F250 Turbo Timer

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 01:49
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Unlike our previous LC, when the Turbo Timer is working on the F250 we can't lock the doors with the remote, so have to either wait for it switch off or use the manual lock button (always a worry incase we lock the keys inside!).
I noticed another BT with the same limitation and the local TJM (who fitted the TT and say that it works that way)say that they would have to study the Ford computer wiring diagram and then trial and error for some time...and expense!
Anyone any suggestions, or am I just being lazy?
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Reply By: Bushtracker - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 02:59

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 02:59
I have battled the same way with my 100 Series, can't arm the Alarm it until the Turbo timer shuts down, same with my F-350 now gone.... The interface of the electronics between things like alarms and the newer Vehicle Management systems is really a hard thing to break into.... I have the same problem with my new Mack Horsetruck.... The VECU and EECU black boxes just cannot be accessed for interface very easily without compromising them at bit $.... Risky at best...

Soooo, yes I think we are just lazy, need to slow down, make and entry in the log, notes or a look at the map... Ha! But there are so many Fords around now, maybe it has been done.. But my door locks are integrated to my alarm system in all my vehicles, and the engine shutdown would trigger it.. Maybe we just need to slow down and smell the roses..

Cheers, stg
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Reply By: Itldoo - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 18:45

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2005 at 18:45
hi ex campers,
Replied to yor request before but probably sent it to wrong address. What you need to solve your problem is a car alarm fitted by someone who knows what he is doing. Dont try an upgrade as it wil not work. Its only a matter of connecting the correct ignition wire. Contact Rhino car technology in Sydney and they will tell you who are their agents in your area.
Phil and Helen
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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 05:36

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 05:36
In our F250 the turbo timer does not affect the door locking in any way. The auto electrician who fitted it used a live wire near the steering column to power it. I would suggest that the person who fitted it has connected it to the wrong power source, so a check with an trained auto electrician may well rectify the problem.
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Reply By: Cobradave - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 17:00

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 17:00
No trained electrician required to locate the live wire on the LC100, only basic electric competence. The cluster of wires behind the ignition switch contains 2 live wires which can be determined with a voltmeter when the engine is running. Chose the right one and the central locking will work while the TT is counting down. Chose the wrong one and the central locking will not work until the engine has shut down.
Sorry, can't help you with the F250.
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Follow Up By: Noosa Fox - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 20:46

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 20:46
Thanks Dave, That is probably the case with all vehicles, and probably why some F250's work and some don't.
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