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Unread 06-07-2013, 12:15 PM   #31
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Ah, ok. Thanks for the info. I just saw it listed on Jeeps website, and didn't notice anything saying it was specific to V8 models. Oh well.
Also for the record in 2014 it is eliminated altogether.

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Unread 06-07-2013, 02:51 PM   #32
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Been discussed in the forums many times. The only way to get the trailer wiring to work is to have it flashed by a dealer with a Chrysler Scan Tool. Nobody else can do it. $90 is the going rate. Not many dealers are going to do it for free unless you had negotiated it into your purchase price. It is basically 1 hour of shop time at many dealerships. Perhaps if you have some other work done at the same time (oil change, 15K maintenance, etc) they might cut you some slack since it actually only takes about 20-30 minutes to do the scan. Perhaps if you take it in and tell them you are having some other problems that require a scan for your build date, they will throw it in. Here is a list of TSB's:

http://wk2jeeps.com/wk2_tsb.htm

Another reason to get the GC with the factory towing package, because by the time you get done with all the fussing around, it is going to cost you more than the $595 (2011-2013 model invoice pricing) or $795 for the 2014 V6 models.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 08:55 AM   #33
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They didn't have any that we wanted with a hitch at the time, at any dealer in the area. And the dealer wanted $800 to put one on it, after initially telling me $250. I know a lot of the guys on the WK2 forums have the cash to throw around, but I have a tighter budget to stick to, and it pisses me off when dealers feel they have to put the screws to everyone just because they can. So I'll go without lights until there's a cheaper option, it's a matter of principle to me. I mostly planned to use it with a hitch hauler anyway.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 04:38 PM   #34
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Been discussed in the forums many times. The only way to get the trailer wiring to work is to have it flashed by a dealer with a Chrysler Scan Tool.
What do you mean the wiring won't work unless flashed?

I have a video showing the install procedure of a T1 connector part num118425 that hooks up to the tail lights.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 05:02 PM   #35
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What do you mean the wiring won't work unless flashed?

I have a video showing the install procedure of a T1 connector part num118425 that hooks up to the tail lights.
You can hook the harness up but the blinkers won't work until a dealer flashes it.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 05:04 PM   #36
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This is what I sue and it works great. No dealer flash.

http://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Fit-V...id=20131173549
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Unread 06-12-2013, 08:05 PM   #37
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This is what I sue and it works great. No dealer flash.

http://www.etrailer.com/Custom-Fit-V...id=20131173549
Thanks , that's where I got the video from. I thought it would work.
I think people on here don't know what they are talking about most of the time.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #38
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Thanks , that's where I got the video from. I thought it would work.
I think people on here don't know what they are talking about most of the time.
The Chrysler kit requires a flash to work. Aftermarket doesn't.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 08:27 PM   #39
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The Chrysler kit requires a flash to work. Aftermarket doesn't.
SUX to be a Chrysler Kit doesn't it? One more reason to avoid stealership.
Nice point to leave out too.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 08:37 PM   #40
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SUX to be a Chrysler Kit doesn't it? One more reason to avoid stealership.
Nice point to leave out too.
Good luck with a 7 pin connector with that aftermarket kit.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 08:43 PM   #41
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Good luck with a 7 pin connector with that aftermarket kit.
Not sure what 7 pin is supposed to mean but according to all the 5 star reviews I think my luck will be good.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 09:03 PM   #42
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Not sure what 7 pin is supposed to mean but according to all the 5 star reviews I think my luck will be good.
As in towing anything with trailer brakes. A 7 pin round connector.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 10:24 AM   #43
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As in towing anything with trailer brakes. A 7 pin round connector.
thanks for the clarification on that obscure 7 pin reference.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 10:59 AM   #44
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Correct, it's A 4 pin. They do have adapters to connect to 7 pin, but I don't tow anything with trailer brakes. If you plan on towing bigger trailers such as dump trailers, you need the chrysler kit and the flash.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 11:00 AM   #45
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thanks for the clarification on that obscure 7 pin reference.
Obscure? How do you tow a trailer and not know what a 7 pin connector was? I could see if someone doesn't know what a 5 way or 6 way connector was but almost all vehicles with a towing package come with the 7 pin connector instead of the 4 pin, although some vehicles are now coming with both 7 and 4 pins the eliminate the use of adaptors.
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