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I am looking for the wire under the rear of my 99 explorer to hook up the wiring harness for trailer or boat. HELP

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From the factory there is an unused plug in the left brake light harness. You can get a tow light cable from Ford that's JUST for that, and its a 4 flat plug on the end. I 'found' mine in the compartment on the left where the jack is. Just peek in there with a light. It was still in the package. Otherwise call Ford, the thing plugs in and you route it down and there's a bracket to hold part of it under the bumper to an existing screw location.
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They have hitch trailer light kits you can puchase. these will tie into the trailer light wiring and then into your brake light assembly for a no problem install and usage. Can also take off if you would like. Either or. with the I probably would tie into the rear brake light wiring anyway.

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