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Trailer Wiring for TJ?

I bought a hitch for my '02 TJ and went to look under the rear corner where my CJ had the tailight wiring and there is a plastic cover. How best would one wire in trailer lights on a TJ?

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Re: Trailer Wiring for TJ?

Not real sure about the TJ but on my YJ the tail light wiring is in the tub on the drivers side . It runs above the rear wheel box under the rolled down lip of the body. I tied my trailer lights in there, with the connector on a 2' length of wires, and the connector gets tucked back under the carpet when not in use.
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Re: Trailer Wiring for TJ?

About the only after market part I have ever got from Mopar that impressed me. There trailer harness cost around 25.00 and all you have to do is pull the plastic shield down on the passanger side, reach up and seperate the connector then plug the harnes in. Run the harness to desired location and ground it. Use the provided zip ties to hold it in place, then put the plastic shield back in place. I did mine on the way to badlands in a walmart parking lot. took less time than It took my wife tio go in get pop and Ice and return to the jeep.

If you have ever laied under a vehicle in the poring rain in the middle of no where trying to get a jerry rigged light set to work, It does not take long to realise that the plug in set is the way to go.
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Re: Trailer Wiring for TJ?

I like the MOPAR option. I'll look into that.

As to the rain, I once changed an axle seal on my M20 rear in a CJ5 in a pooring rain because I had a 200+ mile highway trip to make the next day. My friend stood there the entire time holding an umbrella!

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Re: Trailer Wiring for TJ?

Reese sells a nice kit... Sounds like the MOPAR one. Not sure about retail on it becasue it was free from our neighbor who sells Reese.
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