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Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 2004 Ford F-150

All right. Today on this 2004 Ford F150 were going to install part number 118247. First thing we need to do is go ahead and unload our spare tire and get it out of our way. This way we have access to the wiring connection we need. Now, the wiring connection were looking for is going to be on the drivers side frame rail pointed out here, and well go ahead and disconnect it. Well push down on the tab and pull it apart.



Trailer Wiring Harness Installation - 1994 Ford F150

Today we are going to install part number 118316 from Tow Ready, and this is a T-1 connector we are going to install on a 1994 Ford pickup. This is the point in the harness that we need to split apart and attach our T connector. It is right behind the bumper on the drivers side. There is a little button you push down. It is kind of hard to see on the end. You push it down and it comes apart. And you just reinstall the T connector in the middle of it and then make sure you clip it back together. And it might be a good idea to go ahead and use a zip tie to tie it off somewhere, and that is pretty much all there is to it. Just route your 4-pole wire where you want it along the frame and out by the hitch. Just zip tie it to secure it to the frame and keep it from bouncing around. Then we can route our wire out to the hitch. We will just put it by the chain loop here.





Ford F-150 Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring Questions and Answers


  • Recommendation for Replacement 7-pole Factory Wiring Harness for 2001 Ford F150 SuperCrew
  • The Tow Ready wiring harness you referred to, part # 118242 can indeed be used to replace a damaged harness on a vehicle with an existing 7-way. A replacement 7-way as well as spare fuses and relays for activating the tow package are included. If you do any kind of hard work with your truck at all, these spare parts will most likely come in handy. If you'd care to view an install video or see other accessories available for your truck, please click the provided links.
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2006 Ford F-150 with Factory Installed 4-Way Flat Connector
  • To convert the factory 4-Way flat trailer connector on the back of your 2010 Ford F-150, you will need Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole, # 37185. You will plug the factory 4-Way into the back of the adapter and hardwire the remaining 4 wires. See diagram to the right. A trailer wiring installation kit # HM51020 is a great addition because it includes a multipurpose wire tool, 12-V LED circuit tester, terminal cleaner, connectors, ring and fork terminals, zip-ties, ground screws, and...
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  • Components Needed To Install Brake Controller On 2008 Ford F-150 With 4-Way Harness
  • Installing a brake controller like part # 90195 on your 2008 Ford F-150 that has a 4-way connector installed requires a couple of things. Along with the controller you can use the brake controller harness, part # 3035-P. Simply plug one end into the back of the brake controller and the other end into the built-in harness beneath your vehicle's dash. The # 118247 harness is not designed to work with you 2008 Ford F-150. This is designed to fit 2004 F-150 only. What you will need in...
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  • Can Tow Ready Custom Fit Wiring Harness Be Used With Pollak 7 and 4-Pole Connector Mounting Bracket
  • Yes, the Tow Ready Custom Fit Wiring Harness, # 118242, for your 2001 Ford F-150 can be plugged into the back of the Pollak 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Mounting Bracket, # HM40975.
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  • Fuse and Relay Locations for Tow Package Wiring on a 2006 Ford F-150
  • On your 2006 Ford F-150 there should be fuses and relays used for the tow package wiring. Since the trailer lights do not work but the brakes do, it does sound like a fuse or relay problem. Under the hood, the #10 fuse is for trailer tow backup lamps and parking lamps. Fuse #36 is trailer tow right turn/brake lights. And #42 is trailer tow left turn/brake lights. Location #106 is for the 12 volt circuit to the trailer connector. For relays #R05 is the 12 volt circuit relay. Location...
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  • Gooseneck Fifth Wheel 7-Way Wiring Recommendation for a 2010 Ford F-150
  • It sounds like you are looking for a 7-way harness you can install in the bed of your 2010 Ford F150 for a gooseneck or fifth wheel trailer. Instead of the # 118261 you would want the part # 41157 as this is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will allow you to install a 7-way in the bed of your truck.
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  • Best Trailer Wiring Options for 1997 Ford Explorer
  • To install a 4-pole trailer connector on your 1997 Ford Explorer, you'll need the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118345, unless your Explorer has the tow package, in which case you'd need the # 118241. The # 119324 wiring harness you referenced fits 1991-1994 Explorer models only, so it wouldn't fit your vehicle. Installing the 118345 involves plugging the converter inline between the taillight assemblies and the vehicle taillight wiring harness. You'll need to run a...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2013 Ford Edge
  • It would appear as if the Replacement OEM Wiring Harness part # C56110 that you referenced would work on your 2013 Ford Edge since you have what looks like the correct port for it. By the way, thanks for the picture. What you can do to verify that the plug is active is use a circuit tester like our part # 3808 and test the different pins you see for voltage when the brakes/blinkers/running lights are on. If the pins carry voltage with the use of your taillight functions then the # C56110...
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  • Troubleshooting Factory Trailer Wiring on a 2011 Lincoln MKX, No Blinkers
  • Sounds like you have a blown fuse or relay under the hood of your 2011 Lincoln MKX. Grab your owners manual and look up the fuse box legend. There should be a section that has tow package wiring. Check and replace those fuses as necessary. It also would be a good idea to check out the wiring of your trailer. There might be shorts on the turn signal circuits that caused the fuse to blow.
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  • Recommended Brake Controller for a 2011 Ford F-150
  • You should not need to locate any loose wires to install a brake controller on your 2011 Ford F-150. Your truck should have come with a trailer connector of some kind, either a 4-Way flat or a 7-Way. In either case you would just need to use the appropriate wiring harness for the truck and controller that you use. For example if you used the P2, # 90885, then you would need wiring harness # 22292. I have linked a video to the right showing where the harness installs for you.
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  • 12 Volt Circuit on Factory 7-Way on a 2014 Ford F-150 Does Not have Power
  • It is possible that the fuse and/or relay related to the 12 volt circuit on the trailer connector is missing or blown. You will need to consult the owners manual for your 2014 Ford F-150 to find the locations of all the fuses and relays related to the tow package wiring to check them. If the fuses/relays are present and working then it could be a connection problem somewhere between the trailer connector and where the 12 volt circuit originates. These can be hard to track down. Since...
