Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way

Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way

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Tekonsha Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - 118242

  • Custom Fit
  • Trailer Hitch Wiring
  • Tekonsha
  • 7 Blade
  • No Converter


  • 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


Product detail

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.


Product detail

Picture of the 7-Way Connector



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



118242 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details 118242 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2001 - 2003 Ford F-150 Flareside or SuperCrew with factory 4-flat

2000 - 2000 Ford F-150 Flareside with factory 4-flat

1997 - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty Flareside with factory 4-flat

2004 - 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series Flareside with factory 4-flat

2001 - 2003 Ford F-150 non-Flareside or non-SuperCrew with factory 4-flat

2000 - 2000 Ford F-150 non-Flareside with factory 4-flat

1997 - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty non-Flareside with factory 4-flat

2004 - 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series non-Flareside with factory 4-flat

2000 - 2003 Ford F-150 with factory 4-Flat

1997 - 1999 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty with factory 4-Flat

2004 - 2004 Ford F-150 Heritage Series with factory 4-Flat



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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 Transcript for Tow Ready Tow Package Wiring Harness Installation - 2002 Ford F-150

Today, our 2002 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab, we're going to install part number 118242. This is a Ford replacement OEM tow-package wiring harness. Now, what this will do, it will upgrade your preexisting 4-pole harness on tow package up to a 7-pole. Now, our new upgrade harness will actually work with a factory 4-pole wire harness. In this case we don't have our 4-pole anymore, so that's why we're upgrade. Our connection point is right here on the frame rail on the driver's side.

Yes, you definitely want to take the spare tire out of the way so you can see what's going on. This is our connection point and this is our ground. We're going to have to take apart the ground and our connection point. Then we'll go ahead and move this off the frame rail. A small pry bar or trim panel tool will work to get the classic part off here; we'll have easier access to our wire harness. Now, we need to take this apart, push down on this tab, and pull it apart.

Then we can go ahead and start to install our new parts. We've got our new wire harness and basically T into the middle of these two connectors; push them together until they click. Then, we'll go ahead and install our white wire at the ring terminal with the original one and original screw back into the frame. We'll snap this back into its original place, a little push fastener. I'm going to take the indirect cable; it'll go towards our bumper. I like to route it over the frame, back down to the bumper.

Now, at this point it's personal preference how you route your wire harness to the eventual location of your 7-pole connector. Let's go ahead and use a zip tie to help contain our wires, keep them safe and secure. Now, the kit doesn't come with many zip ties, so you may want to go get yourself some. Now, this is our 7-pole connector that'll eventually plug into the back of our wire harness here. This is like Ford factory.

To do that, I will now mount a couple of brackets to hold our 7-pole in place. Now, the bracket we're going to install is part number 18140 from Tow Ready. This is their universal mounting bracket. This bracket is going to attach to the bottom of our hitch and use this clamp to hold it in place. Now you take the screw and a clamp and bend it out of the way to make it easier to run the clamp through and then push it back up. Then use a 5/16ths nut driver to tighten it up. I'm just going to bend that guy up and out of the way for the excess. Now, the bracket we're going to use to hold our 7-pole connector up will be part number PK12711U. This is a mounting bracket for 7-pole connectors from Pollak. Also, we're going to need some hardware to do this. This will be hardware installation kit PK11926. Now to make our connection we're going to use the parts that came with our first bracket to attach these two. Our hardware kit will work with the 7-pole connector itself. A number two Phillips screwdriver will work to tighten down our hardware. Let's go ahead and mount our 7-pole connector, using the hardware kit for 7-pole bracket; flat blade screwdriver for these screws. Then, we can go ahead and plug our wire harness into our 7-pole connector. Now on this connector here, it's a good idea to use some dielectric grease. We'll be using part number 11755 from Lubrimatic. Push these two together until they click and there's also a small grey lock that goes on the end here. Now, typically this piece is already installed on here, but you might want to take it off before you do your installation to make it easier to snap together. So, to take it off, you just push down right here with a really small screwdriver. Push down in the middle and then remove it. When we need to use it, we just line it up and push it into place. All right, next we'll get underneath the hood of the truck and we'll go to the fuse panel here. We'll open it up, take the lid off. There's a couple of relays and fuses that we have to install. At this point, you definitely want to go by the owner's manual and find the locations for your fuses. Now, a lot of times the relays and fuses are already installed onto your truck. So, it's just basically you got to just investigate and see what you need and what you don't need. Now, in our particular truck, we only had to install the backup relay, which is located right here. On our battery charge circuit for our trailer, the relay goes right there. Everything else is already installed on the truck. The fuses that came with the kit, we couldn't use in this one because they're already fuses in the areas of the fuse box of our truck. So, we are done. We have everything in place it's a good idea to test it out with a tester before you try it on a trailer. With that, that'll finish it for our install, part number 118242 full replacement OEM tow-package wiring harness on our 2002 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab. .


