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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we're going to be taking a look at and installing the Tow Ready T1 Vehicle Wiring Harness, part number 118554. Now here's what it's going to look like once it's installed. It gives you nice four flat wiring with their weather tight cover. When you're not using it, you can just wrap it around your safety chain link. Now it'll stay there and won't be dangling around the bottom of your vehicle. It's not going to require you to have to cut any wires, tap into any wires, which is going to help save your electrical system. Now we're going to take the liberty to show you what's going to be included in your kit. You're going to have your T1 connectors, your module light which is going to go into your four flat with their weather tight connector, our hardware package, our fuse holder, and our 12-volt wire that's going to run from the battery to the back of the car and tie under our module light. Now let's go ahead and show you how to install it.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be doing a test fit of the Kuat transfer platform style 3 bike rack, that's part number TS03G. Now it's also available in a 2 bike rack part number TS02G. I've already got it loaded up on the Jeep Liberty just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like and how it's going to secure our bikes. It actually secures our bikes in 2 spots, we have this front wheel hook here putting down pressure into our front wheel cradle and then we have this rear wheel strap going over our rear wheel. All in all there is no frame contact with this bike rack. One of the key features about this bike rack is that it has the ability to tilt away with all 3 bikes loaded so we can gain access to our rear hatch. What we do is we can bring our foot up to this foot pedal here or we can use our hand.



Swagman XTC4 Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be doing a test fit of the Swagman XTC4 platform style 4-bike rack. That's Part Number S64665. I've already got it loaded up on the Liberty just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to hold our four bikes. It secures our bikes in three spots. We have this frame hook here that's going over our top tube, putting down pressure into our front and rear cradles, and then we have a strap going between our spokes over our wheel, keeping everything in place. Let's go ahead and take our bike off. The first thing we need to do is go ahead and take off those straps, and then we can raise up that frame hook. This front one is acting like a sort of lock so the other one can't come back up.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be doing a test fit of the Swagman XC platform style 2 bike rack, that's part number S64650. I've already got it loaded up in the Liberty just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to hold our bike. It secures our bike in one spot and that's going to be this frame hook right here. It's going to put down pressure on our top tube here and putting our bike in the 2 front and rear cradles as you see there. Let's go ahead and take our bike off. I'm going to raise up this front hook here and then we do that by pressing in the little tab and then raising it up. Let's go ahead and remove our bike.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be doing a test fit of the Swagman Trailhead Tilting Four Bike Rack. That's part number S63380. I've already got it loaded up on the Liberty, just to give you a good idea of what it looks like and how it's going to hold our four bikes. It is a handing style bike rack. It secures our four bikes in four spots. We have three straps for our top tube here and then we have one strap for our down tube or a seat post tube.



Kuat Sherpa Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be doing a test for the Kuat Sherpa Platform Style 2 Bike Rack. That's part number S103. We've already got it loaded up on the Liberty just to give you a good idea what it's going to look like and how it's going to secure our 2 bikes. It actually secures our bike in 2 spots. We've got this reel hook here in the front putting down pressure into our front wheel cradle here, and we've got a rear wheel strap going between our spokes and securing everything. All in all there's no frame contact with this bike rack. One of the main features about this bike rack is it has the ability to tilt away with our 2 bikes loaded up so we can gain better access to our rear hatch. We come down to that chrome lever there and then we can tilt it out. We'll open up our rear hatch.



Pro Series Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today, on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be doing a test fit of the Pro Series Q Slot 2 bike and 4 bike rack. Part number PS63138. I've already got it loaded up on the Liberty just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. It's a platform style rack as you can see. It secures our bikes in 3 spots. We have this frame hook that goes over our top 2, putting down pressure into our front and rear cradles and then we have a hook and loop strap going between our spokes keeping everything in place.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be doing a test fit of the Kuat NV Platform Style Four Bike Rack. That's part number N105-107. I've already got it loaded up on the Liberty, just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like and how it's going to secure our four bikes. It secures our bikes in two spots. We have this wheel hook that goes over the front wheel, putting down pressure into the front wheel cradle, and then we have our strap going between our spokes for our rear tire. All in all, there is no frame contact.



MaxxTow Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be doing a test fit of the Maxxtow Aluminum Cargo Carrier. That's part number MT70422. I've already got it loaded up on the Liberty. This should give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. I would say it's a mid-sized carrier. You've got plenty of spots here to tie down our carrier around the edges.



