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Old 02-28-2019, 09:20 PM   #1
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Spare wires

Can anyone tell me what these wires are for on my 2019 freedom elite 30fe.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:49 PM   #2
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Cool

I've got the same rig (2019 30FE) and mine has the same "explosion in the spaghetti factory" under the hood. I've been wondering the same thing. Unfortunately, I have no clue what they are/were for.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:59 PM   #3
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since the Ford E3/450 is a commercial chassis and ford dosent know what the client will use it for, these wires are for "client use". some are for the aux dash switches option. some interface to the engine/tranny computer for high idle (like when running hydraulic pumps). and some i still haven't figured out yet.

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https://www.amazon.com/Ford-Upfitter.../dp/B01C39SQPQ

attached is some high idle info i found.
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One of them is for the passenger "ejection seat".
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I have six of those switches mounted overhead center of the cab. Never have looked for the wires they lead to...I probably have spaghetti under the hood also.
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Very odd.... Can you find the same colored wires under your dash? Are they connected to anything? If so ....Do they go to the fuse box in between them?

If yes to both you could use them for adding stuff like docking lights, fog lights, under body LED lights etc and it would help make it easier.
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Old 03-01-2019, 02:04 AM   #7
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I have six of those switches mounted overhead center of the cab. Never have looked for the wires they lead to...I probably have spaghetti under the hood also.
Cover it with some of that plastic coating, the fugitaboutit.
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Old 03-01-2019, 02:40 AM   #8
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Thank you very much everyone...this helps alot!
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Old 03-01-2019, 03:24 AM   #9
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since the Ford E3/450 is a commercial chassis and ford dosent know what the client will use it for, these wires are for "client use". some are for the aux dash switches option. some interface to the engine/tranny computer for high idle (like when running hydraulic pumps). and some i still haven't figured out yet.

pic of aux switches:

https://www.amazon.com/Ford-Upfitter.../dp/B01C39SQPQ

attached is some high idle info i found.
Thank you very much!
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Old 03-01-2019, 11:47 AM   #10
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Very odd.... Can you find the same colored wires under your dash? Are they connected to anything? If so ....Do they go to the fuse box in between them?

If yes to both you could use them for adding stuff like docking lights, fog lights, under body LED lights etc and it would help make it easier.

The switches are a standard package on this commercial truck chassis since it is also used for ambulances, power company equipment trucks, etc. I've often wondered how to connect them to accessories...now I know!
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Old 03-01-2019, 02:34 PM   #11
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Thought they were the same thing, here, for client add-ons.
I have those aux switches on my Ford Raptor pick up.
They are fuse connected already, on mine, I believe two are 15 amp and the others higher.
I used one for fog lights.
YouTube showed me instructions.
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Thought they were the same thing, here, for client add-ons.
I have those aux switches on my Ford Raptor pick up.
They are fuse connected already, on mine, I believe two are 15 amp and the others higher.
I used one for fog lights.
YouTube showed me instructions.
Yeah, I remember (now that I think about it) when we put radios in 'normal' cars and trucks that the military bought for everyday use in the states. One time we had to turn a regular Plymouth car into a police car (extra headlites, siren, light bar on top, bullhorn on the bumper etc. ). Most of the wiring was already there so it was just a matter of tieing in the extra stuff, cutting holes here and there, strapping it down, adding an in line fuse and that's it. Seemed like every vehicle HAD to have a radio to talk to there own people rather than use a cell phone.
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The switches are a standard package on this commercial truck chassis since it is also used for ambulances, power company equipment trucks, etc. I've often wondered how to connect them to accessories...now I know!
If you do a search on the Ford Website for the bodybuilders layout books the guide "SEIC / PTO" will explain the blunt cut wires as well as the pass through.
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Old 03-05-2019, 12:40 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info. The wiring diagrams may come in handy. The link to the info is https://madocumentupload.marketingas...45449&v5=False

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Thanks for the info. The wiring diagrams may come in handy. The link to the info is https://madocumentupload.marketingas...45449&v5=False

Remember back in the 70s a story of this guy that came to an auto parts place and bought all the different gauges he could buy. A couple of months later he dropped by and showed off his van. Turns out he was a final checker pilot for overhauled Bell helicopters that came back for over haul. His Van had many gauges.
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One of them is for the passenger "ejection seat".
So funny
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Old 03-11-2019, 05:23 PM   #17
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Grits, it’s interesting that your switches are mounted up high on your 2018 Thor while mine (2017) are mounted on the lower dash.
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