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Old 05-01-2012, 09:40 AM
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Question Trailer Hitch

I have an 08 MKX, and I'd like to put a trailer hitch on it. Has anyone done this? Anything unusual to watch out for? Are the lights an issue?

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My 08 Edge has a factory installed hitch, so I can't foresee any problems to put one on your MKX. The factory hitch is a light duty 1.25 inch square receiver, not the std heavy duty 2 inch square. You could probably do it with factory parts, check some junkyards.
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Wiring?

Can you describe how the trailer wiring connects to the car? Is it in the spare tire area?
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If you are handy with tools, you should be able to find a hitch on the internet from Reese or another provider that you can install youself. For the lights its easiest to take the vehicle to a U-Haul Hitch installation center and let them do it as they will have it done in the time it takes for you to read the wiring directions.
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I have never looked at the factory wiring. For many vehicles you can buy a trailer wiring adapter. It usually plugs into the wiring harness at the rear and provides a tee that has the wires for the trailer plug. No idea if one available for the Edge or not.

To be honest I have not used the Edge for any towing. I have full size trucks when i want to tow a trailer.
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I found some useful info at etrailer.com. They have a video of how to attach the wiring - Remove the tail light housings, attach the connectors, etc.
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My 2010 EDGE has a 2 x 2 box hitch from the factory.
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