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Old 02-03-2015, 01:31 AM
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Final step......check the switches to make sure there is power to the power feeds from them. The 4 feed wires are nicely located behind the panel under the steering wheel. You can slightly see where the relay block is located just above the 4 colored wires in the second pic.

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And there you have it, a complete wired install...........

If anyone has any questions I will be happen to try to answer them the best I can.
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Great write up. Thank you for taking the time to document and post this.
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Originally Posted by arokcrwlr View Post
Great write up. Thank you for taking the time to document and post this.
X2, I don't plan on ever doing this but it was interesting. You were very thorough in your research! Now I'm excited to see your 70k+ truck!
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What do you have the switches controlling?
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What do you have the switches controlling?
The plan is to have my onboard compressor ( air bags ), rear skid LED lights, front amber fog lights on the switches with one spare for what ever I can think of next.

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Thanks for the info and this is one of the best posts I have seen for putting the F250 upfitters in the F150. I didn't buy the wiring harness because I didn't think the F150 had plugs required. So I will just use discrete relays and wire it myself. The way you wired it into the fuse box is great info and I will probably try this myself. I still think I will go for mounting the switches on the left hand side by the light control. Do you know what circuit you tapped into with the wire tap and what color the wire is


Great looking truck and again much appreciated.
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Thanks for the info and this is one of the best posts I have seen for putting the F250 upfitters in the F150. I didn't buy the wiring harness because I didn't think the F150 had plugs required. So I will just use discrete relays and wire it myself. The way you wired it into the fuse box is great info and I will probably try this myself. I still think I will go for mounting the switches on the left hand side by the light control. Do you know what circuit you tapped into with the wire tap and what color the wire is


Great looking truck and again much appreciated.
I was thinking of not getting the harness myself but was glad I did, saved a ton of work. Don't know what circuit I tapped into for the keyed power but it was a yellow/red wire on the passenger side above the in cab fuse box. When I talked to my Ford guru mechanic he said it doesnt matter what wire you tap as long as it is power on with key on to trigger relays.
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So I went and sat in my truck a while and took out the instrument dimmer switch and still couldn't proceed with cutting the dash and re-locating the dimmer. I decided I liked your way better and can make it look better in that worthless cubby hole I started taking the trim loose and soon realized I think I have to remove the airbag. think you could step us through getting this trim off, I have read a couple of posts but thought I would ask how you did it and if you could lend any tips. I am starting this project and don't want to screw up my trim or bust an airbag. I will disconnect the battery first.


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I was watching a video lastnight on YouTube and saw a guy remove the entire stereo. I am pretty sure he bypassed the airbag removal. Also saw another video where the tech did remove the airbag. There are three screws inside top of glovebox if I recall.
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