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Upfitter switches

I am a bit confused on the option for upfitter switches, I've looking at listings for a new truck lately and I notice it seems like mostly the mid to low trim level trucks that have it. But I have seen a few loaded trucks with it. But most of the loaded trucks have the seats heater/cooling switches in that position.

So if the truck has the upfitter switches, do they not have heated/cooled seats? Seems like an odd trade off that you can only have nice seats or upfitter switches not both, but I don't see where they put the switches if you have the nice seats.


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I am a bit confused on the option for upfitter switches, I've looking at listings for a new truck lately and I notice it seems like mostly the mid to low trim level trucks that have it. But I have seen a few loaded trucks with it. But most of the loaded trucks have the seats heater/cooling switches in that position.

So if the truck has the upfitter switches, do they not have heated/cooled seats? Seems like an odd trade off that you can only have nice seats or upfitter switches not both, but I don't see where they put the switches if you have the nice seats.
Yes, the higher end trucks can have both. The heated seats and wheel would be operated by the soft keys on the radio.
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Upfitter switches are awesome and I love this option! Just installed my light bar on aux switch 2 today and it was fast and easy. I have a big horn with heated seats as well but not cooled.


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Aux/upfit switches are an option on any trim level truck. I add them almost always because it's a cheap option and impossible to add after the fact. If they are on the truck the heat/air function for the seats is controlled in the center screen. There is a pop up that comes up when you start the truck that let's you turn them on before the rest of the screen comes on. Makes it really easy on start up once you get used to it....
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Aux/upfit switches are an option on any trim level truck. I add them almost always because it's a cheap option and impossible to add after the fact. If they are on the truck the heat/air function for the seats is controlled in the center screen. There is a pop up that comes up when you start the truck that let's you turn them on before the rest of the screen comes on. Makes it really easy on start up once you get used to it....
So if it doesn't have the upfitter switches, are the switches in their place redundant? IE are there controls in the touch screen for them as well as actual switches in the place the upfitter switches go?
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Yes they are redundant. The seat functions can always be controlled in the center screen.
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I am a bit confused on the option for upfitter switches, I've looking at listings for a new truck lately and I notice it seems like mostly the mid to low trim level trucks that have it. But I have seen a few loaded trucks with it. But most of the loaded trucks have the seats heater/cooling switches in that position.

So if the truck has the upfitter switches, do they not have heated/cooled seats? Seems like an odd trade off that you can only have nice seats or upfitter switches not both, but I don't see where they put the switches if you have the nice seats.
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Thanks for the info. I have to say knowing this, I am surprised at the number of loaded trucks I am seeing without the switches. Great to know about the add on from 4th gen electronics if I can't find one with the other options I want as well as the upfitter switches.

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