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  • Best Way to Add 7-Way to Install Brake Controller on 2014 Ford F-150 w/OEM 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • You will need to follow the 4-Way harness forward underneath your 2014 Ford F-150. It should plug into another harness that continues to the front of the vehicle. If you can find the harness the 4-Way plugs into then test the wiring in it using a circuit tester, such as # 3808. There should be a wire that has 12 volts of power all the time and another wire, likely blue, that is for output to the trailer brakes. You would use # 37185 to add a 7-Way. The black wire on it is for the...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2013 Ford F-150 that Came with Factory 4-Way Flat
  • Your 2013 Ford F-150 must have come with the factory 4-Way connector. Since the harness for that connector uses a square plug and not the round plug, a simple plug and play 7-Way is not available. You will have to partially hardwire in a 7-Way using # 37185. I have included a link to a video that shows how this is done on a 2013 Ford F-150.
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  • Replacement 4 and 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2012 Ford F-150
  • The wiring harness that is included with 7 and 4-Way connector # HM40975-11933 is # PK11933 which is designed to fit certain Dodge/Chrysler vehicles. For your 2012 Ford F-150 you would need # HM40975 as a replacement and if you also need the harness that connects to the back you would need # PK11998 which is a hardwire harness.
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  • Troubleshooting a Tekonsha Voyager Brake Controller, Green Light Doesn't Come On
  • According to Tekonsha there are 2 reasons that the green light of the Voyager part # 118242 wouldn't illuminate when connected to a trailer. Corrosion on the trailer connectors or a bad power or ground wire to the brake controller. Since you have already checked the power and ground for the controller it sounds like the problem is on the brake output circuit of your trailer like you have already somewhat figured out. I would start at the brake assemblies and make sure they are grounded...
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  • Replacement 7-Way and Wiring Harness Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F-150
  • We had a customer with a similar problem and they were able to use the Curt Wiring harness part # C55242 and it worked just fine.
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  • Do 2012 - 2014 Ford F-150 Trucks All Use the Same Replacement 7-Way and Relays/Fuses
  • The 2012 - 2014 Ford F-150 trucks do not use the same replacement 7-Way kits as older models that take # 118242. The 2012 and 2013 can both take # 20119 as a replacement but there are no kits that come with a fuse and relay which either means that it is present on all 2012 and 2013 F-150s or they can only be obtained from a Ford dealer. There is not yet a replacement that is verified as a fit for the 2014.
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  • Adding a 6- and 4-Way or 7- and 4-Way Trailer Connector to a 2004 Ford F-150 Crew Cab 4x4
  • The instructions for Curt 6-Way Round and 4-Flat Connectors # C55664 is listed only for certain GM vehicles and some imports (see instructions link for the list) but not for a 2004 Ford F-150. However, it should still work because it has the same connector to plug into the factory harness as # 20119 which is a 7- and 4-Way that is listed as a fit for a 2004 Ford F-150 that came with a factory 7-Way. If your truck came with a 4-Way then you would not be able to use either connector but...
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  • Adding 7-Way and Brake Controller on a 2001 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • If your 2001 Ford F-150 has the factory 4-Way flat trailer connector then you can use harness # 118242 to add a 7-Way. Once plugged in in place of the 4-Way harness and after the included relays and fuses are installed then it will be fully functional including the orange and blue wires. You would only have to splice into them if you were hardwiring in a 7-Way. But for your truck and year you can just plug in this harness. The orange wire will be active and the blue wire will be ready...
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  • 7 Pole Connection Problem Using Pollak 5th Wheel/Gooseneck T-Connector # PK11893-11932
  • If you are having difficulty seating the connector into the back of the truck-bed 7-way you will want to check that the wiring/pins are fully inserted into the back of the round U.S. Car connector. The pins should click into place as shown in the linked video. You will also want to check that there is enough clearance within the truck bed sidewall so that there is no tension preventing complete connection. Also, as noted in the video, the locking tab comes already in place and this needs...
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  • Troubleshooting # 20119 7-Way Connector Installed on 2002 Ford F150
  • It sounds like your existing 4-pole is plugged inline with the vehicle harness somewhere upstream from where you've installed the # 20119. Is the existing 4-pole functional? I'd remove the 4-pole and see if that fixes the problem, especially since the 20119 already provides a 4-pole. If that doesn't fix the problem, use a circuit tester like part # 40376 on the round plug on the vehicle that you've plugged the 20119 into. The pins on the plug should power up when the right turn, left turn,...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2003 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way
  • To add a 7-Way to a 2003 Ford F-150 that came with a factory 4-Way you will need to use # 118242. It comes with the proper wiring harness, relays, and fuses to make the new 7-Way fully functional. The harness part is not available by itself but it will plug into the back of # HM40975 so you can keep it and use the 7-Way included with # 118242 as a spare!
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  • Trailer Running Lights Do Not Work When Connected to a 2011 Ford F-150
  • First, check to see if the running light circuit on the 7-Way on your 2011 Ford F-150 has power using a circuit tester such as # 3808. If it does not then there is likely a fuse blown or blown or missing relay. Use the owners manual to locate any fuses/relays related to the tow package wiring. If there is power on the truck side connector then plug in the adapter and make sure there is power on the outside of it. If there is not then the issue is with the adapter. If there is power...
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  • 7-Way Trailer Plug and Wiring for Use on Car Hauler Trailer
  • The usual 7-way plug that is installed on a trailer is actually the male plug, such as # A7WCB or # H20046 that includes 8-feet of wiring. These fit into the female socket on the tow vehicle, such as the part # HM48470 that you referenced. Sockets like the HM48470 are normally used on the tow vehicle side only. Wiring in a trailer-side plug like the Hopkins # H20046 is usually simplified by use of a junction box, which is an enclosed (protected) connection point for the wiring where...
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  • Plug In Adapter Recommendation to Install a Brake Controller in a 2009 Ford F-150
  • It sounds like you are looking for a plug-in adapter for your 2009 Ford F150 to let you install a brake controller. If you had a Tekonsha brake controller like the P2 Brake controller part # 90885 you would want the Tow Ready Plug-In Wiring Adapter # 22292. The brake controller we recommend the most is the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885. This is the best selling controller on the market because of how easy it is to setup and use, and how well it works.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2001 Ford F-150
  • A connector that has pins in both ends would not be able to plug into anything. Its like a wall outlet, the female end has the slots for the prongs and hole for the ground and the male end has the prongs. All T-connector harnesses work this way. It sounds like you might be talking about a harness that plugs in line with the tail light wiring and has not 2 but 4 connectors total. If your truck did not come with a factory tow package then there would be no where to plug in harness C55256...
