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Unread 07-05-2013, 02:20 PM   #16
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yes, my niner has a sunroof. i was thinking it was some kind of drain, just not sure if it is or what it is for. i was thinking maybe it was some kind of breather tube for the fuel tank, but im not sure how much sense that would make.
This would exlain the whole exploding when hit from behind problem...

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Unread 07-05-2013, 03:39 PM   #17
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As you can see, you caught the animals on an off-feeding day.

That is what protects the wiring for a trailer hitch wiring harness. It's not supposed to be hanging down. Push it back up until the metal tabs grab hold of it. The bag you speak of is not from the factory - it would have been from a PO.
Inside of the secret panel you found is where a jeep with a trailer two prep package will have the connections to snap in a trailer hitch wiring assembly. That's also where you should keep your spare power steering pulley, your spare serpentine belt, your A/C bypass pulley, your three ton jack stands, three sets of extra clothes (for when you have to crawl underneath the jeep when you're stranded on the side of the road), instructions on how to disable the alarm system because you will forget, a paperclip to hot wire the A/C compressor...what else am I forgetting?
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Unread 07-05-2013, 03:46 PM   #18
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As you can see, you caught the animals on an off-feeding day.

That is what protects the wiring for a trailer hitch wiring harness. It's not supposed to be hanging down. Push it back up until the metal tabs grab hold of it. The bag you speak of is not from the factory - it would have been from a PO.
Inside of the secret panel you found is where a jeep with a trailer two prep package will have the connections to snap in a trailer hitch wiring assembly. That's also where you should keep your spare power steering pulley, your spare serpentine belt, your A/C bypass pulley, your three ton jack stands, three sets of extra clothes (for when you have to crawl underneath the jeep when you're stranded on the side of the road), instructions on how to disable the alarm system because you will forget, a paperclip to hot wire the A/C compressor...what else am I forgetting?
My 93 had that bag inside the panel
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Unread 07-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #19
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Unread 07-05-2013, 05:24 PM   #20
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When you pull your inside trim panels to track that tube back up to the sunroof, you will find more little bags of insulation. I think I found three in mine.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #21
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The bag is indeed factory. I was at a junkyard and thought I found a bag of drugs lol but sure enough the same insulation was in mine.

Seriously, it is a plug in the place of trailer wiring. Its OK if its not there too.
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Unread 07-07-2013, 08:31 PM   #22
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Zander,
I am not trying to be argumentative, but here is a picture of the sunroof drain tube in my 98 ZJ. I know it is my drain tube because I fished a weedeater string from the sunroof, down and out of the rubber tube when my drain was clogged. On my Jeep, I would consider this tube very important, otherwise, every time it rains, my cargo section would flood from under the removable door in the OP's second picture.

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Unread 07-08-2013, 10:08 PM   #23
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Zander,
I am not trying to be argumentative, but here is a picture of the sunroof drain tube in my 98 ZJ. I know it is my drain tube because I fished a weedeater string from the sunroof, down and out of the rubber tube when my drain was clogged. On my Jeep, I would consider this tube very important, otherwise, every time it rains, my cargo section would flood from under the removable door in the OP's second picture.
Oh I didn't mean to be lol I don't dispute it...in non sunroof ZJs its just a plug that's what I meant . I didn't know it was also the place for the sunroof to drain until reading this thread.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 01:19 PM   #24
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It's all good. I just didn't want the OP to hack it off and then fill up his cargo area with water every time it rains.

I do think that the other, oval shaped, covered opening in the picture would be an appropriate place for factory trailer harness wiring, but my trailer hitch is aftermarket so I am only guessing.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #25
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hey guys, yeah i know im the noob here but my niner does have what seems to be factory tow package complete with skid plate, hitch, and the plug for the trailer wiring. im leaning more towards the sunroof drain theory rather than a plug for where the trailer wiring would go, since like i said, i have the tow package.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 10:49 AM   #26
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It's all good. I just didn't want the OP to hack it off and then fill up his cargo area with water every time it rains.

I do think that the other, oval shaped, covered opening in the picture would be an appropriate place for factory trailer harness wiring, but my trailer hitch is aftermarket so I am only guessing.
No, the trailer wiring goes in the rubber plug you'll find between that drain and the bumper cover. It's closer to the bumper cover. Though strangely, my factory hitch wiring goes out the plug on the passenger side.

Passenger side (with harness)
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Driver side (plug only)
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it's difficult to see, but its the black square rubber plug in the shadowy area.
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