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So I think I figured this out.

On the left headlight (drivers side) there are three wires:

White/Green Stripe - Power
Green/Black Stripe - Low Beam
Red/Black Stripe - Hi Beam



On the right headlight (passengers side) there are three wires:

Blue/Green Stripe - Power
Green/Black Stripe - Low Beam
Red/Black Stripe - Hi Beam



Doing it this way the hi-beam indicator in the car does come on. The low beams do not stay on when you flash or turn your hi beams on.

Double check to see if the lights are working properly before you fully install them back.
 

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I'm going to put up a post on how to wire the 2005-2007 headlamps on a 2001-2004 model. I have all of the Escape's wiring diagrams.

The 2001-2004 headlamp circuits do not keep the low-beams on when you turn on the high-beams. The 2005-2007 high-beam reflectors were designed to have more light aimed straight ahead, so the low-beams light up the area in front of the car.

Ford sells a connector that plugs into the 2005-2007 headlamps and seals the connection. It's the WPT-249, and it includes about a foot of wire on each connector pin.

 

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So that plug has the same three wires as the stock 01-04 plugs? If that is the case then I will wait and install one of these plugs since it would be more legit.

One more question. With this plug does it let the low beams stay on at the same time as the hi or does that require more wiring?
 

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It requires more wiring, and it's not just a relay. The 2001-2004 wiring actually has the high-beam indicator wired in series with the low-beam headlights, so your high-beam indicator won't work if you wire it the way that's been posted on several other forums.

The connector alone won't make the low-beams light with the high-beams. Since those connectors are around $45 each, you could also take the connectors from a wrecked 2005-2007 Escape, if you can find one. The 2005-2007 Mariner and Tribute connectors won't work, since they use a single dual-filament bulb.

I should have the post up today.
 

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Seems like a lot more work so I think I will just do it my way. If/when I get hids the lo beams will be on at all times I think should that should fix that problem.

Your install is definitely more clean and would work better but I just don't have the patients or money to do it that way. :lol:

Post the link in here when you get it done.
 

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I'm confused. The wiring diagrams clearly show that the RED with BLACK STRIPE wire is for the high-beams (the smaller, inner reflector on the '05 headlamps), and the LIGHT GREEN with BLACK STRIPE wire is for the low-beams (the larger, outer reflector on the '05 headlamps). The WHITE with LIGHT GREEN STRIPE wire is definitely the common wire.

The connector in the wiring diagrams for the 2005 models also shows the low- and high-beam connections backwards from the way you have them listed.
 

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I'm confused. The wiring diagrams clearly show that the RED with BLACK STRIPE wire is for the high-beams (the smaller, inner reflector on the '05 headlamps), and the LIGHT GREEN with BLACK STRIPE wire is for the low-beams (the larger, outer reflector on the '05 headlamps). The WHITE with LIGHT GREEN STRIPE wire is definitely the common wire.

The connector in the wiring diagrams for the 2005 models also shows the low- and high-beam connections backwards from the way you have them listed.
I double checked and you are correct. I wrote them backwards and fixed the post now.

Not sure about my connections being wrong. The way I have it, it works but I could have also made the image wrong. Maybe you can post the diagram instead of my pictures so there is no confusion.
 

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Here's how to wire the 2005 headlights to a 2001-2004 Escape if you want to do this with no modifications to other wiring in your car.

While the 2005-2007 Escapes turn on both the low and high beams when the high beams are on, this wiring will light only the high beams when the high beams are on, which is the way that the 2001-2004 models work. The upside of this is that you won't be putting extra current on your 2001-2004's wiring. The downside is that the 2005-2007 headlamps were designed to increase high-beam power by sacrificing light directly in front of the car, and that's handled by the low beams. If you don't use your high beams for normal driving, this won't be a problem.

If you do want to light the low beams with the high beams, don't use the circuit published on other sites to do this. The 2001-2004 Escape relied on a strange combination of series connections for the fog lamps and the high-beam indicator. I don't have time to do this today, but I'll try to get that circuit up this week. You need only a DPST relay (I have a source for a GOOD weather-tight $12 relay to do this), and you'll need to cut one wire to the high-beam indicator in the instrument cluster.

