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steveblonde

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Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« on: September 07, 2017, 07:58:53 PM »
hi i have a 2017 F350 which currently does not charge the trailer batteries when hooked up. I called the stealaship and they are not too helpful. Suggestions please - my Chev was an extra wire not hooked up from factory on my 1500 but all my HDs charged from the factory, is there a relay? A wire?
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RVRAC

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 08:12:14 PM »
Do you have power in the back connection when running the engine? This is where I would start.
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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 08:21:57 PM »
And failing that ^^^^^  Check your owner's manual for fuse locations and numbers.  There should be a fuse in one of the fust panels that feeds that pin in the trailer plug on your truck.  Make sure it's there and not blown.
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steveblonde

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 08:42:50 PM »
Do you have power in the back connection when running the engine? This is where I would start.

Yes there is power lights, right , left, stop,

There is a reverse lights? However how do i turn that into a battery charge?

Manual is useless

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edjunior

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 09:33:48 PM »
Maybe this link will help.  Pretty knowledgeable folks on that forum.

http://www.thedieselstop.com/forums/f152/7-pin-aux-power-515617/
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RVRAC

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2017, 11:36:18 PM »
When I had a FW, the charge was made automatically once I plug the FW cable on the truck connection. This in both trucks I had. I never had to do anything except for plug in it.  So, I assume something went wrong in the FW connection.
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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2017, 11:59:35 PM »
RVRAC may have a point, as smart as these trucks are today!

If not, the Ford Owners site has a place to ask questions of Ford engineers.  Also, there are some good Ford Truck specific forums.  Certainly they know!
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PJBecker

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 01:39:04 AM »
Not sure if the new ones are the same but, I had a F-350 that came with a relay in the glovebox that you had to install into the power distribution box under the hood the get the trailer battery connection to power up. Hope this helps.

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steveblonde

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2017, 07:28:04 AM »
there is no relay and no it doesnt automatically charge (tried that) and beleive it or not there is NO FORD FORUM HELP FOR CANADA only the USA and everywhere else in the world
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kdbgoat

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 07:46:37 AM »
Here's the owner's manual. The fuse box part starts on page 310:

http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Ford_Content/Catalog/owner_information/2017-Super-Duty-Owners-Manual-version-1_om_EN-US_06_2016.pdf

Apparently, there are relays involved in this system too. I'll keep looking when I get time.
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kdbgoat

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017, 07:53:06 AM »
I know you believe you understand what you think I said,
But I am not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant

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steveblonde

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kdbgoat

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2017, 10:08:38 AM »
Please let me know if that "fixes" the problem.
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RVRAC

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2017, 11:43:20 AM »
For how much it cost a F350 2017, it should be ready for this. Don't you think so?   Never experienced this with Chevy or RAM.  Another reason to stay away from Ford. Confession, I am a Chevy guy.  Although my Class C is on a Ford, no choice.
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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2017, 03:45:35 PM »
Often the truck is delivered without the required fuse.

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steveblonde

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2017, 04:50:37 PM »
UPDATE

turns out the 7 pin in the box and the bumper are only live with the truck running so there is NO power when turned off unlike my chevys that were always live

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edjunior

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Re: Looking for 2017 Ford Super Duty Help
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2017, 07:42:27 PM »
Oh, yeah...you kinda didn't mention you were trying this without the engine started.  Anyway, thanks for the update. 
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