We recently purchased a 2018 GT and it has two cables on the hitch. One has the standard 7-pin connector. The other is about the same weight, but has this plug on the front end. The dealer said "Oh, that's a special Ford plug. You'll need to find an adapter so you can plug it into a 4-pin connector before your rear camera will work.".
This didn't sound right to me, and I quickly found that the camera comes on fine when the running lights are on. Since the dealer was wrong about the camera, I'm not sure what the purpose of this cable is.
So - my questions:
1. Is this really Ford-specific?
2. Assuming it is for a Ford, and given that I'm not using a Ford TV, is there any reason NOT to remove this and reduce the clutter on my hitch?
- Dave Bridges