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 Post subject: Educate me on my Towing Package
PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 10:14 pm 
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Hi everyone! I frequented this forum about 5 yrs ago, but have forgotten my old username...

Hoping someone can educate me (pics help!) on my tow package.

I have an '04 Renegade that I purchased from CarMax. The original window sticker was still in the owner's manual and it states that the following were installed:

Power Steering Cooler
Class III Receiver Hitch
7-Pin Wiring Harness

How do I know whether the HD Cooling and Trailer Sway Control were installed?

I'm going next week to pick up a pop up camper and want to make sure I'm all set. Tomorrow I'm dropping it off to have Brake Controls installed.

Is there anything else I'm missing?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Educate me on my Towing Package
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:53 pm 
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Welcome back!

Pop the hood and look for the extended fan shroud covering a mechanical fan connected to the water pump. If that's there you have the HD cooling. If you have the factory hitch and 7-pin connector in the back then you're set on the back side too. Trailer sway control? No, I don't believe any Liberty models came with a sway control. Jeep does recommend a trailer leveling system if you intend to tow over 3500 pounds - though plenty of Liberty owners have towed that much without the levelers.

As for the brake controller...Jeep did NOT provide an easy way to connect a brake controller. There is no adapter that can be simply plugged in to a harness under the dash that then connects to your controller. Read through this thread for details on how to find the famous blue wire that must be connected to the controller to send a brake signal to the appropriate pin on your 7-pin harness at the hitch. Since you have the factory-installed tow package the wire should be a bit easier to find wrapped up under your dash but it will still take some digging to find it.

Are you getting a Prodigy controller?

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 Post subject: Re: Educate me on my Towing Package
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:42 pm 
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TwoBobsKJ wrote:
Welcome back!

Pop the hood and look for the extended fan shroud covering a mechanical fan connected to the water pump. If that's there you have the HD cooling. If you have the factory hitch and 7-pin connector in the back then you're set on the back side too. Trailer sway control? No, I don't believe any Liberty models came with a sway control. Jeep does recommend a trailer leveling system if you intend to tow over 3500 pounds - though plenty of Liberty owners have towed that much without the levelers.

As for the brake controller...Jeep did NOT provide an easy way to connect a brake controller. There is no adapter that can be simply plugged in to a harness under the dash that then connects to your controller. Read through this thread for details on how to find the famous blue wire that must be connected to the controller to send a brake signal to the appropriate pin on your 7-pin harness at the hitch. Since you have the factory-installed tow package the wire should be a bit easier to find wrapped up under your dash but it will still take some digging to find it.

Are you getting a Prodigy controller?

Bob



i dont know about 03 -07 but the 02's have a lead for a brake controller under the dash

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