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NJDodge
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11/19/2008
17:52:57

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I have an '05 Dakota that I am setting up to tow a trailer. I bought the factory Mopar tow pkg. wire harness. They give an instruction sheet that has been photo copied about 100 too many times and it shows the blue brake controller wire running through the firewall where the hood cable is in the engine bay, but from the drivers floor area it shows the wire coming through high up on the left corner somewhere. Any body hook up this harness before? I'm trying to avoid pulling the front tire and dropping the inner fender liner if I don't have to.



RadioMan
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11/20/2008
07:06:29

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I'm not 100% sure, NJDodge but I *think* that
blue wire gets hooked to the output side of the
brake light switch.

Any RV shop will be able to tell you better than
on this site. Try asking (showing) them...







NJDodge
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11/20/2008
07:50:56

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That wire is for a brake controller. The aftermarket box you mount that controls the electric brakes on the trailer. I was looking for an easy way through the firewall to bring that wire. The spot they show on the diagram ( from what I could tell) is about a 2" opening next to the vac booster, behind the fuse box, and under the windshield wiper cowling. In other words impossible to get to. I'm going to the dealer to get some of those plastic pop in clips that hold the inner fender in place today and I guess pull the wheel and the inner fender to go through where the main dash harness comes through.



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12/05/2008
04:25:54

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Not sure about the '05's but I put my brake controller wires through the same big grommet on the firewall all the other wires go though on my '03. I pulled the electricians tape off and pushed a couple of 12 gage wires through (made my own harness). You could do the same. then pull the factory harness wires as long as they don't have a big connector... Just don't break any wires in the process. :-)



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12/05/2008
08:44:56

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The main part of the harness is behind the inner fender liner on my truck. I went to the dealer to get the plastic pop rivets that hold the fender and mud guard in place and even with a discount they wanted $4 per rivet. I need about 12 to take everything down and put back up. I'm not paying $50 for a hand full of plastic rivets. I have to look for them after market. How Chrysler can be going bankrupt at those prices!!!!!?????



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12/05/2008
12:15:30

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They have those in the fastener drawers at my local lumberyard for much less; also available at larger hardware stores. Or if you're careful, you may be able to reuse the stock ones.

Lead, follow, or get out of the way

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12/07/2008
09:49:40

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If you're running an auto tranny,
and if you're pulling much of a load very far,
I hope you also have installed a transmission fluid cooler, similiar to a factory auto tranny Dak would have.



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12/12/2008
10:47:12

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looks who is back, mister misinformation. Go away and take your retarded son with you.



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12/12/2008
17:30:11

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Some bad blood I guess?^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



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