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Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring for the 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring

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Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

Tow Ready Replacement 7-Way Wiring Harness for 1997-03 Ford F-150 Light Duty & F-250 Light Duty Pickups with OEM 4-Flat Trailer Connectors. Also fits 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series.


  • Exact Replacement for Damaged OEM Wiring Harness
  • Installs in Seconds on Vehicles not Factory Pre-Wired
  • Upgrades Vehicles From 4-Flat OEM Wiring to 7-Way Connectors
  • Connects Directly to Standard OEM Connector
  • Fits mounting bracket PK-12711U, sold separately
  • Fuses and Relays Included
  • Can only be used with a factory 4-pole harness
    • This will not work with a factory 7-pole harness

118242 Will Not Work on Ford SuperDuty Trucks - use 118243


Picture of OEM Connector. The plug is usually located on the driver's side between the back tires and the end of the truck bed.


Picture of the 7-Way Connector



Video of Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Brake Controller Install 2001 Ford F150
Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-150

Video Transcript for Trailer Brake Controller Installation - 2001 Ford F-150

Today on this 2001 Ford F-150 we are going to install part number 90885-3035P, this includes the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller with the Ford adapter. On the back of this vehicle we are going to install part number 118242 from Tow Ready. The first thing we need to do is find the port for the brake control package. On this year Ford it is pretty easy, right next to the data port here. Right to the left of it you can see it right here. So our adapter cord we will plug that into the port right here. Now we will plug this other half in the back of the brake controller and now we will find a spot for our bracket. A nice thing about the P2 brake controller is you can mount it vertical so you get more choices in mounting the brake controller itself on different vehicles. 00:52

We know where we are going to put our brackets so lets make some marks on the dashboard and install the bracket. Before we drill we can reach up in there and make sure there is nothing in the way. It looks like there are two layers of plastic so I think we will be okay in between. Now install the set screws into the brake controller. Next we can take up the cord and wrap it up with a zip tie. We have got everything mounted up and you can tell right away that our brake controller has the two lights on and that means that it is giving power to the brake controller and we are good to go. Lets go out back and start changing out the 4-pole to a 7-pole connector. 01:52

At the back of the truck underneath and we removed the spare tire and we are going to look at the driver side frame rail. You are going to see the connection point right here and we will push down this tab right here, there is a little lock. You should be able to pull it apart. Sometimes this little red divider gets pulled out with it but it just pushes right back into position. We are going to take our harness to our 7-pole connector and we are going to run it through the last brace here on the frame and just follow it back through the wiring and pull it out and we are going to snap the two halves together. Take the other half and plug it in here. Look at this ground screw right here. Take that apart and attach our ring terminal for the ground. The next thing we are going to do is mount the 7-pole. We are going to use a couple of separate part numbers for that. We are going to use PK12711U which is our OEM hardware bracket and we are also going to use PK11926 hardware kit for the bracket. Take the mounting bracket and we are going to attach it directly to the bottom of the bumper. We will run the wire harness through and connect it to the 7-pole itself. Push it together and push that white lock into place and you will bolt that to the bracket. 03:36

Now we are done with the back half of the vehicle, now we need to get underneath the hood of the vehicle and add a couple of fuses and relays. We are underneath the hood and we need to get to the power distribution box, remove the lid. There is a variety of fuses and relays that come with the kit. On this part here you will have to go to your owners manual in your vehicle and it will tell you where the tow package fusees and relays go. In this case we are only giving power to our brake controller so we do not have to worry about that circuit. However we do not have 12 volt power going out back so we need to install a fuse for that. That is going to be this square fuse and it is going to get installed in this socket right here. Now we can go out back and test the connector for all of the functions. We have got our truck hooked up to our load or it could be a trailer, and we will use our manual override so we have got numbers so we have got a good solid connection and also the C tells us we are connected. The small knob up here is our gain which controls how much voltage goes out to the brakes on the trailer. All the way forward is basically full blast and all the way back is basically off. Somewhere in between you will find a setting for your trailer. There you have it for part number 90885-3035P and part number 118242.


