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Old 04-20-2012, 01:18 AM
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I was bored so I made this video

I had not started the truck for at least two weeks.<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://v5.tinypic.com/player.swf?file=nn4b5s&s=5" height="420" width="440">
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:50 AM
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Thanks, Rich. She fired right up and purred like a kitten. Nice.

Did you add that GP switch? Why?
 
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Doesn't sound like you need new batteries to me, I'd wait till they get bad then spend the money lol.
 
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ya wait till it gets cold out to get the bats.
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:13 AM
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Thanks, Rich. She fired right up and purred like a kitten. Nice.

Did you add that GP switch? Why?
I did add the momentary switch, Why? I guess I am just a little control freak Actually I just really disliked how the GP's would stay on for up to 2 minutes and my thinking was if I could control it, might just help the system last a little longer with less time ON thus less strain.
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:19 AM
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ya wait till it gets cold out to get the bats.
I probably will wait, but what I have learned over the years is batteries usually fail at the worst possible time, usually in the summer due to extreme heat, or in the winter due to extreme cold.
Maybe I'll just take them in to Les Shawab and have them tested for peace of mind.
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:21 AM
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I probably will wait, but what I have learned over the years is batteries usually fail at the worst possible time, usually in the summer due to extreme heat, or in the winter due to extreme cold.
Maybe I'll just take them in to Les Shawab and have them tested for peace of mind.
Find somebody with a battery re-conditioner.

Have em ran. Its obvious you have another vehicle. You'll get a few more years out of them.
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:56 AM
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Don't fix what isn't broke... Sounded fine to me...
 
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Am I the only one that can't see the video?
 
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Am I the only one that can't see the video?
Yep, it's right there for me... The picture of it right now is the steering wheel and a play button...
 
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I can see it OK, even with this hughes net internet satillite on my 5er.

Your right Rich, mine were great until it stranded me. A lot of people change them out before they fail but I'm like the majority here, run them until they puck.
 
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Yeah, if you've got another vehicle, then it's not really a big deal to yank'em both out and have them tested. Make sure to have them tested somewhere that measures the Cold Cranking Amps and not only the Voltage.
 
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Where did you get the mirror extenders?
 
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:26 AM
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I bought them from a local auto parts (not a chain store)
Here is a link, IIRC I got the 11502 & 11502.
1997 Ford F-250 and F-350 Heavy Duty Towing Mirrors | etrailer.com
They work pretty good, good towing mirrors are a problem for these trucks. If you are interested I can give you more info on how I installed mine.
 
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These were on this truck when I got it. Never seen them before. They're kinda cheesy, but they work LOL!

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