SO, if you have your 2005-2007 headlamps, here's how to connect them using Ford's WPT-249 connector, which plugs into each headlamp housing. You can also use a pair of the connectors from a wrecked 2005-2007 Escape. Both types of connections are shown below. I had to PhotoShop a few of the diagrams. I wouldn't recomment wiring 2005-2007 headlamps without these connectors, because they snap tightly into the housings, they keep out dirt and moisture, and they prevent electrical problems. If you use spade lugs, vibration could work them loose from the headlamps, and they could cause a short or other electrical problems if they fall off.

Also, while the 2005-2007 headlamps usually include the park and turn signal lamps and sockets, they won't fit the 2001-2004 connectors, but you can use your existing 2001-2004 turn signal sockets in the 2005-2007 turn signal openings.

If you use Ford's WPT-249 connector:

Left (driver side in North America):
From the wiring in your 2001-2004 Escape, run the wires as follows:
'01-'04 WHITE with LIGHT GREEN STRIPE wire ----> '05 BLACK wire in the center of the connector
'01-'04 LIGHT GREEN with BLACK STRIPE wire ----> '05 BLACK wire on the outer lower side of the connector
'01-'04 RED with BLACK STRIPE wire ----> '05 BLACK wire on the outer upper side of the connector
On the connector, cut the two inner wires, and the upper and lower center wires. You can cut them flush with the connector. They have nothing connected to them, but they should be left on the connector to keep the connector sealed.


Right (passenger side in North America):
From the wiring in your 2001-2004 Escape, run the wires as follows:
'01-'04 WHITE with LIGHT GREEN STRIPE wire ----> '05 BLACK wire in the center of the connector
'01-'04 LIGHT GREEN with BLACK STRIPE wire ----> '05 BLACK wire on the outer upper side of the connector
'01-'04 RED with BLACK STRIPE wire ----> '05 BLACK wire on the outer lower side of the connector
On the connector, cut the two inner wires, and the upper and lower center wires. You can cut them flush with the connector. They have nothing connected to them, but they should be left on the connector to keep the connector sealed.


If you use a set of connectors taken from a 2005-2007 Escape (one connector from each side), you'll have three wires on each connector.

* The left (driver side) connector will have three wires: a BLACK wire in the center, a DARK BLUE with LIGHT GREEN STRIPE wire, and a DARK GREEN with ORANGE STRIPE wire.
* The right (passenger side) connector will have three wires: a BLACK wire in the center, a WHITE with LIGHT GREEN STRIPE wire, and a DARK BLUE with WHITE STRIPE wire.

Left (driver side in North America):
From the wiring in your 2001-2004 Escape, run the wires as follows:
'01-'04 WHITE with LIGHT GREEN STRIPE wire ----> '05 BLACK wire in the center of the connector
'01-'04 LIGHT GREEN with BLACK STRIPE wire ----> '05 DARK BLUE with WHITE STRIPE wire on the outer upper side of the connector
'01-'04 RED with BLACK STRIPE wire ----> '05 WHITE with LIGHT GREEN STRIPE wire on the outer lower side of the connector


Right (passenger side in North America):
From the wiring in your 2001-2004 Escape, run the wires as follows:
'01-'04 WHITE with LIGHT GREEN STRIPE wire ----> '05 BLACK wire in the center of the connector
'01-'04 LIGHT GREEN with BLACK STRIPE wire ----> '05 DARK GREEN with ORANGE STRIPE wire on the outer lower side of the connector
'01-'04 RED with BLACK STRIPE wire ----> '05 DARK BLUE with LIGHT GREEN STRIPE wire on the outer upper side of the connector
 

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Hi there.

I had a 2003 ZA Escape (Australia - Similar to the 02 US model) which I put the US 05 lights into.
(I now have a 2006 ZC Escape - Very different from your US Model - Based more on the 01 - 04)

I did a very quick change to the wiring, which meant that there was no need to cut the wire under the dash. The Low beams also stayed on.

That change was to simply run the Low Beam switched Wire at the light directly to Ground. The turning on of the light is controlled by the relay providing power to the lamps.

To get the high beam indicator working, I simply wired a relay between one of the *old* low beam switched wires, and Ground. This completed the Circuit so that the indicator illuminated when high beam was on.

Im not sure how this works with the US Fog light wiring however - In Australia the fog lights come on with Park lamps, and stay on (Yay!)

Nigel
 
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