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Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.
If you wanted TIM specifically, you could have requested him through his profile but I may be able to help.
Are you trying to diagnose a neutral safety switch or backup lamps?
Ok, so you are attempting to disconnect the switch at the transmission and jumper the circuit for the backup lamps to see if it's that switch, correct?
You won't ruin anything by doing that.
So, are you asking how to disconnect the switch or what color wires to jumper or what?
Plus, which engine is in this?
Plus is this the base or hybrid and 4wd or fwd?
It could be. But first let's check the fuse, etc.
So, in order for me to look in the manual I need to know, which engine is in this and is this the base or hybrid and 4wd or fwd?
Actually I read that as 4wd not awd, nonetheless, the fuse is #29 in the smart junction box under the hood. It should have voltage on both sides with the key on run. Engine off.
Here is the wiring diagram for that,
OOps, I was following your lead, the sjb is under the dash
Under the center of the dash, here shows the location of the plug,
To answer your original question, that range sensor is on the top of the transmission and the wires to jump are the light green and the gray/red wire.
inside and look under the dash
That may be it, try replacing that reverse lamps relay then. You should have tested that fuse though for voltage, cause it's only hot with the run relay activated.
In the sjb. Look at that wiring diagram I gave you.
No, the relay is in that sjb fuse box, on the transmission is the range sensor.
this shows the location of that range sensor,
here is another view Behind Dash Panel showing where that sjb is,
No, I didn't receive a picture. I have been looking for that reverse lamp relay and I cannot find a diagram showing it, just that the wiring diagram says where it is located in the sjb.
Show me a photo of that lid showing the fuses/relays
This is what my manual says that Smart Junction Box (SJB) looks like. I don't see a reverse lamp relay and also it don't look like what you took a picture of.
Let's stop right here and be sure what we are working on, so can you give me the entire vin number so I can be sure.
It figures, it doesn't even name those 2 relays.
I think this is that sjb and it appears to me as though there are 2 relays plugged into the back of it, what do you think?
yes and no, take the panel off and no, I haven't run into this before.
Ford is funny about that, they call fuse boxes smart junction boxes and other repair manuals call them something else making it confusing.
Well, how is it going?
How am I supposed to do that?
I do know of one source, http://www.safercar.gov/
You know, you opened this post saying, "Hello Tim, I seem to have the same problem that you helped another person with." perhaps you should give me the link to the question you read that Tim helped someone else on.
I didn't find any, http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchResults?prodType=V&searchType=PROD&targetCategory=A&searchCriteria.model=ESCAPE&stats=208792%2C5%2C1%2C383%2C29%2CESCAPE&makeStats=&jsonBaseURL=%2Fdownloads%2Ffolders%2F&searchCriteria.model_yr=2006&searchCriteria.make=FORD&searchCriteria.prod_ids=208792
Are we done?
Don't forget to rate me well, so I get credit. If you don't the deposit you made will just sit there and I won't get my share of it.
Where did we leave off at, was I waiting for test results or something or maybe you didn't have a scan tool, etc?
Ok, from what I remember we were having a problem locating a relay, is that correct?
I don't see any other posts by you under this screenname. I suggest you go back and continue with TIM then.