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Old 08-21-2008, 02:29 AM
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Just for the record, thought I'd throw in another shot of the engine run wire - noted by the tip of the screwdriver.



Spliced into the wire...






****NOTE 8-2-08 - ORIGINALLY I COULDN'T FIND THE 12V SWITCHED WIRE THAT DFA CALLS OUT IN THE INSTRUCTIONS AND DECIDED TO USE THE RELAY SETUP OUTLINED BELOW. SINCE THEN, I HAVE FOUND THE CORRECT WIRE AND HAVE ABANDONED THE RELAY SETUP. A SHOT OF THE CORRECT WIRE IS BELOW. HOWEVER, IN CASE ANYONE CANNOT FIND THE CORRECT WIRE, I'M ALMOST CERTAIN THE RELAY APPROACH WILL WORK FINE. BEFORE DISCONNECTING IT, I VERIFIED THAT IT IS A SWITCHED SOURCE - DEAD WITH THE KEY OFF, 12V WHEN THE KEY IS ON. THEREFORE, I WILL LEAVE THIS INFO IN HERE IN CASE ANYONE WANTS TO GO THIS ROUTE. HOWEVER, IT'S AT YOUR OWN RISK. THANKS!****




Now for the 12v switched source. After some thought, I decided to take a little different approach than what the instructions call out. In order to avoid over loading any of the stock wiring, I chose to use a relay to create a new 12v switched source. For this, I would need a trigger wire, ground, 12v constant source in and a 12v constant out to run to the Vegistroke harness.

For my 12v constant, I simply ran a wire from the main power supply to the central junction box.



So, for the trigger wire, I used an "add-a-circuit" to run a stock 12v switched source to the relay.

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If I'm not mistaken, I placed this in slot 45 of the central junction box. I can double check and clarify if need be. For those not familiar with an add-a-circuit, it is basically a replacement for the stock fuse that has a wire already wired into the housing. It uses two fuses, one to replace the stock fuse and one for the new wire that it provides. Be sure to put two fuses in the unit - don't be like myself and forget and then wonder why you have no instrument panel power...haha. The great thing about this is that you don't hack up the stock wiring and it's totally reversible if you ever want to pull it out.



Shot of the relay. I chose to mount this on the metal bracketry of the parking brake. In the photo below it's not quite in position, but once I had everything where I wanted, the pins on the relay were facing the firewall to ensure nothing interefered with them.



Another idea I came up with was to run the 12v switched source through a distribution block before attaching it to the relay. This way I can add gauges and other items down the road that require a 12v switched source without further cutting of the stock wiring. I also mounted this on the metal bracket for the parking brake.



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A final shot of everything hooked up.



As a note, you will need to modify the lid on the junction box to get it to go over the add-a-circuit.





Also, you will probably need to cut the grommet to get all the DFA harnesses to fit in the hole that passes through the floor.

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So that's about it. Only other things I did that I didn't snap a picture of, is the main connection to the battery and the splicing into the stock fuel pump wiring. These are pretty straight forward, so I figured most would know how to handle it. But, if anyone needs a pic, let me know.

As a note, on the stock fuel pump, the green wiring on the DFA harness goes to the connector side of the stock fuel pump harness. The black wire will go to the truck side of the harness. DFA's instructions explain this pretty well.

That's about it really. Only thing I lack is the fuel level gauge and wrapping the lines with the insulation tape. I figure that's pretty straight forward as well, so I doubt I'll snap any pics. But, again, if anyone needs a hand, let me know.

So, for now, my truck is ready to burn vegi as soon as I get some oil filtered. I'm glad I got it wrapped up finally. Been a long project, but I'm sure it'll be worth it the first time I cruise by that fuel station!!

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***EDIT - Update 8-2-08***

Finally got a chance to hunt down the 12V switched source that DFA calls out in the instructions. After talking with Jason at DFA, I decided that it would be best to use that wire if I could find it.

If you follow the harness for the OBD2 port just under the edge of the dash, you should find the dead-ended customer access wires that DFA refers to. I either missed it before, or just didn't look hard enough.

Here's a quick shot.



The wire needed for 02 and newer trucks is white and light blue. For now I'll leave the 12V relay setup info in here in case anyone wants to pursue that path at their own risk. I'll be sure to put a note about it earlier in the post however.

Did determine that I do have the wrong gauge pod - somehow I got the 6spd pod instead of the manual. Jason is shipping the new one to me, so I'll snap a couple pics of that once I get it put in. Last thing on the list will be mounting the switches. I didn't want to hack up the dash, so I opted to go a different route. I plan to pick up a project box from Radio Shack and come up with my own mount. I'll take a couple pics of that as well when I'm done.

Now if I can just get the water out of my oil during the filtering process, I'll be in business.

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Finally got around to taking the few last shots. Here's the switches, gauge, drain and wrapped lines.







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Great Install pictures, Marv. they are the Best I have eve seen.
Its a textbook guide for new members. (that have a 6.0 that is).
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Great Install pictures, Marv. they are the Best I have eve seen.
Its a textbook guide for new members. (that have a 6.0 that is).
Yeah, it turned out to be a halfway decent write up. Took a little extra time to do the install, but I figure it's more than worth it. I know having more then one source of info on projects like this are helpful to me, so I figured someone else along the way could use it too.

Maybe Clay can sticky it or something for future reference.

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And just for the heck of it, here is the other end of the drain...just used a simple hose barb.




If anyone wants to sticky it...knock yourself out.

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My gauge did the same thing in the pod....we "trimmed " those studs on the back of the gauge a little.
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My gauge did the same thing in the pod....we "trimmed " those studs on the back of the gauge a little.
Cool...I wondered if mine was different or something.

After I trimmed it, it worked out fine.
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