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  • Tow Bar Wiring Adapter Recommendations
  • It sounds like you have a 5-way connector on your RV like the part # PK11502 or something similar and are looking for a way to convert it to a 4-way to connect to the tow bar wiring of your towed vehicle. To see all of the tow bar wiring adapters we offer check out the link I provided. If you do not see what you need email me back and I will help you find what you need. If you could send me pics of what each of the connectors look like that would be very helpful.
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  • Will 4-Way Trailer Connector on 2000 Ford F-150 Still Work After Installing Curt 7-Way # C55242
  • The 4-Way trailer connector will still function once you install the Curt wiring harness and 7-Way connector # C55242. Please note that you may not require the use of all the fuses and relays included with the kit. Your truck may already have some of them in place. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you. I also recommend a mounting bracket for the 7-Way, # PK12711U.
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  • 7 and 4-Way Trailer Connector Recommendation for a 2007 Ford F150 with Damaged 7-way
  • The Tow Ready Trailer Connector part # 20119 would work perfectly for what you are trying to do. This part is confirmed to fit your 2007 Ford F-150 and will provide you with a 4 and 7-way adapter that will not require the use of adapters.
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  • Trailer Running Lights Not Working When Connected to 4-Pole Harness # 18252 on 2007 Ford F-150
  • The first step for troubleshooting your 4-pole installation is to check that the lighting functions on the vehicle itself are operating correctly. This needs to be checked first since the part you referenced, Draw-Tite 4-Pole Hardwire Kit # 18252, relies on input signals from the vehicle lights to send output signals to the trailer. If the vehicle lights are not working properly you will need to get those fixed first. Once you have confirmed the vehicle light functions are all okay you...
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  • Is there a Specific Wiring Color Code for a 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2013 Ford F-150
  • Factory wiring could be any color since there is no one standard that all manufacturers follow. You will need to test the wires by function using a circuit tester such as # 3808 if you do not already have one. I have included a picture that shows a standard 7-Way and how it is pinned out. That should help if you still have the wires attached to the factory connector.
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  • Turn Signal Lights Freeze when Trailer Is Connected to a 2010 Ford F-150
  • It sounds like there is either a short circuit causing constant power draw or back feeding or the truck connector and trailer connector are wired differently and the turn signal issue is a result. To determine where the problem is you can plug in a different trailer and if the same issue happens then there must be an issue with the truck tow package wiring. If it does not happen then the issue is on the trailer. You can test the truck connector with a circuit tester # 3808. Have someone...
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  • Adding a 5-Way Flat Trailer Connector to a 2008 Ford F-150 with 4-Way Flat Connector
  • Wiring harness # C56515 is primarily for GM vehicles and will not fit a Ford truck. If you already have a 4-Way and need to have a 5-Way then the simplest solution is to use # 20036. All you have to do to get the 5th reverse function is to tap into the reverse light wire behind one of the reverse lights. The 4-Way will just plug in. I have linked a video to the right showing a typical installation for you.
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  • No power on running lights 7 pin harness on 2010 Ford King Ranch
  • I found an online copy of the owners manual which shows there is a fuse and relay that protects the trailer running lamp circuit. The relay is in position # 6, and the fuse is in position # 31. Check the fuse and replace if needed. It is difficult to test a relay, but you can remove it and swap out an adjacent relay to see if it fixes the problem. If you find a bad fuse you will want to check the trailer wiring to locate and repair the short, or you will continue to blow fuses. You will...
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  • How to Determine the Factory Trailer Wire Functions on a 2005 Ford F-150
  • I may have some information that will help, however, vehicle manufacturers are notorious for changing the wire colors on their factory trailer wiring, so the best way to determine the function of each wire is by testing. To test the wires, I recommend using a circuit tester like part # 40376. Find a good ground for the tester and test each wire as a helper activates each light function on the truck. We had a 2006 Ford F-150 on our lot with the factory tow package wiring, so I went to...
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector and Brake Controller to a 2012 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way
  • In order to add a 7-Way trailer connector and brake controller to your 2012 Ford F-150 with the 4-Way flat wiring harness you will need a few items. The first is a 4- to 7-Way adapter, # 37185. It is essentially the same as the 47185 that you mentioned. You will plug the 4-Way on the truck to the 4-Way on the adapter. The remaining 4 wires must be hardwired in. On a 2012 Ford F-150, this is not as difficult as it is on other vehicles. The white wire grounds to the truck frame. If you...
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  • Replacement 4- and 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2006 Ford F-150
  • There are a couple of replacement 4/7-Way connectors you could use on your 2006 Ford F-150 including # 20119. This connector has a short wiring harness that will plug into the harness that was plugged into the factory connector. It is not likely to fit in the factory mounting bracket though. It does come with its own mounting brackets and does not require hardwiring. Another option is # HM40975. This is a different style but also just plugs into the factory harness. This design is closer...
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  • Can a 4- and 7-Way Trailer Connector be Added to a 2013 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way
  • If you 2013 Ford F-150 just has the factory 4-Way flat trailer connector then you can use # 37185 to add a 7-Way while retaining the 4-Way. The 37185 adapter has 4 wires that will need to be hardwired in unless you do not need all the functions. The white wire must be grounded to the truck frame. Purple is for reverse lights and you would need to splice into a reverse light circuit behind a tail light. But if you do not need this function you can tape up the purple wire and stow it out...
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  • How To Get A 7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Connector On A 2012 Ford F150 With Only a Factory 4-Flat
  • If under your rear bumper you have in addition to the 4-pole flat connector additional unterminated wiring for a 7-way you can use Curt # C57102 to convert your Ford F-150 4-pole flat trailer connector to a combination 4-pole and 7-pole trailer connector. This part includes the additional feature of a backup alarm, which is activated simply by connecting the yellow wire to the reverse light circuit, if desired. The alarm will sound when the F-150 is shifted into reverse gear. If you prefer...
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Options for a 1993 Ford F-150
  • Based on what I have found on the 1993 Ford F-150, you would use one of the wiring harnesses in the link I have provided. This truck should be a 2 wire system with combined turn signals and brake lights. If yours does have separate turn signals and brake lights you would need a converter like # 119178KIT that you referenced. It takes the separate brake and turn signals and combines them.
