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I want to put a plug for towing a trailer on my ford explorer

What are the colors for the back up, stop , turn signals,and running lights and where is the best location of these wires, so i can splice into them? the vehicle is a 2000 ford explorer. 4wd. is there a web site on the internet that shows the wiring diagram? if so please provide it to me. thanks mike

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Instructions for wiring a moving trailer connector


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4 way flat molded connectors allow basic hookup for three lighting functions; right turn signal / stop light (green), left turn signal / stop light (yellow), taillight / license / side marker (brown) and a ground (white).

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