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Certain Ford F-150 Lightning Features Can Be Activated Via FORScan: Video

Most Blue Oval fans are well aware of the many virtues of FORScan – a software scanner designed to work specifically with Ford vehicles, as well as those from Mazda, Lincoln, and Mercury. A powerful tool, FORScan not only allows owners to read and reset codes much like any other OBD scanner, but also to turn features in a vehicle on and off. This has enabled owners of vehicles like the Ford Maverick to add things like cruise control even if their vehicle didn’t come with it, though the associated hardware is still required for such a change. Regardless, it seems as if even the all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning can be manipulated with FORScan, too.

In this video from Transport Evolved, FORScan is used to access a variety of features in the Ford F-150 Lightning, and our host discovers that those features can in fact be enabled or disabled using the tool. However, some of the features they tweak in this video are more interesting than most, including the fact that the light bar can be adjusted to shine brighter during the day to improve visibility.

One of the more prominent features that owners can tinker with is the truck’s Matrix LED headlight technology, which is able to detect other light sources within the F-150 Lightning’s path and then dim the headlights in that area, specifically, to avoid blinding oncoming traffic. In Europe, such features are required, while they aren’t in other markets. This means that the Ford F-150 Lightning comes equipped with this technology from the factory, but it isn’t enabled in all markets – enter FORScan, which enables owners to do just that, regardless of their geographical location.

As we can see in the video, there are many other things that owners can tweak in their Ford F-150 Lightning using FORScan, but it is worth noting that this sort of thing isn’t without risk – in fact, one can brick one’s vehicle if they’re not careful. However, for those that know what they’re doing, this nifty tool opens up a world of possibilities, too.

We’ll have more informative videos like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 newsF-150 Lightning news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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