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Old 04-25-2010, 09:15 PM   #1
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Anybody install trailer light connector wires?

Was it a simple plug in type job, or splice in job? I see there is a universal kit and a specific t-fitting kit for my 00 TJ.

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Old 04-25-2010, 09:18 PM   #2
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I know with my 04 TJ, I have to have it spliced when I get my hitch. If the harness is not there, you might have the same situation. I don't know where to start with my hitch, do I have to buy the hitch and wiring harness seperate. Or will a U-Haul installed hitch do? Last year I was quoted $250 for the hitch, wiring, and install.

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Old 04-25-2010, 09:19 PM   #3
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With the right kit, it's a plug-in. I've done both and much prefer the kind that just plugs in between the Jeep tail light connectors up inside the tub behind the tail lights.
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With the right kit, it's a plug-in. I've done both and much prefer the kind that just plugs in between the Jeep tail light connectors up inside the tub behind the tail lights.
That's what I was looking for! The easy way out. LOL I did that same kind of hook up for my Dakota a few years back. I just was unsure if they sold that kind of kit for our TJ's. The last time I purchased that kit was in wal-mart. But they don't seem to carry anything for a direct hook up for the jeep. Just the universal kit's.
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I'm not a big Quadratec or 4Wheel Drive Parts catalog enthusiast but they both sell specific trailer wiring kits for all the various year Wranglers. Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories & Jeep Soft Tops From The Jeep Parts Experts - Quadratec and Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories, & Jeep Tops €“ Jeep Wrangler Parts by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware €“ Your Jeep Parts Source*

Just look up your model year (your Profile hasn't been filled out yet, hint hint , so I couldn't do it for you) and you'll find a plug-in trailer wiring harness that will fit your model year TJ directly with no splicing needed.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:20 PM   #6
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I'm not a big Quadratec or 4Wheel Drive Parts catalog enthusiast but they both sell specific trailer wiring kits for all the various year Wranglers. Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories & Jeep Soft Tops From The Jeep Parts Experts - Quadratec and Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories, & Jeep Tops – Jeep Wrangler Parts by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware – Your Jeep Parts Source*

Just look up your model year (your Profile hasn't been filled out yet, hint hint , so I couldn't do it for you) and you'll find a plug-in trailer wiring harness that will fit your model year TJ directly with no splicing needed.
Already did that just now before i came back here. Seems that the going rate is $22.99. I'll check a few more sites, then if I cannot find it cheaper, order from 4-whhelpatrs, since there around the corner from me. THANKS!
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I'm not a big Quadratec or 4Wheel Drive Parts catalog enthusiast but they both sell specific trailer wiring kits for all the various year Wranglers. Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories & Jeep Soft Tops From The Jeep Parts Experts - Quadratec and Jeep Parts, Jeep Accessories, & Jeep Tops – Jeep Wrangler Parts by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware – Your Jeep Parts Source*

Just look up your model year (your Profile hasn't been filled out yet, hint hint , so I couldn't do it for you) and you'll find a plug-in trailer wiring harness that will fit your model year TJ directly with no splicing needed.
Took the hint and filled out 4 ya..
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:19 AM   #8
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Just saw a clip on youtube yesterday on how to install the wiring.
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For my '04 LJ, I picked up the plug & play harness from the local parts store. Same price as online sites and no shipping.
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Old 04-26-2010, 12:21 PM   #10
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Just ordered the plug in type from 4wheelparts. I get a discount for law enf./fire fighter. So it should run me $22 bucks out the door. Thanks everybody....
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Old 04-26-2010, 07:39 PM   #11
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I'm glad you found what you needed to set up yor lights. My question would be.....What are you towing? And do you know what your jeep can handle weight wise?
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:23 PM   #12
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Well if you can look back at any of my previous post's, you'll see what I tow. My original trailer rotted away from the inside out, it was made for fresh water. I new it was not gonna last long.(4-years) So now I purchased a BRAND NEW GALVANIZED one. Finally got the boat off the old one and onto the new one two weeks ago. Pretty hard when it's done in a garage out of water. LOL Anyways I took the lights off the trailer and mounted them up high on the trailer guides, so they stay out of the water and will actually work. That's why I am now wiring the jeep. I'll try to post some pics before after.
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:24 PM   #13
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My jeep now has 31's. Not those skinny little things that are in the first pic.
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The new trailer looks good Dave.
Good idea to keep those lights up out of the water too!

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