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Trailer wiring We installed a trailer wiring kit on our 2004 Ford Escape. The lights will work - but there are no turning signals or brake light. What is the problem? Thanks.

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  • huan0316 Jul 12, 2008

    The wiring kit is a plug-in one. So they should be connected correctly. But still doesn't work.

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I have a 2004 XLS that came without a tow package and I purchased a wiring kit made by Hopkins which is an easy plug-into the factory harness located behind the left panel in the back cargo area. I think if yours came without a tow package as well you may have to go to the dealership to have a trailer wiring kit installed. I got that Hopkins kit from J.C. Whitney. It gave me running lights but no brake and turn signals. I'm going to check with my local Ford dealership about helping me with this. L8tr, Frenchie.

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You have to purchase a converter box with 5 wires, red, yellow, green and brown. this is because your turn signal is seperate from you parking and brake light bulb. you have to wire it straight in behind the connector.your basically converting two wires ( brakes and parking) to one wire (tailights) 5 wire to 4 wire.

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Your green and yellow wires supply the power to those lights. You will need to make sure they are connected correctly.

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  • staj1 Jul 12, 2008

    You may have to look past your plug.

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