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Roadmaster Base Plate Installation - 2006 Jeep Commander

Today on 2006 Jeep Commander, we're going to install a base plate kit from Roadmaster, product number RM-1427-1. The first thing we're going to do is go ahead and open up the hood and remove six plastic fasteners across the top and the grill. To remove the grill, we simply pull up in the center. You may pick up on the side a little bit and it unsnaps. Now, we're going to remove the four fasteners that connect the bumper, cover, to the core support. Alright, we'll remove the tubes, bolts attaching the fascia to the radiator support.



Roadmaster Tow Bar Wiring Kit Installation - 2006 Jeep Commander

Today is 2006 Jeep Commander. Were going to install part number RM-154 from Roadmasters. First thing were going to do is route our cable from front to rear. One end of the cable, youre just cut it off and run towards the back, and it will save the other four pole for the in front of the car. Run our wire to the back of the vehicle, now well go ahead and remove the taillights, and were going to pull wires from the bottom up. Well just kind of unclip our wire harness here and then unplug the wire harness from the light.



Trailer Hitch Installation - 2006 Jeep Commander

Today we are going to install hitch part number 87752 on a 2006 Jeep Commander. This hitch will also fit the Jeep Grand Cherokee as well. All right, the first thing we are going to do is to go ahead and lower the spare tire and get that out of the way. Now we are under the vehicle here and we are looking at the back bumper crossmember. We want to go ahead and remove the pins going into this crossmember - this pushpin here and this pushpin here as well. That will give us room to be able to put the hitch up under and around this cross tube. A good idea before you put the hitch up into position is to go ahead and run the bolts into the hitch a couple of times to clean up the threads. It is a lot faster and easier because the frame might interfere once the hitch up into position.





