Feature Build: 2017 Ford F-150

Are you looking to fully deck out your Ford pickup with LED strobes, LED safety lights, but aren’t sure what your options are? On this week’s blog, we will be featuring a custom build we did on a 2017 Ford F-150. This specific truck occasionally is used on the railroad, so the proper LED lighting was critical to maintain the safety of the driver and nearby vehicles and pedestrians.

The Build: LED Strobe Upgrades and More

Let’s begin at the front of the vehicle. We synchronized the amber and white LED strobe lights for increased visibility, and swapped out the OEM headlights for LEDs. The LED headlights are brighter and more efficient, providing a visible white light compared to the yellow hue of OEM lights. Additionally, in the fog light bezel, we installed our LED HAW DUO in amber, and synced the pattern with the rest of the safety lighting in the headlights and grille. 

Finally, in the rear of the vehicle, we swapped the OEM bulbs for LEDs in the reverse lights, license plate lights, and cargo lights. We also added the LED HAW DUO strobe light and synchronized the strobe pattern in white and amber.


Wicked Warnings LED Products Used

See each of our impressive safety lighting solutions in action in our video below. For even more Wicked Warnings videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel! Any of the products used in this build are available through our Wicked Warnings Store. If you are looking for custom design and consultation services, contact us at info@wickedwarnings.com.

If you would like to replicate this build, click here to view or purchase this kit.


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Video Demonstration of Wire Swap Installation for Auto Flasher Kits - Molex Connector Pin Removal & Replacement

What are the Wicked Auto Flasher Kits & how do they work?

Wicked Warnings has been around since 2005 with stellar references and we have been using our WAF (Wicked Auto Flasher) module since early 2016 with zero reported vehicle failures. There is no known risk to using any factory lighting as flashers that we are aware of. Of course, all your factory lights will always revert to factory function when the strobes are not being used.

Many of our builds feature a combination of factory lighting as well as purpose-built emergency lights to create a more effective display, so we urge you to consider more than just factory strobe lighting on your build. We have many options available to supplement the factory lighting.

How does the Auto Flasher connect to my truck anyway?

We have 3 connection methods used in our WAF (Wicked Auto Flasher) kits. The way that we manipulate the factory lighting is through the wires. We DO NOT reprogram any of the computers. Everything we do is easily reversible, and any number of individual kits can be combined onto a single switch if desired. There is no single kit to flash all factory lights, as we must retain circuit individuality. The following three methods are used to interface with the factory wires.

  • Wire Cut: In certain lights, like the white cargo light by the third brake, the only way is to cut a single wire (at this time). We understand that some people are uncomfortable cutting wires and we are working hard to offer “cut-free” solutions as fast as we can. This is how some of the current website kits are sold. Sometimes, this is the only option to achieve the desired display.
  • Wire Swap NO CUT: This is by far our favorite solution and how most of the new generation kits will be made if possible. Wire Swap is how ALL the Headlight and Taillight kits are going to be made for the FORD and many GM trucks. We are working to update the current website options to this new “wire swap” kit and will continue noting any changes on the product online as they happen. It really is just as easy as swapping a wire. Again, the kits will have notes in the description stating which version they are. Click here to watch a video showing the Wire Swap method.
  • (NEW & COMING SOON) Plug N Play Extensions: Plug N Play extensions can be purchased for an extra cost. Please bear with us as these are all handmade and fairly difficult to source parts for. We have some availability and are waiting on some parts for others.

We hope this helps to answer any questions about our Auto Flasher Kits and hope you enjoy these products!


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