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2005 Jeep Questions and Answers


  • Is Factory Sway Control on a Ford Truck Good Enough for Towing a Trailer
  • The built-in sway control on your 2013 Ford truck works by apply the brake or more or less power to one side of the vehicle to correct a sway condition when detected. This is a passive system and will only engage when swaying already has started. If you used a Strait-Line system like # RP66083 the dual-cam sway control works as an active system. It will keep the truck and trailer in a straight line which stops sway before it starts. You could technically have the Ford system on with...
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  • Trailer Hasp Lock Recommendation to Prevent Theft
  • For the cam style latch you have the Atwood AMPlock Door Handle Latch Locks # AT89015 that you referenced would work well in the future once you replace your hasp. For a replacement hasp we have the part # 158-101. I attached a picture with it's dimensions.
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  • How to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ Behind a Motorhome
  • I would be happy to explain the flat towing procedure for your 2005 Jeep Wrangler. This information can also be found in the owners manual under the Recreational Towing section. The key to flat towing your Jeep is to make sure the transfer case is shifted into N (Neutral). The steps are listed below. 1. Make sure you are level ground before you start. 2. Depress the brake pedal 3. Shift automatic transmission into N (Neutral) or depress the clutch pedal on manual transmission. 4....
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  • Plug and Play Trailer Wiring Options for 2005 Jeep Liberty W/O Tow Package
  • We do indeed have two plug and play trailer wiring harness options for your 2005 Jeep Liberty. If your trailer has minimal lighting- just a stop/turn/tail light for the passenger and drivers side, the Curt # C55382 would be an excellent choice. This harness has a simple installation, which would plug inline with the connectors on the back of the taillight assemblies. If your trailer has more extensive lighting, say what is mentioned above plus some clearance and/or marker lights on the...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Connection Port Under the Dash
  • You are correct that there is a green wire exiting the brake controller connector under the dash of your 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The problem is that since your vehicle is not equipped with the tow package the wire is terminated somewhere inside the wiring harness and is very difficult to find. The best route for you to take is to make sure that the Power wire and the stoplight switch wire in the connector are active. Use a circuit tester, item # 3808, to test the ports in the connector....
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  • Demco Excali-bar Compatibility With Roadmaster D-Ring Adapters RM-035
  • I reached out to my contact at Demco and he confirmed that the Demco Excali-bar will work with the Roadmaster # RM-035 Adapters for your Jeep. However, the Roadmaster D-ring Adapters are not confimed to fit a Rugged Ridge XHD bumper, so if that is the model you have there are not base plates confirmed to fit.
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory Tow Package
  • Chrysler did not put a factory brake controller in the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee so to activate electric trailer brakes the Jeep will need to have a 7-Way trailer connector and an aftermarket brake controller. You mentioned your Jeep has the factory tow package which means it would have a 7-Way connector. But even with the tow package and 7-Way the brake controller will need to be hardwired. You can use wiring kit # 5506 to install a brake controller. The kit includes duplex cable...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Lights Not Working With 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • You said you have the same problem as a customer had with a Nissan Titan. If you have a wiring harness installed and are having these issues, it sounds like you have a blown fuse or bad relay on your Jeep. I did some research and found that there are 2 relays for your vehicle for trailer towing. They are in position 5 and 6. These would be items you need to get from your dealer if they are missing or bad. The fuse box is located under the left side of the dash behind a panel. The fuses...
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  • How to Wire the Roadmaster Single Park Light Diode # RM-690
  • Wiring in the parking light diode # RM-690 is easy. All you have to do is locate the wire leading to the parking light bulb. Cut the wire and insert the diode in-line with the wiring. The IN side will be the part of the wire that leads to the front of the vehicle. The OUT side goes to the bulb. Using these diodes prevents back feeding problems when using a supplemental braking system. I included a picture showing how you would wire the diode.
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  • Installing Brake Controller on 2005 Jeep Liberty with Factory Tow Package
  • On vehicles that are equipped with the factory tow package, Jeep typically runs a light green wire from the 7-way to the passenger compartment to carry the output from the brake controller. This wire can be found under the dash to the left of the steering column or sometimes behind the kick plate on the left side of the foot well. This green wire would attach to the output wire of the brake controller, which is typically a blue wire. The three remaining wires would need to be connected....
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/ OEM 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • Since your Grand Cherokee is equipped with the factory 7-way trailer connector (if it says Mopar on the flap covering the 7-way, it's the factory connector), the brake controller connection has been partially wired, but there isn't a plug and play option for installing a brake controller. Jeep will have ran the brake controller output circuit from under the dash on the driver's side back to the 7-way. Look for a coiled up blue or light green wire located near the emergency brake pedal...
