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Old 06-30-2011, 04:38 AM
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Question Adding stock switches and trailer brake controller?

Hi guys, and gals...

I just bought a '06 F250 PS CC LWB which I need for some mild towing. Unfortunately it doesn't have the upfitter (sp?) switches and the brake controller in the dash. I possible can both be added if I get them, with all the wiring harnesses and the fuse block??

Any input, link and other info is appreaciated.

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I don't believe it's as simple as just putting them in and plugging them up. I believe your PCM may also need to be upgraded / reflashed for them as well. Not a 100% on that but others can correct me as they deem fit haha.

That was one of my concerns when I was truck shopping so I just made sure the truck I bought had them so I wouldn't have to gamble with it not working. Hopefully someone on here has access to a wiring diagram to see how it is wired up (using the PCM or not).
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you can add the 'upfitter switches' rather easily. Those are plug and play.
Acidsniper is correct about the brake controller. I think the difference goes beyond the PCM, the brake system in the trucks that have the controller is a little different as well. Something to do with the brake booster or the master cylinder. Someone will clarify what it is.
Its a whole lot easier to just buy the aftermarket controller.
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The upfitter switches can be added easily. The brake controller on the other hand, is a little more involved I believe. Here are the instructions for adding the Upfitter Switches:

TikiWiki : Upfitter Switch Kit

http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG7...20Switches.pdf

I just finished adding the switches to mine (already had the brake controller):

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The brake controller needs a special master cylinder and a PCM reflash. It's much easier and cheaper to go with an aftermarket brake controller.
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and if you do go aftermarket there is a wiring harness that you can buy that will hook to the one behind the cubby so you wont have to splice any wires to hook it up.
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D@#$, I was afraid of that...

Well, at least I can add the switches. Can't find the Powerstroke shop or any reference to 05UPFITTERSWITCHKIT though. Any more input?

TIA
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powerstrokeshop.com or you can go to Tousley Ford, which is probably a touch cheaper.
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D@#$, I was afraid of that...

Well, at least I can add the switches. Can't find the Powerstroke shop or any reference to 05UPFITTERSWITCHKIT though. Any more input?

TIA
FrankEGD
2005,06,07, FORD SUPER DUTY FACTORY OEM UPFITTER KIT | eBay
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Bought and paid for. Added to the list of things to do/change/buy/add/take off/modify...

Thanks to all that contributed to this thread.

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FrankEGD
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