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Upfitter Switch Tailgate Release


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Today I finally became sick of not having a way to "pop" the tailgate from inside the truck besides digging ...


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Old 08-10-2017, 05:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Today I finally became sick of not having a way to "pop" the tailgate from inside the truck besides digging in my pockets for the key fob. So, I started doing some research and tinkering until I found a way to pop the tailgate using the up fitter switches. Here is a short video and writeup I made to cover it if anyone else is interested. Costs less than $10 and takes about 30 mins. 2017+ 802A trucks only.

The solution to this problem was to locate the pin in the body control module harness that is set aside for a trunk release button in the Ford sedans. Ford vehicles share the same parts in most electrical instances, in the F150s case, this pin was left empty because we don't have trunks, but a tailgate. Once tapping into this pin on the body control module, we have the exact same concept the of operation as the Ford sedans and their interior trunk release system. Grounding this pin in the BCM C2280B plug "pops" the tailgate. The relay I used made it possible to use the outfitter switch to activate the grounding of pin #1 in the BCM C2280B plug. It is also possible to skip the relay and upfitter switches and use a regular SPST switch to ground this #1 pin if you see that fit.

This modification behaves exactly as a trunk release button in a Ford sedan would. Meaning, it will not function while the Truck is moving. The system cannot be damaged by leaving the up fitter in the on position either. Leaving the upfitter switch toggled on is the same as pressing and holding the trunk release button in a Ford sedan. Once the signal to open the trunk is sent no more power is sent to the actuator, all signals are ran through the BCM processors. This is a modification that operates as an OEM system would.

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Hell of a deal... thanks for sharing your work!!


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Great writeup! Thanks for sharing it'll definitely be on my to do list


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Nice, but why not just put a push button in the dash somewhere?
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Nice, but why not just put a push button in the dash somewhere?
That could very easily be done.. It would even be much easier than using the upfitter switches. Essentially all you're doing is grounding a single pin in the BCM C2280B connection.. But, I just liked the idea of using the upfitters for it.
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Hey there FRF... Today I finally became sick of not having a way to "pop" the tailgate from inside the truck besides digging in my pockets for the key fob. So, I started tinkering around until I found a way to pop the tailgate using the up fitter switches. Here is a short video and writeup I made to cover it if anyone else is interested. Costs less than $10 and takes about 30 mins. 802A trucks only


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https://youtu.be/vaQCRc8w96M

Writeup
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...wynRSBUeQ/edit
Awesome job! Thanks for taking the time to write this up for us.
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Just curious if you leave that Aux 6 switch forward does it continue to send power to the tailgate release?


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Just curious if you leave that Aux 6 switch forward does it continue to send power to the tailgate release?
No, it doesn’t.

The switch will continue to send power to the relay. But, no additional power will be sent to the tailgate release after its triggered. The pin we’re tapping into on our trucks is the same pin the fusion and focus use for their trunk releases. Leaving the aux switch forward is the same as pressing and holding a trunk release button.

It also will not function while the Truck is moving as it runs off the Truck release system.

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nice, thanks. I got a Caddy trunk switch just cause I like the backlight.
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