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post #16 of 20 Old 07-02-2013, 10:33 AM
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Got a quote from the Dealer. $465 for hitch receiver and 4 pin wiring kit with labor. That's a little steep I thought. They sell the Hitch for $188.74 and $50.96 for the 4pin wiring kit. So that's about $240 right there. So another $220 with labor, yikes. I think I'll get the kit and do it myself.
If you can use a torque wrench and other basic tools you'll do fine.

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post #17 of 20 Old 07-03-2013, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Grrr.. I went to order the hitch and wiring kit from the dealership. What they quoted me wasn't the mopar stuff, it was a curt hitch.

Mopar hitch is $250 and Mopar wiring kit is $159 plus an hour of labor to use the scan tool to activate the wiring kit, so another $79. They said the curt kit doesn't require the wiring kit to be activated.

So $497 for Mopar or $199 for the curt kit (hitch and wiring) on ebay.

Is the Mopar kit THAT much better? I'm going to try to look at pics online to see how much the curt kit sticks out.
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post #18 of 20 Old 07-03-2013, 07:39 PM
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Grrr.. I went to order the hitch and wiring kit from the dealership. What they quoted me wasn't the mopar stuff, it was a curt hitch.

Mopar hitch is $250 and Mopar wiring kit is $159 plus an hour of labor to use the scan tool to activate the wiring kit, so another $79. They said the curt kit doesn't require the wiring kit to be activated.

So $497 for Mopar or $199 for the curt kit (hitch and wiring) on ebay.

Is the Mopar kit THAT much better? I'm going to try to look at pics online to see how much the curt kit sticks out.
That's exactly how I felt. That's why I went with the curt. I have been extremely happy with it. Only flaw to it is if you do any wheeling, it will reduce your clearing. If your just towing, then save the $300 IMO.

It won't let me post my pics because all of a sudden they are to big but will try to post sone tomorrow for you.

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post #19 of 20 Old 07-04-2013, 03:44 AM
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The Mopar wiring plugs into the tail lights, there is no scan or flash needed to make it work. I installed the hitch and wiring in a driveway in less than 30 minutes.
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post #20 of 20 Old 07-04-2013, 06:49 AM
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Got a quote from the Dealer. $465 for hitch receiver and 4 pin wiring kit with labor. That's a little steep I thought. They sell the Hitch for $188.74 and $50.96 for the 4pin wiring kit. So that's about $240 right there. So another $220 with labor, yikes. I think I'll get the kit and do it myself.
That may be for the seven pin harness. That's the one you'll need for trailer brakes. The four pin harness is super easy.
Definitely use the mopar hitch, it's a much cleaner look and gives more clearance while off road.

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