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Old 03-17-2011, 05:04 PM
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Re: Electric Tow Brake Controller

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I could not find the connector for the brake controller on my 2011 Jeep G.C., so I went to the dealer. I had to purchase the pigtail for $20. They said the socket was taped back up high to the left of the steering column. Couldn't find it. Drove to the dealer that installed the "tow package" when I bought the vehicle. He couldn't find it either.
Turns out that if the dealer installs the tow package, they don't get the wired in socket for the brake controller pigtail. You get the works that looks as if it is factory, but you have to hard wire the controller in. We found the BLUE brake wire coiled up and strapped to the relay box and the 12 volt power to the 7 pin up in the passenger side of the engine compartment. The tech warned me that the electronics on the 2011 are VERY easily damaged if you short out while looking for the wires to tap into. I could do it, but you know, I think it will be worth a few bucks to let them do it. I just want to tow with this big 5.7L Hemi! AT least I got my $20 back on that useless pigtail. Good luck if you are in a similar situation.
I guess it begs the question, "if you knew you needed to tow something large enough to need a brake controller why didn't you get the factory installed tow package"? Virtually every one of the WK2's I saw on the lot had the factory package regardless of engine or model. I'm just sayin'
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:56 AM
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Re: Electric Tow Brake Controller

Here is a new wiring harness that will fit a couple of different brake controlers. This one will fit the 2011 Grand Cherokee and the 2011 Durango. This is a preorder.
http://www.etrailer.com/p-3045-P.html?search=1
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Re: Electric Tow Brake Controller

This site saved me time and money. I bought my Overland with the hemi to tow my race car. My Jeep did not come with the harness in the glove box so after reading this thread I called my salesman and he said come on over and get it. Thanks for the help, I will be installing the controller tomorrow.
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Re: Electric Tow Brake Controller

The job was real easy. I unclipped the factory connector to make it easier to work on. I also wired connector's on my controller and the other end of the harness that should of came in the glove compartment. Dealer gave it to me free so no harm. Tucked up all the wires and re clipped the factory connector and bobs your uncle. Wish all jobs were that easy. Too bad the instructions couldn't of had the correct colors though. Thanks again, Jim.
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Re: Electric Tow Brake Controller

Hi, I am curious to know if anyone without the factory tow package BUT had the factory wiring under the bumper got it to work (with or without a brake controller). I cannot get the stop/turn to work, only the tail lights. All tow fuses check good. Thx
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