It all depends on how the vehicle was ordered and what options were ordered.
They might be wired and might not be - the only way to know is to pull the interior panels
We do these everyday - I am a Factory Rep for Whelen and we are the ones that provide all that equipment to Ford.
You have read all the upfitter manuals and all the answers are sometimes in those as long as you are comfortable with the installation of this type of equipment.
If the vehicle came with a controller - in this case it would be a Sapphire or an undercover switch box - those are hooked up by Ford to at least turn the optioned lights on if they were ordered with the correct option codes.
I also suggest that a qualified upfitter handle these modifications. That said it is usually are bare wires that either go to a controller or a customer provided controller.
Some options are triggered via the PIM Police Interface Module - but Aux lightheads are not.
Is there anyway to find a ford up fitter in my area? I'm not too worried about the "legality" of the rear lights, I just want to get them to work. They may just be white anyways?. Thanks
Will I have to physically wire the AUX switches? or will they "plug in" somewhere
I do not want to burst any bubbles around here but any upfitter worth their salt will not install or activate Red / Blue lighting on a civilian vehicle.
So unless this is for a department or proven volunteer with authorization to drive the vehicle - activation of emergency lights when not authorized is very much frowned upon and can lead to vehicle impound, large fines and or jail time.
So I would make sure that any lights you activate for any reason are legal in the state you are living.
In the past police vehicles were not sold to civilians at all, this seems to have changed when dealer demos come available - If I was that dealer I would have pulled every light out unless I was selling it to a police department etc.
OK folks, let step back a bit. I started this discussion because the activation of the lights was more of a curiosity to me than anything. I certainly didn't/don't intend to go racing down the highway with rear flashing red & blue lights? (I don't know what that would accomplish since there in the back?)
Would you feel better about this discussion if I was an LEO?. Hooking up lights to impersonation is a bit of a reach for me. The firearm analogy is just that an analogy.I'm not surprised by your reaction since I see you are from CA.