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  • Adding a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2006 Ford F-150 with a Factory 4-Way Flat Connector
  • The 7-Way connector # HM40975 is designed as a replacement for an OEM 7-Way on a 2006 Ford F-150. What you will need is # 37185 and do a little hardwiring. What you will do is follow the factory 4-Way forward on the vehicle where it plugs into another connector along the driver side frame rail. This connector has more wires going into it than coming out to the 4-Way side. If you peel back the covering on the forward connector you will find some additional wires. There should be an...
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  • 4-Way to 7-Way Adapter Recommendation for a 2010 F-150 without Tow Package
  • Since you have a factory 4-way you are going to need a brake controller installation kit part # ETBC7 to convert your 4-way to a fully functional 7-way. This kit comes with everything you would need, I attached an installation video and installation instructions for this product for you to check out also. If you only need the tail light functions you could get a Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole # 30717. You would just need to tape off the extra wires that would not be used. I attached a review...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2012 Ford F-150 with a Factory 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • Since your 2012 Ford F-150 did not come with the factory to package, the blue wire for the electric brake output can be located at the manufacturers connector in the engine compartment on the drivers side near the firewall. You will notice a dark blue wire going into the connector, but not coming out. I have attached an installation video showing where this wire is located. I recommend watching the entire installation video because it explains how to install a 7-way trailer connector,...
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  • Replacement Trailer Connector and Wiring Harness for a Corroded One on a 2001 Ford F-150
  • What you could use is the 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket # HM40975 with wiring harness # PK11998. This will replace the trailer connector and the wiring but you will need to attach the wires from the harness to the factory wires by function, not color. The wiring on the harness is as follows: Red - Left Turn and Stop White - Ground Blue - Electric Brakes Green - Right Turn and Stop Black - Battery Brown - Running Lamps Yellow - Backup Lamps Use a circuit tester like...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 2012 Ford F-150 with a Factory 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • Technically, installing a brake controller on a 2012 Ford F-150 with a 4-Way is a hardwire installation. But you may not have to do a complete hardwire install. If you follow your 4-Way flat wiring harness back, it should plug into another connector. This forward connector has more wires going into it than coming out. Pull back the covering to get to the wires and use a circuit tester, like # 3808 if needed, to test them. There should be a wire with 12 volt power and a another that would...
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  • P2 Brake Controller and 7-Way Recommendation for a 2004 Ford F-150 with factory 4-Way
  • Everything you picked out is exactly what you need for a plug in play install of a 7-way and brake controller on your 2004 Ford F-150 that has a factory 4 pole. It sounds like you already watched the install video for the # 118247, but I attached this also. The 7-way of the # 118247 is the blade style 7-way also. I attached install videos and installation instructions for these products for you to check out also.
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  • Installing a Trailer Hitch and a Brake Controller with Wiring Harness on a 2007 Ford F-150
  • We have everything you need to install a trailer hitch, brake controller and wiring harness on your 2007 Ford F-150 5.4L Triton. We can start with a trailer hitch. There are many trailer hitch options that are available for your truck, but should keep in mind that aftermarket trailer hitches will only fit on your truck if you do not have a factory hitch installed. You could go with a Class III or a Class IV hitch. A Class III Hitch like the Draw-Tite Max Frame Trailer Hitch, # 75506,...
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  • Adding In-Bed 5th Wheel Trailer Wiring on a 2005 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way
  • On your 2005 Ford F-150 with the 4-Way trailer wiring harness, if the harness is from the factory it will be fairly easy to add in-bed 5th wheel trailer wiring. Here is what you need to do. First, follow the factory 4-Way wiring forward on the under side of the truck until you find the connector it plugs into. The forward side of this connection point has more wires running into it then go out to the 4-Way. Using a circuit tester like # 3808, find the functions of each of the wires on...
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  • Vehicle Wiring Converter to Separate Turn Signals from Brake Lights on a 2012 Ford F-150
  • If you want to add separate turn signals from the combined circuit on the truck then you will need a vehicle to vehicle converter # 118158. The combined left turn/brake light will go to the yellow input wire. The combined right turn/brake light will go to the green input wire. The white wire must be grounded to the vehicle frame. On the output side you will then have a yellow wire just for left turn signal, a green wire just for right turn signal, and a red wire that will only carry...
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  • Will Tow Ready 4-Pole Trailer Adapter # 118384 Work On 2010 Ford F-150 Lariat
  • For your 2010 Ford F-150 Lariat, the Tow Ready 4-Pole Trailer Adapter # 118384 will work fine to connect your trucks power supply to your LED strip brake light. I have included a link to the installation instructions for this item. To prevent corrosion on your adapter, you might be interested in Plews & Edelmann Dielectric Grease # 11755. It helps prevent electrical failures caused by corrosion and moisture and I have provided a link to a video demonstrating how it can be used.
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  • Will TowReady 4-Pole Trailer Adapter for Trucks w/ Factory 7 Way, Part # 118384, Work on 2010 F-150
  • The TowReady 4-Pole Trailer Adapter for Trucks w/ Factory 7 Way, Part # 118384, is an adapter that is designed to provide a 4-pole trailer connector on vehicles that have a factory 7-way. This Y-shape harness plugs into the existing 7-way and provides both a 7-way connector and a 4-way. This enables you to add the 4-way connector without losing the 7-way, giving your F-150 the ability to tow trailers with either type of connector. If your 2010 F-150 has the factory tow package (but no...
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  • Trailer Brake and Turn Signals Not Working When 7-Way Connector Plugged into 2011 Ford F-150
  • I would recommend to check the fuse box in your friends F-150 to make sure it has the fuses/relays installed for the trailer stop and turn lights. I looked up a fuse box diagram for a 2011 F-150 and it looked like the trailer tow left stop/turn relay is at location 37 and the trailer tow right stop/turn relay is at location 38. You will want to check the legend in the fuse box of your friends vehicle to make sure those are the correct locations. I would also recommend to use a circuit...
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  • Tow Package Fuse and Relay Locations for 12 Volt Power on a 2006 Ford F-150
  • According to an owners manual I found from Ford for the 2006 F-150 the 12 power fuse for the 7-Way is located in spot 106 and requires a 30 amp cartridge fuse. There is also a Full ISO relay needed in spot R05. Your owners manual has a section on fuses and relays for more information. The fuse you should be able to get at an auto parts store but the relay is most likely a dealer item. I would first test the 7-Way trailer connector to see if it has 12 volt power on the pin in the 1:00...
