Upfitter Switches in an X

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  1. X-Hibition

    X-Hibition Full Access Member

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    I've seen the pictures of them in the pick-ups, but I would like to know if the Upfitter Switches fit in our dashes.

    I've got an '05 X with a little cubby hole beside the switch for my adjustable pedals, and as I add accessories I thought the upfitters might be a nice central location.

    Anyone do it, does it work, can it be done?
     
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    powerboatr living well in Texas

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    i dont think the ecm is set up for it, need t do some digging at the ford fleet site in upfitters
    this is one option the x folks dont get over us pickups :sweet
    by the read below you are not IT.

    SEIC strategy
    – Provides elevated engine speed to drive auxiliary
    commercial equipment such as hydraulic pumps,
    generators, air compressors; or maintain vehicle
    battery charge under extreme electrical
    demands.
    – Standard in all PCM's for Super Duty F-Series
    light truck, and E-Series, over-8500 lb. GVWR,
    all powertrains.
    – Replaces the Auxiliary Powertrain Control
    Module (APCM) used with 2004 model year and
    prior diesel engines.
    • Blunt-cut wires to access SEIC, and customer
    access for VSO, CTO, PARK, PARK-NEUTRAL
    signals
    – F-Series: Located in the cabin, tagged and
    bundled above the parking brake assembly.
    Pass-thru wires are in the same bundle.
    – E-Series: In the engine compartment, tagged
    and bundled with the large harness running
    below the windshield/cowl. Remove some of the
    plastic harness tape where the harness exits its
    plastic support gutter above the engine air
    induction tube to reveal the blunt-cut wires.
     
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  3. BamaSixGun

    BamaSixGun SDD Super Mod/Staff

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    hey robert, an X owner could maybe make their own switches to run whatever like want, like i did in this pic. alittle more work, but could be done and would look just as nice.
    my switches


    or they could PM bushpilot, he has some nice lookin switches he got out of a place in alaska, he PM'd me the info today, i would be glad to pass along to X-hibition.

    bushpilot's switches

    bushpilot's look alot like the upfitter switches to me.

    good luck x-hibition:thumbs
     
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    powerboatr living well in Texas

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    yes an x owner could make his own switches, i was only commenting on the upfitter switches (as an assembly, like the 05 06 trucks)as he, i thought was directing,
    as a thrifty person i would agree to gen up some switches like you and i have even done in the past.
    :sweet
    yes bush pilots....... are very nice looking,
     
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    man i THOUGHT i felt my ears burnin' ;)

    Ive seen the carling switches (that i have) mounted
    in the over head (garage door opener & sun glass holder).

    I wanted mine 1) hidden and 2) in a bit of plastic that i could
    EASILY (and inexpensively) replace.

    I considered carling "marine" switches...thinking they were more
    readily available...but MAN they were like 35bucks (and UP)
    per SWITCH.

    if anyone has any questions about Shane & his ablity to
    deliver in a TIMELY manner feel free to contact me & confirm
    it w/ shane...hes a great guy, honest (doesnt gouge on shipping)
    and delivers quickly.

    You can view the actuators, brackets, switches, and tool at:
    http://community.webshots.com/album/114685432SwLxOb

    You can also view some install pictures at: http://community.webshots.com/album/115793651CUFFq

    Shane (a fellow diesel nut) can be contacted via:
    Shane Linse <[email protected]>

    let 'em know bushpilot (aka: don rumsey) from superdutydiesel.com sent ya
    (i get zero from this...i just want shane to know that his good business
    practices are being rewarded) !
     
  6. X-Hibition

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    The reason I thought I could do this was that I thought I had the engine compartment provisions for the Upfitter Switch. I have the short unattached wires up near the firewall on the driver's side just like in the pictures I've seen so factory switches...maybe? Do the switches fit in the cubby hole?

    I know I can go aftermarket, I just like using OEM (even if from a different year) just for that look.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    X-Hi no problem id do the same, if i could.
    Worst case youve got a option w/ what i sent too.
     
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    OEM does look nice. i try to go that way too, when ever possible.
     
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    The unused wires under the hood are not for the upfitter switches...they are simply for convenience when hooking up accessories.

    The factory upfitter switches will not mount to our dashes as the 2005 SDs use a different dash. The 2005 Exs use the 2004 SD dash. As others wrote, you could add them, but you would be most likely hooking up the "factory" upfiter switches like and aftermarket switch anyhow.

    I got a pair of LED lit roacker switches and mounted them in the dash next to the lighter. There is a blank spot there. I also cahnged the resistors in the LEDs ae it was too bright at night. There are pics in my gallery.
     
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    If I can't use the Upfitters, the convenience wires under the hood...where is the other end for them? Fused or not? What is the story on them?
     

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