Customer Reviews

Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way - 118242

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.8 out of 5 stars   (86 Customer Reviews)




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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark11/08/2013

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Your product fits perfectly I customize the 7 way plug into my bumper I didn't like the way the bracket let hang down so far ill send another picture with me pulling my drag truck with the van thanks again. 106753



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Austin J.06/18/2013

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Excellent product. High quality and easy installation. Made better than a factory harness I have on a different vehicle. I also purchased the mounting bracket and hardware kit. The bracket is wonderful and most of the hardware was good too. The self tapping screws both got the heads broke off, but it was my fault, not the screws. 85108



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank M09/20/2011

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Product was as described. Easy to hook up. The only thing that is not clear is that it does not come with the L bracket to mount it to the truck. I went to our local store and their L bracket will not work with this plug, so don't forget to order the bracket as well.24280



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Hank H01/02/2011

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Great Service I have ordered several times from E-Trailer and have always recived what I ordered and more importain what fits. Last order they up graded the shipping time on there own, not needed but very nice just the same. HH4888



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe W07/19/2009

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quick shipping, easy install this sysytem couldnt be simpler, unplug a connector, pug the adapter into the two ends and run the bolt through the ring termional and tighten back in place. a basic mounting bracket for the recepicle would have been handy however. 2142



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John Malkin - Denver04/04/2014

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By far the easiest and best plug and play product we ever purchased. Have a 2003 Ford 150 and a 2011. Installed these along with Tekonsha P3 Conteollers and it literally took 1 hour to install and be on the road. Great product - great price. WATCH THE VIDEOS -- dead on accurate and helpful John Malkin - Denver123758



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John Malkin - Denver04/03/2014

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To be honest -- the hardest part was finding the key for my spare !!!! Found it though and within 20 minutes I was in parking lot checking the brakes. Takonsha P3 coupled with eTrailers wiring harness and accessory make this a great DIY project. Don't forget to purchase a mounting plate !!123583



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jr fults01/20/2014

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if this was any easier to install i think i could have did it blind but everthing went in place very easy no problem if you take your time it might take 1 hour that saying you have the tools on hand that you will need their video are very helpful if you find you are having a problem but i think evening a cave man could install this great products.happy happy happy114296



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger01/16/2014

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The product works as described. The only problem I encountered was on a 2001 F150 crewcab. The connector that connected to the wire harness coming from the front of the vehicle did not have any catch mechanism so it wouldn't stay together enough for the right side lights(on truck and trailer) to work. I used some channel locks and pushed together as far as I could without breaking anything then used electrical tape to tape it together. Of course after I crawled out form under truck and put spare back in place I realized I should have used a zip tie to hold it. Would probably last longer and hold better. Everything works well. I do not have a brake controller hooked up on vehicle yet.113986



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Billy L11/25/2013

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This was great, I bought it for my 2000 ford f150. It was easy to install. Only trouble I had was securing the ground to the frame as my ground bolt was corroded with rust (live in Minnesota) such that I couldn't loosen it and had to drill a new hole for the ground. Another note I bought the mounting hardware as well, and it was the wrong mount so be careful and make sure you get the right one if you order the kit108425



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jyates09/20/2013

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Installation was a piece of cake. Everything worked exactly like the video explained and everything was in the box to complete the job. The lady on the phone even reminded me to add a bracket. Like everyone else, I tried locally to get these parts. The local guys (Oreilly, Napa, Autozone & even the custom accessory shop) told me this harness did not exist. I've installed several of these style harnesses on different vehicles. This is my first from etrailer and was by far the most complete kit ever. Everything fit perfectly. Instructions and video were exactly correct. Zero regrets. Worth the money. Wish I would have known about etrailer sooner. Big thanks to the local guys for forcing me to shop online.100769



