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Old 19 Jun 2015, 09:40 pm
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Default Mopar Towing Wiring Harness Install Instructions

Does anyone have access to the mopar install instructions for their wiring harness for towing? Their crappy picture that came with them just does not match up in the engine compartment where it supposedly plugs in below the fuse box somewhere? My local mechanic and I are stumped.
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Old 19 Jun 2015, 11:25 pm
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The harness will plug in behind the kick panel on the driver's side right below the hood release lever. Once you remove that kick panel you will side the white plug there.

The fuse box you want is right above that on the dash. You will have to remove some screws to get it loose so you can tap into the read wire on the back side per the directions.
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Old 20 Jun 2015, 12:23 am
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The question that should ALWAYS be asked before mechanical or drivability advise is given is what year PT Cruiser is being worked on!

IMHO after installing 1 RV complete towing kit for a PT and 2 trailer light harness and plug setup on I recommended to use a custom wiring kit. These are far superior and reliable then the MOPAR towing harness.

example:
Trailer Wiring for 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser | etrailer.com

If member's on this forum have actually installed a towing wire harness or car tow bar system with auto pump then I am sure your would agree.


If a "mechanic" is "stumped" on basic electrical work on a PT Cruiser it may be time to consider another shop and mechanic!
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Same Mopar kit fits 01 thru 10 models.
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Same Mopar kit fits 01 thru 10 models.
oh I guess you found that on a general parts look up on the internet? MOPAR, OE generally with parts you would have had to look at each year to confirm fitment?
I have a complete OEM parts fiche for PT Cruiser and the harness is not listed as multiple years. I am NOT saying it does not fit all the years only that your "internet" find may not be OE information?

So have you installed one?
There is a point to that statement and I think you know what it is.

I may still have the one from a customer that I may not have tossed yet if so you can have it! The MOPAR harness kit is not very good quality.
They are simplistic which is funny how a general mechanic couldn't figure out how to install one having the instruction in hand?
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Old 23 Jun 2015, 09:30 pm
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It is a 2003 PT base model. There was nothing in the visual instructions indicating plugging in by the kick panel. My mechanic has been trusted for years due to the fair labor rates and recommendations to always price shop for parts that he will put on at $5 more an hour. I will relay the message about the placement when I have him rebuild the back drum brakes. Thanks for the replies all of your experience and knowledge is greatly appreciated.
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Old 26 Jun 2015, 04:39 pm
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Handy Cruiser are you saying that all connections are made from inside the vehicle and none under the hood?
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Old 26 Jun 2015, 05:25 pm
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If you have the OEM Mopar tow bar Harness kit that I am referring to, that is the deal. Give me the part number off of yours and I will see if I can make sure.

Here's is manual for 82208886AB. This one hooks in as I described.

http://www.autotrucktoys.com/pdf/M82208886AB.PDF

There's another one with the number 82209279AD. This one hooks in under the hood below the fuse box behind the air cleaner. And here's the manual for it.

http://www.jegs.com/InstallationInst...82209279ad.pdf
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Old 26 Jun 2015, 07:03 pm
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Mine is the 1-82209279 AD

These instructions look a little more clear and I will print them out. Sure wish I would have gotten the other one as it looks a little more simple. Live and learn I guess. Thanks for your feedback and instructions. I'd much rather have the local guy do this than take to an actual Dodge dealership.

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Old 26 Jun 2015, 07:45 pm
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I had originally got the CURT hitch wiring combo from Amazon and the wiring did not mate up with the behind the rear tail lights plugs. I ordered the OEM Mopar to avoid this issue. Maybe I will tear into this in my garage this weekend and have my wife take a look for a fresh set of eyes.

The instructions for the 82209279 seem to be the same that came with the harness and the bottom of the fuse box didn't seem to have any thing that mated with its wires when pulled apart.
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