Hi all, coming from Honda world, where everything is simple and straighforward and ponies and butterflies , I'm confused on how the Ford part number system works. My *guess* at this point is that on the fordparts.com diagrams they only expose a portion of the full part number until you buy in order to prevent people from buying third party. That seems why the cool dude who has the software and the 'part number request' thread is such a help- ask for the specific part # and he looks it up for us.
I see similar parts with slightly different specs and prices with the same part # on fordparts. For instance, multiple instances of a wiring harness with the same part number- difference being one "with heated seats" and the other "without heated seats". Different prices, of course.
So if my perception correct or is there something I'm missing? Thanks!