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Old 04-25-2010, 01:29 PM
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How to make upfitter switch work with no key

Does anyone know if you can make the upfitter switches work when there is no key in the ignition? I would like to wire some things up that I want to work when the truck is off.
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Your going to have to find the power in wire and run a fused wire from the battery to that wire.
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Take out relay # 305 in fuse panel in dash. Take short piece of wire and crimp a male non insulated spade connector on each end of wire. Insert one end in the opening for the # 87 post on the relay and the other on in the opening for the # 30 post on relay
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Will this give power to all 4 AUX switches all the time?
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Now we need the way to get power to the trailer without the key on.....
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Take out relay # 305 in fuse panel in dash. Take short piece of wire and crimp a male non insulated spade connector on each end of wire. Insert one end in the opening for the # 87 post on the relay and the other on in the opening for the # 30 post on relay


It would be nice to not have to turn the key on to use the switches. Just wondering, Does relay #305 only control the upfitter switches?

I found no relay #305. I found a relay in location 48 in the pass. kick panel but, nothing calling it #305...

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Has anybody tried outlaw's fix? Has anybody found relay #305? I might get a chance to check it out this weekend. I'll post what I fing...
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Has anybody tried outlaw's fix? Has anybody found relay #305? I might get a chance to check it out this weekend. I'll post what I fing...
any luck on this? im curious as well
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The 08 upfitters don't use a control relay like the 05-07's, they get power from the smart junction box so you would have to cut the power wire and add a new wire with a fuse to a full time 12v source. It looks like it is the solid green wire feeding the upfitter switches.

Here's the upfitter diagrams, just scroll down for the 2008 diagram: https://www.fleet.ford.com/TRUCKBBAS/non-html/Q117.pdf

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