Hollywood Racks Trail-Rider Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today, on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be doing a test fit of the Hollywood Racks Trail Rider, platform style two bike rack. That's part number HR200. I've already got it loaded up on the Liberty, just to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like and how it's going to hold our bikes. It actually secures our bike in 3 spots. We have this frame hook here, putting down pressure on our top tube, into the from and rear cradles, and then we have a hook and loop strap going over our wheels, for both the front and rear as well, all in all securing our bike. Let's go ahead and take our bike off. We'll start by undoing the straps. Then we'll come up to our hooks, rise then up.



Stromberg Carlson Hitch Cargo Carrier Review - 2008 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2008 Jeep Liberty, we'll be doing a test of the Stromberg Carlson cargo carrier. That's part number CC-100. I've already got it loaded up on the Liberty to give you a good idea of what it's going to look like. As you can see, it's a sizable carrier, we've got plenty of room, plenty of spots to tie down our cargo. We've got a nice mesh floor here so dirt and debris can easily fall through, which means it's easy to clean. Let's go ahead and take a few measurements.



Trailer Wiring Harness for Towed Vehicles Installation - 2005 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2005 Jeep Liberty, we're going to show you how to install the TrailerMate Custom Tail Light Wiring Kit for Towed Vehicles. This is part number TM781104. Here's what your harness is going to look like when you receive it. You're going to get a nice quantity of zip ties. We're going to have our small extension which will extend our plug out to where we can get it to our vehicle. We have our mounting bracket for it, a couple of small screws to help us secure that and even a couple of the padded cable hold downs, be able to zip tie our wire to once we run it to the front of the truck. You see the one here that's got yellow, brown, white and red This is going to go inline behind our driver side tail light.



Transmission Cooler Installation - 2005 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2005 Jeep Liberty we're going to review an install of the Derale Series 8000 Plate-Fin Transmission Cooler Kit, part number D13502. Here's what our cooler will look like once it's installed. These coolers are typically installed when hauling heavy loads, or possibly even towing a heavy load, to keep the transmission temperature down to prevent the excessive heat-related transmission failures. The cooler itself is approximately 11" long, and 7" tall. It's about 1" thick, so it's compact enough that it'll fit here behind the manufacturer's grill in the air flow for optimum cooling. One of the really nice features about this cooler is it can be an add-on to a system that already has a manufacturer's cooler, or added to a system that doesn't have a cooler for additional protection for your transmission. Making it an ideal use, as in this application, for an add-on system.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2006 Jeep Liberty

Today, we're going to show you a Curt T-connector Vehicle Wire Harness with a four-pole flat trailer connector, part number C55382. These are parts you get with this part number. First up, here's our T-connector right here. All right This T-connector with the yellow wire. This one always goes toward the driver side of the vehicle. It also has a red matching locks on there and matches the factory connection points on the wire harness.



Thule Roof Rack Review - 2005 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2005 Jeep Liberty we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Aeroblade Roof Rack System. This is going to be your Thule Aeroblades with the crossroads foot packs. This is going to be part number THARB53, and foot pack will be TH450R. We'll show you how that's all put in place, as you can see the other one's already up there, so we'll show you how to put it up there as well. Flip it over, remove the cap off the end by swiveling out, pressing in the little tab there, and pulling out. Next take your foot pack, remove the end cap with the tool built into it. Undo the strap, make sure it's loose, and slide it inside the T-tread.



WeatherTech 2nd Row Rear Floor Mat Review - 2005 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2005 Jeep Liberty, we're going to review an install, the WeatherTech 2nd Row Custom Floor Liner, part number WT460322 gray in color. This application is also available in black part number WT440322 or tan part number WT450322. To begin our install, we need to remove the old or manufacturer's floor mat. As we can see, the floor mat has been shifted around and the dirt is falling right off of it. We will go ahead and remove the floor mat on both sides. With the old mats out of the way we're ready to install the new WeatherTech liner.



WeatherTech Front Floor Mats Review - 2005 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2005 Jeep Liberty, we're going to review and install the WeatherTech Custom Fit Auto Floor Liner, part number WT460321, gray in color. This application is also available in tan, part number WT450321, or black, part number WT440321. To begin our install, we first need to remove the older manufacturer's floor mat. As we remove the floor mat, we'll also take note of all the dirt and debris that's fallen off the floor mat, and we really could have benefited for a little more protection of our carpeting. Now let's go ahead and install the new WeatherTech liner. The liner itself is made of a high-density advanced material, so it can be molded to fit the shape and contour of the vehicle, while still being pliable enough to get in and out of the vehicle easily. Now with our liner in place, we can see the custom molding going over the manufacturer's attachment point, coverage nicely up to the threshold, going down below our hood release latch, but then extending up underneath both the gas and brake pedal, with additional coverage for the driver's side footrest.



Thule Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2005 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2005 Jeep Liberty we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Canyon and rooftop mounted cargo basket. As you can see we've already got our Thule arrow blades up here on top of our raised factory roof rails. This is going to be part number TH859. This basket is going to have a sturdy steel construction with 150 pound weight capacity. It's going to be 49" long, 40" wide, and have a nice depth of about 6" here. As you can see we've already got three of our feet in place and we're going to show you how to put on the last one here on this backside here.



Thule Hyper XL Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2005 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2005 Jeep Liberty, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Thule Hyper XL. This is going to be your 17 cubic feet, rooftop mounted cargo box. It's going to come in that nice gloss black and silver finish. Note this one does have a few scratches but yours will be new. This will be part number TH612 and we're going to put it up here on top of our Thule Aeroblades that we already have installed on the vehicle. Let's show you how that's done. First thing we're going to need to do is flip it around to the back side and make sure that all of our feet are open and ready to receive our Aeroblades. Next we'll set the end up like so, remove our hand and slide it as far forward as possible.



SportRack Roof Cargo Carrier Review - 2005 Jeep Liberty

Today on our 2005 Jeep Liberty, we're going to be doing a test fit of the Sport Rack Vista Rooftop Mounted Cargo Basket, part number SR9035. This cargo basket is going to have a sturdy, steel construction that's going to offer a hundred and ten pound weight capacity as well as it's going to be forty four inches long, thirty nine and one eighth inches wide as well as have that depth of six inches for max stowing capabilities. As you can see, we already have three of the feet in place, the two in the front and the one on the passenger side rear. We're going to show you how to put the other one on since they all go the same. I'll just take a step up on the tire here and show you how it all goes in place. You're going to have your spacer that's going to go between the bar as you can see there and we'll just adjust this just a little bit. Take your U shape clip, your U shape bolt here, let me un-thread this out of the way.





