The images are out of order, but hopefully it will help someone who is thinking about doing this job. Its not hard, just time consuming. The Ford kit includes some basic instructions just to get you going. I have not installed the OEM wiring harness yet, it doesnt come with any instructions so I ordered the Ford wiring diagrams and am waiting for the big book to arrive. Those wondering why I didnt just tap into the existing harnesses or buy the other after market kit, it is because Im worried about damaging the BCM. On the Ford wiring harness it warns not to let the current draw go above 4.2 amps. My plan now is to use tap into the wires closer to the BCM and use relays. Im probably just over reacting to the warning but I want to be sure I dont damage anything. For those wondering why I went this route, since its way harder and double the cost, We are using this for a bike rack and I wanted to get the hitch higher up than the aftermarket hitches, and I really wanted the OEM look.
Also, By doubling up the sensor wires this still leave about a 10-12 inch section on the right of the hitch that will properly detect my foot. It works fine as long as I remember not to kick left. At some point I will just order and install the split sensors.
Thanks to Sivici420 for posting the OEM part numbers and his pictures. If it wasnt for his clean looking install I would not have taken this on.
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50% Tint front windows
Black high gloss paint to factory wheels
Honey comb grill
New rear badging
New front logo plate
New vinyl side sport emblems
LED lighting rear license plate
Painted calipers red
Black Ford center caps for wheels
The only aesthetically significant mod is the tailpipe tips. Otherwise, the car has the Livernois tune, currently running the 91 version. I also swapped out the weak single horn for the dual horn.
The closeup of the lower grill shows how nuts I got with detailing--somehow I don't think that dedication will last. But after 1500 miles those 6-sided diamonds had gook in the edges and I spent way more time than I care to admit cleaning them! All that's there now is the reflection of leaves in my driveway.