Customer Reviews

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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (212 Customer Reviews)


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2003 Ford F-150

I have a 2003 f150. Recently bought a camp trailer and needed trailer brakes hooked up and 12 volt to charge the trailer battery. My truck had a brake controller already installed and very poor hack job for the trailer brake wire into the existing harness.This plug in harness cleaned it all up and Now have trailer brakes and 12 volt to the trailer. One thing to check for is the relay for the 12 volt, my truck already had one in place but was not working , changed it out for the one supplied and now works. 700098



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2003 Ford F-150

My F150 had an OEM 4 pin trailer plug and hitch. The 118242 - 7 pin connector with wiring harness is the ticket. The hardest part of the install was dropping the spare tire. The plugs connect directly to the factory plugs and the harness length is the correct length. The 3035-P brake controller connector harness was just as easy. Plugs right in to the OEM plug next to the ECM connector and the other end into the brake controller. The PK12711U-26 - 7 pin bracket and hardware kit fastens directly the OEM bracket that is on the hitch. My truck had an OEM 4 pin trailer towing set up with the hitch. The OEM hitch had the bracket welded on it to attach the 7 pin mounting bracket to it. These kits make this install very easy and professional looking. If I have one complaint, the hardware kit to attach the 7 pin connector bracket is set up to fasten the bracket directly to the bumper with 2 - self tapping screws provided in the kit. The kit also includes 4 #12 machine screws with toothed washer nuts to attached the 7 pin connector to the bracket. This is fine if your truck hitch doesn't have an attaching bracket welded to it. The kit should included in it 6 #12 machine screws and nuts along with the 2 self tapping screws. Since my OEM hitch actually had a bracket welded to it to attach the 7 pin bracket to it, I had to use two other #12 screws and nuts to attach the 7 pin bracket to the OEM bracket on the hitch. Not a big deal, just a thought. It took me about 2 hours, start to finish to install the 7 pin connector, trailer controller, and add the two relays in the OEM relay/fuse box under the hood. I highly recommend these kits. 322339



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2012 Ford F-150

I do not like to leave bad reviews, however I was initially impressed from what I heard about family members who have used etrailer. I purchased the above product for a 97 ford f150 with factory tow package. This product was confirmed to fit this truck, and was listed as specifically for this truck. However the connectors are not even close, which I can understand considering that the truck was built in mid 96 as a 97 model. I called into customer service after doing a great deal of research, and discovered through ford that there were different variations of electric brake configurations for this year. I needed to return said product, that I purchased based on the websites EXACT description and etrailer wants to charge me almost 12 bucks to return a product that they advertise as "confirmed fit". I would have no problem paying for shipping if this was MY error. Customer service stated that they would request to waive shipping, confirmed my phone number, stated they would call back....never did. One would think you guys would do your homework on this before advertising a product in such a manner. I was easily able to find out that depending on when and where my truck was built would determine what type of harness is needed. 451374



