Problems routing wiring kit 03 Dodge Caravan

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  1. mickisdad

    mickisdad New Member

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    I am having problems routing the wiring kit on my 03 Dodge Caravan. I have it all hooked up, but cannot figure out how to route it so that it comes out underneath the TV. On our two trips so far I have just had it hanging out through the rear door. Does anyone have any ideas on where I can look or what to do?

    Thanks
    Sean in MD

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  2. pixel

    pixel Campers: Nature's way of feeding mosquitoes. Unkn.

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    I have a T&C 2002, same body basically.

    When I got my hitch installed at Uhaul, they said that they could not mount it on the bottom. (elec harness), so we just keep it loose in the back cargo area.

    I will have my DH look at options today and get back to you.

    There are these brackets that are sold at Uhaul that somehow mount to the hitch on the outside. They look like "ell shaped" brackets, with a circle whole in them where the elec. harness is to fit. I do not know much about them, but will get more information later. Try going to uhaul.com and see if they are there.

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  3. 01YZF6

    01YZF6 Dothan, AL

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    ifit is anything like my Kia Sedona, you are very limited on options. we have the T-connector type. It basically hooks off the tail lights. we store it in the side compartment when not in use.

    I looked at mounting it underneath too, but the exhaust and spare tire would have been in the way.

    my original thought, which may help you, is if you lifted up the inside rear tire deck/storage lid, drill a hole, stick a rubber grommet in there, run wiring through grommet, zip tie/clip the plug to the frame of the hitch.

    again I looked at doing it this way and it was just easier to keep it stored inside.

    maybe you could do some browsing on the caravan forums for ideas? the sedona forums helped me in quite a few tips/mods departments

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    There should be rubber grommets (drains)in the spare wheel well or elsewhere. Pop it off, hopefully it fit thru there, if not cut and splice.

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  5. pixel

    pixel Campers: Nature's way of feeding mosquitoes. Unkn.

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    mickisdad

    I wanted to get back to you. My husband suggested that you go to a trailer hitch store or the dealer. Sorry, I wish I could have helped you.

    Pixel

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    Like Oak said, pull out the spare tire and there is a hole with a cover below it that you can run through. That's where I took the one on our 05 caravan out.
     
  7. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper Home is where you park it!

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    If you're storing the vehicle end of the 7 way connector inside, it's going to last a whole lot longer than the rest of ours as it isn't subject to as much moisture and or salt/sand etc.

    It's not all that bad, had to do it on my previous TV. Just be careful not to pinch it in the door lock and you'll be fine..

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    Mine is inside as well the hole over the spare tire is not even big enough to pass a 4-flat through.

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  9. oak

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    Cut and splice

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    On our 97 voyager I ran it from under the side panel then under the rear sill plate. I had enough space between the bumper and the body to route it to the underside of the van. I wouldn't recommend removing the rubber grommet where the spare is or you'll be prone to water getting in. If you would go through the grommet make sure to reseal it with undercoat.

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