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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2007 Jeep Commander

Today on our 2007 Jeep Commander, we have our Tow-Ready Trailer Wiring Kit, part number 118408. Now, what comes in our kit, we have our module that has our trailer plug on it, come over here, we've got our driver's side plug and play, it fits in there as a, "T," and we've got our passenger side, again it fits in there as a, "T," and we've got extra wire, because we'll be running it through our bumper back here. Also, a couple zip ties and our self tapping screw. That's for our ground wire on our module. On the back of our module, we have our sticky pad I put on already so that we're ready to stick it in place as soon as we're at that point. First thing we need to do, is we'll remove our 2 pins that holds the light in place. I've got my remover tool, if you don't have a remover tool, it looks like a Flathead will work just fine, you just got to be careful you don't break these pins, because we'll need to reuse them.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Jeep Commander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2007 Jeep Commander, we have our Hidden Hitch Custom Fit Class 2 Trailer Hitch, part number 90114. One of the great things about this hitch, because it is so small when you install it, all you're seeing is just, maybe, a 5 X 3 inch square of it. Unlike other hitches where you may see a bar that comes down and across, this is all just right here, really compact, and really doesn't stick out a whole lot. This is a 1 1/4 X 1 1/4 inch hitch, so it'll do great with bike racks, small hitches if you have a small trailer or something. Our two weight measurements here, we have 300 pound weight capacity, that's our tongue capacity, which is a straight down weight, and then we have a 3500 pound tow capacity, which is a pulling this way weight. Here's a couple measurements to help you choose your accessories, such as a ball mount and bike rack. Our first measurement is from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of your bumper. That measurement is 5 inches.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2007 Jeep Commander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2007 Jeep Commander, we have our Draw-Tite Custom Fit Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 36362. One of the great things about this hitch, because it is so small when you install it, all you're seeing is just maybe a 5 by 3 inch square of it. Unlike other hitches, where you may see a bar that comes down and across, this is all just right here, really compact, and really doesn't stick out a whole lot. This is a 1 and 1/4 by a 1 and 1/4 inch hitch so it'll do great with bike racks, small hitches if you have a small trailer or something. Our two weight measurements here, we have 300 pound weight capacity, that's our tongue capacity, which is a straight-down weight. Then we have a 3500 pound tow capacity, which is a pulling this way weight. Here's a couple measurements to help you choose your accessories such as ball mount and bike rack.



MaxxTow Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2007 Jeep Commander

Today, on our 2007 Jeep Commander, we have our max tow. It's a max haul platform style 2 bike rack. It's for inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches. Part number for this is MT70387. Now, we have 3 things holding our bike in place. We have our frame hook, up here, and then we have 2 straps running through our spokes on the tires. We'll start by undoing our straps, they just pop off. These are adjustable, depending on whatever size rims you have.



Transmission Cooler Installation - 2006 Jeep Commander

Today on our 2006 Jeep Commander we'll be installing the Derale Series 8000 plate-fin transmission cooler kit, part number D13503. Note, we'll be using the Derale snap-in radiator fitting to make our connection, part number D13035. Now let's go ahead and begin our install. First we'll need to gain access to the transmission cooler lines. To do this we're going to remove the front grill assembly. To remove the front grill assembly there are a total of six push pin fasteners across the top that will need to be removed. The remove the push pin fasteners we'll use our flat blade screwdriver to pry up in the center of the fastener and then remove the fastener completely.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Jeep Commander

Today on our 2006 Jeep Commander, we'll be installing the tow ready T1 connector wiring kit, part number 118408. To begin with, we'll go ahead and raise the rear hatch of the vehicle. We'll need to remove these two push fasteners from each side's light assembly so we can pull the light assembly out, where we'll make our connections. We'll go ahead and start here on the driver's side. Go ahead and remove the two push fasteners. Do this by using a flat head screw driving and a trim panel removal tool. With the two fasteners out, we can go ahead and pop the whole light assembly out.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Jeep Commander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2006 Jeep Commander we'll be installing the Hidden Hitch, part number 90114. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 17-1/2". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now we've already gone ahead and lowered the spare tire and removed it and set it out of the way.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Jeep Commander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2006 Jeep Commander we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 36362. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack, or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 17-1/2". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Now we've already gone ahead and lowered the spare tire and removed it and set it out of the way.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Jeep Wrangler - Curt

