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Anyone figure out a high idle switch for the 7.3 yet?

Update::: Write up here Write up: DIY 7.3 high idle

Looking to mod both my trucks to high idle this coming winter but i dont want to have to buy the AIC or a chip. If no one has anyone have the wire diagrams for it i may be able to figure it out from that

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Is there a reason why you don't want the AIC unit? I have seen them dirt cheap on Ebay, my buddy got his for $45 and it looked to be new. I highly recommend it if you live where it gets really cold.

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Is there a reason why you don't want the AIC unit? I have seen them dirt cheap on Ebay, my buddy got his for $45 and it looked to be new. I highly recommend it if you live where it gets really cold.
Because 1. i dont want that big unruly box on my dash, and 2. Why spend even $45 for one when i could just buy a max $5 switch and some wire and just flip it and go

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Ranch Hand front and rear bumper
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If you have a chip, most tuners offer a high idle setting. Otherwise the throttle is electric, pull it off and check the range with a OHM meter. Buy a POT that matches that range and wire it in with a switch. Flip the switch and turn the pot till you get the RPM you want. It wouldn't hold RPM with a varying load but would give you basic functionality.

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My 02 had high idle stock
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Bump anyone have the wire diagrams for the pedal sensors?

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SCT tuned
8" Fabtech lift 13" total
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46" Goodyear MVTs Military takeoffs
Bushwacker Cut-Out Fender Flares
Ranch Hand front and rear bumper
On-board air W/Semi horns

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Nice find bud, i knew there was no reason why this couldnt be done. I may simplify mine a bit more than that. Ill do a write up when i find the time to tackle this thanks

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SCT tuned
8" Fabtech lift 13" total
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46" Goodyear MVTs Military takeoffs
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Ranch Hand front and rear bumper
On-board air W/Semi horns

1995 F-350 7.3L E4OD DRW
Standard 7.3 mods
PHP Hydra W/Tony Wildman tunes
160/0 Injectors
T-500 HPOP
E-fuel Conversion
West Coast mirrors

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I started tackling this today. I got her all all hooked up and flipped the switch and the rpms soared!!! i flipped it off before it got too far but i couldnt figure out why the hell it kept doing that so i gave up and went inside to do some more research.

Something i think is worth mentioning is looks like i was thinking backwards with the pot. I thought ohms go up, rpms go up. Thats wrong, its ohms go down rpms go up. So im gonna shoot out there tonight real quick(after walking dead of course) and try it the other way around and see how it works and then ill report back.

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With the issues fixed a 6.0 can run circles around a 7.3.
2000 F-350 7.3L ZF6
Standard 7.3 mods
SCT tuned
8" Fabtech lift 13" total
5:13 Gears
46" Goodyear MVTs Military takeoffs
Bushwacker Cut-Out Fender Flares
Ranch Hand front and rear bumper
On-board air W/Semi horns

1995 F-350 7.3L E4OD DRW
Standard 7.3 mods
PHP Hydra W/Tony Wildman tunes
160/0 Injectors
T-500 HPOP
E-fuel Conversion
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