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2002 Ford F-150

The wiring harness worked great. There are instructions and a video that made it simple. I knew exactly what to do before I started. We needed this in order to pull a larger trailer that has electric brakes and didn't want to cut and splice wires. The connectors plugged right in to the OEM connectors. I only wish I would have thought of it sooner so I didn't have to pay for the next day delivery...but on the other hand Amazon was like a 2 week delivery and Ford was triple the price. I was happy that someone offered next day delivery. 318910



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2017 Ford F-150

this adapter is not the only item i bought, i ended buying multiple plug adapters in hopes of finding one that worked, well to make a long story short i ended up taking my motorhome with all the plugs that i had bought to giant r.v. and sales that said please fix it. the bill came to 679.01 so instead of being a plug and play it turn out to be plug and pay. but on the bright side i have extra plug that i will never use. 490003


Comments

Thanks for the follow up Charles, This 7-way is intended to be a 7-way replacement for the trailer connector on older model Ford F-150s but is is not a fit for either your 2017 F-150 or intended to be used as a flat tow wiring harness for flat towing your F-150 behind your motorhome. I have included a link to the trailer connectors confirmed as a fit for your and a link for the vehicle tow bar wiring for flat towing your F-150 behind your motorhome.

-- Rachael H - 03/29/2018

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Item fit great on truck, it was just as described. Still using it to pull my camper and will buy from etrailer again because of there great service 726851



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Makes the second vehicle that I’ve installed the custom made wiring harnesses and controller on using etrailer parts. All items were a prefect match for the vehicles just like advertised. Support from their experts was timely and accurate. Products are well made for great. Will continue to use them. 725010



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2015 Ford F-150

The 7 pin wiring adapter for my 2004 F-150 Heritage worked great. My truck did not come with the towing package so it only had a 4 pin trailer connector. My new travel trailer is a seven pin with trailer brakes. The instructions and on line video made the install a breeze. I really liked it because it was “plug and play”. It only took me about 15 minutes to install. Thank you etrailer!!! 695157



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Great service. Very good product. 682653



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Installed this on my 1999 F150. The instructions were very detailed and made this install quick. took about 5 minutes. 680449



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The product itself was as expected. However, the example I received was clearly an open-box and was missing the clip that retains the harness in the 7-way connector. 668045



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Worked perfect for my 99 F150. No issue s. 662578



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2002 Ford F-150

Quick delivery. Had what needed that I couldn't get locally. 661309



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2001 Ford F-150

Product fit my 2001 Ford F150 exactly as the video stated. Excellent video for the installation with included part numbers needed for the correct placement. 657408



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2001 Ford F-150

Just what I needed to add trailer brakes to my 01 f150. Plug and go installation. Heavy wires and quality plugs. Came with needed relays . Just pop them in the junction box under the hood and good to go. Install video made it simple. Delivered sooner than expected. 642548



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great oem replacement product for our shop truck. nice easy way to replace the 7 pin trailer plug. all the connectors fit great only took 15 minutes to install and it looks like we were never under the truck. 614416



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2007 Dodge Dakota

Harness came with fuses that weren’t even close to what I needed for my truck. 611646



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I didn't have any problems! 608321



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Fits just like they said it would. Fast shipping and great communication. Thank you 601784



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1997 Ford F-150

Received my order, installed it on my 1997 Ford F-150 and works beautifully. Thank you for the tutorial video on YouTube. I am finally able to use my truck to haul my trailer around. 580971



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I use this harness to pull a 10,000lb utility trailer with 2 axles. Hooked right up and still working. 578575



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Worked mint 574302



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Easy to install 572473



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1997 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty

Great. Everything was just like they advertised. All parts went right together. Could not have been easier. Thanks etrailer. 553582



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It’s done just what it’s designed to do, and done it well. 551667



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This product was easy to install and works fine. Would recommend to others. 549766



