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Old 03-26-2014, 10:17 AM Rookie

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Automatic Headlamps

This is my first post so I hope nobody minds me jumping in and asking questions cause I have a few. Been lurking and have found several answers already so for that, thank you all.

First one, I have a 2013 XLT that does not have the Auto Headlamps. My questions is the only way to get there to purchase the fog lamp kit, install in and they have a Ford dealer program? Or is there a kit just with the auto headlamp and minus the fog lamps?

I am stunned that any vehicle comes without autos in the first place but thats a conversation for another day.

Thanks for your time.

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Old 03-31-2014, 07:08 AM
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The wiring going to and from the BCM may or may not be pre-wired. Your steering column control module may have to be upgraded, you'll have to see if #17 has anything in it. Don't forget the auto-lamp sensor in the dash that triggers the on/off cycle. I would suggest getting the factory wiring manual to make this upgrade. It can be done hardware wise, but you'll have to find out if it requires a dealer visit to get the vehicle to respond.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:31 PM
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I had the same issue on my '02. It was an XLT and I was trying to figure out how to make the auto headlamp upgrade. I "borrowed" the headlight switch from my father's '02 lariat and that was all I needed. Everything else was installed and programmed at the factory. Plug and play and I couldn't believe it. It may be stupid to think that this may still be the case a decade later, but what the hell. You need to buy the switch anyway, right?

Please keep us updated and good luck.
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The wiring is all in place. You'll need the auto headlamp switch, the light sensor, and programming from your dealer.

Auto headlight switch w/o fog:
Ford P/N: 9L3Z11654DA

Auto headlamp switch W/ fog (if you have them already):
Ford P/N: 9L3Z11654CA

Light Sensor:
Ford P/N: 7L1Z-13A018-A

The physical install is literally plug and play, and will take all of about 5 minutes. The only hard part is telling the dealer that you need to turn on the auto headlamps and making them understand.
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