WJ trailer hitch install/info Q's - JeepForum.com
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 02-25-2012, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Horn Lake
Posts: 471
WJ trailer hitch install/info Q's

i have a 2000 WJ but mine didnt come with a factory hitch, and wondering if i order a hitch..would my jeep have that plug in harness that is somewhere in the tailgate..for my hitch to plug into, even though i dont have a factory hitch? thanks in advance for any info.

wyattrhicks is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 02-25-2012, 02:37 PM
Registered User
2003 WJ 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: IE
Posts: 3,902
your WJ would have the female end of the plug in harness, you would have to source a new one from e-trailer or a used one from somewhere and then its plug and play from there....

also, you would need the bezel for the rear bumper....

I have a bezel for nearly free on the classifieds there is also another member selling the hitch, bezel, and wiring harness (i think) also on the classifieds...
PhantomWJ is online now  
post #3 of 6 Old 02-25-2012, 02:40 PM
Registered User
1999 WJ 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Medina
Posts: 57
Any WJ should have the green 10-pin connector behind drivers side rear hatch area trim panel no matter if it came with tow package or not. You'll need either a factory tow harness WITH the relay pack, or an aftermarket harness that also has a relay module (etrailer.com). The aftermarket ones will plug in just the same as factory. If you source a factory harness from a junkyard, be sure to also get the relay pack that is attached to the trailer harness (don't snip anything...just unplug the green connector and take everything that's connected to it). The system won't work without it. Check my other posts to see why I know this if you're curious.

Also, you truly don't need the trim bezel if you cut out the bumper nice and neat....I like the look of mine after I took my time and made my cuts laser-straight.
Augie56 is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 02-25-2012, 03:40 PM
Registered User
2004 WJ 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 96
Check out my recent thread.

I discovered that mine had the wiring harness already.

If you need one afterall, I have one for sale at 1/2 price, PM me if interested.
WJhappened is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 02-25-2012, 08:17 PM
Registered User
1999 WJ 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 341

This has all the info you might need, including install pics and instructions.

99 WJ Laredo - Mine once again!
WiLieR is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 08-24-2013, 03:02 AM
Registered User
2003 WJ 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Tulkarem
Posts: 566

I know it is an old thread, but any of you guys still have the tow hitch bezel?

R.I.P ratmonkey
Build thread:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

01' 4.7 Limited WJ 5" lifted, Rubicon Express 4.5" coil springs with IRO critical path setup and Bilstien 5100 shocks all around, JKS adjustable Trackbar (KOR bushings), JKS HD tie rod (MOOG problem solver Ends), JKS HD drag link (Moog Probel solver Ends), 4.56 Yukon ring and pinion, Moog HD SSD107 Steering Stabilizer, IRO Front drive shaft conversion, Stillen slotted rotors all around with Stillen brake pads, IRO adjustable A-Arm, 3" all the way Kolak Exhaust with High flow Magnaflow Cat. Converter and Flowmaster Super 50 Muffler, 285/70R17 AT Kumho (33") on 17" BlackWheel rims 909B, K&N Cold air intake, Four nozzles Bosch injectors, and Flashpaq 3780.

03' 4.7 H.O WJ 3" lifted, OME HD with 0.5" Coil spacers and Bilstien 5100 shocks all around, JKS adjustable Trackbar (KOR bushings), Moog Problem solver TRE's, IRO Front drive shaft conversion, IRO adjustable A-Arm, High flow magnaflow mini cats, high flow magnaflow cat, Flowmaster Super 44 muffler, 265/65R17 AT Yokohama on 17" Rays rims, and Flashpaq 3780
veiri86 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
'01 WJ Trailer Hitch Job Farlander WJ Grand Cherokee Forum 19 05-29-2013 11:14 PM
OEM Trailer Hitch and Wiring Install... Augie56 WJ Grand Cherokee Forum 5 02-21-2012 07:25 AM
Trailer Hitch Install PDXCoug WJ Grand Cherokee Forum 10 06-05-2011 09:17 PM
Trailer Hitch flash WJ Grand Cherokee Forum 6 05-05-2011 10:22 PM
Trailer Hitch Install SGT Superman WJ Grand Cherokee Forum 1 06-23-2010 07:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome