For the past year ago, Jim, a Fairview resident, has been upgrading his base model 2019 Ford F-150 XL with safety and convenience features that the truck originally did not come with. He had added fog lights and a Sirius satellite radio. In March, Jim had us add a backup camera to his existing Ford 4.2 inch radio screen. In July, we added reverse sensors that will alert Jim to what is behind the truck, when he is backing up.
This time, Jim wanted to add rear defrost to his F-150 XL’s rear window. He called the store and spoke with our operations manager, Mike Macaluso, about the project. Mike said, “Sure, we can add that.” He referred Jim to a local glass replacement shop for adding rear glass with rear defrost grid lines. After the glass was installed, Jim dropped off his truck at ENORMIS for the day.
We tasked MECP-certified technician Ken Whiteman with the job of making the rear defrost work. Sound simple? Today’s vehicles and their complex electronics and computers do not make it easy. After the wiring was completed and the rear defrost grid would energize, we had to figure out how the rear defrost would actually turn on. (Try calling Ford and asking for a rear defrost switch. They don’t have a switch to sell you.) Mike figured out how to get a rear defrost button into Jim’s existing heater control panel and then programmed the F-150 XL computer to know it has rear defrost. Whew! Not as easy as we thought.
If you would like to improve the comfort and convenience of your truck’s electronics, just contact the automotive electrical pros at ENORMIS.