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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-08-2007, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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upfitter switches/wireing

Does anyone know if the wires in the eng compt on the drivers side bundled together on the fire wall are the wires for the upfitter switches, someone told me that and I was wanting to varify so i can get my big loud horn for all the manics on the road while towing that have to pass you and cut you off, cutting your stopping distance in half.:evil: :evil:
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Quick, the wires are inside the cab. Pull off the panel just below the steering wheel. They will be in a bundle just to the left of the steering column. There will be a piece of white tape wrapped around the wires spelling out which wire goes with which switch.

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Wow, great info there Duane. Thank you for that.

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thanks buddy...wonder what that bundle of wires that i spoke of is for???
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Quick, the wires are inside the cab. Pull off the panel just below the steering wheel. They will be in a bundle just to the left of the steering column. There will be a piece of white tape wrapped around the wires spelling out which wire goes with which switch.

Duane
On a side note, are the '08's marked betterthan the old ones? I was hooking up my topper and was delighted to find a lead marked for the high mounted stop light. I don't remember my '04 being so easy.
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Actually, I think someone at Ford finally got a clue about labeling wires.... Each bunble has tape wrapping with the color of the wire and what its used for. This weekend I "hardwired" the power for my radar detector and quickly found the 12V wire that is hot with the ignition. What used to involve getting out the volt meter and checking all these unmarked wires, quickly became a connect and go situation.

I guess someone at Ford figured out that folks actually install aftermarket electrical items....
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Quick, this has always been a good source of information for things not listed in the manual....

https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas/
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Worth printing and saving inside the truck: (right-click, save as...)

https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas...l/upfitter.pdf
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