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2007 ford escape 2wd i put the harness on for the

2007 ford escape 2wd i put the harness on for the trailer, after i installed the reciever, the plug was there but i have no lights on trailer and no power to the plug supplied by ford, is there somewhere else on this vehicle that needs plugged up,

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  • dbstotty65 Jun 17, 2009

    i see that the f1 spot has no pins in it for a fuse so i take it i dont have the proper smart box

  • dbstotty65 Jun 18, 2009

    what will happen if i wire it the old way, as long as i solder the wires and use heat shrink will it work?

  • dbstotty65 Jun 19, 2009

    most definitely use relays, i dont really like to do it this way but i dont like the idea of spending that much money, my wife will have to use my truck if it comes down to it...thanks for the info

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This feature is programmed into the smart junction box(interior fuse panel) If your vehicle was originally equipped with this feature then you may just need to have it reprogrammed or turned on by the dealer with their scan tool. If it was not originnaly egipped then the smart junction box would have to be replaced.

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  • Chuck Martin
    Chuck Martin Jun 18, 2009

    Yes that would work but I would recommend using relays and not just wiring it straight to the bulbs. Hook the coil side of the relay to the vehicle bulbs and ground and hook the switch side from a fused power source to the trailer bulbs.

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