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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    Almost froze my **** off leveling out the lights but it’s done. I’d prefer one even beam across the LEDs but I’m not sure how possible that is. My KID telluride has amazing lighting with one LED.
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    Idk man, the break in light pattern drives me nuts. Maybe I’ll drop the passenger side to even it out.
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    I need to even out the light pattern; the drivers side beam sits a lower than passenger side.
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    More install pictures. I look my time making sure to hide, tuck, zip tie wires in place.
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    Despite the cold weather I installed the Moshimoto XB LED headlights. One of the easiest installs ever. Not sure if it was worth the price tags, time will I guess.
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    OPEN ECU

    All, Is OPEN ECU a possibility on the GEN1 platform? For those who don't know, it was a software program/interface that gave tuners complete access to the ECU, think of like jailbreaking your iphone but for you vehicle. I've used it on expensive European platforms, I have to assume Ford ECU's...
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    and for ***** and giggles. i'll dump all of the vehicles i've ever owned. It might be helpful to understand where i'm coming from and why i'm gonna do all kind of dumb things to this truck. 1987 CHEVY CAMARO RS 1996 PONTIAC GRAND AM GT 2005 FOR FOCUS SVT CD SILVER 5 DOOR 2007 MAZDASPEED3 2006...
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    The winter is upon us in MA, with that being said, bigger projects (shenanigans) are going to held off until the springs. Instead I'm going to focus on "freshening" up the things that bug the shit out of me. On the forefront of these issues is lighting. Maybe it is because the Gen 2 and TRX...
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    While trying to follow the reverse light harness, I found a wire that was ran through the passenger side tail lights and into the bed. The wires attached to LEDs that were attached to underside of the railing. I was also able to find where the drainage tube dumped, that was a win.
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    Next I removed the broken Grampy reverse lights. These were wired through both the battery and the AUX harness. (?) The jack ass used a self tapping screw to mount the brackets. I wired wheeled the corrosion and used some UPOL etched primer to seal things up. Additionally, the hardware was so...
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    I started to unfu€k some of the lighting work and discovered more issues. Overall, the wiring and lights were a rats nest. The front LED fog lights were puzzling, the LED specific wiring harness and mounts appear to rigid but the lights themselves are an Amazon special(?)!! The lights themselves...
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    6- Rear defroster, window, and heated mirrors. 6a. Rear defroster doesn't work via the button or through SYNC. 6b. Obliviously the heated mirrors aren't functioning. 6c. Sliding window works. After doing some research I'm going to check the fuses and jump the connector behind the rear...
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    5- Slider paint 5a. The coating or paint is coming off. I'm not sure if the metal is compromised underneath.
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    4- Rear driver corner paint damage. 4a. Very interested in how you can scrape the truck bed but not the bumper, light marker or tail light.
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    3- Bed Cover 3a. Its appears to be 1in to short (that's what she said) 3b. I'm not sure where the drainage tubes ends and if there is any corrosion. I'm honestly afraid to pull the cover off and investigate into the mounted rail system.
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    2- Additional reverse lights. 2a. They don't work in reverse or through the OEM AUX controller. 2b. These were also drilled and bolted to the bumper allowing them to rust. 2c. Previous owner didn't tap the tail light harness or the towing harness. I was able to trace some wires across the spare...
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    Here is round 1 of deficiencies I'm trying to understand. Sure some of these topics are nit picky but it's my thread sooo... 1- Integrated front bumper LED lights. 1a. For some reason each pair is wired into it's own OEM AUX switch inside. Meaning I have to turn on both of the two left OEM AUX...
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    On my ‘22 I had the transmission reflashed three times, FoMoCo installed 2/4 tires that couldn’t be balanced, and the drivers side window control failed leaving all cab windows down.
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    Chronicles of buying a used SVT Raptor

    The point of this thread is to share the woes and journey of moving into a 14’ Raptor. Mostly it’s for the ***** and giggles as I investigate the previous owners shenanigans while documenting my ill advised journey. It’s worth mentioning I’m not a “truck guy”, I’m an automotive enthusiast. My...
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