Today on our 2006 Jeep Commander, we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number 13414. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead, give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 19 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. We've already gone ahead and lowered our spare tire out of the way and set it aside for now.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Jeep Commander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2006 Jeep Commander we'll be installing A Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 75338. Here's what the hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead, give you a couple of measurements in helping you choose some accessories for your hitch, such as a ball mount, a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 4 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 18 inches. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. We've already gone ahead and lowered our spare tire out of the way and set it aside for now.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Jeep Commander

Today on our 2008 Jeep Commander we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch part number 36362. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next we're going to give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 4 1/2 inches. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 18 inches. This will assist your selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. Now we'll go ahead with the installation. Before we begin the install we're first going to go ahead and lower and remove the spare tire for the ease and installation in installing the new hitch.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Jeep Commander - Hidden Hitch

Today on our 2008 Jeep Commander, we'll be installing hidden hitch, part number 90114. This is what our hitch will look like once it's installed. Next we're going to give you a couple measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-1/2". From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is 18". This will assist your selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier.



WeatherTech Front Floor Liners Review - 2010 Jeep Commander

Rate your transcript OrderClientKevin BrossRef #20423Order #TC1004412645 Today in our 2010 Jeep Commander, we're going to be doing a test fit of the WeatherTech Front Auto Floor Mats in the black color, part number WT440131. These mats are also available in the gray color, part number WT460131, also available in the tan color, part number WT450131. We'll begin by removing any factory mat or floor liner that may already be in place. We'll then take our WeatherTech floor liner, slide it in place. You'll notice here that there's a cut out for the factory hook here on the driver's side floor mat. We have raised channels built into the mat. It helps divert dirt and debris away from your feet. We have a raised edge all the way around the liner.



Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2010 Jeep Commander

Today on our 2010 Jeep Commander we're going to be installing the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller, part number 90885. Now in order to install this brake controller we're also going to be installing the Draw Tite wiring kit, part number 5505. Now with our trailer plugged into our 7-way connector, you'll see that there's a C on the screen showing it is connected. Here's out manual override switch. We have our power adjustment knob is over here on the left side. The button over here on the top right side is the boost feature.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Jeep Commander

Today on our 2010 Jeep Commander we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro. This is a folding and tilting 4-bike rack designed for use in 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. Its part number is TH934XTR. Now to begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this we're going to want to line up our threaded hole with the hole that's in the receiver tube. With those lined up we're going to thread in our anti-rattle bolt and tighten it down using our wrench.



Rhino Rack Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Jeep Commander

Today on our 2010 Jeep Commander we're going to be test fitting the Rhino Rack folding and tilting 4-bike rack. This is designed for use in 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. Its part number is RBC044. Now to begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we do this we want to line up the threaded hole with the hitch pinhole. Those lined up, we'll take our anti-rattle bolt, slide that in and thread it through.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2010 Jeep Commander

Today on our 2010 Jeep Commander we're going to be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero. This is a folding and tilting 2-bike rack designed for use in both 1-1/4" and 2" hitches. Its part number is TH9042. To begin our test fit we're going to slide the shank of the rack right into the receiver tube of our hitch. As we slide it in we will want to pull out on the black attached pin and allow it to fall into our pinhole. We'll then tighten the black knob located here on the driver side.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Jeep Commander - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2008 Jeep Commander well be installing the Draw Tite hitch, part number 75338. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most edge of the bumper is four inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 17 and one-quarter inch. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Jeep Commander

Today on our 2008 Jeep Commander, we are installing the Tow-ready T1 connecter, part number 118408. To install our new fore pole we'll simply open up the rear cargo door and remove the two fasteners securing the driver's side tail light housing. We'll simply take a flat-bladed screwdriver and pry out on the center of the fastener and then remove it. Now you want to pop the rear tail light assembly out carefully. You may need to pry it gently but be careful not to break the alignment tabs underneath. Now with the drive's side rear tail light assembly removed, we can go ahead and press on the locking tab for the manufacturer's wiring connector and remove it.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2008 Jeep Commander - Curt

Today on our 2008 Jeep Commander, well be installing the Curt Hitch, part number 13414. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Next, well go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you with selecting accessories for your new hitch. Form the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is three and half inches. From the top of the receiver, tube to the ground is eighteen and three-quarter inches. This will assist you with selecting accessories such as a draw bar, a bike rack or a cargo carrier.





