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Old 05-13-2021, 02:52 PM   #1
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Ford Upfitter Switches - What is Wired to Yours

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I am looking for ideas to connect to my new F350 upfitter switches - what do you control with yours?


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I am only using one of my switches to power a Viair compressor. We have a Reese Goose Box that needs some air for its bag. I ran a 12 gauge wire from position 6 to the back of the bed terminating with a 2 prong connector to connect to the compressor. Positions 5 and 6 don't need the ignition to be on to work. I did have an auxiliary fuel tank that had an electric pump I had connected to position 5 but with a 48 gallon tank on my truck I decided I didn't need it.
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Old 05-13-2021, 09:34 PM   #3
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One switch is to power my compressor for my AirRyde airbags.

Another is for enabling my fuel transfer pump circuit.
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Old 05-14-2021, 05:38 AM   #4
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I swapped power wires so 1 to 4 stay hot
1 rear work lights
2 strobe lights
3 transfer tank
4 air bag dump
6 second air compressor

Truck is complete air ride, so 2nd compressor to fill tank faster, 1st compressor is connected to pto circuit on upfitter panel for key on operation.
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Old 05-14-2021, 08:40 AM   #5
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42" LED light bar
Ditch light (L)
Ditch light (R)

Lights are mounted on grill guard. 42" bar the wife calls it the "Electric Sun", it literally has illuminated the side of a mountain 3 miles away.
Ditch lights are mounted to the side of the light bar, similar to a driving light but with side projecting LEDs to illuminate to the side.
Incredible light to the front & side of the truck, has saved me twice with elk on the side of the road.
Being able to illuminate each side separately has huge advantages.

The middle of Wyoming gets pretty darn dark at 0300
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Old 05-19-2021, 06:49 PM   #6
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I am really really surprised that no one mentions that they use #1 for HIGH IDLE! I have had a high idle on all my diesels, and on long cold trips would sleep in the cab with high idle ON and be really comfy. Now on my 2017 DRW I use it extensively for all stops to keep the cab cool (in TX heat of 105 degF) and my RV battery charged as it eats dc power for the fridge. I don'r know why every diesel does not come with high idle option. I use #6 for my 400 watt converter, and other lower amperage switches for minor add-ons, like my CB radio.
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Old 05-25-2021, 01:31 PM   #7
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Nothing! I just got 'em cause they look cool, they might help resale,
and I might find a use for a couple.
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Old 05-25-2021, 03:26 PM   #8
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Old 05-25-2021, 09:24 PM   #9
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My F250 has an aftermarket rear view mirror with a monitor that will take 4 camera inputs. I'm using one of the upfitter switches to power the camera on the back of the trailer.
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Old 05-26-2021, 05:59 PM   #10
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To explain each switch....
Air horn - connects the air solenoid to the vehicle horn circuit, hit the steering wheel horn button and both the vehicle and air horn sounds. Since upfitter is only powered with key on air horn won't blow when locking with remote.
Rear leds- are two pods flush mounted in rear bumper , high power floods for lighting up the work site , hitching, etc.
Rv cams -powers the 3 cameras on the trailer, 1 at the rear and 2 blind side cameras. They connect between the vehicles with a coil cord umbilical . All cameras viewed on trucks factory sync my touch screen

The front / rear switch by the 12 volt power port has 3 positions that controls which of 3 cameras are routed to a secondary input on the camera controller, front is the front license plate camera, center is the 3rd tail light camera that looks in the bed, rear is the trailer rear backup camera
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