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2020 PIU headlights - differences?

Cobra Jet

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Can anyone confirm if there are different headlights used on the 2020 PIU?

I’ve been looking at quite a few online and it appears that some headlights are tinted very dark and others are clear like the standard Explorer...

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see attached images (all different vehicles at different dealers)

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VCFP153

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I don't believe there are different headlights being used, what you're seeing may be the issue of lighting for the photo. One change I have noticed is that the old "Police headlight housing only" option is now standard, meaning they are now all predrilled for warning lights. It does remain a separate option for taillights.
 
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Sgt1411

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You are correct about the standardization of the Police Only Pre-drilled headlights. The plan from Ford is to offer as much outfitting or outfitting "Prep" as possible from the factory to try and alleviate the exhaust issues that have plagued the PIU do to poor upfitting practices. If Ford can do all the pre drilled holes for headlights, tail lights, lift gate and roof antennas then they will significantly reduce potential problems. Soon I believe you will see tail lights included as standard. I have been to TDM their outfitting mod center and they have very rigid standards for where and how holes are drilled in the vehicle. The next Police Advisory Board meeting is May so I can advise after that.
 
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