Jeep Commander Questions

  • The first thing you are going to need to install lights on the Yakima MegaWarrior Extra Large Roof Rack Cargo Basket and Extension # Y07080-82 that you referenced is Light Mounting Brackets for Yakima Roof Rack Cargo Baskets # Y07075. This will mount to the # Y07080-82 and provide an attachment point for off-road lights on your 2006 Jeep Commander. For off-road lights I would recommend Westin Off-Road Driving Lights # 09-0505. This comes with all of the necessary wiring and...
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  • The first thing to do before you start towing is to always check the owners manual or the car dealer for the GCVWR (Gross Combined Vehicle Weight Rating) of your vehicle. The GCVWR is the maximum allowable weight capacity for your vehicle, including the vehicle, trailer and contents. You will need to check the hitch on your vehicle to make sure it has the correct weight capacity. Also, if you can add weight distribution to your hitch, to tow your 7,000 lb. trailer. The class...
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  • If the trailer brake magnet is energizing with the turn signal then the turn signal wire is either connected to brake magnet power wire or there is a short between the turn signal wire and the brake output wire on the 7-Way. First, lets make sure that you have the 7-Ways on the vehicle and on the trailer wired up correctly. Take a look at the picture I have included. Ignore the colors and look at the functions then compare the diagram to how your 7-Ways are set up. It looks...
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  • RockyMounts only recently started making roof racks so it is not likely that they make the Mopar roof rack and key # RKY0360-E007 would not fit. It is likely a rack made by Thule which would mean you can use key # THKEYN007.
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  • A hollow shank is exactly what it sounds like, the shank is the part of the ball mount or accessory that fits into the receiver. Most 2 inch ball mounts are hollow. Some higher capacity 2 inch ball mounts are solid and others made of forged steel or solid aluminum. A hollow ball mount puts less stress on the trailer hitch because there is less mass pushing against it. If you happen to live in the great state of Pennsylvania we have heard that you must have a solid shank ball...
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  • Provided that your 2006 Jeep Commander has a 2 inch trailer hitch receiver, I would go with the Aluminum carrier, # C18100, because it is much more corrosion resistant, it is lighter weight, and requires less maintenance over time when compared to steel. For a bag, I would go with # 59102. You might need to tuck it in a little front to back but it would be a good fit. You are correct about exhaust heat. It can be an issue no matter what the carrier is made of. Make sure there...
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  • The Carr Deluxe Light Bar # CARR210341 is a custom fit for your 2009 Jeep Commander and will provide an attachment point for 4 off-road lights. I have provided a link to the instructions for the proper installation of this product. You will also need the Carr Gutterless Mount Kit # CARR220052 to install your light bar. It is designed for applications without external rain gutters. You will be required to drill 4 1/8 inch holes per bracket. I have included a link providing installation...
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  • We always recommend choosing a 2 inch hitch, Class III or higher, if one is available. As you pointed out, your Commander will have a lower towing capacity than other models and the hitch will be capable of more than the vehicle. If your vehicle can handle more than 3,500 pounds total trailer weight, you will have already limited yourself with the 1-1/4 inch Class II. Additionally, there are far more accessories available for 2 inch hitches than 1-1/4 inch hitches. This includes...
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  • Since the lights on the trailer work on a different tow vehicle, we can eliminate the trailer as the problem and focus on the wiring harness and the 2008 Jeep Commander. The running light wire on the harness is the brown wire. It is on the same side as the yellow wire which should be on the driver side of the vehicle. You can test the wiring harness using a circuit tester like # 3808. Do this test without the trailer connected. Turn on the running lights on the vehicle and...
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  • I would use a Class III receiver hitch with a 2 inch opening. The Class III hitches will have more capacity and available accessories than the Class II hitches available for the 2007 Jeep Commander. We have 5 different hitches that will fit your Commander. I have linked to a page that has all of them. None of the hitches we have for your Commander require drilling. A lot of Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler SUVs have started using hitches that are designed to bolt to the integrated frame bumper...
