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Old 06-16-2015, 07:22 AM
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I finally started wiring this thing up and went backwards on the Temp sensor. Not the colors, that was too easy for even me to screw up. lol I went from the sensor to the OHC.
The sensor is mounted on the left next to the headlight in that little space between the header panel & the radiator support.


I took some blue RTV (gasket goo) and sealed the ends of the connectors for the TS.


When I first started the truck, the temp said 81 degrees, and checking local temp said it was 82. not bad.

Here's my Question
I ran a quick errand (trash day lol) and noticed the temp dropped 1 degree. It was about midnight, so it should have been cooling off some. (BTW) The speed sensor is still waiting for me to find it & hook it up.
By the time I got home it was down to 78. I didn't check local weather, but it wasn't as hot out as it was when I started.
Is it possible for this to update without hooking up the VSS?

Also, for those of you who are using a wire loom to run your wires, 1/4" is a bit of a squeeze with 5 - 18Ga. wires in it. Ya might go with 3/8. 10 feet of conduit was plenty for me to cover the TS wires in the engine bay, and run the 5 wires going under the dash (2 for the TS + 2 to the radio harness & 1 for the VSS) across the headliner & down the A pillar.
More Pics will come later.
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It's In, Wired, And Working Like It Should!!


The last wire, Gry/Blk, was a bigger bear than running the temp sensor wires! lol
But the compass seems to pointing in the right direction, and the temp is within 1 degree of the local radio station, and local Time & Temp.

A Great Big Thank You to;
mossyoak03, for the write - up,
2004xlmiller for the wiring diagrams,
MotorStuff for selling me the unit,
and everybody else who helped me, and the other readers.
Arlie
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:46 AM
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Arlie,
I mounted my OHC sensor in the same spot by the r/s head light, there is even a hole in the bracket already.


Where did you run the wires through the body to get to the temp sensor?. I used the rubber plug in the door post.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:58 PM
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Arlie,

Where did you run the wires through the body to get to the temp sensor?. I used the rubber plug in the door post.
lol once again, it looks like I'm running upside down & backwards.

I poked through the grommet where the hood release goes through, and routed the wires along the path the release cable used under the wiring harnesses in the engine bay. It was just under the throttle cable, and easy to access. I used 1/4 split loom conduit the entire length to help protect the wires



That clip the release cable was in, (bottom pic.) was just big enough for it to get a roommate.
That's just about all of it that's not hidden. lol
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:21 PM
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I think I need to move my sensor. I'm getting a temp reading of 10-15 above what it actually is outside. I put mine under the cab of the truck.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:50 PM
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Finally!
I got my new pins in, and re-pinned the connector to delete that cramped up glob of splices under the OHC!

I went from this:


To This:

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Old 06-29-2015, 07:39 PM
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Looks much better.
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:21 AM
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Looks much better.
Thanks
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Old 07-24-2015, 01:07 PM
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Hey,
I was wondering if anyone could tell me where i can find the wires for the vss on a 2011 ranger!?
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:18 PM
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In my 2004 XLT I only have a Blue/Black wire in the dome light. Where do I run the Green/Orange as an alternative to the instructions in this thread?
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:48 AM
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OK. I got everything installed and wired up except for the Green/Orange. I went back through the entire thread and I did see where rwenzing mentioned it could be connected behind the dimmer switch to a Green/Orange wire there, but I'm not finding that wire.

As of now all is working, except that I can only use the "map lights" in the OHC if the door is open or if the dimmer switch is all the way up. Basically, when the stock dome light is on, the Map Lights function.

I'm guessing that means the Green/Orange wire provides power to the Map Lights at times when the stock Dome is off?

If so, can I connect the Green/Orange to any wire that is "hot" when the key is on?

Could I just join it to the "console power" Yellow/Gray on OHC? So the Black/Pink at radio is providing power to both the OHC display and the OHC Map Lights?
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:32 PM
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OK. I got everything installed and wired up except for the Green/Orange. I went back through the entire thread and I did see where rwenzing mentioned it could be connected behind the dimmer switch to a Green/Orange wire there, but I'm not finding that wire. As of now all is working, except that I can only use the "map lights" in the OHC if the door is open or if the dimmer switch is all the way up. