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  1. J

    2014 PIU Steering Gear Assembly (Rack and Pinion Gear)

    Hello Everyone! I am curious if anyone had any experience with replacing a steering rack assembly on the PIU. As it has the EPAS system does it need to be reprogrammed or should the part come already programmed to work? If so has anyone had experience with reprogramming. As times are hard so I...
  2. V

    Retrofitted Climate Controlled Seats Not Working Via APIM

    Hello, I retrofitted climate (heat/cool) Lincoln MKS seats into my 2013 PIU and the DCSM Self-Test passes and works perfectly in ForScan / IDS. You can hear the vents power up one at a time for each seat along with their relays. All the seat buttons appear in my Sync 2 / MFT display and also...
  3. P

    2016-18 PIU FORScan Mods

    Hey guys, A while back I had a 2015 PIU and successfully made a bunch of mods using an OBD connector and FORScan installed on my laptop. Including: AWD Display, RKE, Dark Car etc. I am buying a 2016 PIU now, which to my understanding is the next generation and after spending hours and hours on...
  4. P

    Keyless entry system and remote start 2018 PIU

    I have a 2018 Explorer Police Interceptor Utility and wanted to see if it was possible to install a keyless entry and/or remote start to it. I know remote start isn't difficult on the non-utility models because they already have keyless entry. Because the utility trim doesn't have keyless entry...
  5. PepeLePIU

    My new hobby: modding a 2013 FPIU!

    Hey people - wanted to say hi. I'm a new, proud owner of a 2013 FPIU - former Snohomish County WA detective's ride. It's a beast in amazing shape and I'm totally stoked to turn it into a sweet daily driver! I'm here to learn how to do all the things my local Ford dealer says "can't be done:"...
  6. L

    Newbie to PIU life (2015 PIU), looking for carpet.

    Hi all, just got a 2015 PIU at auction and am new to the forum. I have been piece-mealing my upgrades for a couple of weeks now. I am very much not a car guy, so this is a fun learning project for me! I'm looking to buy a molded carpet to replace the vinyl flooring in it now, and was wondering...
  7. N

    Hello, I'm a Newbie! Ready to purchase PIU, but need to be educated...

    Hi, I've been doing lots of reading here, but there is still so much to learn. I have two close friends who have both bought PIU's from Jacky Jones in Cleveland, GA. and I will probably buy mine from there as well as I live in North Ga. I'm a HAM radio guy and volunteer with ARES and local...
  8. J

    Well dang! It happened.

    So I was gone for a bit, the wife got a recall letter for my ol' 2013 interceptor, thought she was going to do me a favor and took it in... Dealership took all my fun away, re-tuned, changed out my heavy duty equipment and Neutered it. Runs like a Limp noodle now... Anyone know what the...
  9. N

    Ford PIU Base 2013 - Unable to find upfitter's guide; appears to have been taken down?

    Hi all, I'm trying to find the rubber grommet used for passing wires through the firewall so that I don't have to drill a hole through the firewall (Installing aftermarket fog lights (mine didn't come with them stock) and an LED light bar). Anybody got a copy of the 2013 upfitter's guide, or...
  10. S

    Help with 2013 Explorer PIU Console Questions....

    Hey all! I've been reading every post I can find about my missing console, but still have questions and need help! Short of trying to get a deputy to let me go through his PIU and possibly take photos (which I doubt is going to happen ; ) I searched our county's facebook, etc., for details on...
  11. Bobs2018ExplorerSport

    For Sale Set of (5) Like-New Ford Explorer PIU or Sedan Steel Wheels with Tires - SOLD!

  12. D

    Ballistic Panel rattle

    Hi, I just recently purchased a 2013 PIU with 81,000 on it. I've done my due diligence, but I can't find any repair or removal information on the ballistic panels. I'm not sure of the panel manufacturer without pulling the door skin but my best guess is angel armor. They rattle when I close the...
  13. D

    New interceptor owner

    Hello everyone. I just purchased a 2013 PIU and I'm looking forward to seeing what the community has done to their trucks and I'll be glad to learn from you veterans.
  14. L

    For Sale Interceptor push bar

    For sale 2016-2019 interceptor utility. Go Rhino push bar , excellent condition no scratches or scuffs. $250 also for sale rear trunk area cage great condition Bolts behind rear seats to existing bolts. $150 also havis rear truck window bars , brand new in box never installed. $120 item...
  15. G

    Hard to find answers 2017 PIU

    Hey Gang, First time poster here, I have a few questions if you guy's don't mind. I have looked and read and done searches but I cannot find what I am looking for. I know these have been answered in the past but i'll give it a shot, Please be kind.. I have a 2017 PIU (non Sync) No Sirius...
  16. C

    Preventive water pump replacement or extended warranty

    Got a sweet deal on an immaculate 2014 PIU at state auction. You can barely even hear the 3.7L engine running! It was a State Trooper unit, so it has high highway miles at 170,000. I'm debating on spending $300-400 on an extended powertrain warranty to take me to 200,000 or to just go ahead...
  17. M

    Replace headlight bulbs with LEDs on 2014 PIU?

    Howdy, Has anybody replaced their Explorer/PIU's headlight bulbs (9005) with LEDs? How did that go? Better or worse than with halogens? Do they flicker, did you need an anti-flicker capacitor? Are they positioned correctly, not too high or too low? If you've done it successfully, which LED...
  18. G

    FORScan Programming issues

    I have a 2016 PIU and have successfully made a number of configuration changes with FORSCAN. I am struggling with these two, however: AWD display - IPC 720-01-01: I have tried multiple times to enable the AWD gauge display on my 2016 PIU. I have tried both options 4 and C. No change on the dash...
  19. R

    Possible to Supercharge the 3.7L Engine?

    So we all know the 3.7L V6 found in a large number of PIUs is pretty robust, and I've been watching videos where people with 2014-era V6 Mustangs are racing people with the V8 Mustang and performing admirably - the V6 is no slouch and it's lighter than the V8. (They're still losing...but it's...
  20. M

    Pursuit mode

    Prior to brining my explorer into Ford, pursuit mode would activate upon aggressive driving. Now, even with 10 min. of intentional aggressive driving pursuit mode will not activate. The vehicle was brought in to Ford for recalls. Would Ford have turned the pursuit mode off on my vehicle?
  21. S

    No power in reverse

    so i dont know if this is normal or what but a few weeks ago i try going up a curve in reverse and i couldnt. So i added wood blocks it went up perfect. So yesterday I went to Apple Hill with the GF to hang out and i parked forward in a decline hill not too much of a decline (front was in the...
  22. T

    2016 PIU no-sync to sync?

    Hey all! I recently acquired a beautiful Dark Blue 2016 PIU with 36k miles on it. The agency that purchased it originally over ordered and sent it to the auction with delivery miles and was purchased by a civilian and had an easy non-LEO life. Unfortunately for me, its a non-sync vehicle and...
  23. L

    List of Differing Parts Between 2013 PIU and 2013 Explorer

    So I bought a PIU at auction and it runs great but just has come cosmetic things I'm dealing with. I learned the hard way that the tail lights are different. (I didn't google hard enough.) I just pulled out the center instrument panel to make sure the part was the same as the Explorer and I...
  24. G

    California Emissions System on PIU

    Are all PIUs equipped with CA emissions or only in select states? Thanks.
  25. G

    Is it legal to own a PIU?

    For the last few years, I have been considering picking one up as a third car for hauling/towing stuff and whatnot. Is it legal to own one in California?