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Old 04-01-2012, 11:41 AM
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PTO controls

So I'm not sure about the PTO controls in the cab of my 2000 F-250. Does anyone know where I can get a detailed instruction manual for them?

The owners manual mentions the PTO, but very little is said about the controls themselves. It only tells of the potential uses for it. Having grown up on a farm I understand what the PTO's purpose is & what someone might use the PTO for, I just want to know how to use the controls in the cab if the opportunity came up.

Any idea's where I can pick up a set of instructions since the owners manual says jack? Also, I bought the truck a few months back & am the 2nd owner. The only manuals that came with it were the owners manual, the Power Stroke manual, & service record booklet. So I'm not aware if one came with the truck when it was bought new.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:49 PM
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The PTO was an option. I doubt your truck has it.
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:50 PM
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Are you talking about something that looks like this?

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Old 04-06-2012, 01:38 PM
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Yeah, that control panel in your picture is exactly what I have in my cab. @Zaairman, why would the truck have the controls for the PTO, but not be equipped with it?
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:18 PM
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You more than likely do not have a pto. What you are looking at is called an auxiliary powertrain control module. APCM for short. Some people call it an auxiliary idle controller or AIC for short. It is used to control the rpms if you were to have a pto on your truck. However most people who live in colder climates have them to raise the idle speed to either help their truck warm up faster or keep it warm when sitting stationary. You can also set it to maintain battery voltage during high load situations such as running a winch. I have one in my truck and have it set up so that as soon as I set my park brake when it's in park it ramps the rpms up. I attached a copy of the manual for it. If you have an more questions feel free to ask.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:49 AM
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I really appreciate the link. As I had said, nothing came with the truck regarding its operation. I may not have the PTO, I just haven't gotten under the truck to take a look. There's a bunch of snow on the ground still and don't feel like doing it. I'll be taking it to a DIY auto shop next week and I'll give a look see when I go in.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:35 PM
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If you're up in Alaska I think it's a pretty safe bet that the previous owner just used it for warm up function.

Are you in the military?
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:56 PM
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If you're up in Alaska I think it's a pretty safe bet that the previous owner just used it for warm up function.

Are you in the military?
I was in the Army, but got out a few years ago. My wife is in the Air Force though.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:59 PM
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Well thanks to both of you for your service. And good luck with your truck.
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