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  • Blown Fuse & Relay with New Utility Trailer Running Lights
  • Thank you for providing a detailed explanation of your problem. Since your problem is specific to the one trailer, and since it is limited to just the running lights, I would focus my attention on the wiring for the running lights on the new trailer. One possibility is that the running lights on the new trailer are simply drawing too much current and are blowing the fuses. Trailers can be equipped with either high-efficiency LED lights or standard incandescent bulbs, which draw about...
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  • Finding Fuse and Relay Locations for Tow Package Wiring on a 2005 Ford F-150
  • If you look at the owners manual for the truck and/or the legend on the power distribution box lid it will tell you the locations of the fuses/relays that are related to the tow package wiring. I found an online version of the owners manual and the fuse/relay section starts on page 224. For fuses it looks like the trailer tow parking lamp fuse is in location 10 and the relay is location R201.
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  • Troubleshooting a Replacement Ford Tow Package Wiring Harness for No Left Turn Signal
  • I would try unplugging the harnesses and relays and then plugging them back in as it sounds like the left turn signal circuit is not making contact somewhere and it could be as simple as reconnecting the harness to fix the problem. Next. I would check the vehicle side plug that the Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring # # 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....
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  • Right Turn Signal, Brake, and Tail Lights Do Not Work on Trailer Towed by a 2001 Ford F-150
  • This is most likely a ground problem since it is just the one side that is working. First, disconnect the trailer and use a circuit tester, like # 3808 if needed, to test the pins on the truck 7-Way connector. If you do not have the right turn signal/brake lights at the 7-Way then there is a wiring problem on the truck that could be a fuse or relay. But, since it is also the tail light that is not working just on the one side, chances are it is a ground on the trailer. Make sure that...
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  • Purpose of White Wire on Tow Ready T-One Connector # 118316 on 1989 Ford F150
  • The white wire seen on the Tow Ready T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, part # 118316 is the ground. If you are needing a feed for reverse lights, your trailer will typically have a 5-pole trailer connector on it. You can use an adapter like part # 20036, and the extra blue wire would be tapped into the reverse light circuit on the truck.
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  • Replacement 7-Way and 4-Way Socket for a 2011 Ford F-150
  • Yes, you can use the socket, # HM40975, from the # HM40975-11933 kit as a replacement 7-way and 4-way trailer connector on your 2011 Ford F-150. The plug-in adapter that comes with this kit is only designed for Dodge and Chrysler vehicles, but you can use just the # HM40975 socket as long as your truck came with a factory 7-way trailer connector. I have attached a link to the socket that should save you some money from having to buy the kit that you referenced.
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  • Converting a 4-way to a 7-way on a 2005 Ford F-150
  • You are correct, the wiring you found on your 2005 Ford F-150 is as you suspected. The blue wire is for the brake controller output and the orange wire is the auxiliary 12 volt power supply. You could use the 12 volt aux as a circuit to maintain the charge on your trailer or basically run anything else that runs on a 12 volt system such as lights. Check out the FAQ and picture I attached also. For a 7-way I would recommend you get something like a Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole Vehicle...
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  • Brake and Turn Signal Lights do Not Work on Boat Trailer
  • Since the trailer lights are working with a different vehicle, that would indicate an issue on the truck side. But it could also indicate a problem with the adapter as well. You will want to check to make sure the adapter is pinned out correctly to match the way the trailer and truck are configured. Make sure the trailer connector on the truck is clean and free of corrosion. On a 7-Way corrosion can also build up behind the connectors where the wires attach. Check the owners manual...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2007 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way
  • To install a 7-Way trailer connector on a 2007 Ford F-150 with a factory 4-Way, you will need to use # 37185. This is part plug and play and part hardwire, but the hardwire locations are easy to access. You will need to ground the white wire to the vehicle frame. The purple wire is for reverse lights if needed. You would need to tap into a reverse light wire on the vehicle. The blue wire is for the trailer brakes and the black wire is for 12 volt power. To connect these wires, follow...
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  • Replacing Broken 7-Way Trailer Connector on 2002 Ford F150
  • Going with the # PK11998 would be your best bet. The 4 foot pigtail does include the grey locking tab you speak of, as shown in the photo I edited for you. I will also provide the color code for the pigtail wiring, as it might not necessarily wire up color-for-color to your F150. To determine function, you might need a circuit tester like part # 40376, if you do not already have one.
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  • Replacement 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2003 Ford F-150 with Factory Tow Package
  • If the factory plug you are talking about on your 2003 Ford F-150 looks like the one in the picture I have included then # 30955 will fit. It is designed to fit the 1997 to current Ford trucks equipped with the factory socket in the picture. If your truck has square connectors then you would need to use a different harness, # 118242. I have included a link to a video showing a typical installation for you.
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  • Brake Controller and 7-Way Wiring Harness Recommendations for a 2006 Ford F-150
  • I do have all the parts you will need to install a brake controller on your 2006 Ford F-150. First, for a brake controller, I recommend the Tekonsha P2, # 90885 because it is easy to set up and easy to use. The correct wiring harness to go from the brake controller to the truck is # 3035-P. I have included some informational links on the controller and wiring harness for you to view. To add a 7-Way to the 4-Way already on the truck, you will need # 37185. I have included links to...
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  • Wiring Harness For a 2004 Ford F-150 New Body Without Factory Tow Package
  • For your 2004 Ford F-150 new body, I would recommend using the Tow Ready Custom Fit Wiring Harness, # 118247. This wiring harness will plug into a connector that is located along the drivers side frame rail behind the back bumper and does not require any splicing. I have attached the installation instructions that show where the vehicle side connector is located and where to connect the relay. I have also added a photo showing the location of the vehicle side connector For a smooth...
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  • Getting Reverse Lights to Work on a 2012 Nitro Z-9 Boat Trailer Towed by a 2006 Ford F-150
  • Many trailers actually do not have reverse lights but if yours does, you will want to check the center pin on the 7-Way connector on your truck to see if it is working. Use a circuit tester like # 3808 if needed to test the pin. If this pin does not show power when the vehicle is in reverse, then you will need to route a wire to the reverse light circuit on the truck to get it to work. It is also possible that you will need to check the fuse on the truck related to the reverse light circuit...
