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Upfitter Switch Tailgate Release


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Old 08-10-2017, 10:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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So if I am driving down a back road and hit all of my up switches at then same time to turn on my lights will my beer cooler fall out of the back of my truck if I do this?
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So if I am driving down a back road and hit all of my up switches at then same time to turn on my lights will my beer cooler fall out of the back of my truck if I do this?
Guess it depends on where your beer cooler is

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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 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. 2017+ 802A trucks only.
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If you're driving down a back road with your beer in the bed, you totally fucking deserve to lose it.


But noooo, the truck active release system won't let the tailgate open.
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Originally Posted by Spartan1 View Post
So if I am driving down a back road and hit all of my up switches at then same time to turn on my lights will my beer cooler fall out of the back of my truck if I do this?

It doesnít activate while driving. It uses the same system as the fusion and focus use for their trunk releases. Itís doesnít do anything once you start moving. Your beer is safe!

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If you're driving down a back road with your beer in the bed, you totally fucking deserve to lose it.


And no, the truck active release system won't let the tailgate open.

What he said^^
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OK so switch number 6 it is. I am jealous of "what exits" setup in his bed. I could tie in more than just 1 beer cooler.
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Well done and great write up! Thanks for sharing!


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Ruby...what do you have that ARB fuse hooked up to?
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Originally Posted by wheelman55 View Post
Ruby...what do you have that ARB fuse hooked up to?
I have the ARB CKMTA12 Dual compressor mounted under the passenger side rear seat.
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I have the ARB CKMTA12 Dual compressor mounted under the passenger side rear seat.
Cool. I travel with a Viair 440P and a Safety Seal plug kit.

Did you plumb the air to the wheels? Also how did you route your wires? Assume you used 8 awg?

I'm awaiting my 18 and want to install a second battery. Any idea wear I can fit the second battery?

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Cool. I travel with a Viair 440P and a Safety Seal plug kit.

Did you plumb the air to the wheels? Also how did you route your wires? Assume you used 8 awg?

I'm awaiting my 18 and want to install a second battery. Any idea wear I can fit the second battery?

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I didn't plumb air to the wheels. I have a air chuck on the compressor mount itself, and one on the rear bumper that mirrors the keyhole for the spare tire hole.

Since the ARB compressor is a Dual pump compressor, each pump has its own wire and fuse. Each pump is ran using 10AWG wire. I routed the dual 10AWG wires through the firewall behind the glovebox area, then under the kickplates and door sills all the way to the area behind the seat. From there I routed along the power amp wires to make it look seamless. I grounded the compressors using dual 10AWG as well.

Attacted is a picture of the setup before I ran an addition airline out to the rear bumper.
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