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SPECIAL VEHICLE ENGINEERING – BODY BUILDERS ADVISORY SERVICE
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QVM Bulletin: Q-214 Date: 25 October, 2012
F-150 6.2L Snow Plow Application
Model Affected: 2013 MY and later F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew pick up, with 6.2L engine and XLT, FX, Lariat and Platinum trim levels only.
Description: The 2013 MY and later F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew pick up, with 6.2L engine and XLT, FX, Lariat and Platinum trim levels are snow plow capable when the Outside Air
Temperature (OAT) kit is installed. F-150 snow plow installation is intended for personal use only.
Details: A Snowplow OAT kit (DL3Z-14K073-A) is available through Ford Parts and Service. Outside air temperature information from the OAT sensor is required to maintain automatic interior climate control settings. Failure to relocate the OAT sensor with the installation of a snow plow will significantly degrade the vehicles ability to maintain automatic interior climate control settings, as well as display an incorrect outside air temperature reading.
Installation of this Kit is required if a snow plow is to be installed. See the additional attached pages for installation information.
Please note that only 2013 MY and later F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew pick-up, with 6.2L engine and XLT, FX, Lariat and Platinum trim levels are capable of snow plow installation. This bulletin does not apply to other 2013 MY F-150 pick-ups or previous model years.
Vehicle content will affect vehicle plow capacity. Upper and lower plow weight recommendations and rear ballast load requirements are listed in the 2013 MY 6.2L F-150 Snowplow Weight Chart. The 2013 F-150 Option weight chart lists the additional weight each option adds to both the front and total base curb weight.
Required Part Number:
2013 MY 6.2L F-150 Snowplow Weight Chart
The snowplow and mounting hardware weight limits shown are based upon a total of 300 lb. for the driver and one front seat passenger (150 lb. each).
* Excludes mounting hardware weight
** Ballast is to be placed 30 inches aft of rear axle
2013 F-150 Option Weight Chart
If you have any questions, please contact the Ford Truck Body Builders Advisory Service as shown in the header of this bulletin.
F-150 (P415) OAT RELOCATION PROCEDURE
Remove 12A581 wire harness OAT Connector from OAT sensor. See Figure 1.
Pull back convolute from 12A581 and cut off OAT Connector approximately 1 inch behind connector shell. See Figure 2.
Splice on pigtail (DL3T-F220090-AA) provided in kit using provided heat shrink tube (ESB-M99D56-A2) and splicing method procedure. See Figure 3. NOTE: Wire colors must match together. Re-install the convolute.
Plug new short jumper (DL3T-F221050-AA) into the OAT Sensor secured to the radiator support. See Figure 4.
Plug connector cap (BU5T-14A464-PAA) onto the short jumper (DL3T-F221050-AA) to seal short jumper inline connection. See Figure 5. NOTE: This connection will hang loose in front of the radiator. IMPORTANT: Only use this way when plow is connected. When plow is removed, the short jumper will need to plug into the new spliced pigtail on the 12A581 wire harness and the cap will install on the long jumper (DL3T-F221095-AA).
Plug long jumper (DL3T-F221095-AA) into 12A581 wire harness pigtail (DL3T-F220090-AA) and route jumper along hood release cable (securing with 3 small PIA C-CLIPS). See Figure 6.
Route long jumper (DL3T-F221095-AA) through the bumper opening and along the plow wiring (Securing with 2 large PIA C-Clips) up over the plow light bar and into final position under light. Extra length has been provided for use with different plow manufacturer/styles. This extra length can be secured using tie straps or tape. See Figure 7.
Tie strap the new OAT Sensor (AU5T-12A647-AC) to the plow left headlamp wire harness using tie straps (8V5T-14A169-SA). Make sure sensor is secured to harness just below and rearward of the LH headlamp to avoid sun load and snow/ice/debris damage. See Figure 8. Plug long jumper (DL3T-F221095-AA) plow side into the OAT Sensor (AU5T-12A647-AC) tie strapped to the plow. See Figure 8.
When plow is removed, make sure to unplug the long jumper (DL3T-F221095-AA) at the radiator and reconnect the short jumper (DL3T-F221050-AA) to the Pigtail (DL3T-F220090-AA). See Figure 9.