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2000 Ford F-150

Great product easy to install 519178



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2001 Ford F-150

easy to install and works perfectly!!! 510861



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2004 Ford F-150

Awesome product, exactly what was needed to add a 7 blade connector to my 2004 F150 Heritage. It connected to my OEM trailer connection as advertised, took about 20 minutes using the directions provided. Ashley was very helpful on the phone, making sure I ordered Exactly what was needed. Would recommend to anyone! 509477



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1999 Ford F-150

After much research, I decided to buy what I needed for my trailer brakes on my 99 F150 from etrailer.com. I'm very glad I did. The wiring harness plugged in just as they said it would. The brake controller was a breeze to install. Shipping was fast and free since I spent over $99.00. Over all, I am very pleased with what I got, shipping and the followup on my order. I will recommend etrailer.com every chance I get. 509013



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2015 Ford F-150

7 Pin wiring harness for my '02 Ford F-150 was a 15 minute job, easy to install without removing the spare, and worked immediately. Thanks! 506506


Comments

It works great. I’ve used it quite a bit during the year. Thanks

Stan - 05/11/2019

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2003 Ford F-150

easy hook up with the tow package on our truck 499159



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2001 Ford F-150

The controller , OEM wiring kit and rear 7 pole light hook ups were EASY TO INSTALL as explained by Christie K. order was filled quickly and arrived in perfect condition thanks for making my day I added you to my favorite places thanks again 493450



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2003 Ford F-150

Worked perfectly ! ! The youtube instructional videos were of great assistance. I purchased various items for my towing needs and everything works as stated ! Thanks. 493246



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2000 Ford F-150

fit together prefect 488198



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2002 Ford F-150

Awesome product worked perfectly easy installation and the customer service is amazing I have ordered multiple products from here and will continue too use this company any time I have a question I email and get a very in depth explanation of any questions I ask and given list of any parts I request I would highly recommend this company to anyone 487213



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2002 Ford F-150

The whole process from ordering to installation was simple. Only thing that coulda been an issue, the two 30amp fuses that came with kit were flat type fuses. My 02 Ford F150 takes square fuses. It didn’t matter though since there were already fuses installed!! Works like a champion!! 486488



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Easy to install and everything is still working great 479969



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2001 Ford F-150

Got order fast, all parts were in package & was very easy to install. All works well. 478937



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Installed and worked as easy as etrailer vid had shown, even finding slots for included additional fuses was easy with trucks manual. 473352



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Good product, fast shipping, but the best thing about this company is their service to their customers. How many company's go out of their way and spend money and time to video how to install the parts. They also have a phone bank of people to answer questions. 462266



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All products ordered were specific to my truck. Very easy installs and no issues hooking everything up. Thanks etrailer 450911



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1999 Ford F-150

Seems to be a quality part. Arrived ahead of time and was priced good. But it does not match up with my 99 Ford F-150 stepside. There is no pig tail for the rear lights and now I have no brakes blinkers or anything. Well that was the reason for buying this because the original harness was destroyed. Is there a different harness I should have gotten? 438750



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Easy to install 437707



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My truck already had 7 pin harness but had a ground issue. Replaced it with this one and it works great now. Plugged right in but had to leave old harness in to get taillights to work. Way less expensive than buying OE harness from Ford Thanks etrailer 436066


Comments

One year and many trailer miles later, plug is still working perfect. Thanks

Kirk C - 09/24/2018

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- 118242
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2002 Ford F-150

Awesome product. Easy install 435156



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Very informative instructions and it installed easily. Converted my 4 flat to a 7 way in about an hour. Wished I would have ordered a mounting bracket with it. 427116



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2001 Ford F-150

Great prices good informative info about makes and models and what parts are compatible and how to install every part or piece that you guys offer on your web site. Wish I had found etrailer.com a few vehicles earlier I would have saved a lot a money and would have gotten better quality equipment, almost made dummy proof if you can't install items you got from etrailer it's not thier fault 420100



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Thank you for such awesome service. The part was easy to install with no hassle. 417533



