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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 ...
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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).

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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.)

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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.

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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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