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post #1 of 7 Old 08-17-2007, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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Trailer Wiring help

we will likely be using our 02 Liberty as our Jet Ski hauler and I need to connect a trailer harness... but I have never done this before so I'm not sure where to start. I found a few different kinds on line

http://www.autotrucktoys.com/liberty...P2325C524.aspx


but really I have no idea what I'm doing, LOL. can anyone point me in the right direction? Is this something I could pick up at Napa, or do I need to hit the dealership?


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post #2 of 7 Old 08-17-2007, 11:31 AM
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I have a dodge truck and used this kind of wire harness
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Jeep-...QQcmdZViewItem
It only takes about 3mins to hook up you just locate the wires running to the tail lights on the right and left side and you will see a plug remove the plug and plug the t plug in the middle and done
I bought the same plug at walmart for about 25.00

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post #3 of 7 Old 08-17-2007, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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awesome. I guess I'll have to hit wally's world and see what I can see. thanks for the tip.

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post #5 of 7 Old 08-20-2007, 11:58 AM
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I did it this weekend. Get the wiring harness specifically for the Liberty. Makes a world of difference, loosen both tail lights, plug the new harness in run the wires and you are done. After I found the harness at a price I liked it was in in about 20-30 minutes. I shopped around these are the prices I got in my area:

Stealership = $93 (same day)
Advance = $53 (next day not in stock)
Autozone = didn't even have it
NAPA = $104
Local mom and pop RV place = $43 in stock.

Had I called around and not drove around I would have had it and been done in the time it took me to hit two places. Plug and play is awesome. Hooked it up and was towing within the hour. I have a M416 Jeep trailer that I tow behind the KJ. Towed like a champ no problems.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-20-2007, 08:09 PM
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we will likely be using our 02 Liberty as our Jet Ski hauler and I need to connect a trailer harness... but I have never done this before so I'm not sure where to start. I found a few different kinds on line

http://www.autotrucktoys.com/liberty...P2325C524.aspx


but really I have no idea what I'm doing, LOL. can anyone point me in the right direction? Is this something I could pick up at Napa, or do I need to hit the dealership?
I have this harness on my 06

http://www.etrailer.com/pc-VWH~11838...cleid=20022402

works like a charm. Completely plug-n-play aside from drilling 1 hole for the ground wire.
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post #7 of 7 Old 08-21-2007, 01:54 PM
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Just be careful not to break the little metal pieces that are moulded into the plastic when you go to *pop* the tail light out. if you break them off it looks to me like you would end up having to have to replace the light...

I was able to stub the wiring thru to my bumper cover and mount it accordingly.

Also, tractor supply has some slick kits that allow you to mount a little bracket and keep all the wiring vehicle side hidden. I don't know if I'm allowed to post pics, but If I am allowed to I will snap some, host and post them for your viewing pleasure.
-Mark

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