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Push Bar for Explorer

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by Aggunner, July 31, 2011.

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    1. maliboo74

      maliboo74 New Member

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      I have a 2013 Limited. I recently installed a Westin bull bar and Westin flood lights. I can't figure out a path to get the Westin wiring harness switch wires into the cabin. Any suggestions how to get from the engine bay through the firewall and under the dash?

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    3. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Finally got my install complete. Forget trying to find a location to pass the switch wires, just blow through the firewall near the steering column and seal with a bushing. I could never get my hands up behind the glove box like in the instructions above. I'd probably tear the rubber hoses if I did.

      I hadn't wired anything in a car in over 15 years so I needed to do some homework. For anyone who wants to know, my setup is pretty simple.

      Westin Contour Safari Bull Bar
      (2) Westin 09-12010B High Power LED Lights
      Westin 20 AMP LED wiring harness 09-12000-8 (comes with 2 light connectors)
      Custom actuator from Rockerswitchpros.com

      I'm happy with it!

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    7. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Looks good but my only concern would be that the lights are totally exposed to a potential contact.by other vehicles or objects. Does the bar interfere with any of the electronic features you may have (collision warning, adaptive cruise)?

      Peter
       
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      Thanks. I believe it would interfere, but I don't have those options.
       
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      I gave it some thought and I agree with you. I decided to try a light bar instead.

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      This is nice because the light clamps are made to fit the contour of the lower bar.

      Westin 09-12230-40S Low Profile Double Row LED Light Bar
      Westin 32-20015 Black 2.5" HD Bar Clamp Bracket
       
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      Nice, but look to be in the danger zone. I'd bolt the light over the bar so it cancoffer some protection from object on the ground. Unless it hides the license plate!
       
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      Are there any that would not interfere with 2017 Platinum sensors?
      example:

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    12. peterk9

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      Your thread was merged with this existing one. Check out the posts/pictures here. Given the number of sensors on the Platinum, I would think it would be challenging.
      Also, not able to see picture if there is one.

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      Here is the biggest baddest real interceptor, pursuit, pit maneuvering ready, zombie killin bar I have ever seen. It bolts totally to the frame only. Only one hole needs to be drilled so the pit bar will allow any impact energy to be transferred through the body and hit solidly to the frame.

      How in the heck do I turn off front parking sensors?

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      By reading the Owner's Manual.;)
      Page 196. Parking Aids
      You can switch the system off through the
      information display menu or from the
      pop-up message that appears once you
      shift the transmission into reverse (R). See
      General Information (page 99). If your
      vehicle has a parking aid button, you can
      switch the system off by pressing the
      button.

      Peter
       
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      Thanks for the slap in the face Peter. Never knew what that button was for. Could not find anything at all in the menus. Maybe I need to upload some options in my menu? Is that possible? I have an option that ask to upload software....
       
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      The option to upload software only applies to Sync 3 software as far as I know.

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      Thanks again my hero.

      Honestly I haven't a clue what sync3 is or if my sport is capable of the upgrade.

      But I could tell you how to properly deploy 7.62mm rounds to disable zombies inside 100 meters at night using a thermal adapter on an i_phone!
       
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      That would come under a "How To" post and may get you an extension on your membership.:D

      Peter
       
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      Hi I just got a new 2017 explorer. I am looking for a little help. Is it possible to put a GoRhino police push bar on a nonEcoBoost?
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      Have you checked their website?

      Peter
       
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      I have but now I find that the civilian cars have shutters behind the grille. Where can o go on this forum to get more info if I can cut the shutters in the corner to get these push bars in
       

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