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No Power Going to 4-Way Trailer Connector on Hopkins Wiring Harness 40455 on 2007 Ford Escape

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The plug on the 2007 is not energized. No powere going to it. Put fuse in the appropriate slot and still no power. Do you know how to rectify this?

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The wiring harness # 40455 is designed for the 2007 Ford Escape or Mercury Mariner with a factory tow package. Some tow packages need more fuses and/or relays to function or wiring that runs from the front of the vehicle back to the port. If your vehicle did not come with a factory tow package, this harness will not work.

Adding a fuse is a step in the right direction, but additional fuses, relays, or wiring may be needed to make it fully functional. If you look through the owners manual you should find a legend for all of the fuse/relay locations. Find the ones related to the tow package wiring to see if anything else is needed.

If that still does not get it to work then there is additional wiring that is not present on the vehicle. You would need to use wiring harness # 118426 for a vehicle that does not have the factory tow package. I have included some installation links for you.

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