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Estate Rear Power Socket Addition
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Task In Theory
In theory it should be a plug & play fitting for most folks as ford wired most cars, BUT there may be some cars out there without the required wiring in the boot area but ford do sell the loom by all accounts but costs are high so a scrappers run may be a better bet if you dont have the wiring.
Phillips / Cross Head Screwdriver
Rear Power Socket & fitting ring ( with cap ) - Ford Part Number F1333905 - Cost Around £7 ish in 2013 anyway ( 2005 it was £3.08 )
Remove the Load Cover Fitting From The Boot
Undo the 4x cross headed screws circled below
Remove the upper D-pillar trim panel
Fold the seat back forwards
Remove the soot side trim panel to reveal the wiring loom below, tucked up to the wiring loom somewhere ( may be hidden slightly behind the carpetting etc ) should be the wiring plug as shown in the piccie below )
Remove the rubber blanking cap from the hole already in the side trim panel
If not already done, make sure the new socket is in 2 seperate sections ( often when they first come out of the box when new then the fitting ring is inplace just enough to mlet the cap fit but not enough to be trouble to remove etc ( DO NOT fully push the metal section into the fitting ring until its in the trim panel as its a right pain in the butt to seperate the 2 bits once they are together lol )
Push in the fitting ring/cap section of the power socket into the hole in the trim panel ( there should be a key/notch in order to help properly locate/align the fitting so the caps writing is level when fitted etc )
Once thats done you can then push in the main socket body into the fitting ring ( once again there is a key/notch in the fitting to make sure your fitting it correctly so that it clips together as it should )
Only thing left to do is plug in the wiring to the rear of the socket during the rebuild.
Refitting is pretty much a reversal of the initial removal instructions barring the steps below just to make things a little easier.
Pull off the rubber door seals from both the rear passenger door where the trim panel is now missing & also from the edge of the tailgate openeing where the panels are missing.
Now refit the panels ( remembering to plug in the electrical connector to the new socket )
Once done you can now push the rubber door seals back into place ( its easier to remove partially & then refit than it is to wrestle with the panels while trying to feed the panel edges under the seals when its still inplace etc )
Thats pretty much it - just dont forget the boot power socket is a ALWAYS live connection so remember to unplug stuff you plug in there if you dont want to drain the battery :)