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  • Replacement Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2004 Ford F-150 new Body Style
  • Yes, the Tow Randy replacement vehicle wiring harness # 118247 is the correct harness for a 2004 Ford F-150 new body style. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. You may also need a mounting bracket like # PK12711U.
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  • 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer Wiring Harness for a 2012 Ford F-150
  • The Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck Trailer Wiring Harness, # PK11893-11932, will fit on your 2012 Ford F-150. I have attached an installation video for you to check out. The vehicle is different, but the installation process is the same.
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  • How To Upgrade From a Factory 4-Way Connector To 7-Way Connector on 2004 Ford Expedition
  • To upgrade the trailer connector on the rear of your 2004 Ford Expedition from a 4-Way to a 7-Way you will need to use the Hopkins Adapter, part # 37185. This adapter will plug into the existing factory 4-Way on your vehicle. After plugging in your 4-Way to the back of the # 37185 adapter the four remaining wires on the adapter will need to be hardwired to the corresponding circuits on the vehicle. The white (ground) wire will need to be attached to the vehicle frame, the black (12...
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  • 2012 Ford F-150 with Factory Came with Fuse and Relay Labeled AL3T-15A416-AA
  • Normally, a factory tow package will be fully functional from the factory when you buy the truck. But in some cases, a tow package can be added very easily (by plugging in a 7-Way and adding some relays/fuses) that they can provide the parts at the dealer. It sounds like your truck may fall under the second category. To be sure, all you have to do is use the owners manual to find the proper locations of the fuses/relays related to the tow package, and insert the ones you found (if needed,...
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  • Installation of Brake Controller On My 2011 Ford F-150 Without Tow Package
  • It is possible that the wires you are looking for have been terminated farther up the frame rail or may not have been ran back. Typically the wires would run to where the factory 4-way is plugged into, usually near the spare tire. If you cannot locate the wires, you will just need to hardwire the brake controller and 7-way, which is not as bad as it sounds (we have a kit for this). You will need the Brake Controller 4 and 7-way Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. To install, you will begin...
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  • Parts Needed To Install 7-Way on 2007 Ford F-150
  • To install a 7-way wiring harness on your 2007 Ford F-150, I would recommend using the Brake Controller 7 and 4 Way Installation Kit, part # ETBC7. The # ETBC7 kit will come with all the wiring and circuit breakers needed for installation. To install, you will begin by connecting your existing 4-way to the 4-way on the ETBC7. The White wire is ground and will need to be connected to a clean metal surface on vehicle frame. The Black wire and should be connected to the vehicles battery...
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  • Wiring a 7-Way RV Connector on a 1989 Ford F-250 Truck for Towing a Trailer with Electric Brakes
  • Lets start at the back of your 1989 Ford F-250 pickup. I assume that you installed a T-One Wiring Harness, # 118316, and a 4 Pole to 7 Pole adapter, like part # 37185, and that the stop, turn and tail light signals are plugged into the 4-way connector on the adapter and working. The White wire should be grounded to the truck frame, clean the area you will be connecting this wire to for a solid ground. Next, the purple wire is for the center pole in the 7-Way connector. This wire should...
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  • Does the Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness Include a Battery Isolator
  • The Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, # 118242, includes the wiring and relays needed to replace the factory 7-Way on a truck that has the factory tow package. If the original tow package included a battery isolator feature it would be part of the tow package wiring on the truck and not in these replacement items. In order to see if the 7-Way has power even with the key off, you can test the 7-Way at the back of the truck with the key off using a circuit tester like #...
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  • Connection Point and Color Codes for Tow Ready Trailer Wiring for a 1986 Ford F-150
  • The Tow Ready Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 118313, is designed to just plug in line with the existing wiring harness on the truck. The connection point is located along the inside of the left rear frame rail. I have included a link to the installation details for you. The wire color and functions on this harness are as follows: White = ground Brown = running lights Yellow = left turn and brake lights Green = right turn and brake lights
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  • Trailer Left Turn and Tail Light Not Working on a Trailer Towed by a 2006 Ford F-150
  • What I think may be happening is there is the absence of a relay that will not allow certain functions to work on the trailer lights if the load on the system is great enough. I would consult the owners manual, find the location of any relays/fuses associated with the trailer wiring, and make sure they are in good working order or add the ones that may be missing. Another issue could be a faulty ground somewhere since your ground test did get it to partially work. You will want to check...
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  • Trailer Lights Not Fully Working on a Trailer Towed by a 2007 Ford F-150 with Factory Tow Package
  • It does sound like a ground problem. Most wiring issues are due to a bad ground connection. But first, I do recommend checking the trailer and vehicle side connectors for dirt or corrosion in and behind the plugs. That can cause the problem as well and it is the easiest thing to check. After that, if you still have issues, start checking all of the grounds starting with the truck side trailer connector and working back to the tail lights on the trailer. The grounds should all be connected...
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  • Wiring Color Code for the 7-Way RV Connector Plug And Installation Details for a 2011 Ford F-150
  • For Your 2011 Ford F-150, without factory trailer connector, the 7-Way RV wiring colors will be as follows. Green = Right Turn/Stop Yellow = Left Turn/Stop Brown = Taillight White = Ground Black = 12 Volt Power Blue = Electric Brake Output Purple = Reverse Light Circuit or Auxiliary Power We have an article that details trailer connector wire colors for you to review, see link. If your truck has the tow package installed, and no 4-Way connector attached, you can use the Custom...
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2003 Ford F-150 without Factory Tow Package
  • If your 2003 Ford F-150 came with a factory installed 4-Way wiring harness, you can use the Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, # 118242. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video showing a typical installation. Once you have installed this harness into the factory connector under the truck, and inserted the fuses and relays where needed, the 7-Way should be fully functional. You will need to check the center pin with a circuit tester like # 3808,...
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  • Trailer Connector for 2004 Ford F150 with no Tow Package
  • Although not all 2004 F150 models were equipped with the 4-pole connector, the Tow Package wiring harness you referenced, part # 118247 will still work with those with no trailer connector. The connector that the harness plugs into is located under the vehicle, along the drivers side frame rail behind the back bumper. To see the install instructions, click on the provided link.
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  • Parts Needed to Add a 7-Way Trailer Connector to a 2008 Ford F-150
  • Since your 2008 Ford F-150 came with a factory installed 4-Way, you will need to add the 4-Way to 7-Way Adapter, # 37185. The 4 way you have on the truck will plug into the back of this adapter leaving 4 wires to hardwire. The white wire will attach to the truck frame, the purple wire will attach to the reverse light circuit behind one of the tail lights. If reverse lights are not needed on the trailer, this wire can be tapped up and stowed out of the way. For the blue and black wires,...
