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Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2014 Ford Fiesta

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is it necessary to disconnect the battery

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I did some checking and it looks like the battery of a 2014 Ford Fiesta would need to be disconnected if the vehicle had an automatic transmission but if you have a manual it would not be required.

To make disconnecting the battery easy we have the part # DW05312 which will allow you to disconnect the battery without needing any tools.

For a base plate kit you would want the part # RM-524438-4 for if you do not have the EcoBoost engine or part # RM-524441-4 if you do.

In addition to the base plates, you will also need a compatible tow bar, safety cables, lighting, and supplemental braking to flat tow your vehicle. The most popular compatible tow bar is the Falcon 2, # RM-520. For safety cables you can use # RM-643. The coiled design helps keep the cables off of the ground.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot III # BRK2019, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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