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Old 11-02-2010, 09:21 AM
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Default Differences in Dash wiring harnesses

So I have a 2000 model, and I picked up a 1999 dash harness to add power windows/locks to my truck. Well there is one big differenct. The "body" connector on the 1999 connects near the parking brake pedal, and the plug for the driver's side door connects behind this, aka (not part of the actual dash harness).

Question: what dash harnesses directly interchange with 2000 (Obviously 1999 doesn't)? Same component locations, etc.

(I tried looking this up in ALLDATA but the diagrams view point has changed across the years so its hard to tell)
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:03 PM
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2000 is the only one that's an exact match. The difference is the harness that runs down to the frame under the drivers seat. On a 99 it goes down past the door frame and on a 2000 it goes down the trans tunnel. In 2001 they changed it again...
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:11 PM
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John is right, however I took a 99 ranger engine harness and dash harness, swapped it into my ranger and got power everything, I have a 2001 and the 99 donor harness swapped right over, oh yea and stop copying me Sheltonfilms
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:30 PM
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So the 2001 and 1999 can switch pretty well? Damn you ford and your one year interchange bullcrap!
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:33 PM
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Yeah ford harnesses suck! Here's the way I think it goes...
Not sure on pre 1998, 95 96 and 97 may be the same as 98.
98 and 99 dash harnesses are different because of the location of the air bag control module. On 98's its under the ps kickpanel. 99 under the cupholder/console.
99 & 2000 is different because of the reason you found...the big square plug behind the dash for the frame harness. (but may be usable if you change the harness that goes down to the frame.)
98 underhood harness is different than 99 & 2000 because 98's have crash sensors mounted on the core support. 99 & 2000 are the same.
2000 & 2001 is different because the changed plug ends to go with the updated pats system. Under hood harnesses is different too.
In 2004 they changed again to a completely different harness with different plugs/fuse boxes/ and pats.

I converted a ranger to a power window setup by adding the wires to the harness from a donor harness...not fun but it worked. You also need to either run a wire to the under hood fuse box or change that harness too.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...wer-doors.html

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Old 11-03-2010, 08:57 AM
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Yeah ford harnesses suck! Here's the way I think it goes...
Not sure on pre 1998, 95 96 and 97 may be the same as 98.
98 and 99 dash harnesses are different because of the location of the air bag control module. On 98's its under the ps kickpanel. 99 under the cupholder/console.
99 & 2000 is different because of the reason you found...the big square plug behind the dash for the frame harness. (but may be usable if you change the harness that goes down to the frame.)
98 underhood harness is different than 99 & 2000 because 98's have crash sensors mounted on the core support. 99 & 2000 are the same.
2000 & 2001 is different because the changed plug ends to go with the updated pats system. Under hood harnesses is different too.
In 2004 they changed again to a completely different harness with different plugs/fuse boxes/ and pats.


Oh yeah I got a factory wiring manual, like the one pictured. Those things are life savers.

So I figured something out (in case no one else has seen this), the RAPS module in the rangers are the exact same as the ones on the explorers. Same Part numbers. If you take your box and peel back the foam around it, you can see the 5 digit code for a keypad. All you have to do is get a keypad from an explorer and wire it up to the box.


I converted a ranger to a power window setup by adding the wires to the harness from a donor harness...not fun but it worked. You also need to either run a wire to the under hood fuse box or change that harness too.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...wer-doors.html

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yeah I grabbed the Battery junktion box along with the under hood harness, I cut off the branch that goes to the engine (it was for a 4.0 mines a 2.5). So I know I have all the wiring, its just gonna be one great headache.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:22 AM
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I'm thinking I may just go and buy a harness from the stealership. From what I've seen the dash harness is around 250. Plus I get a discount for working at O'reilly's. It's always about 15% off. The engine harness shouldn't be too bad repinning.

Unless any of you guys knows someone with a 2000 parts truck with:
A/T
2wd
power options
no anti-theft
w/ fogs
Regular cab preferred.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:38 PM
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Just checked at the dealership. The parts guy I always goto says its discontinued (figured that) but he says he can get it from some place in Wisconsin. Since I always goto him for parts he said he can do just slightly above cost at around $350. This really doesn't seem too bad of a price for the ease of installing it. But I'm still gonna check some junkyards.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:57 PM
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Its possible I might have one but I would have to look through my harnesses.
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I have a 2000 model wiring harness, i have both the dash/engine harness complete, power everything, even the anti theft module, hit me up on pm. its for a non flex fuel extended cab.
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Default Re: Differences in Dash wiring harnesses

I know this thread is two months old but I have some info to add. Well I found a dash/engine bay harness together for 50 bucks, also picked up the GEM. The doors that I'm gutting are from a 1999. Turns out the driver door harness from the 1999 is different than a 2000. The thicker power wires for the power windows use a separate 4 pin connector along with the standard 16 pin connector. On a 2000 it uses the 16 pin connector and a 2 pin connector ( like the one that goes to the seatbelts) one wire is black and the other goes to the emergency brake switch. Funny thing is that the passenger side harness is exactly the same on a 1999 and a 2000.

What really sucks is that I have the whole truck apart right now. Dash is off, seats out, carpet pulled back. And I just now figured this out.
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