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Hopkins Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring - Trailer Hitch Wiring - 40455 Review

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Review of Hopkins Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring 40455

Today we're going to be taking a look at the Hopkins plug-in tow vehicle wiring harness. This product fits a 2005 to 2007 Ford Escape. It's also going to fit a 2005 to 2007 Mercury Mariner and 2005 to 2006 Mazda Tribute. This connector is pre-wired. It uses original OEN connections for watertight protection, a guaranteed fit, and a great look. Installation is very quick and easy, no cutting or taping required. Just locate the connection point behind the bumper near the driver side tail light and plug in your connector.

It's going to match perfectly with the port on the vehicle. Once you have that connected, you can secure any excess or slack in the wires with the cable ties provided with the kit. Then when the install's completed, the four way connector's going to be stowed underneath the vehicle close to the trailer hitch. We do want to recommend using a mounting bracket to keep it secured and easily accessible. Mounting brackets are sold separately. It's a good idea to use some terminal grease on all the electrical connection points like the one on the vehicle and the four pole connector itself.

The grease is designed to help prevent corrosion to the terminal's reconnection points. The grease packet is included. The unit's going to use 16 gauge wires. All the wires have been taped up that way they're bundled together. The four pole connector does come with a dust cap, that way you can cover up the connection points when your plug's not being used. Can be used with five pole, six pole, or seven pole adapters.

Adapters are sold separately. Please note that vehicles using this wiring may need to see a local Ford or Mazda dealer for a relay. The relay is need to activate the tow package wiring circuit. That's going to do it for today's look at the Hopkins plug-in tow vehicle wiring harness.

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