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Old 04-07-2005, 12:22   #1 (permalink)
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2004 Escape Trailer Wiring Harness

H everyone -

I have installed a Ford OEM Trailer Wirning Harness on my 2004 Escape to tow a small boat trailer -

The lights on the trailer will light up - but there are no turning signals or brake lights -

I have gone through all the fuses - and all checkedout - the trailer works on someone else's car ( another Ford )

Some offered advice such as grouding problems - but it's an OEM harness and shouldn't it work as is? -

The dealers have not a clue -

Please advise - any input is greatly appreciated -

thanks

Jimmy
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Old 05-11-2005, 22:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2004 Escape Trailer Wiring Harness

I have a 2004 Ford Escape and I had the identical problem...ordered and installed the factory trailer wiring harness and the brake lights and turn signals did not work on my trailer.

The solution is to install a heavy duty flasher from Ford. The description of this item is "SF 621 : Relay - Direction Indicator" The list price was $52.22 and the local Ford dealership charged a net price of $39.24.

I also had them print out the Electrical System Relays schematic, and on this schematic, the heavy duty flasher is number 13350.

Installation of the heavy duty flasher is tricky, the light duty flasher is located under the dash on the drivers side well above the fuse panel. It is nearly impossible to get both arms in this location to disconnect and reconnect the two wiring looms that plug into the flasher module.

Hope this helps you out. email me at ddkenterprises@hotmail.com if you have any other questions.

DDK
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Re: 2004 Escape Trailer Wiring Harness

So, does replacing the flasher with the heavy duty model also fix the brake lights ? Thanks !
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Old 07-11-2008, 23:23   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2004 Escape Trailer Wiring Harness

We have the same problem. We installed a wiring kit. The lights on the trailer will light up - but there are no turning signals or brake light. What is the problem?
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Re: 2004 Escape Trailer Wiring Harness

I just performed this on my 2004 escape, this is the correct and only way to upgrade your Escape from Non-towing to Towing configuration with factory parts. On a scale of 1-10 this is about a 3 (easy)

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I have a 2004 Ford Escape and I had the identical problem...ordered and installed the factory trailer wiring harness and the brake lights and turn signals did not work on my trailer.

The solution is to install a heavy duty flasher from Ford. The description of this item is "SF 621 : Relay - Direction Indicator" The list price was $52.22 and the local Ford dealership charged a net price of $39.24. This part is required

I also had them print out the Electrical System Relays schematic, and on this schematic, the heavy duty flasher is number 13350. This is the correct part #

Installation of the heavy duty flasher is tricky, (having just done this there is a better way. Reach up under the dash und gently push out the side panel from the dash on the drivers side. The flasher is right there and easily accessable. The old unit is blue and has 2 wiring harness connections, the new one if you bought the right part will be yellow. There is a 10mm nut that holds the bracket, simply remove it and gently replace the blue flash unit with the yellow, make sure you put the connectors back on in the same order, they are different colors!)the light duty flasher is located under the dash on the drivers side well above the fuse panel. It is nearly impossible to get both arms in this location to disconnect and reconnect the two wiring looms that plug into the flasher module.

Hope this helps you out. email me at ddkenterprises@hotmail.com if you have any other questions.

DDK
I Thank DDK for his post it put me on the right track, I added in bold additional information needed that makes this a simple job! Good luck
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