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Transferring Pekonsha P3 from Pathfinder to MY14 Loredo Issue

Hi Owners, Just changed ownership from capable Australian Pathfinder to Grand Cherokee 3.0lt 8 speed. We tow a 21ft van and 18ft boat and have enjoyed the Path'ys diesel 6 speed manual service. Love the JGC ride so far! but am transferring Pekonsha p3 braker unit to new tug and it's proving less than simple compaired to Pathy. Not putting P3 in Media cubby, but satisfied with above foot brake position. Like many, haven't seen the need to have manual access to brake control if unit is well calibrated and working correctly. The new battery position poses a challenge but have just installed Anderson plug by siting resetable fuse link in battery compartment and routing cables through new holes in rear of battery compartment near battery vent hole, then on to rear following other loom wiring.

But hey, I did spend a few hours trying to nut another issue!

On the Pathy the connection from the foot brake wire (active when brake pedal depressed) is easy to establish and was easy to connect. Not so the wiring on the MY14 JGC Loredo! The positive wire is obviously the Green with Yellow stripe, which only illuminates a test light if the system is 'woken up' with the key fob, door opening, break depression. There are two other wires to the break switch, which with the Pathy' determined which wire became active when the brake was pressed and therefore was the one to connect the Pekonsha to...and that worked fine!! With the JGC, the same Green and Yellow sriped wire showed only a very dull glow on the test light, and when the pedal was depressed there was absolutely no power showing running through the other two green and purple striped wires!!!??? It wakes up the dashboard control (push brake to start message etc) but doesn't give me confidence to choose a non active wire to connect to the Pekonsha.

If anyone has any advice about which wiring to choose for connection to the Pekonsha P3 (in Australia - we cannot use the US made connection wiring looms) I would be more than appreciative.

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