Jeep Liberty Questions

  • It sounds like you may need to install a fuse in the fuse block under the hood on your 2002 Jeep Liberty to get the 12 volt power circuit at the OEM 7-Way connector to work. But the first thing I would do is check the bulb just to be sure it is not bad, then check to see if the interior trailer light is connected to the running light circuit. Turn on the running lights and if there is a switch in the trailer make sure it is on. If the light does not light, then you can check the...
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  • I believe I can help you. The rim size you have does not seem odd. We have numerous rims with the 4 on 4 bolt pattern for 13 inch tires. The center hole or pilot diameter is smaller than the ones on the wheels we carry. The only reason this would be a factor is if the wheels center on the hub using the pilot hole OR if the axle diameter is larger than the pilot hole. If the wheel is centered on the hub using the lug nuts, then having a larger pilot diameter is not a problem. In...
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  • The replacement size for the A78x13ST original tire is the ST175/80-13. The overall diameter is 24.1 inches and the overall width is 7 inches. You might want to measure on your trailer to make sure you have the clearance for the ST175/80-13 size. The Loadstar ST175/80D13 Bias Trailer Tire with 13 inch White Wheel, # AM3S030, you have referenced is a bias tire on a 13 X 4-1/2 white wheel. The tire is a Load Range B, which means it is a 4-ply rated and has a maximum load of 1,100...
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  • Pulling cars onto a trailer will undoubtedly require pulling the vehicle up an incline, which will add extra resistance to the equation. If you are pulling a rolling load, not dragging the car and no flat tires, up just a slight incline like a 3 degree slope the weight capacity of the winch can be multiplied by 6.67 times, see hand winch article, Winching on an Incline, which I have linked for you to review. A steeper incline causes more resistance and reduces the rolling load...
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  • The Tow Ready Vehicle To Vehicle Taillight Converter, # 118158, you have referenced will not be needed since you will be staying with a 3-wire system (separate stop and tail lights)on both of your vehicles. The converter is only needed if you had a 2-wire system (combined stop and tail lights) on the towing vehicle and a 3-wire system on the vehicle being towed. I would recommend using a diode system to wire your vehicle because the diodes will prevent feedback from going from...
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  • I attached a picture that has the form that needs to get filled out when ordering replacement arms for the Roadmaster Base Plate kits, # RM-ARMS. I also attached a link to the page, it was working for me when I tried it just now.
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  • To see how the rear door of your 2007 Jeep Liberty would fit into the Rightline Gear Truck Bed Tent # RL110907 check out the pic I attached. It shows this tent being used in a similar vehicle.
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  • Both the Roadmaster and Blue Ox flat towing setups are excellent choices that would work well on your 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee. In my personal experience with both systems I prefer the Blue Ox setups. Our installers feel the same way. The removable portions of the base plate kits are a bit easier to take off, and the tow bars seem to operate smoother. For a tow bar I would highly recommend the Blue Ox Aventa LX part # BX7445. This tow bar is the easiest to connect and disconnect...
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  • Using a hitch extender is safe as long as you stay within the limits specified of 50 percent of the hitch and vehicle load capacity, and 350 lb tongue weight capacity of part # HE06. The other option to provide additional clearance from your spare tire would be to use a longer ball mount. For this, I would recommend Hidden Hitch Ball Mount, part # 80232, which places the center of the hitch ball 16 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole. If your ball mount requires a...
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  • Thule offers their Outrigger II Load Support Bar, part # TH847, for use with their standard square load bars. (It will not work with Thule AeroBlade load bars.) This item inserts into the hollow square load bar and extends out to provide a pivot point for loading a kayak. The Outrigger II can support a kayak or other water craft of up to 100 lbs weight. It includes a load-stop to prevent the kayak from slipping off the bar during loading and unloading. Please note that 2 inches...
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  • To flat tow a vehicle, you would need a tow bar, base plates that mount to the vehicle and provide an attachment point for the tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution and a supplemental braking system. The base plates I would recommend for your 2003 Jeep Liberty would be the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit, part # BX1119. This kit has hidden reinforcements and the removable arm brackets that provide a clean, unobtrusive look when the Jeep is not being towed. This kit will work on...
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  • If your Liberty was equipped with the tow package, it will have the 7-way trailer connector on the rear of the vehicle. Part # 118381 would plug inline with the wiring harness leading to the 7-way. Since you do not have the factory hitch, you probably do not have the tow package and would want to use part # 118554. Installation is pretty simple. Access the rear of the tail light assemblies, plug the connectors inline with the existing connections behind the tail lights, and...
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  • I verified with my contact at Hopkins that the Hopkins Plug-in Wiring Harness, # 42475, will work on your 2004 Jeep Liberty if it did not come with a tow package. He also stated that the factory connection is typically on the passenger side, but it may be possible that the manufacturer routed the connection to the driver side. I would recommend checking the passenger side for a connector before attempting to connect it to the connector on the driver side. One thing that...
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  • As a general rule of thumb, anytime the trailer you are towing weighs more than half the weight of the vehicle towing it, a weight distribution system is recommended. Since the curb weight (weight of vehicle not including cargo or passengers) of your Liberty is about 4000 lbs, a weight distribution system is definitely called for. The relatively short wheelbase of the Liberty will make the trailer more susceptible to trailer sway, so going with a weight distribution system...
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  • We have several options for your 2007 Jeep Liberty. The easiest and best route to go with is to purchase a rack that has a long enough extension to clear your rear mounted wheel and tire combination. To do this you will need to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your receiver hitch to the farthest out part of your rear wheel or tire. Once you have this measurement you can select a bike rack with enough clearance to clear the spare tire. We have several models...
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  • If your trailer brakes are wired into your brake light circuit on your tow vehicle as you describe, as soon as you apply the vehicle brakes a full 12-volts will be immediately sent to the brakes which will typically lock them up unless they are incorrectly adjusted so that they merely apply a slight drag. The correct method to actuate your trailer brakes is to use a brake controller. Brake controllers are not vehicle specific, so you can use whichever controller you wish. Brake...
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  • According to Roadmaster the StowMaster series of Tow Bars, like RoadMaster StowMaster Car-Mounted Tow Bar, # RM-501, are compatible with the EZ style of base plates like # 521434-1 (installation details linked below) that you have referenced. I have included a link to the installation details and a video review of this tow bar below.
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  • Oddly enough a tow package will not necessarily include a trailer hitch. Evey vehicle manufacturer has a different set of components that make up a towing package. The only definitive way to determine if your 2002 Jeep Liberty has a tow package is to have a dealer run the VIN number of the vehicle to tell you what options it has. f you find that your Liberty did not come with the tow package, then it will not be set up from the factory to accept the # 42475 harness. You will...
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  • Thule offers an easy fix that will allow you to mount your Criterium rooftop bike racks to your new AeroBlade crossbars. Thule's # Xadapt8 kit includes the longer hardware needed to allow the Criterium's clamps to fit on the larger aero-style bars. The T-bolts slide into the tracks built in to the AeroBlade bars.
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  • The first thing to do is disconnect the trailer from the Liberty. Then using a circuit tester, like part # 3808, test each pin of the 4-Way. Clip the alligator clip of the circuit tester to the exposed post, the ground wire. Check each pin with the probe. The brown wire should be running lights. Yellow should be left brake and turn, and green should have the same functions but for the right side. If these functions all work then the problem is on the trailer. If not, then...
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