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    Rear switched accessory 12v? (2013 PIU)

    Well, not that it helps anyone else, but the outfitters of the vehicle did string a hot run wire, but when the vehicle was decommissioned, they saw fit to cut it, tape the end (a miracle since it was the first time the dude with the snips made safe his handiwork), and hide it really well under...
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    Rear switched accessory 12v? (2013 PIU)

    Neither are installed however perhaps the wiring is there and live. Thanks for the suggestion! I'll look tomorrow. ANY idea if the harness for that is on the driver or passenger side? I only have pass disassembled at the moment.
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    Rear switched accessory 12v? (2013 PIU)

    Looking for switched accessory power in the rear of 2013 PIU. 12v that turns off with the ignition. Rear dash cam needs to sense accessory 12v turn off to go into parking mode. Battery power is easy as there is a large distribution block. I'd prefer not to need to run a new wire up front. Yes...
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    LED Backup Lights

    Not quite dead thread revival but... I recently did a complete VLED switch over. The clear diffusor over the LED emitter allows it to produce the same effect as a filament bulb. I'll save the post install review for a different thread, however, the V6 White 5K actually lets me see behind me...
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    Water Leak

    I was less than thrilled with the incessant dripping, but after some careful cleanup, alcohol prep, painters tape, popsicle sticks, and lots of patience, I've been 100% leak free. Worth every penny... 3M Urethane Seam Sealer, 08367, Black Color, High Solids, Permanently Flexible, 310 mL/10.5...
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    Idle right switch

    I get the idea, and maybe it's just me, but Idle Right seems like a solution looking for a problem.
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    Adding Fog Lights on Base Pre 2016 Model

    Are we all still SOL on this foglight issue or has someone successfully done it? My 2013 PIU could use some additional lighting. Wintertime in New England is long and dark and snowy.
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    Early model PIU fog lamp indicator

    Can you be a touch more specific? Part numbers are especially helpful. I have a 2013 PIU and would love fogs and auto headlights. Many threads via search, few answers.
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    PTU Problems

    Tell him, "no its what Ford finally admitted that needs to happen due to poor design" Peter pointed out the pages: 489 to 491 of your owners manual.
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    Ford Police Explorer Cargo Mat

    Got it now. Looks just like the one from Walmart. Perhaps the same mfg
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    2013 ABS Problem Code U0415

    I know, I felt silly doing it, but rather have it and not need it... I do have a tendency to hoard parts, especially little ones. However my archives have come in handy a couple of times. Like when I snapped off the zerk of a ball joint I had just installed. Or lost not 1 but 4 lugnuts. I think...
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    2013 ABS Problem Code U0415

    I have been monitoring this issue for the better part of 6 months. Weekly I throw on my scanner and see what is up. Run an ABS test as well. Occasionally I get the U0415, other times not. I set up live monitoring/recording of the 4 wheel speed sensors and they all matched speed many hundreds of...
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    Ford Police Explorer Cargo Mat

    Peter is correct. WeatherTech does not make one. I had a chat with one of their customer service people yesterday and mentioned that they are missing out on a great government contract level opportunity. Not only that, but PIUs have a life after agency use. Obviously one person won't make a...
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    Factory strobes

    As I had just said above, I forgot about that guide. I've had it for a while
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    Exhaust repair gone slightly awry

    I needed a fix now before I went on vacation. Stuck in the middle of the woods with an exhaust falling off it's not my idea of fun. I did call the exhaust shop. They totally understood my concern but said I was one of an extremely small minority of people that want to go the other way, quieter...
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    Checking Transmission Fluid

    Yes I realize, but there is actually room to put a bent tube into the fluid box thing. To me it would seem a locking cap and micro dipstick would be more expensive than a cheap o multi-decade old metal tube and rod that they have millions of. Some things defy Logic. The front O2 is beautifully...
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    Checking Transmission Fluid

    I miss the tranny dip sticks. WHY FORD? WHY!? I was adamant about doing the tried and true only been doing it for decades check fluid while its running thing. I still have a bit of a burn scar from the radiator hose a year later. No I didn't learn my session. I'm a 4.6L guy. This V6 stuff is...
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    Exhaust repair gone slightly awry

    Mildly miffed I live in New England, rust is natural. Took my primary commuter to get a very minor exhaust leak fixed. Excellent exhaust shop, used them before. Great guys. Of course as usual, you touch one thing and another thing breaks. Ended up needing flex pipes, resonator, and mufflers...
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    Ford Police Explorer Cargo Mat

    Ok so no joke, the one from Walmart is the fix for all the PIU cargo ills? Genius!
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    Ford Police Explorer Cargo Mat

    Interesting! Would you be able to take some good pictures? I looked at the Havis covers a while back, but its a heck of a price tag for pretty much a lateral move to factory, and still no resolution to the spill containment issue. I'm thinking of making a cardboard template and cutting a horse...
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    Ford Police Explorer Cargo Mat

    Slight resurrection. Has anyone come across a solution besides the commercial floor mat? Or contacted weather tech for them to produce for the piu? I find it curious they would put rubber floor mats for easy clean out of the passenger compartment, but leave the cargo area basically bare. My...
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    Factory strobes

    Totally forgot about that. I have it on my laptop *face palm*
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    Factory strobes

    My PIU has built in from the factory strobes in the headlight/cornering lamp unit. Not aftermarket drilled in strobes but round spaces molded into plastic. I forget the exact name for that style. They appear to be LED. From what I can trace, the wires disappear into the harness but obviously...
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    Factory strobes

    My 2013 PIU came with factory corner strobes and the department that had it before me chopped all the wires off inside the console. Since I'm the Animal Control officer for 4 towns, I'd like to not die when I'm on the side of the road. I have dash and rear deck strobes, but they are kinda cheapo...
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