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ray B.06/06/2013

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7-way harness has a weak locking tab on back of connector which locks it into the back of the socket. It promptly broke while handling connector and socket prior to assembly on vehicle. The 30-amp fuses included were of the wrong type for a 1999 F150. The fuses are a blade type maxi-fuse, and the 99 F150 uses a square type of fuse. Luckily, both fuses were already installed in the vehicle. The relays fit perfectly.83591



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nick L05/29/2013

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Very easy to install thanks to Ford. Very disappointing that it did not come with the $4.00 mounting bracket for the back of my truck. Had I been told this during the order process I certainly would have bought it. Its bundled with enough relays/fuses that it should've been bundled with the bracket. Thats the only complaint. 82299



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kyle H.05/25/2013

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The wiring harness was very easy to install. However, the kit didn't come with a bracket to attach to the bumper. The instructions were just enough information to be helpful, but not too excessive. The package also arrived in a timely manner. 81925



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: kevin williams05/15/2013

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63 years of age always cut spliced plugs in the day only choice kit came with relays fuses plug band play buy the time you chase parts cut and splice recut and splice done wrong just plug in install supplied relays on road before coffe cold thanks aaaplus to do business with80375



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill McC05/14/2013

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Great purchase all around. Paid a pro (?) to install electric brakes but he didn't do it right. I ordered the harness myself and installed myself then took it back to the pro (?) to have him test it and now is he embarrassed. With the video online I should have done it myself from the beginning. Thanks ill be back when I need something else 80127



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Al G.07/08/2012

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I ordered the prodigy 2 controller, the wiring harness, hardware kit and mounting bracket. quick shipping and instalation was super easy with the how to video. I installed the whole kit in under an hour and towed 1650mi right off. Just as described and the kit worked flawless! literally plug and play. I can't say enough good about it. 47149



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg p.05/25/2012

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great products, easy instructions, was told by several camper stores that this product was not available and i would have to "hard-wire my truck to accept a 7-way plug, but etrailer had exactly what i needed and at a great price! i will continue to shop with etrailer from now on!41643



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan S04/05/2012

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Worked great. Ordered it on Tuesday, got it on Friday. It was the perfect length for my 2000 F-150 and all the connections, fuses, and relays fit perfect. I like that the instructions and video were posted on your website so I knew exactly how to install it before I even ordered it.36240



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mark05/19/2011

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The wiring harness was easy to install. Several fuses and relays are included, but the instructions are generic to cover a wide range of trucks. Depending on the year and options on your specific truck you may use all or only a few of the fuses and relays. This was confusing and I hope I got the correct pieces in the correct locations.14837



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: R Rrebbs03/16/2011

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The install could not have been easier, unless you had some one else do it. Fast shipping and the E trailer customer service is great. The only problem I had was I forgot to order the mounting bracket mount bolt/screws. The video was made install easy. 9442



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JeepJohn02/27/2011

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Fits great and no fuss plugs. Added a little Dielectric grease for good measure and have had no issues. well worth the extra money over a "Universal" mount. all the wires had been well terminated and low resistance. Clean install clean look. 8000



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael D.03/18/2012

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We purchased a 5th trailer and needed to have my Ford F-150 wired for trailer brakes and 7 pin harness. Checked your website and was able to find all parts I needed. The installaton videos you have are awesome, they help out so much. Ordered all parts and they arrived quickly. All parts were identical to what was ordered. Had everything installed and wired in, in about 45 minutes. They wiring harness was perfect fit and they trailer brake control harness also exact fit. My overall experience was awesome from placing the order and the e-mails to let me know who took my order and who sent it and tracking it. I will recomond etrailer to everyone I can. Thanks to etrailer we are ready to tow our trailer.******34253



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Garry C.03/31/2011

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Upgrade was easy with online video provided for wiring kit. Quick Shipping Would definately use again10836



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Herb S.02/04/2011

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Item listing was very clear and the product was delivered very quickly! The video tutorials on your website are very helpful and helped me in my decision to purchase from eTrailer.com. Another Satisfied customer!6639



