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Old 03-14-2014, 08:33 AM
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well i did it. take a look and thanks a million for this great writeup.





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Old 03-17-2014, 04:57 PM
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anyone know the part number for the sensor? Id like to buy a new one at the parts store.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:14 PM
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I'd just pick one up at the jy, just a few bucks. You can usually find them fairly easy on Explorers.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:24 PM
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Hey ya know what Mike. If you want i can send you an extra I have, up to you.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:49 PM
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Hey ya know what Mike. If you want i can send you an extra I have, up to you.
i've been looking for one. The sploder i took my console from didn't have the sensor and pigtail.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:06 PM
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Question guys. I plan on doing this install soon but I'm curious how everyone is cutting the slots for the mounting tabs to go into? I'm doing this in the parking lot of my college so advanced tools aren't really an option.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:51 PM
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Question guys. I plan on doing this install soon but I'm curious how everyone is cutting the slots for the mounting tabs to go into? I'm doing this in the parking lot of my college so advanced tools aren't really an option.
Haha I'm in college and did it in my parking lot as well. I used a drill to make a few holes in a line and then slowly round them closer until it all broke through to make a straight line.
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Old 03-18-2014, 01:54 PM
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i've been looking for one. The sploder i took my console from didn't have the sensor and pigtail.
I think I've got a few extra lying around, I'll shoot you a PM later when I get home.

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Question guys. I plan on doing this install soon but I'm curious how everyone is cutting the slots for the mounting tabs to go into? I'm doing this in the parking lot of my college so advanced tools aren't really an option.
I just drilled a few holes side by side and bent the metal with a flat head screwdriver, then cleaned it up as best I could to where it wasn't all jagged. Just be sure when you're doing it, you only drill through the inner plate and not your roof as well lol. I scared myself a couple times when the drill bit broke through the first plate when I wasn't ready lol.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:14 AM
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I think I've got a few extra lying around, I'll shoot you a PM later when I get home.



I just drilled a few holes side by side and bent the metal with a flat head screwdriver, then cleaned it up as best I could to where it wasn't all jagged. Just be sure when you're doing it, you only drill through the inner plate and not your roof as well lol. I scared myself a couple times when the drill bit broke through the first plate when I wasn't ready lol.
X2!

Actually i used a mini-grinder tool that can be used for polishing as well. Drilled a big hole and used the small grinder heads to make a nice and pretty bracket hole.
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:14 AM
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On the bracket hole I drilled 3 holes, then used a file to cut the holes to match. I also took the front tab off the front.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:11 PM
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Hey ya know what Mike. If you want i can send you an extra I have, up to you.

that would work. PM me if you need more denero.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:50 PM
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For the slots, I used a drill, cordless plunge saw and a file. Holes and a file will work.
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Old 04-08-2014, 05:36 PM
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after 6-8 months my display is gone out. all the lights, and my mustang dome still works too. radio works, no fuses blown. bad board??
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:55 PM
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I've seen that happen before. If you YouTube Ford explorer over head console display or something along those lines. There is a little part on the board that needs to be re soldered. Hope that helps
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Old 04-09-2014, 04:31 AM
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Overhead console display fix:
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=187953
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