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Installation of Plug-N-Tow Vehicle Wiring Harness on 2005 ford Escape With Tow Package

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I have a 05 ford escape special edtion with factory tow package. part# 40455 says its suppose to fit. But the end that plugs into the end on my escape dosent look anything like yours. I watched the video and the connector was right where it was suppose to be the the end it different than your part. Also I took my test light and there is know power going back there. checed the fuse and there is know fuse in spot and put fuse in there and it fell out. very confused and frustried bought trailer and cant use. Can u help me out thanks

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If your vehicle has the tow package then the Plug-N-Tow (TM) Vehicle Wiring Harness, item # 40455, should be the correct part for your vehicle. If you have a connector in the proper place that usually indicates that there is a tow package setup on the vehicle. I spoke with my contact at Hopkins and can not find any information on a different plug on any of the Ford Escape vehicles. Be sure that you have removed the protective cap when testing for power to the factory connector.

Since you do not have power at the connector at the rear of the vehicle the tow package wiring must not have been complete from the factory so I think you will need to use the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness, item # 118426, to complete the wiring for your Escape.

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