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post #1 of 9 Old 05-11-2003, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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ZJ trailer wiring

Anyone have an easy explanation for a Dunderhead as to how you wire up a 97 Grand Cherokee for trailer wiring if, it isn't pre-wired for the trailer package and being an owner too cheap to buy a kit that will take care of the problem. I believe one has to cut or splice one wire or something......

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-11-2003, 09:03 PM
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UHaul makes plug in kits for almost every vehicle.. Go to a local uhaul dealer and see if they have one..
Even a dunder head can plug things in.. HAHAAHA
Also I believe its White = ground
Brown = markerlights
Yellow= Left turn and stop
Green= R turn and stop

That should do you.. All you need is a test light or volt meter to find the turn and marker lights on your rig.. Easy enough..

PS use those squeeze on clamps that join one wire to the other without cutting .. They work great..
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post #3 of 9 Old 05-12-2003, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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Hers what I'm getting at

The ZJ already has a wiring harness(pigtail) hooked up to it....but it is a pigtail made for ZJ's that were pre-wired for the trailer package... so when he has a trailer hooked up and hits the brake pedal all sorts of weird things happen...... It was bought that way....
There is a way by splicing and, or, running a wire to make this harness work. I used to have it printed out but when I actually needed it, its gone. He doesn't want to spend $60 for the correct pigtail if he can simply cut,splice and run another wire...
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post #4 of 9 Old 05-12-2003, 09:36 AM
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Oh I get it now.. Why dont you just cut off the factory harness.. and wire on a flat 4 pin.. make sure you cut the wires off flush and use crimp on wire caps... Those damn 7 pin plugs are a pain in the ***..
IF somone knows how to fix them .. Help the man out...

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-12-2003, 06:03 PM
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there is a pigtail behind the spare tire behind the plastic. I think it is green. go get one from jeep if you want it done right. You dont want to splice and cut if you dont have to. I've seen these aftermarket hook ups cause all kinds of problems...
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-18-2016, 08:52 AM
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Resurrecting an old thread:

I've been trying to find the right answer, and thought I had, so I ordered a trailer wiring harness (Curt brand). It is apparently not the right one, well, not the one I wanted. My 97 ZJ has the tow prep group. I'm pretty sure the plug shown in the attached pic is the one you're supposed to connect to. The harness I bought online has small square plugs, as if it connects inline with the tail lights. Does anyone know a part number for a trailer harness which connects to the plug shown in the pic? (and I mean KNOW, not suspect) If not a part number, a correct and detailed description. I thought about ordering a Mopar part, but couldn't decipher from their descriptions which one was the correct one. Thanks.
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-19-2016, 03:27 PM
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It's generally better to start your own thread rather than resurrecting a 13 year dead thread that's only vaguely related to your question. But I think you may have the record for oldest thread revival, so there's that.
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post #8 of 9 Old 06-19-2016, 06:40 PM
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If you have trailer tow its 82202423. Without it is 82203616, which is per the mopar accessories catalog for that year. So your "breaking the law" post paid off.

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post #9 of 9 Old 06-20-2016, 11:17 PM
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Thanks a ton, coralman.

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