Re: Help my dealer "turn on" my towing wiring...
This is exactly what happened to me. I had the factory hitch installed and wired at the Jeep dealer. They told me everything was hooked up correctly and I was good to go. (I know, I know. Always check for yourself. Not my brighter moment)
The day of my move comes and I go to pick up my Uhaul Trailer and the wiring doesnt work to the trailer. They were getting no power from vehicle to the new trailer hitch. They tested all the fuses and nothing. I ended up driving off with no trailer lights on the thing. Got pulled over in North Florida for that exact reason.
Fast forward. At the Jeep dealer in North Florida to get it fixed. They said they tried everything and replaced each fuse with no luck. The mechanic then had a weird idea and tried it. Supposedly if you install a factory hitch on a vehicle that wasnt purchased with it, its not as easy as running wiring to the battery. He said he had to send a signal from my Jeep back to Chrysler confirming the new factory hitch. He said only after Chrysler received that signal and sent back a reply would the trailer lights work. They had to be remotely activate.
Whatever he did worked and now I have no problems with it. How much of it was BS and how much of it was real, I dont know. Any insights would be appreciated
2015 Overland V6
Mods: Gunvault, Rear Slush Mat, Tint, Valentine One, LED Fog lamps, Michelin Premier LTX
2007 & 2011 - Laredo
2014 - Limited