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Old 04-30-2013, 06:35 AM
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Factory high idle

Anyone played around with getting the factory high idle in a 6spd truck to work without having to apply the emergency brake? I like the high idle for letting the truck warm up when it's cold, but I really don't like using the emergency brake in the winter since the last thing I need on my way to school or work is a frozen on e-brake.
Obviously a chip with high idle would be ideal, but has anyone just modified the factory stuff?

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Old 04-30-2013, 07:24 AM
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You could install a toggle switch to make the truck think it had the E-brake on.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:54 AM
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You could install a toggle switch to make the truck think it had the E-brake on.
I believe this is the only way without getting a TS style chip.

You could even press the E-brake pedal down about an inch or 2 (it shoudl stay down), the brake light will come on without actually engaging the brake all the way. Might try that if you dont want a switch.
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How would you wire up a switch? Make it so that the switch sends power to the high idle fuse when you turn the switch on?

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How would you wire up a switch? Make it so that the switch sends power to the high idle fuse when you turn the switch on?

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Basically a jumper wire in the little switch that gets pressed in when you release your brake.

Look under your dash where the little black rubber deely on your e-brake pedal pushes in a small black post. When your ebrake is released the rubber deely pushes the black post up disconnecting the circuit. Tap a wire into each wire going to the black post and put a switch between the 2 wires. Flipping on the switch will make the truck think you have pressed your break pedal in there-fore allowing it to go into high idle mode after 90 secconds.
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Basically a jumper wire in the little switch that gets pressed in when you release your brake.

Look under your dash where the little black rubber deely on your e-brake pedal pushes in a small black post. When your ebrake is released the rubber deely pushes the black post up disconnecting the circuit. Tap a wire into each wire going to the black post and put a switch between the 2 wires. Flipping on the switch will make the truck think you have pressed your break pedal in there-fore allowing it to go into high idle mode after 90 secconds.
I may have to try this for next winter. I'll play with it when I'm done with school in a few days.

Any adverse effects to leaving the switch on while driving around? So that the truck is warming up while sitting at lights an such?

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I may have to try this for next winter. I'll play with it when I'm done with school in a few days.

Any adverse effects to leaving the switch on while driving around? So that the truck is warming up while sitting at lights an such?

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Just realized that even with switch on the truck comes off high idle as soon as you touch the throttle.

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Just realized that even with switch on the truck comes off high idle as soon as you touch the throttle.

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Yes it does, but if you sit at a light or go to a coffee stand it will kick back into high idle mode after 90 seconds of no throttle I believe, dont quote me on that as im not 100% sure. But it sounds good! haha

So that would be an upside to the chips, would be in high idle mode whenever you stop but i have read its not good to drive with high idle mode on.......but this is something i just read, no real experience with this.
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Your brake light on the dash would be on - but that's the only 'downside' I can think of off the top of my head. Sitting at lights would not get you anything because unless it was a long light, it would never kick into high-idle. Just use your foot to keep RPM's up.
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Your brake light on the dash would be on - but that's the only 'downside' I can think of off the top of my head. Sitting at lights would not get you anything because unless it was a long light, it would never kick into high-idle. Just use your foot to keep RPM's up.
A couple lights on my way to work are red for 5 minutes if you hit them at the rigth time, no joke. That is the only reason i said that. But also why i said 90 secconds, that how long it takes for the high idle to kick in once it realizes the E-brake is on. So if you aint at a light for more than 90 seconds it wont come on.

But another down side would be the annoying *** chime your truck makes when you leave your e-brake on and start to drive around. That would kill it for me.
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