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Old 12-18-2013, 03:49 PM
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High Idle/Fuse box F*** UP

Hey guys, was doing the high idle mod on the '06 F350 today. After about a half hour of fiddling behind the fuse box got pissed that there wasn't enough room and unplugged the leftmost 3 or 4 plugs from the back so that I could get the wires closer together and make more room. I finally got the wires spliced, and then realized I didn't remember where the plugs went Thankfully each plug only goes in one hole (HOPEFULLY?).

Now, when I try to start the truck, I put the key in and just get the "ding ding ding..." door chime, and it won't let me turn the key. Am I just being a dumba$$ and forgetting to do something, or did I engage a theft control or something? Any ideas on how to reverse my dumba$$edness?

Also, the bottom-left-most plug in on the back of the fuse box is empty, and for the life of me I can't remember if there was something there, but I don't see any lonesome plug end dangling. Am I again being an idiot or is that one indeed empty from the factory?
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:53 PM
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Are you saying the key wont physically turn, or the truck wont turn over?
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Key won't physically turn. Feels like it's locked in the steering column
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Key won't physically turn. Feels like it's locked in the steering column

Pull the steering wheel to one side and hold and try turning the key, sounds like the wheel is locked
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Old 12-18-2013, 04:45 PM
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WOWWWWWWWWWW. That was exactly the problem. Nice catch, partner. Looks like something in the column is a bit sticky since the wheel was straight ahead and wasn't bound up or anything. Didn't even think to check it. Thanks again! High idle works perfect as well. That'll teach me to overlook the simple things
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LOL, no problem partner, its easy to over analyze sometimes, glad I could help
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Haha you got that right, especially when dealing with all of the possible issues these rigs can have! Glad it was something simple!

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Old 12-21-2013, 06:38 AM
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good thing...parents never like it when their kids screw up their rigs

Nice to see another Oregonian over here
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:24 AM
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EXACTLY, especially an engineering graduate who should know better, HA. I never can leave anything well enough alone!

Yeah, I see that it's fairly rare on here! Once I get my own diesel I'll get more involved with the Oregon chapter from this site. I see that there's a sizeable group. I can only talk diesel for so long to my dad before the blank stare emerges and I completely lose him in the details...

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Old 12-21-2013, 09:57 AM
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its a sizeable group because there's so few of us, so the chapter is combined with Washington and some "un"official Idaho members. Either way, stop in and say hi!
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