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Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by ibmike, March 17, 2014.

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    1. jonnoriega

      jonnoriega Elite Explorer

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      Thanks, brother. Look up my YouTube page and there should be some uploads of my downpipes and borla there!
       
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      Just a quick update... Finished tinting the taillights, emblems, and fog lamps. Also, vinyled the center of the hood. All in all, a great day spent doing a little bit for the ride. Next up will be an led bar install...

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      America!

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      and roof racks before the road trip.

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      Did you have to remove the projector to bake it?
       
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      Just finished up the LED backup light and rear Turn Signal project. The Back up lights were easy plug and play just find a LED version of the 7440 I used Sylvania 7440 LED.

      Turn Signals not quite that easy but not overly complicated. I used the same Sylvania 7440 LED But you want the 7440A (Amber) Amber bulb with clear lens. Resistors are needed to keep the programmed flash and reduce the "Hyper Flash" Simple resistor one end splice to power (POS) and one end to Ground (NEG) If your good with Bridge connectors and T taps that's great I am not. I wound up cutting and splicing but they work. I am weak on crimping so first thing I do with electrical wiring work is Cut myself a piece of extension wire to help with the slack. I peeled off a bit more slack wire than I was originally thinking but oh well.
       
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      Got my ELM327 OBD2 adapter and enabled DRL’s using Forescan.
       
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      Saturday project Technically but Redline Tuning Hood Strut Kit. (Separate post)
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      Nice looking XLT you have. Haven't seen many in the Gold Leaf Metallic colour.

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      Switched out the LED Rear Turn Signal bulbs with the same vendor same style but the type with the resistors built into the bulb. Cut the resistor and trimmed the excess wire. Tucked away neatly in the void between the bumper and the frame metal of the rear tail lamp housing.
       
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      What brand did you go with
       
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      Yes a little lengthy post but info is worth it. Link to the Amazon vendors description and pricing is at bottom of the post.


      MAJOR NOTE: If you use the “Does this fit my vehicle it will come back as NO. Don’t panic concentrate on the bulb type (3157A/7440A) not vehicle so much.
      I would be willing to bet that each vendor would make a 3157A AND a 7440A version sompossibly both sets from same vendor.

      If you decide on LED back up lights I am about 99% sure that the reverse bulb and rear turn signals are the same bulb only difference is the 7440 (WHITE) and clear housing.for back up and 7440A (Amber) for turn signal/4 way hazard flasher

      Local merchants (Autozone, Advance, O’ Reilly’s etc...) usually carry the.7440A in stock.

      You don’t need resistors for back up lights since that is a steady power source until engine shut off or transmission in park.

      PAY close attention to detail you need the A model of each set. 3157A and 7440A. Turn signals are AMBER bulb in clear housing. Some vehicles are clear/white bulb In Amber housing.

      Looking back I should have paid the extra once For the rears and got the SIrius set first and not have any splicing involved. Spilled milk and lesson learned...we can move on!

      Install tips:

      Fronts will probably work even if bulb in wrong at least they did with mine.


      Front. If bulbs are FLICKERING then remove power and rotate 180 degrees in the same housing.

      Pay attention to the ones coming out look for the metal strips so you can orientate the JDM bulbs same way.

      If Front bulbs are “Hyperflashing” then swap bulbs from left-right, right- left. Not sure how but it worked for me.

      Rear:

      They are a bit easier. Pretty much Work as advertised with no hyper flashing or they won’t illuminate at all. If no illumination then rotate bulb 180 degrees in the same housing. With no assistant plan a few trips back and forth between firing to drivers seat to apply and remove electrical power. As always don’t put bulb back in housing until ops checked. Rear turn signal bulb socket has very little extra slack in the wiring harness so rotate carefully and note orientation.

      Fronts are fairly straightforward, rotate the bulb socket 45 degrees Counter Clockwise and swap bulbs. The flickering will be faint so you might have to install in the housing to see it. It will be faint but noticeable.


      FRONT:

      JDM ASTAR 2400 Lumens Extremely Bright 3057 3156 3157 4057 4157 Anti Hyper Flash Built-in load resistor Amber Yellow Turn Signal LED Bulbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GQDX5T2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LlvTBbWKWC24M


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      SiriusLED 7440 Anti Hyper Flash Built-in load resistor True 25W Yellow Orange Extremely Bright LED Bulb for Turn Signal only 7440A T20 W21W Pack of 2 (Upgrade Version) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0774HQC8Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_1nvTBbXVE5TVT
       
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      K&N drop in air filter because paper ones suck, or stop sucking...not really sure which is more appropriate
       
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      Got Nav enabled, nav in motion, and replaced the compass with nav in the IPC on sync 2 MFT. Thank you Forescan and XDA developers!
       
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      Nav-in-motion? Links please.
       
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      Took mine to the dealer this week to get some TSB's and other work cleared up before I start modding. Borla exhaust is sitting in my garage awaiting installation, then it's a trip over to Livernois for a tune and CAI.
       
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      Borla cat-back exhaust installed today! Did it myself. I’ll have to write up a post on how it went.

      JonNoriega, Borla owes you a commission. It was your videos that sold me on the Borla!
       
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      Please do a write up, I hope you took pictures..... I'm interested in seeing the write up and just what your thoughts are.
       
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      Writeup is done and posted: Borla Cat-Back Install on my 2014 Explorer Sport

      Also, today I installed the Redline Tuning gas hood struts/lifters:
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      I'm on a roll lately - also put new spark plugs in it, in preparation for a tune. :thumbsup:
       
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      Also did the spark plugs on mine. Went with OEM Motorcraft plugs.
       
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      I did the same, SP-534's gapped to .03. Went better than I expected!
       
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      Was able to get into FORSCAN and get one major item that SHOULD be set from the factory. Programmed the SECURE IDLE feature. This should have been set from the factory as a matter of BASIC common sense and security/anti theft protocols. What secure idle does if your not familiar is programs the shift interlock to NOT ALLOW gear selector lever to come out of Park. UNLESS THE KEY FOB is in the vehicle. Current programming will allow gear to be shifted out of park and vehicle to move even with key fob out of vehicle as long as engine is running. That was the major feature I was looking to set. I also added a duplicate heated seat/steering wheel display to the SYNC 3 screen. That was more of a test to see if my programming changes worked without getting too involved with major components like secure idle or a setting that could cause damage.
       
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      While I can see some logic behind that, I wonder why anyone would leave their vehicle running while it is unattended and unlocked? Will Secure Idle prevent the use of the manual Brake-Shift Interlock Override procedure that is described in the Owner's Manual?

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      Leaving unattended and running is well admit we have all done it. I was in the snow belt and before IA key access systems I occasionally carried both keys. One to leave running if extremely cold and one to open door. Yes locking door is the key but still we all have our blonde/senior moments and forget to lock the doors. Either way programming complete and secure idle active.
       

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