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Originally Posted by Nally7.3Powerstroke
one way would be to buy a chip for your truck with the high idle setting on it
It's a 6.0L. No "chips" for a six oh.
I did this mod this past winter and did it ever make a difference in warming the truck up. I didn't have the upfitter switches so I bought a set off E-bay for about $160. Install took about 30 mins. I used switch #4 for the high idle, leaving 1-3 for aux lights etc.
I used this link for my install:
TikiWiki : Upfitter Switch Kit
Hope this helps.
Mine cost me about $6. A toggle switch and a couple feet of 16ga. wire with an inline fuse from the local hardware store. One end goes to the hot wire by the OBDII port, the other to the PTO wire in the bundle under the fuse panel. I mounted the switch on the side of the black plastic cover under the center of the dash directly over the tunnel on the floor.
'06 True Blue/Silver 250 crew cab
ARP's, EGR blocked
AFE stg.2, MBRP 4" pipe
Air Dog 150, ITP reg. return
Bulletproof oil bypass system
Ride rite air springs in the rear
EGT, boost, and fuel pressure gauges by DiProcol on the pillar
Plus a few other odds and ends...