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  • 7-Way Trailer Connector for 2011 Ford F-150
  • The wiring harness you referenced, part # 118242 would not be compatible with your 2011 F150. It is designed for the 1997-2003 model years only. The parts necessary to provide a 7-way for your F150 would depend on how it was equipped when it left the factory. If your F-150 has the factory round plug located along the drivers side frame rail behind the back bumper, you would use part # 20119. The factory plug will have a dust cover that will need to be removed, and the 20119 would...
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  • No Power Inside Travel Trailer When 7-Way is Connected to 2006 Ford F-150 Super Crew
  • It sounds like you are not getting 12 volt battery power to the 7-way connector at the rear of your 2006 Ford F-150 Super Crew. If you look at your 7-Way vehicle connector on your truck, the pin at the one oclock position is for the 12 volt battery power. I am including a picture of a 7-Way vehicle connector that will show the pins and their functions. You will want to test that pin at the one oclock position with a circuit tester like the Quickee Tester, part # 3808, to see if you have...
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  • Installing a Trailer Brake Controller on a 2006 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Flat Trailer Connector
  • If you just want to run the lighting functions on the trailer, you can just use an adapter like Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole, # 37185. Plug in your 4-Way flat to the back and tape up the rest of the wires with the exception of the white ground wire (attaches to the vehicle frame). But I recommend wiring the truck with a 7-Way and a brake controller so you can use the electric brakes on the trailer using # ETBC7. For a brake controller, I recommend the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, # 90885....
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  • Parts needed to Attach 4-Way Flat Trailer Wiring to a 4-Pin Round Harness on a 1995 Ford F-150
  • You have 3 options for connecting your trailer with a 4-Way flat connector to your F-150 with 4-Way Round connector. Probably the best way to go in the long run, would be to use the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4 Pole Trailer Connector, item # 118316, to install a 4-Way Flat connector on your truck and eliminate the 4-Way round connector. I have included installation instructions for this harness for you to review. This will allow you to tow your trailer with a direct connection...
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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...
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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...
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  • Truck Camper Wiring Recommendation for a 1996 Ford F-150
  • The Replacement Multi-Tow 7-Way & 4 Pole Trailer Connector, item # 20119, is designed to fit Ford trucks starting in 1997 and will not fit on the 1996 Ford F-150 Model. If you would like to upgrade the wiring on your truck to use this style of connector the 7-Way Pre-Wired Car Connector, 7 foot Lead, item # 20023, can be hard wired to the correct circuits on your truck. and you could then install the included 7-Way inside the bed for your truck camper. I would recommend using solder,...
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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...
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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...
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  • Necessary Parts and Instructions To Install Brake Controller on 2010 Ford F-150 With Factory 4-Way
  • To install a brake controller on your 2010 Ford F-150, you will need to install a 7-way connector at the rear of your vehicle as you stated, and you will need to use a vehicle specific brake control wiring adapter to plug in under the dash. I will help you through the process, its not too bad of an install on your 2010 Ford F-150. To begin, you will want to start at the rear of the vehicle, here you will need to install Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole, part # 37185, which will give you a 7-way...
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  • Is Just The Mounting Bracket Available On Pollak 7 and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket, #HM40975
  • Yes, there is a separate part number for just the mounting bracket on the Pollak 7- and 4-Pole Trailer Connector Socket w/ Mounting Bracket, # HM40975. The mounting bracket part number is Hopkins Replacement Mounting Bracket, # HM40978.
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  • How to Add a 7-Way Trailer Connector on a 2008 Ford F-150
  • What you will need in order to convert your 4 pin connector to a 7 pin connector on your 2008 Ford F-150 is Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole part # 37185. This adapter will allow you to use a 7 pin trailer connector and have the option to use a 4 pin if you needed to. All you would have to do is connect your vehicles 4 pin connector to the 4 pin connector from the back of the 4 Pole to 7 Pole Adapter part # 37185 then ground the white wire from the adapter if you do not need the additional...
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  • Ford F-150 STX 4-Way Trailer Wiring Harness Installation
  • Wiring your 2007 Ford F-150 STX for towing a trailer with a 4-Way flat connector should not be too hard. If you look under the truck along the inside of the drivers side frame rail you may see a connector that has wires running to it. If so use a circuit tester, item # 3808 if needed, and make sure the trailer lighting functions are working to this connector. If the circuits are live to this connector then the Plug-N-Tow (TM) Vehicle Wiring Harness, item # 40185, will work on your vehicle....
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  • How To Get A 7-Way and 4-Way Trailer Connector On A 2008 Ford F150 With A Factory 4 Flat
  • Because the 2008 Ford F150 with the factory wiring harness and factory 4 pole trailer connector is not wired for a 7-Way trailer connector you will need to use the Hopkins Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole, # 37185. It retains the 4 way in the event that you would need it in the future, and it also includes the mounting bracket. The 4 pole on the adapter would plug into your existing 4 way and there are four extra wires to be wired. The extra wires are: Black: 12 volt hot lead White:...
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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...
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  • Availability of 4-Flat Trailer Wiring for a 2006 Ford F-150
  • If your 2006 Ford F-150 has a factory tow package, the Hopkins Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring, # 40185, that you referenced is the correct harness. If your truck does not have a factory tow package, you will need Draw-Tite Wiring, # 18252. This is a hardwire 4-Flat. You will need access to the taillight wiring. The yellow wire is left turn and stop. The brown wire is running lights. The green wire is right turn and stop. The white wire is ground. If you just need to replace a broken 4-Way,...
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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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  • 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...
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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....
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  • Which Mounting Bracket Will work With the Tow Package Wiring Harness with 7-Way on a 2004 Ford F-150
  • I went out to the warehouse an checked to be absolutely sure and the mounting bracket you will need is the Mounting Bracket for Pollak 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector - Vehicle End, item # PK12711U. You may also want to consider the No-Drill Mount Bracket, Short, item # 18140, for a no drill installation, which also checked to be sure it works with the Pollak bracket.
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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...
