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Old 07-15-2017, 06:59 PM
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Best way to keep the 6.0 from starting?

Hello folks, I know funny question. I would like to know how I can temporarily keep the truck from starting. I have to go out of town and park it and would like a way to keep it from being driven off.

I've read about pulling the fuel pump relay but upon deeper investigation the relay can't be pulled as it's integrated in that block. What are people talking about pulling then the fuse to the fuel pump relay? Is that fuse number 40?

Is there another suggestion you guys have for a quick, easy, reversible theft deterrent?

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Ficm relay will do the trick.
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Old 07-15-2017, 07:28 PM
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You can separate the starter link by the pass fender well that people use to jump crank for several reasons, a second is to pull relay for the FICM, and the third is to disconnect the HFCM power connection at the frame rail.
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Hello folks, I know funny question. I would like to know how I can temporarily keep the truck from starting. I have to go out of town and park it and would like a way to keep it from being driven off.

I've read about pulling the fuel pump relay but upon deeper investigation the relay can't be pulled as it's integrated in that block. What are people talking about pulling then the fuse to the fuel pump relay? Is that fuse number 40?

Is there another suggestion you guys have for a quick, easy, reversible theft deterrent?

Thanks!
Remove the batteries??? LOL.
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I'll cast my vote for FICM relay as well. Almost nobody would know about the FICM relay, let alone, carry a spare in their pocket. It only takes a few seconds to pull it
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Old 07-16-2017, 01:27 AM
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Okay, sounds like the FICM relay it is. Any other precaution suggestions?

Mr. Jack, where is the starter link exactly?
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If you want to go one more step after the FICM relay you can also
pull the PCM relay.
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On your '06 the FICM relay is #304 (labeled IDM, Injector Driver Module). It not likely a thief would have one in their pocket and the other relays in the panel are different so if they are smart enough to find it missing they can't just swap another one to that spot.



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The starter connection and the FICM relay are becoming the most discussed ways of disabling a vehicle, so if a person has a hankering for an SD they might research how people are keeping the vehicle from starting. Just a thought.
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If it's an 05-07 you could just reinstall OE dummy plugs and STC fitting.
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If it's an 05-07 you could just reinstall OE dummy plugs and STC fitting.
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Thanks guys! A lot of suggestions. Mike, that video from SDS was perfect.

Sean, I think that would be another good one to consider. According to picture that Rusty posted, it looks like there is a fuse but no relay? Or is it labeled something else? BTW, I know this is the wrong thread but sorry to hear about your accident. Glad you're okay. I know none of us would want anything to happen to a fellow FTE'er.

Rusty, the picture is perfect. I had done a search and seen that but the name IDM was throwing me off. I was looking for "FICM relay".

Mr. Jack, great point. Is there another technique you would suggest?
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If it's an 05-07 you could just reinstall OE dummy plugs and STC fitting.
Hey package, I'm actually still running my OEM dummy plugs and STC fitting!
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Putting solutions on line is like posting, hey I found my perfect passcode and it's .....

A person needs to figure out who they think they need to protect against, from someone who is just trying to get luckily and is not knowledgeable, to someone who is target specific and owns a tow truck. I believe it was on this forum a while back where someone had their SD stolen by tow out of their driveway. In that case, tracking not blocking is the recoverable solution.

The starter cable and relay are both good solutions most of the time, ones that can be done in a business suit at the airport. Under the truck gets a little messy, especially on return in a rain storm.

You just need to start thinking of what screws up starting these trucks. Here's a solution for the walk up guy who doesn't want to spend a lot of time troubleshooting, gaining attention. They usually don't.
  • Pull the starter connection, put the one end where it might be hidden. More secure, splice in a simple toggle switch in that circuit nearby.
  • Pull the FICM relay, they would have to be sophisticated enough to bring one, AND find a solution to the starter not working.
  • Add another layer if you don't mind a computer/radio memory loss. Bring an 8mm wrench and pull the power lead connection off the drivers batt, put the tool and nut under the truck floor mat.

There are others.

Now they have three issues they need to mechanically solve to drive away the truck, all still prepped in a business suit at the airport. Most thieves don't want to spend a lot of time screwing around.

But this just me SWAGing. With a camera over the driveway.
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