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DUNC 04-28-2017 07:28 AM

FORD AUX AUXILIARY IDLE CONTROLLER APCM
 
I installed on my 2000 Excursion a FORD AUX AUXILIARY IDLE CONTROLLER APCM. I removed it when I sold it.

Can it be installed on my 2015 f250? Anybody Know how to splice it in ? Excursion required splicing into the twisted Data wires.

Thank you

Duncan

ford_doctor 04-28-2017 11:24 AM

No. That idle controller will not work on your truck in any way shape or form. Place it on your desk and use it as a nostalgic paper weight.

There are many threads on elevated idle control using your upfitter switches if you have them.

DUNC 04-29-2017 09:01 AM

I didn't expect it would be possible, but thought I would ask anyway.
Thank you for your response.
DUNC

ford_doctor 04-29-2017 10:49 AM

You know, the funny thing is, and I have discussed this elsewhere, with all the technology and features built into these trucks, why do Ford truck owners HAVE to use wiring modifications to accomplish this? it could simply be added to the instrument cluster as a setting. It can also even be a more simple thing that that. In the medium duty trucks the cruise control buttons control idle speed with the vehicle in park. Now the was it's currently set up actually does have advantages and uses for various upfitter situations where charge protection and PTO operation is also used in conjunction with idle speed. I would guess that if we had statistics on this most Ford truck owners could simply make use of the dash or the cruise control buttons. And life would be much simpler.

pipeliner345 05-04-2017 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ford_doctor (Post 4400049)
You know, the funny thing is, and I have discussed this elsewhere, with all the technology and features built into these trucks, why do Ford truck owners HAVE to use wiring modifications to accomplish this? it could simply be added to the instrument cluster as a setting. It can also even be a more simple thing that that. In the medium duty trucks the cruise control buttons control idle speed with the vehicle in park. Now the was it's currently set up actually does have advantages and uses for various upfitter situations where charge protection and PTO operation is also used in conjunction with idle speed. I would guess that if we had statistics on this most Ford truck owners could simply make use of the dash or the cruise control buttons. And life would be much simpler.

EXACTLY!!!!!!!

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jwbboat 08-07-2017 08:19 AM

----In the medium duty trucks the cruise control buttons control idle speed with the vehicle in park----
Do I have this right????...on an f350,in park,cruise control buttons control idle speed....simple as that????...if so,why are guys using the upfitter switches??.

jwbboat 08-07-2017 08:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ford_doctor (Post 4400049)
You know, the funny thing is, and I have discussed this elsewhere, with all the technology and features built into these trucks, why do Ford truck owners HAVE to use wiring modifications to accomplish this? it could simply be added to the instrument cluster as a setting. It can also even be a more simple thing that that. In the medium duty trucks the cruise control buttons control idle speed with the vehicle in park. Now the was it's currently set up actually does have advantages and uses for various upfitter situations where charge protection and PTO operation is also used in conjunction with idle speed. I would guess that if we had statistics on this most Ford truck owners could simply make use of the dash or the cruise control buttons. And life would be much simpler.

I would love to know more about this----
-(-I have had the idle controller box in a cpl of trucks...it was a nice addition..)

Mark Kovalsky 08-07-2017 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwbboat (Post 4459898)
----In the medium duty trucks the cruise control buttons control idle speed with the vehicle in park----
Do I have this right????...on an f350,in park,cruise control buttons control idle speed....simple as that????...if so,why are guys using the upfitter switches??.

No, they do not. They do in a medium duty truck. That's an F-650 and an F-750. Anything up to an including and F-550 is a light duty truck.

jwbboat 08-07-2017 08:44 AM

got it...thanks

go2hale 08-10-2017 02:34 PM

I was told by Ford not idle my 2012 F-350 6.7. That I needed an idler. OK so tell me what i need so I can idle my truck. I live in west Texas where it's dang hot & i'm in my truck sitting a lot ! Need help please ! Thanks in advance !

larrgh 08-10-2017 02:49 PM


go2hale 08-10-2017 04:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larrgh (Post 4462545)

I'm, a dummy. That's over my head ! Can you tell me in lamens language ????

larrgh 08-10-2017 05:26 PM

There is no "plug 'n play" SEIC/Elevated Idle Controller like in the older Trucks. You will need to connect a resistor or a potentiometer into the PTO circuitry and a power source (normally one of the Upfitter switches) to get the idle up function.

https://www.fleet.ford.com/truckbbas...tml/Q180R3.pdf

Don-T 08-19-2017 01:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by go2hale (Post 4462585)
I'm, a dummy. That's over my head ! Can you tell me in lamens language ????

Read the instructions carefully. It is not a big deal to do. It looks complicated to do but it isn't.

ford_doctor 08-20-2017 07:58 AM

Or find someone who can do it for you... or ask your sealer to do it. I have done a few for customers/municipalities.


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