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Roger Neifert01/07/2011

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What is this Excellent5181



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mike R06/15/2010

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Excellent Couldn't have been easier! Installed in minutes and looks/works great3137



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim M.08/18/2009

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Worked as advertised. I was very pleased with the ease of installation and the clean look.2269



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: mike n06/19/2009

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great product installed in lessed that 30 min. works great2006



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Reddog02/12/2008

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Great product Easy to install and worked just as advertised.613



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy03/26/2014

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Plug and play; just like it says. No butt connectors under the bed of the truck. Everything worked out well. Must have product if you are wiring up for trailer brakes.122351



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brandon03/11/2014

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Excellent service and very prompt 120222



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Don11/02/2013

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Excellent 106095



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve H.09/06/2013

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Just as easy as advertised. Drop spare tire and there is the factory junction. Unplug it, and plug in the new harness. Done.98686



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: cliff howard08/29/2013

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the product was just as they said it fit easy into my wiring and was a simple job a very fast delivery and I THANK etrailer for the good co. that they are97504



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian J08/14/2013

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great OEM part fit perfectly 95085



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: David P06/24/2013

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Once again a very easy product from etrailer to install! Allows consumers like me to save money by doing it yourself!85837



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Richard R.06/08/2013

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Everything is as advertised, thanks 83849



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: sheckirk05/31/2013

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This product is plug&playwith easy instructions. Best way to convert rather than splicin g wires.82743



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dwayne C.11/02/2012

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Wiring and brake worked great as described. No problems, Thanks very much.58728



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Al C.10/29/2012

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I was extremely pleased to get my wiring harness ahead of the predicted schedule. The wiring harness directions were exact and percise. I was able to complete the job of installing the harness in about 10 Minutes. 58310



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bill B.10/27/2012

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Just what I needed and at a great price! Service was great and good communication.58188



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian08/27/2012

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Worked great. Watch the video. 53140



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: warren l07/23/2012

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easy to figure out wat you need, easy to order, excellent detailed instructions, easy to install. anyone can install. quality product49080



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael J07/03/2012

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Just what the Dr ordered. Plug and Play. All parts should be this easy to install.46603



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Frank L.06/18/2012

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Good product & easy to install. 44557



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John06/12/2012

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Nice easy way of installing 43880



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Voss G.06/09/2012

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20 min. job perfect fit, as advertised. 43469



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Steve D05/25/2012

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Wiring harness fit my F150 perfectly. Works great! Instructions were excellent; could not have been simpler....if only everything were this easy.41727



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Howard05/17/2012

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Really easy to use both of these products. Only problem is making sure you have the key to lower the spare tire to get to the connection for the 7-way. Shouldn't take over one hour to do both installs. Works great.40852



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: emerson t05/12/2012

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Products are great but the mount bracket was incorrect for my truck, the wholes didnt line up, but i made it work40204



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Christopher W.05/05/2012

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Great products with no splicing of wires. I did it myself, just plug it in and you are ready to go. I am so glad I ordered the mounting bracket. I just wish it had the screws included with the mounting bracket. 39504



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim Gormly05/02/2012

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Great product and easy installation. Put it on in less the 30 minutes39148



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff A.04/18/2012

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Very fast shipping, all items worked pe rfect. Thanks37560



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Todd J04/16/2012

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Excellent product! It was easy to install with no hassle, works great!37418



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Shawn Guffey04/08/2012

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The product was exactly as advertised. Very easy to place my order online. Order was promptly processed and item was shipped very promptly also. Very pleased with my first transaction with etrailer.com.36558



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: john matt03/30/2012

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very nice and easy 35689



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Neil03/16/2012

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Super easy to install. 34074



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Joe03/14/2012

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Item was just as described. I will be back for sure for all my trailer needs33852



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: robert hron03/12/2012

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ok 33682



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert E.03/10/2012

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The product was delivered in great timing, and there were no damages at all. Thanks so much for the fantastic service.33474



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brian U.03/09/2012

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Easy to install and worked perfectly! 33454



