- June 13, 2019
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Worcester, MA
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2018, Explorer Sport
I have a 2017 XLT with a tow package an had a devil or a time finding the brake control harness connector. After 3 dealers, 1 tow hitch specialist and the internet, I successfully found the connector.
1 Drivers side there is the plastic cover under the steering wheel. Unscrew the 2 bolts holding this on and remove.
2. Carefully remove the plastic cover, there are clips in or near the corners
3. Once removed you will see a metal panel, this is help on by 4 bolts. unscrew the bolds an you will have full access to the steering colum area.
4. Tie-Wrapped just in front you will see a empty plastic connector, that is your brake control connector.
5. Connect your controller harness, and reverse the assembly of the metal plate and plastic panel
Hope this helps
Just wanted to send a quick THANK YOU! After hunting around under the dash for about an hour, I resorted to our friend Google which led me here. This is exactly where the harness is on my 2018 Explorer Sport; so hopefully this thread continues to help people out!