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replacing 99 with an 08

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by f250man, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Well guys i finally broke down and replaced my 99 f250 and got a 08 f350 coming saturday... What do you think ???

    08 f350.jpg
  2. Sawboy

    Sawboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,700

    Love it. Enjoy!
  3. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    But now u have a user name problem.
  4. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    I love it! Which engine?
  5. GVL LLC

    GVL LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    ya what engine?
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,796

    Looks like a nice truck!

    Appears to be a black fender badge, 5.4 or 6.8 is the only options then.
  7. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,577

    Look great!
  8. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    its the 5.4 and thanks guys
  9. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    Looks good. Like the color
  10. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,281

    My favorite color combo, love it!
  11. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    nice looking truck
  12. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Thanks guys
  13. BlueRam2500

    BlueRam2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 765

    Nice truck man best of luck with it!
  14. Hegartydirtwork

    Hegartydirtwork Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    Is that Romeo chevy in ny?
  15. Buck331

    Buck331 Member
    Messages: 79

    Great truck, I own one too. Save yourself hours of chasing down wiring issues and file this. Lot's of service technicians have forgotten about the issue. Ask your Ford dealer to check and search all SVE bulletins and provide you with a copy for your records. Suggest you check with Western regarding the issue also. It's no big deal, but a royal PITA when the issue arises and technician are unaware if it. The electrical issues were specific to the 2008 Super Duty. Good Luck and nice truck!

    DATE: April 24, 2007
    SUBJECT: Service Bulletin SV72 *** REVISED ***
    The following page is Service Bulletin SV72 from The BOSS Snowplow Technical Support. This
    Service Bulletin is been revised as of 4/24/07. All previous copies of SV72 should be replaced. Please
    make sure this bulletin is distributed to all employees and sub-distributors who sell or service The
    BOSS Snowplow.
    We have distributed this service bulletin to all registered sub-distributors with dedicated fax lines or
    e-mail addresses.
    Thank you,
    BOSS Snowplow Technical Support

    REGARDING: 2008 Ford Super Duty Electrical
    The initial build of all 2008 Ford Super Duty trucks have a Smart Power Distribution Junction Box
    (SPDJB) that detects electrical fault codes on the low beam circuit. These trucks may treat toggling
    between truck and plow as a fault and headlamp function will shut down. To accommodate snowplow
    headlights on these trucks Ford has released SVE Bulletin # Q-155-R1.
    Trucks without the updated SPDJB will turn power off to the headlamp circuit when switching
    between Ford headlamps and snowplow headlamps, and vise-versa when the Ford headlamp switch is
    in the low beam position (or “auto-lamps” if so equipped). The SPDJB will not affect snowplow
    headlamp operations with Ford headlamp switch in either the "OFF" position, or "ON" in park-lamp
    position, or "ON" with high beams activated.
    Trucks with Snowplow Prep Package (473) or Camper Package built after 4/18/07 will have an
    updated SPDJB that will not be affected by the addition of snowplow headlights. Trucks built before
    4/18/07 must have the SPDJB reprogrammed at Ford dealers starting the week of April 23rd to ensure
    the headlights do not shut down. There will be no charge for reprogramming the SPDJB. If there are
    any questions at the dealer refer them to Ford’s SVE Bulletin # Q-155-R1.
    Also, the plow turn signals will require power directly from the battery through a Turn Signal Relay
    Kit. Headlight Adapter MSC09993 (includes Turn Signal Relay Kit) will be required for trucks with
    H13 (9008) headlight bulbs and trucks with sealed beam headlights will require Headlight Adapter
    MSC04599 and Turn Signal Relay Kit MSC09991.
    If you have any concerns or questions about this service bulletin please feel free to contact BOSS
    Technical Support at (906) 776-3500.

    Ford SVE Bulletin: Q-155-R1
    Snowplow Headlamp Control with Smart Junction Box
    Addressed To: Snowplow manufacturers and their suppliers of headlamp control systems.
    Models Affected: 2008 Model Year F250/350/450/550
    SPDJB: System Description
    Smart Power Distribution Junction Box (SPDJB or SJB) was incorporated in the 2008 model year
    F250/350/450/550. Its job is to provide protection against excessive current loads, typical of a short circuit, by
    shutting down circuit function. The "low-beam" circuit (or "auto-lamps" if so equipped) is protected by SPDJB
    integrated circuit strategy that shuts down headlamp function when it detects excessive, predetermined, current levels (i.e. larger than a 55-watt bulb load) or short-to-ground.
    The Affect on Aftermarket Snowplow Headlight Systems
    The SJB strategy may interpret the switching between Ford headlamps and aftermarket snowplow headlamps, and vice-versa, as a short-to-ground, causing the power feeding a headlamp circuit through the SJB to be turned off.
    The following are examples of normal snowplow headlamp activity where this may occur.
    • Disconnecting the snowplow headlamp connector for a functional-test during installation. If wired for
    "automatic" operation then the snowplow headlamp current is immediately diverted to the Ford headlamps.
    SPDJB interprets the immediate in-rush current to a cold Ford lamp as a short-to-ground.
    • If wired for "manual" operation, identified by a separate aftermarket headlamp switch, then any switching
    between the Ford and snowplow headlamps after one headlamp system has already been illuminated through
    the SJB will trigger a shut-down.
    • Normal daily snowplow hook-up if Ford headlamp is ON in "low-beam" (or "auto-lamps" active if so equipped).
    The Effect of an SPDJB Shut-down Event
    • Full Ford headlamp function can be restored by turning the Ford headlamp switch off and back on again.
    However, a short-to-ground DTC code is flagged and will not clear until approximately 80 key-on ignition starts.
    The codes are B2A2F (right-front low-beam) and B2A31 (left-front low-beam). Also, the event is stored and
    after 200 events a Ford dealer will be required to clear codes and return normal headlamp switch function.
    This repeats at 400 events, and at 600 events the SJB will require replacement.
    • Open circuits will not have an affect on SJB diagnostics during normal operation.
    On 04/23/07, customers may have their Ford dealer reprogram the Smart Junction Box (SJB) with a new calibration
    using Technical Service Bulletin TSB 07-09-01. After reprogramming no other operator intervention is required.
    New vehicles from KTP with "Snowplow Prep Package Option" (Order Code 473), or "Snowplow/Camper Prep
    Option", and with a build date of 4/18/07 or later, already have this new calibration included.
    NOTE: Relay-driven functions such as the Ford high-beams or park-lamps are not monitored by SJB control
    strategy. Therefore, if required prior to applying the TSB, the snowplow can still be used because the SJB will not affect snowplow headlamp operations with the Ford headlamp switch in either the "OFF" position, or "ON" in parklamp position, or "ON" with high-beams activated.
  16. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Yes it is Romeo chevy and thanks for the heads up.....
  17. unhcp

    unhcp PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,267

    nice truck, gotta love the 08's!!
  18. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    Nice looking rig. I dig the 08-10 trucks with not much chrome... looks nice.. I like the blue alot. Only thing I would want would be the factory 20's (love those wheels), oh and the 6.4 lol... But seriously, nice truck. Hope it treats you right.
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2014
  19. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Truck all wired up and plow on and i washed and waxed it today........

    truck all cleaned up 2.jpg

    truck plow ready (Large).jpg
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2014
  20. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Now all you need to do is run non ethanol gas in it.