2018 Utility Interceptor HLF

codycat91

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Feb 17, 2011
705
NY
Question in regards to our new 2018 Ford Utility. It did come with the Ready for the Road package with rear lights and mirror lights. Question is in regards to the Headlight Flash, which I know was an option from Ford. Is there a way to check by the VIN if our vehicle has this option, or an easy way to see under the hood if we have this option?

If we do, is it something that can just be "activated" by a trigger wire, or is it something that would require the addition of a vehicle-specific flasher such as the Whelen SSFFP16?

Thank you
 

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codycat91

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Original poster
Feb 17, 2011
705
NY
Thrilling response.....

Anywho....... found out our package does not have the pre-wire from Ford. Will a solid-state standard HLF work on this new Explorer?
 

Nolines

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Apr 5, 2018
1,633
Coral Springs, FL
Thrilling response.....

Anywho....... found out our package does not have the pre-wire from Ford. Will a solid-state standard HLF work on this new Explorer?
Yeah you have to go to Ford with the VIN to decode the setup and find out what packages it was sold with ... Haven't found any other way. Sorry
 

CHIEFOPS

Senior Member
Jan 24, 2011
1,481
NYC
I think you're referring to option 60A which IIRC is only necessary if you want a built-in harness for grill lights & speaker. With what your're looking to do I'm fairly certain all you need is a plug and play flasher such as the Whelen and then run it's trigger wire to your switch.
 

codycat91

Member
Original poster
Feb 17, 2011
705
NY
I think you're referring to option 60A which IIRC is only necessary if you want a built-in harness for grill lights & speaker. With what your're looking to do I'm fairly certain all you need is a plug and play flasher such as the Whelen and then run it's trigger wire to your switch.

That would be great if that is correct, that the plug-n-play flasher would work. Would there be a simple way to check? Such as verifying that there is a specific harness in a certain spot? Or any other way of confirming
 

CHIEFOPS

Senior Member
Jan 24, 2011
1,481
NYC
Again, I'm not aware of any harness needed for flashing headlights, you just plug a P&P flasher in-line at a factory connection point.
 

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