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2000 Ford F-150

It is exactly what I wanted and needed to towns camper 412611


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  • Parts Needed to Add Brake Controller to 1997 Ford F-150 With Factory 4-Flat
  • Since your 1997 Ford F-150 already has a factory 4-way the only part you will need in order to add a brake controller are the Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, 7-Way # 118242 which will upgrade your truck to a 7-way. I have added a photo showing you where the plug normally is on your truck - on the driver's side between the back tires and the end of the truck bed. For a brake controller I strongly recommend the Prodigy P3 # 90195 which you can plug in with Tekonsha Plug-In...
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  • Trailer Related Fuses and Relays in 2006 Ford Expedition
  • The online owner's manual for the 2006 Ford Expedition indicates that a number of fuses related to trailer functions are located in the passenger compartment fuse panel. The fuse panel is located under the right-hand side of the instrument panel; please refer to page 277 of the online manual (which I separately sent to you). The following fuse and relay positions/values relate to trailer functions: Fuse Value Function 6 15A Brake controller 10 ...
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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,...
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  • Installing a Brake Controller on a 1998 Ford F-150 with Factory 4-Way Trailer Connector
  • If your towing package includes a 4-Flat connector, you will first need to add a 7-Way. For your 1998 Ford F-150, you will need the Ford Replacement OEM Tow Package Wiring Harness, # 118242. Follow the wires from the 4-Flat towards the front of the vehicle until you find a connection point, usually on the driver side between the rear tires and the end of the truck bed. There will be more wires going into the connector then coming out. You will disconnect the factory connection and plug...
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  • Where Does a Brake Controller Plug Into on a 1999 Ford F-150
  • On your 1999 Ford F-150 with factory 4-Way flat, the brake controller port is located under the dash close to the center console. It is near the OBDII diagnostic port. I have included a link to a video showing installation of a brake controller that shows this location. Your truck uses harness # 3035-P and not # 3034-P. You will also need to add a 7-Way connector. For that I recommend # 118242 which also includes the relays and fuses to make the harness functional. You might want to...
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  • Replacement 7-Way Wiring Harness for 2003 Ford F-250 and 350 Super Duty
  • We have part # 118243 that is meant for SuperDuty trucks, this should be the part you are looking for. This will plug directly to your factory setup and is a very simple install. I have included a link to the instructions for this part. We have another part that may also be what you are looking for, but requires some hard-wiring, part # ETBC7.
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  • Options for Installing 7-Way Trailer Connector on 2004 Ford F150 Equipped with 4-Pole
  • Although the # 30717 will work, I have a better suggestion for you. If your F150 is the New Body style, use part # 118247. If you have the Old Body style, use # 118242. Either connector will plug inline with your existing trailer connector, allowing you to retain the function of your existing 4-pole. Either kit includes the necessary fuses and relays to activate the remainder of the tow package circuits. Granted, this is a more expensive option, but it will be a very quick and easy plug-and-play...
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  • Brake Controller For 1998 Ford F-150
  • The best and most popular brake controller we offer is the Tekonsha Prodigy P2 Trailer Brake Controller, part # 90885. This is a proportional controller and will activate your trailer brakes in proportion to your 1998 Ford F-150 truck's braking action. This system is easy to install and to use. The other items you need for installation depend on the type of wiring you have on your truck. If you have the factory 7-way connector on the rear of your truck then I recommend the Tekonsha Plug-In...
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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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  • Where Does a Brake Controller Plug Into on a 1998 Ford F 150 and F 250 Light Duty
  • Some 1998 Ford F-150 and F-250 Light Duty Trucks have a factory installed connector and some do not. This depends on if you have a factory tow package or not. To figure out if your vehicle has a tow package, you can contact your local Ford Dealer and give them your Vehicle Identification Number, and they will be able to tell you if you have a factory tow package. If you do have a factory installed brake controller wiring harness it will be near the diagnostic port on the underside of the...
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