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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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  • Replacement Trailer Connector for 2007 Ford F-150
  • The Pollak Replacement 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector Socket - Vehicle End, part # PK11893, is an exact OE replacement for your vehicle-end trailer connector. I have included a link to the part below.
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  • Troubleshooting Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness # 118242 on a 2000 Ford F-150
  • The best way to determine where the issue is occurring would be to test the 7 pole plug with a circuit tester, without the trailer connected. Have a friend sitting in the cab press the brake pedal and engage each of the turn signals while you test the corresponding prongs on the plug. If you are correctly receiving power at the 7 pole plug, you will need to turn your attention to the trailer. If not, I would check the connection point between the # 118242 harness and your vehicle,...
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  • Installation Procedure For Draw-Tite 4-Pole Hardwire Kit # 18252 On A 2008 Ford F-150 Crew Cab
  • To install the Draw-Tite 4-Pole Hardwire Kit Including Circuit Tester, part # 18252, on your 2008 Ford F-150 you will need to access the wiring harness behind each tail light assembly, starting at the drivers side. Activate the left turn signal, and use the tester included in the kit to probe each wire going into the tail light assembly. Once you find the wire that makes the tester blink with the turn signal, tap the yellow wire for the 4-pole wiring harness into that circuit using the...
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  • Will The Tow Package Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector Fit My 2005 Ford F-150
  • The Tow Package Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector for the 2004 F-150, item # 118247, will not work on the 2005 model year Ford F-150. There was a were changes for the 2005 model year and the wiring package was changed on the Ford Trucks. To wire your vehicle for a 7-way connector you will need a 4-way connector first. If your truck has a factory 4- way connector then you will be able to use our Adapter 4 Pole to 7 Pole and 4 Pole, item # 37185, and splice into the vehicle...
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  • How to Wire a 7-Way connector on New and Old Body Style 2004 Ford F-150
  • The way to tell if your truck is a new body style or a heritage model (old body style) is to check for the wiring harness at the rear of the vehicle on the driver side frame rail. you may have to lower the spare tire to see the harness if it is present. If your truck is the New body style then you will need the Tow Package Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector, part number 118247, to wire a 7-way connector on your pickup. You will be able to find the wiring harness on the...
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  • Upgrading 2004 F150 with Factory 4-Pole to 7-way and Brake Controller
  • The Tow Package Vehicle Wiring Harness with 7-Way Trailer Connector, part number, # 118247, will plug inline with your existing wiring harness and provide you with the necessary wiring and 7-way connector to install a brake controller. The fuses and relays needed to install the harness are included to make the necessary brake and auxiliary power functions functional. You can retain the 4-way trailer connector and plug the new harness inline with it or remove the 4-way harness if it is...
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  • Will Wiring Harness 118242 Work on a 2007 F-150
  • The 118242 Ford OEM wiring harness will not fit the 2007 F-150 pickup. The 2007 F-150 has hardwired trailer wiring to the factory trailer plug. You can use the PK11998 replacement 7 pole RV socket to replace your connector at the back of your 7 pole vehicle end connector. This wiring harness will have to be hardwired in to the wiring harness that currently provides power to your 7 way connector. You will remove the existing plug and splice the wires from the old plug to the wires on the...
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  • Will Tow Package Vehicle Wiring Harness 118247 Work on a 2005 Ford F-150 XL?
  • Unfortunately, the part number you mention will not work with the 2005 F150. You'll have to use the 4 Pole to 7 Pole Adapter. Plug the existing 4-way into the adapter and attach the blue, black, and purple wires to the wires going into the connector on the driver's side frame rail. We have a Ford truck installation guide that shows how this is accomplished. I'll include a link below.
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  • Do Your Carry an OEM Replacement 6-Way Connector for a 2008 Ford F-150
  • A 2008 Ford F-150 would have come with either a 4-Way or 7-Way connector. There is not an OEM 6-Way. You can convert your 4-Way into a 6-Way using 6-Way Installation kit part # ETBC6. You would plug your existing 4-Way into the 4-Way socket on the ETBC6, then you would run the blue wire to either the reverse lights or brake controller, depending on how your trailer is set up, and then you would run the red wire up to the battery for a 12V power source.
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  • Brake Controller Wiring Instructions and Video for Installation on a 1990 Ford F-150
  • Did your vehicle come equipped with the factory tow package? If so, the 7 way might be bolted to the frame member on the driver's side, behind the rear axle. You would just unbolt it, and mount it on the rear bumper. If you do not have the tow package, you would need a # 118316 T-One 4-Way Connector ( if a working 4-Way is not present), and an Electric Brake Controller Installation Kit, # ETBC7. All of the wiring, trailer connectors and parts needed to complete the installation are...
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  • Upgrading a 2007 Ford F-150 with a 6-Way Trailer Connector
  • Unfortunately, the part # 20028 will not work with your vehicle. It is designed to work with a 1997-2002 Ford F150 only. The 4 Pole to 6 Pole Adapter, part # 37175 would be the ideal choice for your situation. You would be able to retain use of the 4 pole connector, and the mounting bracket is included as well.
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  • Brake Controller Installation on 1993 Ford F150
  • First, you will need to choose a brake controller. I would recommend a proportional controller like the Tekonsha Prodigy P2, part # 90885. The P2 is very easy to use and easy to set up which makes it our best selling controller. You will also need our Brake Controller Install Kit, part # ETBC7. The kit contains everything necessary to install your controller including all wiring, hardware, circuit breakers and an adapter that will convert your existing 4-pole to a 7-way connector. We...
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  • Recommended Trailer Harness for 2003 Ford F-150
  • If your 2003 Ford F-150 came from the factory with the 4-Way flat connector, then your truck already has a towing package wired in. In this case I would recommend 7-Way connect part # 118242. A 7-Way will allow you to tow trailers with 7-Way wiring systems and brakes. You can still use it with 4-Way trailers by using an adapter like part # 47345. Built into this adapter is a circuit tester to make sure truck wiring is hooked up properly. If you strictly want to use a 4-Way, then the...
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  • Color Scheme for the Wiring on a 1997 Ford F-150
  • I am sorry, but I do not have definite color schemes for your 1997 Ford F-150. The configurations of the pins on 7-ways is pretty standard. The standard wiring for 7-ways is posted on our Wiring Page, see link. You can compare it to your 7-way and then check the colors of the wires coming out of their respective pins. Otherwise, you will need to use a circuit tester on the pins and/or wires to figure out their functions.
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