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Old 07-31-2007, 06:50 AM   #1
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Ford - Neutral Tow Kit

I recently had the Ford Neutral Tow Kit installed on my 2004 Explorer Eddie Bauer. Initially, I had some concerns because the amber light(indicating transfer case in neutral) would go off after about 20-30 seconds. However, when I opened the door the light would immediately come back on. I checked with my dealer, who in turn called Ford Tech. They told me this was normal operation and the amber light goes off with the dome light timer. I'm glad to say all is operating well and in addition the Explorer does not rack up miles as you tow.
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:10 AM   #2
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I had the same concern on my first trip with my 2007 Explorer Sport Trac. Only instructions provided were 2 stickers. One placed above the visor and the other put in the manual. Neither the stickers nor the dealer mentioned anything about the light going out. Dealer checked with Ford Tech and said it was normal. I asked if it was connected to the dome light but they said no it was a feature to prevent battery drain. Bottom line, it works and I find it easier to prep for towing than any other toad I've had.
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:35 PM   #3
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need information on how to order ford 2004 explorer flat tow kit, dealer can not find kit though they say it is available.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:06 PM   #4
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Last I heard, the Neutral Tow Kit needed for an Explorer was out of production. Apparently Ford lost the supplier and there isn't enough parts sale volume to attract a new one. If you do a SEARCH on Ford Neutral Tow you should find several messages threads discussion this.

Here are a couple of them:

Ford's Neutral Tow Switch
Neutral Tow Kit for 2003 Ford Explorer 4x4
Ford Neutral Tow Help
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I have heard also that the new Fords don't need the kit, so Ford probably won't be looking for a replacement very hard.
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The new Ford 6 speed automatic (joint development with GM) does not need any help - it is towable as is, whether FWD or AWD. Many of the new GM and Ford vehicles use this tranny - it's a good one!
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I don't want to steal this thread but I do want to ask Gary a question. Can you tell me if the new 6 speed automatic that you mentioned is going to be available in the new Ford Focus? We like the looks of the Focus Hatchback and would be interested if the automatic was flat towable.
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contact Corry Ford, Corry, Pa. Phone 814 665-8207. They had the kit and know how to install it. The computer has to be reprogrammed. We had it installed in Aug 2010 and it works great.
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I don't know where I got the original information but I'm installing a 'neutral tow kit' on my 2005 Ford Sport trac so I can two it four down. One thing you'll find out is that Ford does not make this 'kit' any long. However with a little searching on the net you can find out how the kit actually works. It turns out that the only element of the kit is a 12V LED. This is then connected to a plug located under the dash under the steering wheel. The information from Ford does not cover Sport Tracs prior to 2007 (although it covers Explorers). However based on my experience expect to find the 2 wires to be a White/Yellow and a Blue/Yellow wire. A quick look at the installation info from Ford and you'll recognize that the 'direction' you actually wire the LED is immaterial.
Hope this information helps those looking to tow their Sport Trac four-down.
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Actually, there is a "New Supplier" for the Ford NTK, from an email from them; "
We do manufacture Neutral Tow Kits for Ford vehicles. You can call and order them at 817-293-3331. We accept Mastercard and Visa
Victory Climate Systems
8174-293-3331"

You may not like the price they charge, [moderator edit].
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Actually, there is a "New Supplier" for the Ford NTK, from an email from them; "
We do manufacture Neutral Tow Kits for Ford vehicles. You can call and order them at 817-293-3331. We accept Mastercard and Visa
Victory Climate Systems
8174-293-3331"

You may not like the price they charge, [moderator edit].
Be cautious. I contacted one place that said they provided the kit (don't remember their name) and they wanted $100's for the kit. I just got through installing a home made version of the kit. This includes a simple 12v LED and programming from Ford. The Ford dealer I used was Larry Hill Ford in Cleveland, TN and they only charged me about $45 for the programming!
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