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Old 10-15-2012, 02:08 PM   #53
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A couple of your points are off - mostly technicalities, but still ...
Originally Posted by brianm View Post
There isn't any splicing cause its a stand alone system all it does is run off the battery with a couple of grounds at a couple of frame bolts
There are splices - just not into the FACTORY wiring. (And there is a tie-in to the factory wiring at the battery).

as a former dealership mechanic stand alone fog light systems never void warrentys cause they don't alter any systems. Your more apt to void a warrenty putting in a autostart in.
No modification voids a warranty unless the failure in question was caused by the modification. (Granted, you are less likely to have to argue that with the dealership with a standalone fog installation than one that splices into the factory wiring.)

Second of all if ford made it with all the wiring than why is the circuit for the fuse incomplete?
The BCM's are different - it was apparently cheaper to stock two different BCM's than to make different trim level vehicles have different wire harnesses.

I would also say that if u need to replace the bcm there is reason to believe they wanted to make it as hard as possible for dyi to tamper with the system.
It's not really tamper-resistance - they want to make it more attractive for the customer to pay $1700 for the SE over the S in 2012 or the $2700 for the SE Appearance over the SE in 2013 than to spend $500 in BCM/s and Fog lights and getting the car re-programmed at the dealer in IDS.

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