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Redfox11

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Posted: 10/15/11 08:44am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is anyone towing a 2011 Jeep Liberty? I just bought one, with my 09 Jeep Wrangler I pulled the white fuse in the main block under the hood and was wondering if you did that with the Liberty?


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we have a 2010 lib and don't need to pull any fuses simply because we don't need to leave the key in the ignition when towing. and that's cuz the steering wheel doesn't lock. steering wheel doesn't lock = no key = no power is on to anything in the vehicle = no need to pull fuses.


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I've never pulled any fuses with my '08. I don't think anything has changed, so I would say first check your owners manual to see what it says, then you are probably safe to tow it the same as you did your '09.

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Found out with no key there is no power to the power port, no power for the Brake Buddy! So I'm going to have to put a hot line from the battery to a new plug.

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All you have to do is move a fuse and your power port will be hot all the time, no need to run power. If you have an questions on what fuse, pm me.

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Follow up to Ric's response, on my '08 I took out the fuse from position M7 and put it into M9. The position layout is shown on the inside of the fuse box cover. On mine M7 is the accessory plug and M9 was the for the rear heated seats which I don't have.


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I installed a Blue Ox baseplate on my 2011 Jeep Liberty and installed a Unified Tow Brake system. The jeep manual states that you must disconnect the negative ground from the battery. This will not work with the Unified Tow Brake system as you would eventually run your battery down, and ofcourse, the brake vacuum assist pump would not work.

My solution was to install the system exactly as the Unified Tow Brake system directed with the exception that I installed a battery disconnect switch between the battery and the jeep electrical system. This has worked well for the 2000 miles or so that i put on the jeep.

Remember, that you also need to put the transfer case in neutral. The owners manual tells you how to do this, but does not give you directions how to take it out of neutral. These directions can be found on the cd included or in a manual prior to 2011.


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I just purchased a 2011 liberty with the Jet pkg. I sold my HHR (which I loved as a towed) I want 4wd as I drive it for my business and we live in a snow area. I use a ready brake and will set the jeep up with it. As it pulls on the brake pedal during quick harder stops I wonder if that will drain the battery on longer trips ?
I also wonder if the Blue Ox Base plate is designed to work with the liberty jet pkg.


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Follow up to Ric's response, on my '08 I took out the fuse from position M7 and put it into M9. The position layout is shown on the inside of the fuse box cover. On mine M7 is the accessory plug and M9 was the for the rear heated seats which I don't have.


Yes, you just move the M7 fuse up into the block with 7 other fuses, next to the 10 amp.

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Thanks Rick!!!! simple easy fix...

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