How to - add 'access ports' for LVB connection points

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I did a little exploring under the panels in the Frunk, and decided to modify the panel covering the LVB terminal connection points... used for jump starting a dead, trickle charging or adding a heating blanket, or connecting an external load such as an inverter for 'external loads' when Camping or supplying (up to 2000 watts) AC power where ever needed.

The Frunk 'surround panels', are kind of a pain to snap off, and you are likely to break the connection snaps, or even the panel itself over time as it gets brittle with age, or in the cold.... I'd hate the idea of try to get access to the LVB if it dies outside some dark snowy cold night!

The simplest solution is to use a hole saw to make big enough holes to grab the approved Connection Points with jumper cables, and get some hole plugs if you really want to cover when not in use. This procedure takes literally no more than 5 minutes, and you won't have to pop the panels off to give, or get, a 12v 'jump'

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Thanks very useful.
 
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Hmm. Would this impact the waterseal on those parts? I mean how will you do the shrimp cocktail thing? ๐Ÿค”

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You mean when you high pressure wash out your frunk after the party?

I'd say, no problem.....
 

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I did a little exploring under the panels in the Frunk, and decided to modify the panel covering the LVB terminal connection points... used for jump starting a dead, trickle charging or adding a heating blanket, or connecting an external load such as an inverter for 'external loads' when Camping or supplying (up to 2000 watts) AC power where ever needed.

The Frunk 'surround panels', are kind of a pain to snap off, and you are likely to break the connection snaps, or even the panel itself over time as it gets brittle with age, or in the cold.... I'd hate the idea of try to get access to the LVB if it dies outside some dark snowy cold night!

The simplest solution is to use a hole saw to make big enough holes to grab the approved Connection Points with jumper cables, and get some hole plugs if you really want to cover when not in use. This procedure takes literally no more than 5 minutes, and you won't have to pop the panels off to give, or get, a 12v 'jump'

01 peeking under cover.jpg


02 locate hole centers.jpg


03 2in holes.jpg


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04 complete.jpg
Aren't the things a little difficult to put jumper cables on through those little holes?
 

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Reading this I am thinking there is an aftermarket product to be developed - frunk covers with built in doors with hinges at the right spot.
 
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Aren't the things a little difficult to put jumper cables on through those little holes?
not too bad.... they fit.

if you go bigger than 2" hole, it will be hard to find a plug. I thought about cutting a door and adding a hinge, but that's more involved than a hole saw on a drill. ;)
 
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Reading this I am thinking there is an aftermarket product to be developed - frunk covers with built in doors with hinges at the right spot.
I would say it should be a Pre-Market design change for 2021 model year!
 

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Maybe the special select group Ford has chosen can pass this recommendation on to Ford?
 

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Maybe the special select group Ford has chosen can pass this recommendation on to Ford?
Oh I will. Day 3 I had to jump start it and popping the frunk panels off was not a good experience
 

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Let the Moding begin!
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I did a little exploring under the panels in the Frunk, and decided to modify the panel covering the LVB terminal connection points... used for jump starting a dead, trickle charging or adding a heating blanket, or connecting an external load such as an inverter for 'external loads' when Camping or supplying (up to 2000 watts) AC power where ever needed.

The Frunk 'surround panels', are kind of a pain to snap off, and you are likely to break the connection snaps, or even the panel itself over time as it gets brittle with age, or in the cold.... I'd hate the idea of try to get access to the LVB if it dies outside some dark snowy cold night!

The simplest solution is to use a hole saw to make big enough holes to grab the approved Connection Points with jumper cables, and get some hole plugs if you really want to cover when not in use. This procedure takes literally no more than 5 minutes, and you won't have to pop the panels off to give, or get, a 12v 'jump'

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if you use 2" knock out seals the hole size is 2.5" electrical sizes are based upon the internal diameter of the the conduit.
 

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I hope those knock-outs aren't metal!

Remember you aren't jump-starting an ICE so you don't need huge cables and clamps.
 

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Hmm. Would this impact the waterseal on those parts? I mean how will you do the shrimp cocktail thing? ๐Ÿค”

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There is a rumor over at Jalopnik that we hold cockfights rather than shrimp cocktail in the Mach-E's frunk.

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