings from one trip to the other - when we are in the shrubbery, the door is closed and our iPad sits in front displaying our mapping app.
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Re: The Towing thread

This is the bracket I made for mounting the Tekonsha P3 to the dash. The bracket is a piece of Perspex, which I molded to the shape of the dash. I plan to use either double sided tape or Velcro to secure to the dash, so no holes.





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This is the bracket I made for mounting the Tekonsha P3 to the dash. The bracket is a piece of Perspex, which I molded to the shape of the dask. I plan to use either double sided tape or Velcro to secure to the dash, so no holes.




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Re: The Towing thread

HELP I had no problem fitting a Best Bar Kit to my stock standard 12 Laredo.
The wiring harness fitted into a grey socket provided behind rear LHS panel.
Now trying to fit the same kit to my new 14 limited. However, the grey socket seems to be missing ! Anyone been in here with any ideas ??
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HELP I had no problem fitting a Best Bar Kit to my stock standard 12 Laredo.
The wiring harness fitted into a grey socket provided behind rear LHS panel.
Now trying to fit the same kit to my new 14 limited. However, the grey socket seems to be missing ! Anyone been in here with any ideas ??
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We know that the wiring had changed. Even for the genuine kits, jeep au are still waiting for the '14 looms.
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Re: The Towing thread

I took a bunch of pics today with my controller in the cubby, both with and without the bracket, it's an easy fit.









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I took a bunch of pics today with my controller in the cubby, both with and without the bracket, it's an easy fit.
Hi Snuke, seems like the best solution. How did you go stripping the console to complete the wiring?
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Re: The Towing thread

I think Snuke has not yet done the install. he just placed the controller in the console to demonstrate the fit. You will most likely find the stripping is the same as the MY13's.
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Re: The Towing thread

There are instructions for trim removal on the 2014's here...Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 - Interior trim removal
and thanks Snuke, for the photos of the P3 in the cubby of the 2014 - it was one of the things I thought we might lose if we went from our 2012 to a 2014.
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Hi Snuke, seems like the best solution. How did you go stripping the console to complete the wiring?
As Alan said, I just placed there in the dealerships to make sure it will fit easily.

I am not fitting it myself, I am leaving that for the dealer to do, it's a mess i don't want to get involved with.
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