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  • Recommendation For Hitch Cargo Carrier To Clear Spare Tire on 2005 Jeep Liberty
  • We have done a hitch installation on a similar model Jeep Liberty (2007) and have measured the clearance needed for a hitch accessory to clear the spare tire. The measurement from the center of the hitch pin hole on the hitch to the farthest part on the back of your vehicle, which would be your spare tire, is 14-1/2 inches. I am including a link to the video of the installation and it will show the measurement at the 2 minute and 25 second mark on the video. To be sure of the clearance...
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  • Are Trailer Disc Brakes Better than Drum Brakes and Info On Swapping to Disc
  • Disc brakes are better than drum brakes in basically all areas except price. They have more stopping power, resist heat build-up better, are more reliable, lighter weight etc. Brakes can be installed on only one axle of a tandem axle trailer, however you should first check your state laws to see how many brakes are required for the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of your tandem axle trailer. Some states require a specific number of brakes based on the maximum weight capacity of a...
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  • Brake Controller Installation-2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee w/ Factory 7-Way Trailer Connector
  • When Jeep installed the factory 7-way on the third generation Grand Cherokee, they ran the brake output circuit from the 7-way under the vehicle and into the passenger cabin below the dash. The output wire is either light green or blue in color, and should be bundled up by the emergency brake. The wire should have a tag or sticker that says 'trailer brake.' There isn't a plug-in wiring adapter available, the remaining connections would need to be hardwired using our brake controller installation...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Behind a Motor Home
  • The capacity of any given trailer hitch is set in stone whether it is a weld-on application or a bolt on. So basically, since your 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee weighs 6,150 pounds, trailer hitch # 13703 would not be sufficient. You will want to look at heavy duty truck hitches, see link, and have it installed by a professional welder. After you have a hitch with enough capacity installed you can then get all the items needed to flat tow the 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. You will need base...
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  • Recommended 5th-Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 1500 with RamBox
  • I do have a solution for you, however the sliding 5th-wheel hitches we have available are not recommended for use on a 2017 Ram 1500 that has the Rambox like yours. The issue is that the Rambox feature can interfere with a sliding hitch, which is what is typically needed on short bed trucks in order to provide proper clearance during sharp turns. To tow a 5th-wheel trailer with your Ram 1500, I recommend going with a fixed 5th wheel hitch like the Reese Titan 20 # RP30867 along with...
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  • Will the CURT # D900 Multi-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount Work on a 2005 Jeep Liberty at Maximum Rise
  • I produced a short video and added dimensions to a photo for you so that you could measure and be sure the CURT Multi-Ball Adjustable Ball Mount, # D900, would work on your 2005 Jeep Liberty with rear mounted spare tire. The most critical measurements are going to be measurement A and E, see photo. As long as the distance out from the center of your hitch pin hole, 7 inches, and distance up to the top of the ball from the inside top of the receiver, 6-3/4 inches, will clear your spare...
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  • Will the Hollywood Rack SE4 or Swagman Quad Bike Racks Fit on an 05 Jeep Wrangler With Spare Tire
  • I recommend the Swagman Quad Bike Rack, # S64692. This rack measures 9 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rack body when it is folded up. this will give you 1 inch clearance between your spare tire and the rack. The Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 4 Bike Rack, # HR1400, may fit on your 2005 Jeep Wrangler, but you will need to take one more measurement to be sure. Once installed and folded upright, the Sport Rider 4 will measure 6 inches from the face of the trailer hitch...
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  • Best Flat Towing Setup Recommendation for 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 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 Avail part # BX7420. This tow bar is the easiest to connect and disconnect on level...
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  • Information on Brake Controller Wiring on a 2005 Jeep Liberty
  • Which connector does your vehicle have on the rear bumper? If it's the 4 pole flat connector, you'll need the Brake Controller 7 & 4 Way Installation Kit - 10 Gauge, part # ETBC7, hardwired brake controller installation kit. We have an FAQ brake page that I attached in a link below that will explain the installation procedure. Your 4 pole connector will plug into the 7 way connector included in the kit, and you will run a brake wire up to the cab for the controller, as well as a...
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  • What Lug Nut Covers Are Available To Fit A 2004 Forest River Trailer
  • The hub covers that I have are only available in chrome ABS finish. The Quick Trim Chrome Finish Trailer Hub Cover 6 on 5-1/2, part # QT655C, is a cover that will fit a 6 on 5-1/2 inch bolt pattern wheel. The Quick Trim Chrome Finish Trailer Hub Cover 5 on 4-1/2, part # QT545C, will fit a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. These hub covers will only cover the center hub and lug nuts. I also have the Quick Trim Wheel Liner 6 on 5-1/2, part # QT655CLO, and the Quick Trim Wheel Liner 5 on 4-1/2,...
