I just got a tow hitch from an old explorer and refurbished it. It is a class III hitch and can tow up to 5,000 lbs. I don't know where to fine the wiring harness to connect a trailer. Any suggestions?
If you don't have one for some odd reason, you can just splice into the harness in the drivers' rear cubbyhole. I've seen a few Ex's at the junkyard like that, and all of them had the harness under the truck. They can be tricky to find sometimes, especially if the clip breaks, and people move them to get them to stay up under the truck.
Just looked it up for you. this is the one you need... http://www.outdoorpros.com/Prod/Hop...6-97-MERCURY-Mountaineer-96-97/52987/Cat/1266
Cubby hole are you talking like where the jack goes? Or splicing into the tail light?
I removed the rear bumper from my 95 2Dr to paint it to match my new front winch bumper (RLC Welding). Here is a picture of the wiring behind it:
I'm having similar problems. I've bought the T-style connector for the 96 explorer and I've plugged it up and I still have no power, no running, brake, or turn lights. I immediately thought I was having ground/ fuse issues. I looked through the truck and come to find out my truck was missing the 20 amp towing running light fuse and the two turning signal relays. I bought the relays and fuse and neither of the inserts have electrodes in them to accept the fuse or relays. So now I'm kind of lost as to what to do next. Do I need to purchase the 84 dollar kit mentioned above or is there a way I can work with what I have. I'm pretty handy but I am by no means an electrician or a mechanic. Thanks for any help you can offer.