Wiring for XJ Trailer Lights
MY XJ didnt come with a towing package, so I've installed a hitch and just need to wire it up for lights. According to my research, they have both the clip in connectors to eliminate splicing, and they have the hard wire option which is cheaper but involves a tad more labor. My main question at this point is do the cherokees that already have a towing package installed from the factory, are they hard wired or have the plug in adapter? There are about 8 cherokees at the pull-a-part with towing packages so I was wondering if i could just go snag one off of those, or if i should skip it and buy a new one. Any recommendations?
Originally Posted by dirtydanzig View Post
Go look under the left rear trim panel above the fender for the module you will need.
If you strike out you will have probably have to get one from Etrailer.com or some other source.
The XJ uses separate lights for brakes and turn signals, and trailers only use the one bulb for both. If you know your way around electronics there is a circuit you could build, but by the time you go do that you are better off just getting the converter.
BTW, you did not tell us about your ride or what you are pulling and how much weight it is going to be. If your truck is still stock, I suggest going with air bags to handle the extra weight. I have had very good luck with my set for the past 2 years.
Originally Posted by dave564 View Post
I lucked up! Went back to pull-a-part and they just had a fresh 99 cherokee come in so snagged the harness plus a drive gear so I can finally get around to replacing that, and yeah for both total I only paid 6 bucks! Score.
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