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    Tow Mode Not Possible on PIU

    Hey all, I know that several folks, myself included, have wondered whether Tow/Haul mode can be added to the PIU. I can say with 100% certainty that Tow/Haul mode is unavailable on 2015 and older model PIUs. On the 2011-2015 Explorers, if the vehicle did not have the center stack switches...
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    2008 V8 - Retrofit Tow Package?

    I currently have a 2006 Mountaineer V8 with the tow package, and it's served me well towing my 4200lbs ski boat. I'm looking at a 2008 Mountaineer with a V8, but it doesn't have the tow package. From what I've been able to research, there aren't any drive train differences for the V8s between...
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    2016 / 2017 Explorer - hitch cover removal

    I have looked through the manual and googled but can not find how to remove the hitch cover on a 2016 explorer. Seems it was left out of the manual. If someone knows and can post he instructions or point me to them that would be appreciated. Thanks Frank
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    Add Class 3 To V8

    On a V8 without the tow package what do I need to add to get a fully operational 7 pin trailer plug with a brake controller? Thanks
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    Tow One Explorer With Another Explorer ?

    I've got a [likely hair-brained] idea and [probably dumb] question that is somewhat general. Is it possible, practical, and safe to tow a truck with a factory tow package & and hitch with another one? I have a 2002 Explorer Eddie Bauer 4x4 V8 with factory tow package and hitch that I need to...
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    Rear end/spring upgrades?

    First of all, thanks to all active members that make the forum one of the best on the net. Secondly, my question. I have a 1997 SOHC XLT 4dr 4x4 Explorer. It has a rear end code of "45". As far as i know, it never had a tow pack. I have access to cheap salvage parts. I decoded the rear...
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    Lower grille cutout?

    What's the cutout for on the passenger side of the black lower grill trim? I though it was weird that it was only on one side, which made it asymmetrical when looking at the car from the front, but never really thought much about it. That lower black trim had to be replaced when my wife hit a...
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    Did NOT get Factory Tow Package, Now What?

    We found a 2011 gently used! However, it did not have the towing package. I'd like to add a class 3 hitch for 5000 lb capacity and 7-wire harness. I'd love to make this look as factory as possible. Anyone been there, done that? How'd it go? What was used? Did you mod the rear...
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    2011 Explorer. Tow package.

    This may be a dumb question but I have an installed tow bar reciever installed on my 2011 Explorer. It is located behind the bumper cover. How do I open the bumper cover? I really dont want to damage the bumber by ripping it open. Mark
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    Need Help, Factory Trailer Lights

    I have an '02 Explorer XLT with the factory tow package installed. It has the 7-pin plug and I bought an adapter at walmart that converts it into a 4-wire plug. The problem is when ever I hook up my trailer the trailer lights don't work. I have checked the 7-pin and it gets juice, I also plugged...