Upgrading an XL model interior - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-28-2009, 09:33 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 196
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Upgrading an XL model interior

I'm looking at buying an '08 6.4 with the XL package. It has manual windows, locks, and vinyl seats.

Is the wiring built in for things like heated seats, power locks, power windows, etc? In other words, if I found parts at a junkyard will it be straightforward to upgrade to these options?

Hopefully it won't involve changing dash harnesses and stuff.

David
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-30-2009, 10:36 AM
<b>Premium Member</b>

 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Cooperstown, NY
Posts: 1,796
Thanks: 18
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just curious, why didn't you opt for the $800 option when you bought the truck? Or was it one just off the dealers lot?

-BG06.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 09-30-2009, 10:42 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 5,836
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
no it is not simple plug and play... there is a lot to go into it... aftermarket locks and windows will be your best bet... and if you buy katzkin seat upholstery you can opt to have heated seats in those... IMHO this would be the best way... and then a carpet kit from somewhere like LMC truck... i was tackling this same thing with one of our project trucks and opted to keep the manual windows and im just gonna get a car alarm with the power locks feature.... its a royal PITA just so you know
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 09-30-2009, 12:20 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 196
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm buying this truck used and getting a decent price. I did not buy it expecting to put all of this in myself to save money. I'm fine with the truck exactly as-is. In fact I want the vinyl floors.

I just want to know if anyone has done this and found it to be easy or hard. In many cases with other cars/trucks (heated leather seats for example) the wiring is all there, you'd just need to get a full set of seats and switches and install them.

In any case I may pull the door panels and take photos to compare against the equipped truck.

Dave
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 09-30-2009, 12:37 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 5,836
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
again, aftermarket kits are your best bet as they are not wired for it... I just tried this on one of my trucks....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 10-01-2009, 05:10 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor

 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tampa Bay area
Posts: 727
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to A8050266 Send a message via MSN to A8050266 Send a message via Yahoo to A8050266
Quote:
Originally Posted by dgeesaman View Post
I'm looking at buying an '08 6.4 with the XL package. It has manual windows, locks, and vinyl seats.

Is the wiring built in for things like heated seats, power locks, power windows, etc? In other words, if I found parts at a junkyard will it be straightforward to upgrade to these options?

Hopefully it won't involve changing dash harnesses and stuff.

David
Dunerunner08's
Advice is right on track More than likely aftermarket upgrades will be easier. But some Ford parts will just bolt/plug in.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 10-01-2009, 09:14 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 5,836
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
bolt in, yes... everything you need will just bolt into place no problem... plug in? thats another story... as I said I looked into everything was under the dash and the factory stuff will not just plug in....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 10-01-2009, 09:19 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Barnwell/Bluffton, SC
Posts: 5,268
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Send a message via AIM to southern7.3
What configuration is the cab?

I would just change out the seats. All that electric crap is prone to breaking. Them roll up winders will be rolling up and down for a long time

You might can find a wrecked truck to salvage some things out of it.

IMO I would switch out the seats and be done with it. Maybe do an aftermarket power conversion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 10-01-2009, 10:26 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor

 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tampa Bay area
Posts: 727
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to A8050266 Send a message via MSN to A8050266 Send a message via Yahoo to A8050266
Quote:
Originally Posted by DunesRunner08 View Post
bolt in, yes... everything you need will just bolt into place no problem... plug in? thats another story... as I said I looked into everything was under the dash and the factory stuff will not just plug in....
My factory Nav system upgrade just "PLUGGED IN" '08 XLT
depends on the vehicle's build. what will / will not work.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 10-01-2009, 10:34 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 5,836
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the nav is a different story... radios all together are different... most are wired for sirius and nav and all that to make life easy so they dont have to have 10 billion different harnesses for a stereo
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors