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Old 08-10-2011, 01:10 PM
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40 is decent if it works thats whaqt most guys on here sell them for just make sure it works i guess
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:07 PM
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so my temp sensor is way off, as in -26 when its 98 out.the sensor worked fine for a while but now it does this. did it just die or some thing? enlighten me all mighty frf.
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Old 08-21-2011, 09:14 PM
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mine was off and it turned out one of the little resistor things on the circuit board had a bad solder. I tried to fix it but it only worked for a bit; I ended up going back to the junkyard for a new circuit board. Hopefully its something easier than that though!
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:17 AM
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i sure hope so. im pretty good at soldering but would rather not. cant i just pick up a sensor at auto zone pretty cheap?
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:39 AM
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i sure hope so. im pretty good at soldering but would rather not. cant i just pick up a sensor at auto zone pretty cheap?
Autozone does have temp sensors price by area varies.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:59 AM
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so my temp sensor is way off, as in -26 when its 98 out.the sensor worked fine for a while but now it does this. did it just die or some thing? enlighten me all mighty frf.
Usually the standard readout when the sensor is bad or becomes disconnected is -40. Thats kind of a weird read out on your end. Try reprogramming it for your region and see how it does

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i sure hope so. im pretty good at soldering but would rather not. cant i just pick up a sensor at auto zone pretty cheap?
You can check the prices there for new ones. If they are too much, let me know I may have another floating around
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:42 PM
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cool thanks everyone. im going to try the reprogramming deal and if that doesnt work ill hit up autozone. ill be sure to update it.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:04 PM
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so my temp sensor is way off, as in -26 when its 98 out.the sensor worked fine for a while but now it does this. did it just die or some thing? enlighten me all mighty frf.
did you tap into the speed sensor wire? I hooked it up to mine and it threw the temp way off. It was reading like +50 in winter. I just cut the line and its fine now
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Old 09-24-2011, 05:47 PM
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There MAY be 2 of them (1 for the OHC and 1 for EATC) but what you are looking for is just to the left of the radiator between the header panel and the grill. Most of them that I have found look like one end is brown and looks like you can put a wrench to it (don't do this though) and the wires going to it are blue. One has a white stripe and the other has a yellow stripe. If you see one that has a red with an orange stripe and a pink with a black stripe that's for the EATC.

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Do you need the right sensor or will the EATC one work??? Bought a OHC off here but came with wrong one!
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Old 09-25-2011, 05:18 AM
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Do you need the right sensor or will the EATC one work??? Bought a OHC off here but came with wrong one!
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The EATC ambient sensor will cause temp readout error if used with the overhead console.
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:32 PM
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OK - thanks... hopefully the right one will be on its way
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Old 09-26-2011, 12:16 PM
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Hi all again - finished the install and a few things I found that might help others...
Cut the slots for the tabs bigger than the slots in the bracket as the clips only grip on to one thickness of steel - if the slots you cut are too narrow the clips won't catch properly.

When cutting the headlining check at the back that you dont take off too much - the back of the bracket should be above the lining as it pulls it down when you install... if you cut it a bit too short (as I did) a 6-7" strip of metal betwween the bracket and the lining will pull it down.

The original fixing screws maybe too short - I found I needed longer ones and that I didnt need to pull the bracket really tight to the roof.

The tab at the front of the bracket might hit on to the roof suport - I had to bend the tab up to allow the bracket to sit far enough forward.

If you use the very useful template from Mossyoak? (link at top) check it has printed to size! and also the gap from the screen is NOT to the edge of the paper... check many times before marking / cutting.

Thats all folks - The work and effort it takes is worth the end result.

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(Thanks to Bryfin for finding and sending me my OHC... and the temp sensor!)
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:29 AM
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Anyone in Lee or Collier County FL that could help me with this??
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:50 PM
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i wish someone could help/do most of it for me, theres no way i could do this and get it right
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:55 PM
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guys, i was nervous at first too. what i did was cut as little as possible until i got it to fit, to avoid over cutting. but everything else is really simple.
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