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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-26-2004, 10:18 AM
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Trailer brakes for 2004 Renegade

I've got a 2004 Renegade with the factory installed tow package. I really didn't want to run wire and splice my electric trailer brake controls into the FACTORY INSTALLED system but nobody at Jeep or the dealer has any clue where the wires actually go. My Dodge truck only needed an adapter (oh, and Dodge was very helpful).

Any advice/tips on wiring the brakes would be appreciated.

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Re: Trailer brakes for 2004 Renegade

My JEEP dealership in my area sucks [img]images/graemlins/givemebeer.gif[/img],,, But the DODGE dealer is very helpful [img]images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]... They even work on my JEEPs... Id talk to them ...
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Re: Trailer brakes for 2004 Renegade

1. Why are you worried about pulling a trailer with brakes with a LIberty?

2. To have a brake control on that vehicle you will have to splice the wires. Spice into the harness and run a hot wire to the battery. The only plug-in adapters we install are for Ford/Chevy/Dodge 3/4 ton pickups. Everything else has to be hard wired
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Re: Trailer brakes for 2004 Renegade

Electric brakes splice only one wire in the current system. The wire you splice into is the brake light switch at the brake pedal, everthing else is separte from the factory system...Just fuse the battery lead with a self resetting circut breaker of the proper amp. Had electic brakes for years and never had a problem by tapping this one lead.
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Re: Trailer brakes for 2004 Renegade

What type of control did you use? With the one we use now alot more than that has to be spliced if you dont have a factory plug, not to mention putting a plug on the back for the trailer, which with a trailer with brakes would be a task in itself on a Liberty
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Re: Trailer brakes for 2004 Renegade

Ok remember he asked about a brake control
Kelsy Heyes;
one wire to dead side of brake light switch.
one wire to ground
one wire to battery
one wire to wire harnes going to rear bumber and trailer conection.

To me that is only one splice in the current wire harness.

Now if you want to talk about directionals, stop lights, back up lights, tail lights...That is round two of a scheduled one rounder.
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