Last post on Aug 11, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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Ford Escape, Towing, SUV
#1 of 4 2005 escape trailer wiring
Oct 12, 2008 (2:49 pm)
Can i just tap into the tail light wires for the brake/turn signals? I've heard rumors that the computer will overload or shut down or something. Do I have to buy some sort of adapter, and if so, where does it go? I'm just towing a small popup so no brake controller or anything. Any help much appreciated.
#2 of 4 Re: 2005 escape trailer wiring [twoplankr22]
Jul 04, 2009 (5:27 pm)
No. There is a special module that goes under the hood. it comes in a kit. And yes it will hurt your computer if you tap directly into your wiring. Have an 05 Escape and I had the same problem. Hitch $100, wiring kit $250 and a days labor to put it in. i had to down load the instructions from Ford, It looks to be a big job. FD
#3 of 4 Re: 2005 escape trailer wiring [firedude2]
Aug 22, 2010 (8:02 am)
I have a 2005 ford escape and had Leonards put the hitch and wiring in for me. It never worked right so I researched it and I found a kit on Auto Zone and it only ran me like 50.00. I had it installed in about 15 minutes. But then again I do vehicle wiring on police cars and stuff for a living.
#4 of 4 Re: 2005 escape trailer wiring [djjoshwv]
Aug 11, 2012 (11:23 am)
Hello from a retired cop:
I have a 2005 ford escape and installed the module. I can only get the signal lights to work but no running lights or brake lights. Any suggestions?