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris G03/01/2012

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Product is a breeze to install.....could'nt have been easier.32896



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Preston N.02/22/2012

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Super easy install. If you can drop the spare tire you can install this kit. Total install time was around 20 minutes.32207



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles M.01/30/2012

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The product was no problum to install and works great. I am 61 years old with a disablity and I didn't have ant trouble installing the trailer kit!30606



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brad F01/25/2012

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Very easy to install. Good quality. 30333



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Mikr R12/26/2011

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Shipping was fast and the parts worked perfectly.28719



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: AP11/19/2011

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Very nice product that fit perfectly. 27170



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Dan10/12/2011

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Easy to install. No problems. 25472



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry p09/27/2011

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Just what i needed 24731



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Charles Roberts09/27/2011

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Outstanding service !!!!!!!!!! 24722



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John J.09/16/2011

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Product exactly as described. Delivery received within 2 days. Incredible. Very pleased.24112



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Russ R09/01/2011

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plug and go simple no guess work clear instructions23328



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick J.08/02/2011

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Very easy instalation, works great. 20870



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rick T.07/24/2011

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Arrived a day early. Installed easily and worked as expected.20109



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris S.07/14/2011

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This item make installing a tow harness so easy. No second guessing. I have always had good results using etrailer items. Thank you! 19436



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Brihan07/06/2011

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I was impressed with entire process of ordering and receiving this wiring harness. I installed it myself after watching the video on entrailer on how to install it. It led me through every step. Thanks!18746



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: scott w.06/21/2011

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good product, easy to install, great customer care.17618



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: steve05/11/2011

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excellent product, installed in minutes, highly recommend this product!13306



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: steve05/05/2011

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Easy installation 12956



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tom G.04/24/2011

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This is truely a "no brainer". Great instructions easy install. I had this installed in 15 minutes. 12300



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: MJ04/23/2011

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Prompt delivery and easy install. 12254



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: BILL B.04/18/2011

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PRODUCT IS JUST WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR.COULD NOT FIND LOCALLY.SHIPPED FAST.11897



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Tim S03/30/2011

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Thank You, very easy installation. 10742



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael Price03/28/2011

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Part was recieved as and when expected and was exactly what I was expecting. Appears to be working as expected and now it is a matter of how it continues to function for the next couple of years.10520



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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jeff M.03/07/2011

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Ordered on a thursday recieved it fri. Couldn't believe it. products were everything they advertised. Will be repeat coustomers. 8678



