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Old 01-23-2011, 05:30 PM
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Question Difficulty of installing an OHC?

I really want to install an OHC and I was looking at the installation instructions and it looks kinda easy until it gets to the wiring part. This will be my first time messin around with wiring stuff and im kinda nervous to do it. Also what tools are required for the job? Thanks guys
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:32 PM
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That was my first crack at wiring. I just followed the How to step by step and with the help of STL I got it done. look over the how to and it will show you everything you need
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:33 PM
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its very simple just get some taps and youll prolly need a dremel tool
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:37 PM
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beef08 what do you mean by taps
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:01 PM
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electrical t-taps You dont have to cut the wire you wanna splice into. Wire that you wanna connect to goes through the connector. The wire you are adding goes into the one slot. You clamp the top down on it.

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Old 01-23-2011, 07:03 PM
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The most difficult part for me was getting the courage to cut a gaping hole in my black headliner
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:04 PM
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electrical t-taps You dont have to cut the wire you wanna splice into. Wire that you wanna connect to goes through the connector. The wire you are adding goes into the one slot. You clamp the top down on it.

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Old 01-23-2011, 07:04 PM
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Ya once you cut your committed no turning back.

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thanks stl
Those are the newer style. Locally and at work we still have the older style ones.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:46 PM
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Ok thanks guys ill probably go looking through a local junkyard tomorrow for a console
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:48 PM
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If they want more then 35 bucks for everything then dont buy it. You can get them on here for that shipped. Some junkyards will want 45-50 bucks at least the ones around here do.

You need:
Over Head Console
Mounting Bracket
Temp Sensor
About 6 inches of wire from the main OHC harness
Mounting screws optional
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:48 PM
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About where is the sensor located at?
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:04 PM
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Should be some where around the front of the bumper, I've never pulled one so someone else could probably explain a little better. Here's what it looks like. Its the little black thing in the middle with the wires running out the top. This picture is of it mounted on someones ranger; not where it is mounted on an explorer

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Old 01-23-2011, 09:06 PM
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The sensor is on the front near the driver's side headlight i bought my ohc and sensor all for $10.50
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:10 PM
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The most difficult part for me was getting the courage to cut a gaping hole in my black headliner
X2 I messed up and cut about a inch too much. This was my first time ever doing wiring. It honestly wasn't that bad. You just have to have time and patients. Don't let no one aggravate you like my little sister kept doing to me. An extra set of hands is always a plus. And it's a nice factory mod.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:39 PM
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The most difficult part for me was getting the courage to cut a gaping hole in my black headliner
hahahahahahaha

this had me rolling for some reason.
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