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As you can see in my avatar pic I had a pretty bad accident (cut my leg off in a combine corn head, then had it reattached, just showed the x-ray in my avatar, that piece of titanium would have bought several new 6.7s )

So I've had some time to read, managed to swap my dash for an 05 dash in the parking lot of the appartment building I'm staying at for rehab, and now I want to put the upfitter switches in.

I know I can buy the kit, the question is are the fuse panels the same from year to year. When I did the dash swap I put all the 04 wiring in the 05 dash then bolted back in.

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the fuse boxes are different. However you can still do it. You would have to run a keyed 50 amp power source back from the battery

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Hey guys

As you can see in my avatar pic I had a pretty bad accident (cut my leg off in a combine corn head, then had it reattached, just showed the x-ray in my avatar, that piece of titanium would have bought several new 6.7s )
OMG. I am assuming that the corn head was running? I don't know how many people realize how a corn head strips the ears off the stalk.....but since I do.....just the thought makes me nauscious! Dude....I hope you get to recovering quickly!!! Will make me now think more than twice when leaving the cab and going onto the platform with anything engaged let alone the motor running!

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Yes it was running, and it was one of those accidents that was never going to happen to me because I was fast enough to get out of the way. Guess nobody told the combine how fast I was. Next time I will make sure to send the combine an e-mail so it is properly informed. Let my mistake be a lesson that it can happen anytime, I was lucky, I still have my leg and my life, could have gone tthe other direction very quickly.

It happened Oct. 20 and I am doing very well. took my first steps with only a cane (my pimp stick) in early Jan. Should be able to walk by planting season.

Thanks for the well wishes!!!!!!!!
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good god son........combines are NASTY MEAN...........glad you are doing well though. Dave is correct on the wiring. I would use a heavy duty relay rated for constant duty though.

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Thats what I'm thinking, stopped at the local dealership today with part numbers in hand and they were not super helpful with my request of ordering my upfitter (or outfitter or uplifter or whatever else the parts guy called it today) package. So I think I will order it online and then wire the power supply as you guys have suggested.

Any ideas where to find a relay big enough to do the job?
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Yes it was running, and it was one of those accidents that was never going to happen to me because I was fast enough to get out of the way. Guess nobody told the combine how fast I was. Next time I will make sure to send the combine an e-mail so it is properly informed. Let my mistake be a lesson that it can happen anytime, I was lucky, I still have my leg and my life, could have gone tthe other direction very quickly.

It happened Oct. 20 and I am doing very well. took my first steps with only a cane (my pimp stick) in early Jan. Should be able to walk by planting season.

Thanks for the well wishes!!!!!!!!
Farmer to farmer....you are darn lucky that's for sure! Years ago I was harvesting beans and the head kept getting plugged at the auger. I was frustrated beyond words. Usually I would shut down the machine (except the engine was idling), clean it out and then engage the machine and the head. But after it plugging up enough times, one time I let the system run just had the head shut off. Farmer nearby stopped to chat and told me....STOOOPID idea....that the head switch is just a magnet and could engage at any time. Needless to say, never did that again for it was an eye opener.

Guess you cannot guess by my login name my favorite machine.

Anyway, best of luck to you. I too have an '04 and looking for upfitter switches. So I'm listening to what others are offering.

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Where do I buy this stancor relay? Maybe just point me in a direction.
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