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  • Safety Chain Capacity and Requirements for a 6-Ton Triple Axle Trailer
  • The highest rated safety chains we carry at this time are the 35 inch Long Safety Chain with Clevis Slip Hook, 5,400 lbs., item # 1483-535-04, that you mentioned. Two of these chains are rated for 10,800 pounds working load limit and 32,400 (16,200 lbs each) breaking strength, and should be sufficient for your towing limit of 10,000 lbs. Safety chain requirements state that the breaking strength of each chain, not the working load limit of the chain, should be equal to or exceed the...
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  • Tekonsha Plug-In Wiring Adapter for Electric Brake Controllers for 2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ
  • Jeep Wrangler models are not equipped with the under dash connector for installing a brake controller, so there is not a harness that would allow a plug and play installation available, I am sorry to say. Fortunately, a brake controller can be easily installed using our brake controller installation kit, part # ETBC7. The kit includes an adapter that will convert your existing 4-pole trailer connector to a 7-way. If your Jeep does not already have a 4-pole trailer connector, one will...
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  • Rola Roof Mounted Cargo Basket for Factory 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Crossbars
  • The Factory crossbars on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee are about 2.5 inches wide and 1 inch tall, making them a good fit for the Rola Roof mounted Cargo Basket, part # 59504. You will, prior to purchasing, want to measure the distance from the center of your front crossbar to the line where your hatch meets your roof to get the longest possible length your basket can be before it impacts the use of your hatch Its also recommended that you purchase adhesive sealant, part # LT37467 in...
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  • What is Included with Bestop HighRock 4x4 - High Access - Front Bumper with Winch Plate, # B4291701
  • The tubular grille guard that you see in the photos of the Bestop HighRock 4x4 - High Access - Front Bumper with Winch Plate, # B4291701, is not included but can be added in black, # B4290601, or stainless steel, # B4290600. The D-rings, # B4292100, and Approach/Departure Roller, # B4290501, are also sold separately. I have included a link to the installation details for reference.
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  • Tail Light Converter Recommendation for a Motorhome with Separate Tail Lights
  • It sounds like you have separate tail lights on your motor home. Meaning that the stop/tail lights are not on the same bulb as the turn signals, and that your current wiring is set up for combined tail light wiring. We have a converter that will need to install onto the wiring of your motorhome so that the signal will be split appropriately. You would want a Vehicle to Vehicle Taillight Converter # 118158. To wire it in you will need to take the right turn/stop circuit and run it...
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution/Sway Control for 5500-lb 16-Foot Concession Trailer
  • Weight distribution is the best way to correct for rear-end sag in a tow vehicle. It also helps restore steering and braking performance, both of which rely on front axle traction. The key to choosing a weight distribution/sway control system (WD/SC) is to actually measure your trailer's fully loaded tongue weight (TW). This is important since the WD system needs to be tuned to your actual TW do work properly without causing weird handling from the trailer. I linked an article that explains...
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2005 Jeep Wrangler Behind a Motor Home
  • I am assuming you are talking about a 2005 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) but if not let me know. None of the tow bars that we carry are designed to be used with the tabs on the bumper. You will have to have base plates installed on the Jeep to use a tow bar. You will also want to keep the stock bumper since the base plates are not compatible with aftermarket bumpers. So for a stock double tube or U-channel bumper you can use Blue Ox base plates # BX1120. These base plates are compatible with the...
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  • Prodigy P2 Brake Controller and Wiring Recommendation for a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • The Prodigy P2 Brake Controller # 90885 That you referenced would be a great choice for a brake controller for your 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. It will work for you, but you will need a few more components depending on the setup of your vehicle. If you have a factory 7-way at the rear of your vehicle you will also need a Wiring Kit # 5506 to power the brake controller. The white wire from the # 90885 will be the ground wire that will run to the negative side of the battery and the black...
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  • How to Determine the Correct Rise Ball Mount that will Clear the Spare Tire on a 2005 Jeep Liberty
  • In order to choose the ball mount that will clear the spare tire and have enough rise or drop for your 2005 Jeep Liberty, you will need to take a few measurements. These measurements can be different on each vehicle depending on the brand of trailer hitch that you have installed and the size of the spare tire on your Jeep. To determine the length that you will need to clear the spare tire, you will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the furthest...
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