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  1. So I'm new to the forum after lurking for awhile. Purchased a 2017 TC LWB Wagon Titanium in July and after much consideration of what was available selected the one we purchased that did not include the towing package. I did this mainly after seeing the hitch and a light interface module were available as accessories directly from Ford and figured it was something that could be more easily added unlike some other options like the heated windshield and traffic sensors etc. So after researching here and elsewhere it seems the accessory lighting module sold by Ford is quite different than the factory installed light interface module. I have the official instructions that were posted here and they do seem somewhat onerous to follow exactly. Having to splice the wiring in by soldering seems kind of crazy in this day and age. Also looked at several aftermarket modules (Curt etc) that have there own issues, mostly due to having the module installed on the left side of vehicle instead of the right (where the fuse box actually is). So I may use an aftermarket module for the short term as it is easily removable. I happend to stop by another dealer and looked at a 2016 commercial transit connect LWB that has a factory hitch and took a photo of the factory module and then went to the parts department to see what that part was and if it was available. They are doing some research for me now and I hope to hear from them next week. See attached photo The module has a part number printed on it DT1J-19H378-BD and that seems to cross to this part number(s) shown in second photo DT1Z-19H332-E or DT1Z-19H332-G (depending on production date). Still not sure what wiring is required. What is interesting is that the wiring does not seem to tie to the existing tail light wiring at all is is most likely a module on the CAN bus and gets its trigger signals that way. I wonder if this module also works in Europe where they use many more than 4 pins by default on trailer connectors. I also wonder if this is really required to get the automatic sensing of a trailer be connected to disable the parking and traffic sensors? So my big questions are these: Can the "factory" module be installed with the required wiring to a Transit Connect that did not have them from the factory? Can the "sway control" function be added/enabled regardless of what lighting module is used - Factory - Ford Accessory - Aftermarket ? Does anybody know what parts are required to add the factory setup if it is possible?
  2. parsonroy

    Being towed

    Can a 2014 be flat towed?
  3. I have a 38 foot diesel motorhome. Looking for a new vehicle, must be light and hold adult tricycles. The older Transits could not be towed with 4 wheels turning on the ground. Does anyone know if the new 2019's with the 8 speed automatic can be towed "4 down"? I do not want the hassle of a tow dolly or full trailer.
  4. There's a youtube channel (the fast lane truck) that did a comparison between the TC, the promaster city and the nv200 and also a towing test (ike gauntlet) with the promaster city. I posted a comment under the towing video and I also sent them an email. Both asking for a towing test with the TC - no answer both times. Anyone willing to do the same? My thinking is that if more people request it, they're either going to do it or at least give a reason why they don't.
  5. We recently got a 2016 Transit Connect XLT 2.4L and are planning on towing a light pop-up camper trailer with it. Has anyone on here had experience installing a brake controller? The install is a bit fussy but it would be much easier if there were a factory wiring harness we could hook into with an adapter. I've searched the web and popular sites like etrailer, and have not found any information on using a factory wiring harness adapter to simplify the install. We had a ford dealer install the factory tow hitch and wiring kit which gets us the flat 4-pin connection (lights only, no brakes). Our trailer will be a round-plug 7 pin and we want to add a brake controller for safer handling.
  6. Bought this for my Transit and when I sold it the buyer didnt want it. Been on the ground on concrete since. Like new. designed only for the transit. Direct bolt on. I pulled a 6x8 open trailer with A/C equipment on it with no problems.120.00 feel free to call or email . itsjustbriz@aol.com or 3866887707
  7. Ak Al

    New TC Owner in Alaska

    Hi from Anchorage, Alaska. I bought my '13 XLT van new in May, and now have about 6K miles. It runs and handles great. Am looking into towing capabilities and non-permanent conversion as camper van. Great to find this group full of all kinds of great experience and advice. Look forward to contributing.