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2020 Ford Ranger Lariat. I attached an LED tail light bar. For convenience, it get's it's power from the trailer plug. The problem is, once plugged in, the truck thinks that it is actually towing a trailer. The side mirror blind spot indicators no longer function and the back-up camera no longer displays the guide lines. So far I have not discovered anything else that is not functioning but I do not wish to drive the vehicle this way. Does anyone have a workaround other than to start cutting wires?
 


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Your blinkers also flash five times instead of three when you just tap the blinker on.
Youauto start-stop is always off.

There may be a away to change some of the functions with a Ford IDS or with Forscan.
 

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Be a hell of a lot simpler to just solder in a split to a separate connector at the tail light. :dunno:

I understand not wanting to mess with wires on a brand new truck though. But if you do it properly there's no negative effect and it could easily be unplugged if you sell the truck leaving only a clean spare connector you'd never see.
 

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That sounds like a positive benefit to me.
It definitely is.
I turn off the blind spot indicators on my trucks anyway. So that’s not an issue to me. (That little LED light is annoying as hell.)
 

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All the added automatic crap is one thing I don't like about new cars. I'm capable of checking my own tire pressure once a week.
 

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I'm capable of checking my own tire pressure once a week.
Me too... I just click on the tire pressure screen and it tells me the tire pressure of all 4 tires in a split second.
 

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