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  • It sounds as if the ground connection is not keeping continuity through the removable portion of the trailer tongue. Try running a jumper wire from the fixed portion to the removable portion of the tongue. If this fixes the issue, you have confirmed that the point where the tongue comes apart is not providing enough continuity for the ground circuit.
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  • I can certainly point out everything you will need to tow the boat with your 2008 Jeep Commander. First, you will need a hitch. There are several available but I recommend going with a Class III hitch rated for weight distribution because you never know what you might be towing in the future. I would go with Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75338. This is a Class III, 2 inch trailer hitch, capable of 500 pounds tongue weight capacity and 5,000 pounds gross trailer weight. When used...
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  • In order to determine the correct rise or drop for a ball mount, there are some simple measurements that you can take. We actually have an FAQ on this subject which I have linked for you. Just make sure that when you take the measurements, the trailer and the towing vehicle are both on level ground. I have also included a link to our ball mount main page for you.
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  • Brake controllers are not vehicle specific, so you will be able to use the Tekonsha Prodigy, # 90185 on your 2010 Jeep Commander. To install a brake controller, you will need to do a little hard-wiring. The only wire Jeep provides to install a brake controller is the electric brake output wire that goes back to the 7-Way trailer connector. This wire is probably a light green wire that is behind the in-cab fuse box. It will connect to the blue wire on the brake controller. You...
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  • I spoke with my contact at Draw-Tite about Trailer Hitch # 36362. He stated that there are no known fit problems with this hitch and the Jeep Commander Rocky Mountain Edition. He also added that they have not received any calls about the hitch not fitting. So the # 36362 hitch will fit your Grand Cherokee. I have included a link to the installation details to the right. The hitch comes with the necessary hardware for installation. If you plan on doing some towing the recommended...
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  • For a 2006 Jeep Commander that did not come with a factory installed 7-Way trailer connector, you will need a few items to install a trailer brake controller. First, if your Commander does not already have a 4-Way, you will start by installing one using # 118408. I have included a video showing a typical installation for you. Then you would need a 4 and 7-Way installation kit # ETBC7. This will provide the 7-Way and the wiring and accessories needed to install a brake controller....
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  • The weight capacities of the Draw-Tite Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver, part number 75338 are 5000 pounds towing with 500 pounds tongue weight and if you have a weight distribution hitch 7500 pounds with 750 pound tongue weight. This is an excellent hitch for your Jeep Commander and will be more than adequate for a four wheeler on a small utility trailer. With this hitch you will also have the option of using many different accessories such as bike racks and cargo carriers....
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  • A brake controller will have no effect on your vehicle's Electronic Sway Control and the Electronic Stability Program. Any brake controller will work with your vehicle and will need to be hardwired in to the existing wiring on the vehicle. If your vehicle does not already have a 4-pole wiring harness located a the back of your vehicle, you would need to purchase the following parts: A T-Connector part number 118408, a Brake Controller Installation Kit, part number ETBC7, and...
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  • The # 59506 Rola Replacement Roof Mount Bracket Assembly is not compatible with your Thule Mountaineer roof box. These brackets are only a fit for the Rola roof top cargo basket # 59504, and will fit roof bars up to 3-1/4 inches wide, which is the same width as the U-bolts that were included with your Mountaineer box. I checked with my contact at Thule, and there is not a way to equip the Mountaineer box to fit your MOPAR roof bars, as the width of the attachment points is...
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  • It sounds like you have one of two problems. First, I wold check the wiring harness at the back of the vehicle. Disconnect the trailer and make sure the ground wire is connected to a clean, rust, paint and corrosion free ground location. Then using a circuit tester, item # 3808 if needed, test the wires going into the converter. The red wire should have the brake signal on it, the green wire should have the right turn signal on it, the yellow wire should have the left turn...
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