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post #1 of 71 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Adding the Tow Package after purchase?

Is this possible? I just got a 2015 Trailhawk, and it didn't come with the tow package, I wanted it, but I got a good deal on the one they had in the showroom.

Is it a pain to add it? or not worth it? Just wondering if there are any concerns.
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post #2 of 71 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 11:28 AM
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It's possible and DIY in a couple of forms.

There are a lot of posts on this site with suggestions, pictures, and wiring harness info. If adding wiring the dealer needs to do flash to activate. Does not change 2000 lb tow rating.
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post #3 of 71 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 11:32 AM
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You can add it, but it's involved... Probably cost about 900 including parts/labor.

I believe this is what you need for parts:

trailer hitch 82213349AB
receiver plug 82213706
harness kit 82213938AB

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I'm in the same situation. Leaning towards having the dealer do it at this point.


This is by far the best instructions I have found on the site. Post #17 in the link
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Is this possible? I just got a 2015 Trailhawk, and it didn't come with the tow package, I wanted it, but I got a good deal on the one they had in the showroom.

Is it a pain to add it? or not worth it? Just wondering if there are any concerns.
As mentioned, can be done, just will not have axle gearing, aux coolers...not 100% sure but think the tow rating may be 2000, not 4500 if from the factory
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As mentioned, can be done, just will not have axle gearing, aux coolers...not 100% sure but think the tow rating may be 2000, not 4500 if from the factory

The TH has all the auxiliary coolers, it just doesn't have the gearing.

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So aftermarket can't bring the tow rating to 4500lbs?
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I just had this done on my TH, It involves 3 parts as stated above

trailer hitch 82213349AB
receiver plug 82213706
harness kit 82213938AB

However you don't need the harness & receiver plug if your going to be using the hitch for baskets & bike racks etc.. mainly as I am. Every dealer you talk to will tell you something different, one dealer actually told me (there wasent yet a OEM hitch for my TH)..... its amazing the differences you get. Another dealer told me it would be 5+ HOURS of labor aka upwards of $1000 just for labor alone. Finally my local dealer (I spoke to the parts manager) Id suggest you do the same actually knew what he was talking about. Told me if I didn't need wiring & just wanted the hitch & install it would be $270 for the hitch and only an hour of labor. I said sign me up and got it installed last week (aswell as my first oil change) All totaled under $500 i think it was around $420. Already used the bike rack on it this weekend Couldn't be happier!
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post #9 of 71 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 02:13 PM
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Kind of on topic.

I just need a hitch I just wanted it to mount a behind the car bike rack. I do not want to spend $900 for a trailer package.

I am actually thinking about this?

http://www.hiddenhitch.com/products/...petrPnPeJRBVGe

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Problem with that is that it attaches under your bumper so you will kill your departure angle if you off road.

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