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  • Will My Factory 4-Pin Work After I Install Tow Ready 7-Way Harness for a 1997 Ford F-150
  • The factor 4-Pin should continue to function. The 7-Way Wiring Kit just connects in line and the signals can still travel to the 4-Pin. I have added a link to the instructions for you to review.
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  • Signal Lights Not Working on a 2001 Ford F-250
  • I do know that the 7-Way replacement connector # 118242 that we offer for the 2001 Ford F-250 light duty models will include the necessary relays and fuses for installation, so the flasher issue could very well be that you are missing a required fuse or relay. This would be something you could check with Ford. Please note that the 118242 wiring harness is only a fit for the F-250 light duty models. If your vehicle is a Super Duty model and is equipped with a factory tow package, you would u
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  • What Mounts Can I use for 7-Way 118242 with Hitch 87183 On my 2003 Ford F-150
  • We have a couple different mounting brackets you could use, like part # 18138 or part # PK12711U. You can attach these to the bumper or part of the vehicle. You could also mount a box to the hitch # 87183 using part # 18159 or part # 18156. These boxes use a clamp to attach to the hitch so there is no drilling into the hitch or vehicle.
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  • Installation of Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # 118242 on 1999 Ford F-150
  • The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, part # 118242 connects in-line with the main harness and the small harness that goes to the tail light. It is basically a T-connection. You will pull the two factory connectors apart, plug-in the 7-Way harness. If there is not a mounting bracket for a 7-way connector, you will need to use Mounting Bracket, part # PK12711U. I have linked a video install of a brake controller that also shows the installation of the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring,
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  • Is a Plug In 7-Way Wiring Connector Available for 2007 Ford Explorer with Factory 4-Way
  • I am sorry, but we do not offer a plug in 7-Way connector for your 2007 Ford Explorer. If you would like to adapt your 4-Way plug to a 7-Way, you could use an adapter like part # 37185. To install the adapter, you would first plug it into your 4-Way connector. Then, you would connect the additional wires as follows. White: Ground wire, connected to a suitable metal grounding point on the vehicle frame. Blue: Electric brake wire, connected to the electric brake wire coming from the
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  • Testing to Determine Why The Tail Light Circuit is Inoperative on a 2003 ford F-150 Pickup
  • I would start troubleshooting by using a circuit tester, item # 3808 if needed, to determine if the tail light circuit is active on the vehicle side trailer connector. If so there is a problem on the trailer. If not check the vehicle side plug that the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring for the 2003 Ford F-150, item # 118242, plugs into. If this circuit is functioning properly then check the wires coming out of the new connector to determine if the power is getting to the 7-Way harness. If n
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  • Troubleshooting Running Lights on Trailer Not Working When Connected to a 2001 Ford F-150
  • If your 2001 Ford F-150 is equipped with a factory 4-Way trailer connector, the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118242, should work. There are a couple of things you can check. First, there are a few fuses that need to be installed if you have not done so. I have included a link to the instructions below. The first few steps address the fuses. Also, you can check to see if any fuses are blown. A tow package running light fuse might be blown and need to be replaced. Also, check that the
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  • Recommended Vehicle Side 7-Way Trailer Connector Mounting Bracket for a 2003 Ford F-150
  • I understand wanting something more permanent and that looks professional. The recommended bracket for the Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way, # 118242, is the Mounting Bracket for Pollak 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Vehicle End, # PK12711U. This bracket has elongated holes that will fit a wider variety of harnesses.
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  • Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness Compatability with 2006 Ford F-150
  • The Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way, item # 118242, fits the following vehicles. 2000 - 2003 Ford F-150 Stepside Models 1997 - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty Stepside Models 2004 - 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series Stepside Models 2000 - 2003 Ford F-150 Styleside Models 1997 - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty Styleside Models 2004 - 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series Styleside Models 2000 - 2003 Ford F-150 with factory 4-Flat 1997 - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250
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  • How To Get A 7-Way And 4-Way Trailer Connector On A 2004 Ford F150 Heritage With Factory Tow Package
  • The Tow Ready Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, # 118242, will work on your 2004 Ford F150 Heritage if you have the factory tow package with the 4-way connector already on your vehicle. This will connect inline to your vehicles wiring harness and the 4-way will stay and be able to function. So you will have a 7-way and a 4-way at the rear of your vehicle. There is no plug that will swap out on the # 118242 wiring harness that will give you a 7-way and 4-way connector side by si
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  • Parts Needed To Install Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller # 90195 On A 1998 Ford F-150 With Factory 4-Way
