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Attention all 5 speed AIC/APCM users

The other night I installed the AIC I've had for a while now in my 97. My last 2 trucks were autos and I had no problems being able to see the AIC from the driver's seat. The new truck is a 5 speed and its hard to see the unit, especially when in high gear. Just curious if anyone has mounted theirs in some location other than the factory one, and if you have a pic of where/how you mounted it.

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I usually don't pay too much attention to it when I'm driving down the road. If I do look at it, I have to lean over to see past the shift lever.

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I didn't realize your white truck was a 5 speed Bill
My next goal in life is to figure out a way to trick the AIC into thinking I have an auto so I can use the automatic charge protect option.

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I didn't realize your white truck was a 5 speed Bill
My next goal in life is to figure out a way to trick the AIC into thinking I have an auto so I can use the automatic charge protect option.
It doesnt work if you put it in neutral and set the ebrake?

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It doesnt work if you put it in neutral and set the ebrake?
Nope, the automatic charge protect only works on auto trans trucks.

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IIRC the auto RPM is the same way, auto trans only.
I'm not sure, but it probably gets data from the communication lines to tell it whether the truck is auto or standard, so you'd probably need some funky burned chip if you really wanted it to work.

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Auxiliary idle control/auxiliary powertrain control module

A little black box below the dash that allows you to rev up the motor for boosting and PTO applications.

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IIRC the auto RPM is the same way, auto trans only.
I'm not sure, but it probably gets data from the communication lines to tell it whether the truck is auto or standard, so you'd probably need some funky burned chip if you really wanted it to work.
I was thinking it was probably some sensor some place. I loved being able to flip my switch and have the high idle kick on... guess I'll have to get a high idle tune this go-round and probably just ditch the AIC.

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