Today on this 2008 Ford Escape we are going to install part number 118551 from Tow Ready. This is our T-One wiring harness connector that is also a power converter. The first steps involved is opening the hatch of the vehicle and removing the two tail lights to get to our access points for our wiring connections. First we will take off the drivers side tail light. Just for now we are going to disconnect from the wire harness right here, this will actually be our connection points we are going to make. Then we will go over to the passenger side. :32
At this time we can go ahead and start installing our T-1 connector. We are going to start off back over on the drivers side. What we are going to do is our 4-pole in the cavity behind the bumper, same thing with the modulite itself, as well as 1/ 2 if the T connector with the green wire, that is going to go all the way down too. Now our connection point with the T connector with the yellow wire we are going to keep, and that is going to stay behind the tail light. We will go ahead and make our connections. These two will plug together, you might hear a small snap. This half is going to get plugged back into the tail light, but we can not do that yet because we have to install our ground. 1:04
The ground is going to go straight into the sheet metal here. Lets go ahead and reinstall our drivers side tail light. We will go underneath the vehicle now and run the green wire to the passenger side. We are going to route the green wire behind the fascia supports behind the bumper, all the way across. Next we will do the same thing with the 4-pole, but we will leave it by the hitch. Then, we will install our converter box and mount that permanently using the adhesive that comes with it. We are going to install it on the flat piece of sheet metal right back here. We will use some zip ties now and just zip tie it to the supports. Now we will push the other half of the T-One connector up through the tail light. Same thing as before, take the one matching end to the T connector and plug it into the factory wiring harness. We will take up any extra wire we have, take up the slack with a zip tie to keep it away from the exhaust on the bottom. Same thing as the drivers side, install the wire harness to the back of the tail light. Back underneath the vehicle on the drivers side by the tail light we are going to go ahead and deal with the red wire and what it does. This wire goes up to the battery of the vehicle that powers the modulite. We are going to use a butt connector and the 10 gauge wire that came with the installation kit to attach to it. Throw some electrical tape around it and we will head up to the front of the vehicle. 2:45
We ran our wire up alongside the frame rail, keeping it away from the suspension and followed the factory wire harness whenever possible. We went through this cross member right here and alongside and above the gas tank, working our way from there. Then we pushed the rest of our bundle up into the engine compartment, so we will reach down and pull it out. We will tie it off here to keep it safe and out of the way. Then we will follow the wire harness up and around and tuck the wire behind the power box here. We will pull it out towards the battery, shorten it up, and on this end here we will install the fuse holder. It is pretty simple to do, cut the loop in half and on one side we will add a ring terminal and on the other a butt connector. With the butt connector end we will hook up to the black wire and cover it with electrical tape too. We are going to make our final connection to the battery. First, we will disconnect the negative terminal, so we will not shock ourselves working with the positive terminal. On the positive terminal we have a stud that we can attach our power wire too, it is a 6 milliliter thread, so we will use a nut and a washer from the local hardware store to attach to that. Put our ring terminal on there, a flat washer, and the nut. Once the terminals are reconnected to the battery we will install the fuse to the fuse holder and then check our work with the light tester on the 4-pole out back. There you have it for part number 118551 from Tow Ready.
Today on our 2002 Ford Escape well be installing the Tow Ready T1 Connector, part number 118343. To begin our install, well first go ahead and open up the rear cargo door. This will allow us to see the fasteners to remove the rear taillight housing on both sides. Starting here on the drivers side well go ahead and remove the two fasteners and then pop the taillight out of position. Note: To pop the taillight out of position were going to be using a small plastic pry bar, but you can also use a flat bladed screwdriver just be careful not to chip the paint. Now, once youve popped the taillight out, be careful not to break the alignment tabs underneath.
Today on this 2011 Ford Escape were going to install part number C56160 from Curt. First thing we want to do is open up the hatch and remove the two tail light assemblies. To remove the tail light assembly from the wiring harness there will be a small tab that we push and then we can pull the connectors apart. Now I have the drivers side tail light removed well repeat the same process over on the passengers side. Well go ahead and take the four pole wire and run that between the bumper cover and the body and out below it. Well also do the same thing with the T connector with the green wire.
Today on our Ford Escape, we will be installing the Tow Ready T-One connector, part #118566. First, were going to begin by opening up the rear cargo access door. Then, well will remove the two fastener covers that attach to the tail light assembly on the drivers side. Once we remove the covers, we can then remove the four fastening screws here on the drivers side. Now, with the screws removed, we can go ahead and remove the drivers side tail light assembly. To do this, well gently pull and pry out this tail light assembly until it pops free.
All right today, on this 2011 Ford Escape, we're going to install part number 118551. First thing we need to do is to go ahead and open up the back hatch and remove the two taillights. After the two taillights are removed, we'll go ahead and unseat the grommets for the wiring that goes inside. Okay, now to remove the taillights from the wire harness, we'll push down the tabs on top of the connector and then pull them back apart. All right, our driver's side is done, let's go out and repeat the same process on the passenger's side. At this point, we'll go ahead and unseat the grommets for the wiring harness that goes into the vehicle.
Today on this 2011 Ford Escape were going to install part #: 56067 from Curt. First thing we need to do is open up the back hatch and remove the two taillight assemblies. And to remove the harness were going to push down this tab right here, helps a little bit to push in first and then push the button, it comes right apart. Do the same thing for the lower socket here. Okay, thats it for the driver side, well do one more time on the passenger side. Well take our 4 pole wire harness, well drop it down behind the bumper and out the bottom.
Today on this 2010 Ford Escape we will be installing wiring harness part number 118551. We are going to start off at the rear of the vehicle and the first thing we are going to do is locate the ports that we are going to be plugging our wiring harness into. These ports are located directly behind the tail light assembly on both the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. The first thing we need to do is remove each one of the tail lights. To do that as you can see I have already opened the cargo door that exposes the two inboard side screws that are holding each one of the tail lights on. With the two screws removed we can take and gently rock the tail light assembly back and forth because there are two push pin type connectors still inside there holding the tail light into place. 00:45