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Tow-Mode Button Installation

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by ieee_raider, June 3, 2014.

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    1. g3rmie

      g3rmie New Member

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      found the trim

      but I don't know which part number designates wood, stone etc above the headlamp switch:
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      http://www.tascaparts.com/oe-ford/bb5z7804338db

      The part number is BB5Z-7804338-DB, if I mess with the last 2 letters of the part number (AD, AB, BA, EB, FA, AA, EA, CB, DA, CA, FB) I can only come up with a parts drawing. DB comes up with a silver trim. I have a wood trim as pictured in the post above. Any parts experts willing to chime in on this?
       
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      Anyway to get an updated guide for installation? All the pics are gone.
       
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      Try sending the poster a PM to see if he can repost the pictures.

      Peter
       
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      I've done the installation, and you don't really need pictures to do it. Here's the step-by-step, should take you max 10 min.
      1. Disconnect negative battery terminal
      2. Open driver-side door
      3. The small flat panel on the left of the steering column (left of the buttons, it faces the door) needs to come off for easy access. I can pry mine off with my fingers, but if you can't, get something flat that you can pry with (putty knife or such is ok but be careful of scratching, plastic is better) and pop it off. After this you can see behind the button panel through the window that it creates.
      4. Pull on the panel that has the buttons on it, it's attached with 4 clips that give in after enough pulling force. You might get away with only popping off the top two, but if necessary pop all of them off. On my car this panel overlaps with the panel that's below the steering column (the one you remove to get access to the fuse box). Again, on my car, I can "overlap" them without the need to remove the bottom panel. If you can't, remove the bottom panel first.
      5. The panel will now hang by the wires for the buttons. Unclip the wire harness that goes to the buttons module, it's your standard "push pin in and pull" connector.
      6. On each side of the button module there's a piece that sticks out that keeps it locked in place, push on each as you push from the back and it'll pop out.
      7. Insert new buttons and they will click in, click harness in.
      8. Reconnect negative battery terminal. Start the car. Push buttons to make sure they work.
      9. Replace panels.
      10. Tow tow tow..
       
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      Which wiring harness will work for power liftgate button? I have ford explorer XLT 2015, and recently I installed aftermarket power liftgate, I want to install new dash button to open power liftgate. I am struggling to get the wiring diagram of that liftgate switch button, how we can connect it to open liftgate.
       
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      none of the links for this button are active, or work any more. anyone knows where to find the proper hardware for installation? i have the power lift gate, just need the tow button as the OP originally posted.

      thanks
       
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      I found this post using the Forum's 'Search' feature; Did NOT get Factory Tow Package, Now What? You may want to consider sending the member a PM to see if he can help.

      Peter
       
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      The link I provided is for a post by a member who installed the tow button so I thought contacting him might help.

      Peter
       
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      Thanks Peter, i know. As i mentioned, i read through that whole thread already (whole 15 pages of it). Quick search with slightly different words found me the button module. Figured that would be faster than waiting for a reply from anyone. The one i posted above.
       
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      Just remember to make sure the switch's other buttons match what you have (Auto park assist & power lift gate).
       

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