Re: OEM Tow Setup On Order
We did not need the V6/4500 lb tow capacity. We only tow a small utility 1200 GVW trailer, so the I4 is fine, but nothing on lot has a factory hitch. Yesterday, I bought the hitch receiver and compatible fascia and put it on myself today. 6 hours and no issues. Dealer wanted $225 for install. Looks great. Didn't want an aftermarket hitch, reduces clearance and departure angle. Can provide lessons learned (instructions not accurate, for example).
I have ordered a e-trailer harness for the 14 Cherokee, see video. It will take time, but do not have to remove interior panels all the way to dash, plus you do not need a software upgrade either. The e-trailer harness is only a 4 flat, ok for me. Missing piece is the finished connectors which snap into the receiver metalwork, could buy one for another $56 and solder or crimp the aftermarket 4 flat leads. Project for another day