2006 Jeep Commander Questions and Answers


  • Wire Harness Recommendation For 2006 Jeep Commander
  • For a 2006 Jeep Commander with no 7-way connector, I recommend the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118408. This harness easily connects to the vehicle wiring and requires no cutting or splicing into the wires. I have attached a link to an installation video for this harness you can check out. When working with electrical connectors I recommend using dielectric grease like part # 11755. This keeps dirt and moisture out of the electrical connections and helps prevent corrosion.
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  • Low Cost Trunk Mount Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2006 Jeep Commander
  • The Hollywood Racks Express rack # HRE2 is listed as a fit for your 2006 Jeep Commander. But this rack does not have anti-sway cradles which means the bikes can swing back and forth into each other and potentially into the back of the vehicle. It might be worth while to upgrade to the Baja, # HRB2, which does have anti-sway cradles. For any trunk mount bike rack make sure that the rack and vehicle are clean where they come into contact with each other to avoid scratches. A coat of...
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  • How To Pick Out a Weight Distribution System for a 2006 Grand Cherokee Towing 31 ft Trailer
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup. You should note that this figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached an FAQ article on determining tongue weight for you to check out. If you determine that your loaded tongue weight is under 750 lbs then the # BWX0750 would work well for you. I would imagine though that you would need the higher capacity of the # BXW1000. I...
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  • Matching Weight Distribution System to Existing Chain Hangers and Sway Ball on Older Trailer
  • If you can provide the manufacturer name and the part numbers of the weight distribution equipment you have, I might possibly be able to fill in the missing pieces. Any photos you could send would be helpful. The chain hanging brackets and sway ball could likely be re-used, but the trunnion bars cannot unless we can get a manufacturer and part number off of them. In all honesty, It's likely that you'll need to replace the system. Because W/D systems are frequently updated, if the system...
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  • Will the Thule Quick Grip Cargo Box Mounting Feet Fit a Thule Evolution and 2006 Jeep Commander
  • The Thule Quick Grip Mount Assembly # TH05738 does fit the 2006 Jeep Commander with either the Sport crossbars or standard crossbars from the factory. However, to use them with the Evolution cargo box you would have to make modifications to the box. And you would need to use cradle # TH8523387001 for each foot. The feet and the cradles are sold in quantities of one. Making modifications to the cargo box can make it structurally unsound and not safe for use. I do not recommend making...
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  • Will Thule Hull-A-Port Kayak Carrier Fit a 2006 Jeep Commander with Factory Crossbars
  • Yes, the Thule Hull-A-Port kayak carrier, # TH834, will fit the factory installed crossbars on your 2006 Jeep Commander. I have included a link to a video review of this carrier for you.
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  • Will SportRack Vista XL Cargo Box Fit a 2006 Jeep Commander with Factory Roof Rack
  • The SportRack Vista cargo box # SR7018 has mounting hardware that fits on crossbars no wider that 4 inches and with a center to center bar spread between 23-5/8 and 34 inches. You will need to measure the bars on your 2006 Jeep Commander to determine if the box will fit. I have included a link to a video review for you.
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  • Parts Needed to Install a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2006 Jeep Commander
  • 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. I have...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2006 Jeep Commander and Trailer w/465 Pound Tongue Weight
  • First, you need to determine if your trailer hitch is rated for use with weight distribution. There should be a sticker on the hitch itself that indicates its weight carrying capacity and, if applicable, its weight distribution capacities. If your hitch does not have a weight distribution rating or has a 1-1/4 inch receiver then you cannot use weight distribution. If the hitch is rated for weight distribution then make sure that the vehicle is too by consulting the vehicle owners manual...
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  • Do Tow Hooks have to be Removed on a 2006 Jeep Commander to Install a Front Mount Trailer Hitch
  • According to the installation instructions for the Curt front mount hitch # C31056 which I have linked for you, the tow hooks will be removed and not be reinstalled in order to install the hitch. It is not exactly the same but if you wanted a tow hook you could use # TR63044 and put it in the front mount hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier and Anti-Rattle Device for a 2006 Jeep Commander
  • 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 is adequate...
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  • Will Yakima BigStack Roof Kayak Carrier # Y04041 Fit Factory Crossbars On a 2006 Jeep Commander
  • I spoke with my contact at Yakima and they said that the Yakima BigStack Roof Kayak Carrier, part # Y04041, will fit the factory crossbars on your 2006 Jeep Commander. I am including a link to the installation instructions on the kayak carrier. The installation instructions will show how to attach the carrier to factory crossbars. If you need to lock the kayak carrier to your crossbars you will need the Yakima Same Key System (SKS) Lock Cores, part # Y07202. This set will let you lock...
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  • Determining the Correct Rise or Drop for a Ball Mount
  • 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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  • Will the Thule Apex Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack, # TH9025 Fit a 2006 Jeep Commander
  • The Thule Apex, # TH9025, will fit a 1-1/4 or 2 inch hitch so it will fit the hitch on your Jeep Commander. Make sure to measure from the hitch pin hole to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle to make sure there is space enough for the bike rack. On the rack, the distance from hitch pin hole center to the foot of the carrier is 7 inches, and to the upright arm is 9-1/4 inches. If the measurement from your pin hole out to clear the rear of the vehicle is less than 7...
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  • Key Enters but Will Not Turn in the Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # 7682
  • Over time, if the locking mechanism of a lock has not been operated, it can get stuck or seize. This is especially true if any of the internal components have any corrosion on them. What I recommend is to spray in a liberal amount of a penetrate and lubricant like WD-40 or PB Blaster. Let it work for about 15 minutes and then insert the key and try again. It may take a little more force than normal to get it to free up. If it does not work the first time, do not despair. Spray more...
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  • Recommend Correct Yakima MightyMount for 2006 Jeep Commander
  • For your 2006 Jeep Commander, you will need the Yakima Universal MightyMount, part # Y03590. This mount is a confirmed fit for the 2006 Commander and will work with bars up to 4 inches wide. The MightyMount system allows you to connect roof rack accessories to your crossbars. If you can send me what you will be carrying on your roof, I would be glad to recommend which roof accessories are compatible with the MightMount. I have linked a video review of the Universal MightyMount, part...
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  • Off-Road Light Recommendation for a Yakima MegaWarrior Roof Rack Cargo Basket
  • 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 switches...
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  • Will a Roof Mount Cargo Basket Fit a 2006 Jeep Commander with a Large Sport Roof Rack
  • You will need to measure the width of the crossbars on your 2006 Jeep Commander. If they are less than 4 inches wide, you can use the Thule M.O.A.B., # TH690, that you have referenced. I have included a link to a video showing the basket on a different vehicle. Rhino Rack offers several baskets that will fit on crossbar widths up to 3-7/8 inches wide. Another option is the SportRack Cargo Basket, # A21030. If the crossbars are less than 3-1/2 inches wide, you can use this basket....
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  • Will the Yakima SkyBox 16s Work on the Factory Cross Bars of a 2006 Jeep Commander
  • I spoke with my contact at Yakima and she informed me that the Yakima SkyBox 16s Cargo Box # Y07178 will work on the factory cross bars of your 2006 Jeep Commander. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out also.
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  • How Do I Install a 5-way Flat Connector at the Back of my 2006 Jeep Commander to Tow my Boat
  • In order to have a 5 pin flat trailer connection you will first need to install the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118381, that you referenced. I attached installation instructions and a link to an installation video for this product below for you to check out also. The next thing you will need is an Adapter 4 Pole to 5 Pole Trailer Wiring Adapter, part # 20036. This adapter will plug into the 4-way that you just installed with the # 118381, and then you can run the blue...
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  • Installation Details of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # 13414 For Jeep Commander
  • The Jeep Commander is one of the easier vehicles to install a hitch on, you would just need to be careful not to damage the rear bumper fascia. The lower part of the bumper cover or the plastic bumper fascia would need to be loosened to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # 13414, on your Jeep Commander. I have linked instructions and a video installation that outline what is involved in installation of part # 13414 on your Jeep. To complete your towing setup you will need...
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  • Troubleshooting Running Lights Not Working On Two Trailers Towed by a 2006 Jeep Commander
  • This could definitely be a ground problem. Without a proper ground, the circuit cannot be completed which can cause light failure and/or malfunction. You will also want to make sure you are using the correct wiring harness. For a 2006 Jeep Commander with no factory package, you will need to use Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118408, instructions linked below. With a tow package, you would use Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118381. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • Replacing an Exisiting Brake Controller with a Tekonsha P3 on a 2006 Jeep Commander
  • Since you already have a brake controller installed on your 2006 Jeep Commander, you would just need the brake controller, in this case, the Tekonsha P3, # 90195. It comes with the blunt cut wires that will need to be spliced into the existing wiring used by your current brake controller. Just in case the wire colors are different on the other brake controller, the P3 wires are: White=ground, Black=power, Red=Stoplight, Blue=electric brakes. I have included a link to the installation...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2006 Jeep Commander Carrying a Motorcycle
  • Your Commander may have a hitch rated heavy enough to carry your carrier. You will need to check your owner's manual or inside the driver's door jamb to get the weight ratings for your Jeep. Check the hitch itself and make sure the tongue weight rating is heavy enough. If you cannot find these ratings your dealer should be able to help you with that. The 87752 Class III receiver hitch you have selected is rated for 500 pounds tongue weight. When deciding if you can mount your motorcycle...
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