Jeep WJ Grand Cherokee Rear Power Outlet Installation

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Laredo Freedom Edition with out Power Outlet, and Limited mannequin with outlet.
Arear accent 12 volt energy outlet is an choice or characteristic on the WJ Grand Cherokee autos. The rear energy outlet is put in within the decrease proper quarter trim panel within the cargo space of the car, as proven within the picture above. On some, however not all WJ fashions that come from the manufacturing facility with out the outlet, a pre-wired harness is saved within the outlet space behind the carpet making the including of the characteristic very straightforward.The energy outlet base and mount are secured by a snap-fit inside the trim panel. A plastic protecting cap snaps into the ability outlet base when the ability outlet shouldn’t be getting used, and hangs from the ability outlet base mount by a strap whereas the ability outlet is in use. While the outlet is similar to a cigarette lighter base unit, it doesn’t embrace the 2 small spring clip retainers inside the underside of the receptacle shell which can be used to safe the heating component to the insulated contact.

The energy outlet base or receptacle shell is linked to floor, and an insulated contact within the backside of the shell is linked to battery present. The energy outlet receives battery voltage always from a fuse within the Power Distribution Center by way of a fuse within the Junction Block.

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The energy outlet base and mount are secured by a snap-fit inside the trim panel. A plastic protecting cap snaps into the ability outlet base when the ability outlet shouldn’t be getting used, and hangs from the ability outlet base mount by a strap whereas the ability outlet is in use. While the outlet is similar to a cigarette lighter base unit, it doesn’t embrace the 2 small spring clip retainers inside the underside of the receptacle shell which can be used to safe the heating component to the insulated contact.

The energy outlet base or receptacle shell is linked to floor, and an insulated contact within the backside of the shell is linked to battery present. The energy outlet receives battery voltage always from a fuse within the Power Distribution Center by way of a fuse within the Junction Block.

Outlet use with engine Off – Cautions:

Many equipment that may be plugged in draw energy from the car’s battery, even when not in use (i.e., mobile telephones, and so on.). Eventually, if plugged in lengthy sufficient, the car’s battery will discharge sufficiently to degrade battery life and/or stop engine beginning.

Accessories that draw larger energy (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, and so on.) will degrade the battery much more rapidly. Only use these intermittently and with higher warning.

After using excessive energy draw equipment, or lengthy intervals of the car not being began (with equipment nonetheless plugged in), the car should be pushed a ample size of time to permit the generator to recharge the car’s battery.

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Adding the ability outlet to fashions not outfitted with this selection

Most WJ’s that got here from the manufacturing facility with out the ability outlet have the wiring harness intact, tucked away behind the carpet within the rear quarter panel. The outlet receptacle and cap will be ordered from Jeep and simply put in.

Instructions for eradicating the quarter trim panel to put in the outlet

1. If outfitted, take away the CD changer housing and CD changer. Open the changer lid and take away the 4 phillips head screws that run alongside the highest fringe of the compartment hinge. Lift compartment housing straight up an inch or so till it stops after which pull straight out to take away. Disconnect the wire harness connector on the left facet of the changer unit. Remove the 4 metallic bracket nuts with a 10mm deep socket. The changer unit with its bracket connected can now be eliminated.

Note: it’s doable to entry the realm the place the 12v receptacle is positioned with out eradicating the metallic changer bracket, however the space to work in will likely be restricted because the quarter trim can solely be pulled again a brief distance. The CD changer unit although should nonetheless be eliminated through its six facet screws.

 

Liftgate opening higher trim piece

2. Remove the liftgate opening higher trim panel piece. The trim piece is held in place with 4 spring clips. Grab the sting closest to the entrance of the car and thoroughly pull it down sufficient to launch the spring clips, working from one facet to the opposite. Tilt it down from the entrance and pull it again to disengage the 4 headliner help tabs. When reinstalling observe the plastic alignment tabs and ensure they and the spring clips are correctly aligned earlier than urgent them again into place.

 

D-pillar decrease trim screw D-pillar higher trim

 

3. Remove the phillips screw on the fitting facet of the decrease liftgate opening trim piece. This will permit the quarter panel trim to be pulled out from below the trim piece.

4. Remove the D-pillar higher trim piece by greedy it on the prime and pulling outward. It is held in place by two robust spring clips and two alignment pins.

5. Remove the 2 metallic cargo internet hooks which can be connected with phillips screws.

 

Power receptacle harness Rear view of energy outlet

6. The quarter trim piece can now be slid out far sufficient to entry the work space for the ability receptacle. In truth, at this level if desired the trim piece will be totalled eliminated by folding the seat down and releasing the snap clips on the entrance finish. Look for the blue and pink harness connector that’s saved within the nook, probably hidden below the carpet. This connector is probably not current on all WJ autos during which case new wiring should be run (see information under). If the harness is discovered, connect the ability receptacle socket into the trim panel and connect the wiring connector. The trim panels can now be reinstalled.

Note: Make positive that all the plastic information pins and metallic spring clips are aligned correctly to their slots earlier than urgent the trim items again in to position.

7. Confirm that the door opening rubber molding is positioned over the quarter panel trim piece alongside the complete edge, and likewise alongside the highest fringe of the cargo door opening.

Adding an outlet to autos that should not have the manufacturing facility wiring harness

(Information for the easiest way to run your personal wiring to the again for the outlet will likely be offered right here sooner or later.)

Pin wiring for the 12v outlet connector

OEM components

Power outlet OEM components
Item Part quantity MSRP
Power Outlet 4793554 $11.20
Cap 4685591 $3.85

Special because of JasonC for contributing info for this web page

 
 

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