  • It sounds like you have done a good job in choosing the correct items for installing a brake controller on your 1998 Ford F-150 XLT with factory tow package. Everything you have chosen is the correct part for your application. The Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller With Ford Adapter # 90195-3035P is a good choice for your vehicle. The P3 brake controller is a proportional brake controller which means it will only activate when you apply the brakes on the tow vehicle. It has a motion sensing device
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  • Connection Point for Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118242 on a 2000 Ford F-150
  • The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118242, connects in line with the vehicle wiring usually located on the inside of the driver side frame rail between the back tires and the end of the bed. The connection point that you describe sounds very similar. This harness gets all of the wiring from that one connection point, so after it is plugged in, the 7-Way will be routed to the back of the truck. All of the functions should be coming from the forward part of that harness and all the fun
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  • Recommend 7-Way Wiring Harness Needed For 1999 Forf F-150 With No Trailer Connector At All
  • I believe the connector you found is the connector you will use to plug in the wiring for your 7-way connector. There should be a wiring connector along the drivers side frame rail at rear of truck between the rear wheel and the rear of truck (see FAQ and video). To install a 7-way on your 1999 Ford F-150, you will need Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, part # 118242, which includes all necessary adapters and fuses. Before installing part # 118242, you will want to disconnect t
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  • Replacement 7-Way Wiring Harness for a 2010 Expedition EL with Existing 4 Pin Plug
  • The 2010 Ford Expedition should have a round connector at the rear of the vehicle where your 4 pin plug is plugged in. If there is a round connector there you can use the Replacement Multi-Tow 7-Way and 4 Pole Trailer Connector, item # 20119, to replace the 4-Way OEM connector on your Expedition. If your Expedition does not have the mating round connector under the rear of the vehicle you will need to use a 4-Way to 7-Way adapter like item # 37185, to provide a 7-Way connector at the rear of
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector and 7 and 4-Way Plug for a 2003 Ford F-150 Super Crew
  • If your 2003 Ford F-150 has the 7-Way and 4-Way and they are separate (not mounted in the same plug like # HM48470 for example), the 4-Way will still be functional as the Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, # 118242, just replaces the 7-Way connector and wiring, and includes the fuses and relays if needed. I have included a link to the installation details and a video that, in part, shows the harness being installed for reference. If you need to replace the 7-Way wiring and woul
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  • Troubleshooting Electric Trailer Brakes and Running Lights not Working on Trailer, 2006 Ford F-150
  • I have a couple of ideas that may help solve the problem you are having on the 2006 Ford F-150. First, you mentioned that the truck has the tow package. It is possible that you will need to add or replace fuses and/or relays to allow the tow package to be fully functional. Your vehicle owners manual should have the locations of these fuses/relays and you can check to make sure everything is present and in working order. Next, you can check some of the wiring to determine if it is the culprit.
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  • How to Install A 7-Way Connector On A 2010 Ford F-150 With A 4-Way Flat Connector
  • To convert the 4-Way flat trailer connector on the back of your 2010 Ford F-150, I would recommend using a 4 to 7-Way adapter, like our part # 37185. You will plug the factory 4-Way into the back of the adapter and hardwire the remaining 4 wires. The white wire gets grounded to the vehicle frame. The blue wire gets connected to the electric brake controller output (blue wire on a brake controller). The black wire connects to the positive battery terminal with 10 gauge wire like # 10-1-1, via
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  • What Do The Fuses And Relays Control On Tow Ready Ford OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness # 118242
  • The fuses and relays that come with the Tow Ready Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way, part # 118242, does not control the cruise control, power mirrors, or the fog lamps. The two 30 amp maxi-fuses are for the Trailer Tow Electric Brake and Trailer Tow Battery Charge fuse locations. The two relays are for the Trailer Tow Backup Lamp Relay and the Trailer Tow Battery Charge Relay. The fuses and relays are located in the vehicles power distribution box (and trailer tow rel
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Running Lights Not Working on a Trailer Towed by a 1998 Ford F-150
  • It is possible that there is a fuse or relay that needs to be inserted on the truck to allow the running lights to function. You will need to consult the owners manual to find the location of the tow package fuses/relays in the power distribution box to see if any are missing or need to be replaced. The Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, # 118242, comes with fuses and relays for reverse lights, battery charge (12 volt power), and electric brakes but not the running lights. I ha
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  • Brake Lights Not Working With Trailer Wiring Harness # 118242 Installed on a 1999 Ford F-150
  • As you have found, where the connection point is for Trailer Wiring Harness, # 118242, there are more wires going in then coming out of the factory connection point. This requires a little bit of hardwiring. There should be a blue and orange wire on the truck behind the forward plug. The blue wire on the truck would go to the blue wire on the wiring harness. The orange wire should connect to the black wire. The cab or dome brake light working sounds like it is connected to the CHMSL circuit
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