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New Owner of a 2015 High Altitude needs help identify missing accessories

I just purchased a certified 2015 High Altitude from the dealer. I need some help identifying some missing accessories that should be part of the High Altitude Package.

1) Mine does not have the metal pedals
2) Mine did not come with a cargo net
3) I looked in the spare tire well and found a rubber hitch cover
4) Is there supposed to be also a trailer wiring harness?

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Old 08-22-2016, 09:29 AM
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Re: New Owner of a 2015 High Altitude needs help identify missing accessories

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1) Mine does not have the metal pedals
2) Mine did not come with a cargo net
3) I looked in the spare tire well and found a rubber hitch cover
4) Is there supposed to be also a trailer wiring harness?
Pretty much the same answer for all of these...the original owner likely never installed the pedal covers (they come with the vehicle from the factory, but are not pre-installed)...and they may have been lost or thrown out. The cargo net and brake controller pigtail could have disappeared similarly. Many folks don't use the rubber hitch receiver cover (I do...) so it's nice that you have yours available.

Unfortunately, when you buy a used vehicle, accessories like this are not always still with it. The "Certified Pre-Owned" is more of a warranty/assurance program and isn't likely going to entitle you to get these items replaced for free, either.
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Re: New Owner of a 2015 High Altitude needs help identify missing accessories

I will be towing a small trailer in the near future, can someone provide more details on the "brake controller pigtail". Particularly a part number where I can order one, or something equivalent?

I presume this is the cable that plugs into the factory plug and into the trailer for the brake lights? Does the factory plug use a propriety head, or can i use any universal cable? Its been about 4 years since I've hooked up a trailer.

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Old 08-22-2016, 11:20 AM
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Re: New Owner of a 2015 High Altitude needs help identify missing accessories

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I will be towing a small trailer in the near future, can someone provide more details on the "brake controller pigtail". Particularly a part number where I can order one, or something equivalent?

I presume this is the cable that plugs into the factory plug and into the trailer for the brake lights? Does the factory plug use a propriety head, or can i use any universal cable? Its been about 4 years since I've hooked up a trailer.

Thanks.
A small trailer most likely will not have trailer brakes. The brake controller is for heavy trailers that have trailer brakes built into the trailer axles to prevent jack knifing or inadequate loads. It has nothing to do with the lighting. If your Jeep came with the factory tow hitch, the trailer light wiring is already installed, ready for the plugs to the left of the receiver hitch. The dealer will have to activate the wiring by hooking it up to the computer. Maybe $50 charge?
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Re: New Owner of a 2015 High Altitude needs help identify missing accessories

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I will be towing a small trailer in the near future, can someone provide more details on the "brake controller pigtail". Particularly a part number where I can order one, or something equivalent?

I presume this is the cable that plugs into the factory plug and into the trailer for the brake lights? Does the factory plug use a propriety head, or can i use any universal cable? Its been about 4 years since I've hooked up a trailer.

Thanks.
The pigtail is for installing a brake controller IN the vehicle cabin. There's a connector just above and behind the parking brake pedal. However, pre-assembled pigtails are often available from the brake controller manufacturer...Tekonsha, for example, has them available for JGC.

The wiring from the trailer is part of the trailer and will have either a 4-oin or 7-pin plug on it. A trailer with electric brakes will use the 7-pin connection and require a brake controller. A trailer with a 4-pin plug either doesn't have brakes at all or has intertial/surge brakes that don't require a controller. The 4-pin arrangement only provides lighting services.
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The dealer will have to activate the wiring by hooking it up to the computer. Maybe $50 charge?
If the vehicle has factory towing, there's no need for any dealer to "activate" it...it will already be active from the factory. Only when towing is added after the fact is the activation required.
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Re: New Owner of a 2015 High Altitude needs help identify missing accessories

The hitch cover plug most likely wont fit between the hitch and the hitch cover door on the high altitude/summit that's why it is thrown in the back.
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Re: New Owner of a 2015 High Altitude needs help identify missing accessories

The pedals are worth the cost of just buying them new if yours are missing. They aren't too expensive. Another accessory which a lot of used vehicles are missing is the rear cargo shade. I personally removed mine and it's sitting in my basement, but it's another thing that did come with the Jeep new.
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Re: New Owner of a 2015 High Altitude needs help identify missing accessories

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The pigtail is for installing a brake controller IN the vehicle cabin. There's a connector just above and behind the parking brake pedal. However, pre-assembled pigtails are often available from the brake controller manufacturer...Tekonsha, for example, has them available for JGC.

The wiring from the trailer is part of the trailer and will have either a 4-oin or 7-pin plug on it. A trailer with electric brakes will use the 7-pin connection and require a brake controller. A trailer with a 4-pin plug either doesn't have brakes at all or has intertial/surge brakes that don't require a controller. The 4-pin arrangement only provides lighting services.
I would just add that if the trailer has disc brakes, there will be either a 7 pin round connector on the trailer or a 5 pin flat connector (the 5th pin supplies the backup lights voltage to the trailer so the trailer's backing solenoid activates to allow backing up).
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Re: New Owner of a 2015 High Altitude needs help identify missing accessories

Roger, I've never seen a 5-pin arrangement in recent years for any trailer; 4-pin or 7-pin are pretty much standard now. But it's good to know the information you mentioned. There was a 6-pin arrangement, but they are usually on older equipment. Adapters are available to mate with the 7-pin.
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