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Hey, guys. Adam here with americantrucks.com. And today we're taking a closer look at and installing the SEC10 Throttle Response Controller, available for all 2007 to 2018 Silverado and Sierra 1500s. You should be checking this out if you're looking to pick up a device that is pretty affordable, and it really changes your driving experience with a number of different modes to control how responsive your vehicle is. And for this particular device, you're pretty much unplugging your throttle pedal harness, replacing it with this device.And what it's going to do is help to reduce or even in some modes, completely eliminate the delay between the time you hit the gas pedal and the time your throttle body opens up and your vehicle gets going off the line. This delay is called the drive-by-wire delay, which really comes into effect when you're changing lanes, when you're merging, or when you're trying to get off the line at a red light. And it can really slow down the vehicle, make it feel a lot more sluggish, especially if you have a lift kit and larger wheels and tires, which let's be honest, a lot of Silverado and Sierra owners tend to have.Now what I like about this device is, it's only got six modes, which makes it very straightforward, very to the point, and very easy to use. There are some options out there with 6 modes, but 10 different modes inside of each mode, which can really get confusing and hard to use. Takes a lot of attention away from driving. This is something you can easily do and easily switch on the road at any point. As you can see, what I have in my hand here is the control button. But there is a larger module which we mount down underneath of the dashboard so it's out of the way and inconspicuous. This red button here with a lightning bolt, it can be very inconspicuously hidden.We've got this mounted right next to our steering column under our gauges. So it's a little more out of the way, you don't see it from all angles of the car. And what I like about it is how easy it is to use. So we've got our vehicle on the ignition cycle. So what we're going to do is just flip through the modes. With no light around this ring, you're in stock mode. Hit it once and it lights up green. Green indicates sport mode. Sport mode is going to increase that drivability, make it a little bit more fun on the road, but also keeping each street drivability. So you can drive this in traffic to and from work. It's just going to change that throttle response a little bit to make it a little bit more enjoyable.Hit it one more time, it's a little bit more orange. This mode is performance, it takes sport mode up one notch but still keeps that drivability. This is great for the guys doing the day to day commutes but want a little bit more performance. Hit it one more time and it turns bright red. Red is track mode. Track mode is going to be the option that completely eliminates that delay, the drive-by-wire delay. This is meant for off-road use. You're going to the track, testing out your Silverado's quarter mile, this is the mode that you want to be on.Now, again, I really recommend using this with caution because it can be pretty surprising how much this will eliminate that delay. So if you're sitting in traffic and you got some cars up in front of you, I wouldn't throw it in track mode and mark that thing, it's going to go flying, it can definitely make a huge difference. So keep that in mind. Moving forward, there's blue. Blue is indicating valet mode. What valet mode is going to do is really the complete opposite of the previous three modes. It's actually going to dumb down that throttle response. So if you're pulling into a parking lot and you're actually handing your keys to the valet, the theory behind this is, you'd put it in valet mode, so that when they start your vehicle and get going, they only have access to a certain amount of throttle response, really keeping it to parking lot speeds.One more mode we have for you is a little bit more of a turquoise color. This is indicating Eco mode. You're trying to be a little more eco-friendly, you're taking long road trips on the highway. Throw this in eco mode and it's a good blend between fuel economy and throttle response. So it gives you that sporty feel, but also keeps it fuel economy in mind. So save some MPGs there. Now with this mode, it's also going to dumb it down just a little bit. But, you know, if you're taking those long road trips, you might want to keep that in mind. One more click and it turns off right back to stop as if nothing ever changed.Now this device comes in right around 200 bucks. It is, I think, a little bit more affordable. But one thing I do want to point out here before we move forward is, this is in no way shape or form adding any horsepower and torque numbers. It's not a power adder whatsoever, it's just eliminating the delay time between hitting the throttle and actually getting going off the line. So just keep that in mind moving forward. With that said, the install, really easy one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. There's no drilling, there's no cutting, no splicing, it plugs right in with a really easy plug and play install. Takes about 15 minutes. Very simple, no hand tools required. So let's get to it.We're gonna kick things off here by unplugging our throttle pedal controller harness, we're going to plug that into our new SEC10 harness. The other end is going to plug into the factory location and then it's really going to be it for the install. So let's get under the dash. Step number one here, we're going to find our driver's gas pedal, not too hard to do. Right up above that, there's the factory harness. Pull back on this locking tab. We're gonna pinch and disconnect that harness. Now we're going to take the SEC10 harness and there's two right next to each other. Find the one that will connect to that factory harness we just unplugged. Snap those together, lock that pin down.The other side is gonna plug right into the factory location that we just unplugged from. Once you hear the click, that's really all you have to do. Now this module here has three open holes. If you like, you can screw this in and secure it up or to the side, wherever you see fit. For me, I'm just going to tuck it right back here on our driver's side, making sure that the wires are away from the pedal. You don't want your foot to get caught up on it. What I'd recommend doing is grabbing maybe 3M tape, putting on the back of that module and securing it. Zip ties also do the trick. Just tack it out of the way and make sure the wires are not going to interfere with the pedal.Now we can take this button and run it right up to our dash. Now the next step here is pretty optional. You can choose to mount the button for your SEC10 throttle response controller wherever you please. I actually set it right up underneath of our steering column. You just stick your hand into there, feed the wire up through right underneath your steering wheel, and I'm going to mount it right underneath of our shifter stock. Now this I find to be a little bit more inconspicuous. If you want it to be out further, you can of course mount it here. Swap it over to the other side, it's really up to you.Once you figure out where you want to map this thing, you're just going to peel off the 3M tape backing. Make sure the area that you're sticking it to is completely clean. Alcohol wipes will definitely do the trick and we're just going to stick it right in place. Well guys, that's gonna wrap up my review and install for the SEC10 Throttle Response Controller. If you want to pick your SEC10 up, you can do so right here at americantrucks.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Easy Plug & Play Installation. The SEC10 Throttle Response Controller connects directly into the stock throttle position sensor found on the drive-by-wire gas pedal using an OEM style plug and play connector with no permanent modifications required. The Throttle Response Controller is 100% reversible and will not leave residual codes on the factory PCM making it warranty friendly.
Application. The SEC10 Throttle Response Controller is designed for use on all 2007-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models. Not compatible with 2007 Silverado 1500 Classic models.
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