Dealer Installed Upfitter Switches

Jimmythebutcher

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I have a deposit down on an incoming XLT Tremor, that did not come with upfitter switches. As part of my negotiation when the truck gets here, I am planning on having the dealer add upfitter switches. I am looking for opinions on having the dealer do this, and it causing me more problems because it seems complicated. I have seen the videos on people doing this themselves, but do you think it is a mistake to have the dealer do it? Am I setting myself up for more issues? From what I understand the cost is only a few hundred dollars, but the work can be extensive. Thank you in advance.
 
IMO it would best to change your order and add them in. I am not sure how much negotiating dealers are doing these days
Normally, I would have done that. But with finding a tremor being so difficult (and my lack of patience) , I found one incoming and jumped on it. Its the only option on the truck that I really prefer to have than not. Otherwise, the truck is a good fit for me.
 
I forgot to get them add to my order and my dealer told me then they couldn't install them. Again how do they get away calling it the Lariat Ultimate package, no garage door opener, no rain sensing windshield, no up fitter switches..I could care less about push button start...

You need two different wiring harnesses and the over head console with the switches..IIRC the parts from Ford were around $800. The roof liner is held up with magnets and the overhead console just pulls down. From my research all the plugs in the body harness and wire mounting fixtures are already in the truck...its just plug and play. At least the delay in delivery is giving me time to source parts off wrecked trucks.
 
I have a deposit down on an incoming XLT Tremor, that did not come with upfitter switches. As part of my negotiation when the truck gets here, I am planning on having the dealer add upfitter switches. I am looking for opinions on having the dealer do this, and it causing me more problems because it seems complicated. I have seen the videos on people doing this themselves, but do you think it is a mistake to have the dealer do it? Am I setting myself up for more issues? From what I understand the cost is only a few hundred dollars, but the work can be extensive. Thank you in advance.
I think that's completely dependent on your dealership. They will say anything to get a sale. Some service departments can handle anything and some can't even install a bolt on winch right. Roll of the dice in my opinion.
 
I forgot to get them add to my order and my dealer told me then they couldn't install them. Again how do they get away calling it the Lariat Ultimate package, no garage door opener, no rain sensing windshield, no up fitter switches..I could care less about push button start...

In Ford's defense, the Lariat is the third of six trim levels. They positioned Lariat in the bottom half their lineup, with two models below it and three above. Paying a few grand for the Ultimate Package doesn't make it equivalent to the models they've positioned (and priced) above it.
 
In Ford's defense, the Lariat is the third of six trim levels. They positioned Lariat in the bottom half their lineup, with two models below it and three above. Paying a few grand for the Ultimate Package doesn't make it equivalent to the models they've positioned (and priced) above it.
Agreed but it is the highest trim level you can get blacked out...I actually went in to order a Platinum but dropped down when Blackout option wasn't available. So I ended up with a Lariat with over 20k in options..Maybe they shouldn't call it the "ultimate package" is all I am saying.
 
I have a deposit down on an incoming XLT Tremor, that did not come with upfitter switches. As part of my negotiation when the truck gets here, I am planning on having the dealer add upfitter switches. I am looking for opinions on having the dealer do this, and it causing me more problems because it seems complicated. I have seen the videos on people doing this themselves, but do you think it is a mistake to have the dealer do it? Am I setting myself up for more issues? From what I understand the cost is only a few hundred dollars, but the work can be extensive. Thank you in advance.

I would be asking them how much this install would cost, you may have some sticker shock as it is usually insanely more expensive to add options after the fact, some dealers may even claim its just too complicated and refuse to do it. If I'm not mistaken you have to have a new headliner which seems crazy, not sure about all the wiring harness required. I know there are some aftermarket switch options that are much less costly but wont have the oem look.
 
Have you consider just adding your own switches and power block instead of OEM? Something like sPod or Switch Pros would work nicely.
I have added similar products to other projects and I agree...maybe it's the 5yr old in me...something brand new I just wanna take it apart and see how it works...lol...honestly with the liner being held up with magnets and all the plugs being available on the harness the hardest part looks to be finding the console to match used, and running the harness across the front and up to the battery from drivers side.
 
Adding them is super easy, just parts are expensive. If dealer is doing it on their dime then go for it.
 
I have added similar products to other projects and I agree...maybe it's the 5yr old in me...something brand new I just wanna take it apart and see how it works...lol...honestly with the liner being held up with magnets and all the plugs being available on the harness the hardest part looks to be finding the console to match used, and running the harness across the front and up to the battery from drivers side.
Oh it's not a bad install at all, just expensive parts as was mentioned. And if you're wanting the ability to have strobes and things like that, Switch Pros has some additional capability over stock. But hey, hard to beat OEM. That's what I have on my truck and no complaints. Just wanted to offer the option.
 
Oh it's not a bad install at all, just expensive parts as was mentioned. And if you're wanting the ability to have strobes and things like that, Switch Pros has some additional capability over stock. But hey, hard to beat OEM. That's what I have on my truck and no complaints. Just wanted to offer the option.
Is there a way to add aftermarkets on an interior with the panoramic roof? Just looks like running out of space.
 
Is there a way to add aftermarkets on an interior with the panoramic roof? Just looks like running out of space.

If you're not wanting the OEM style up fitters, then we do have aftermarket options and I like to use Switch Pros. You can mount the control pad to directly to the dash panel on the truck, or we offer a 3D printed replacement for your sunglass holder that will mount your Control pad inside the truck. We also have mounts that will secure the to the side of your center console as well. Feel free to send me a PM and we can go over some options for you.
 
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