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Added factory hitch but lights to trl don't wkrk
Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:51 AM
I have a 2013 flex se with back up sensors, this did not have the tow installed. I got the Ford hitch and wire harness DA8Z-15K868-H, this took the place of the stock one, has the sensor plugs, license light, and added a 4way and 7 way plug. But when hooked up to trl, no lights. I've seen mention on this forum that some work just like that and that some need additional wiring? I'm not towing anything heavy, just a small utility trl, don't need brakes or a cooler, can anyone help me with some clues of how to fix? Did I get the wrong wire harness? Need extra fuses somewhere?
Thanks in advance.
Posted 02 April 2015 - 02:51 PM
Hi, if your Flex did not have the Tow Package the necessary fuses may not be installed in the engine compartment.
Take a look at your Owner's Manual for the Fuse boxes and compare what is in those to what the the Trailer Towing (TT) fuse slots hold.
You may need to buy and install a power feed from up front to the rear of the car, those are sold by eTrailer and the like online.
In addition some clever folks have pulled power from the rear of the car, like the installer that did mine.
I had mine done because that type thing is outside my comfort zone.
Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:12 PM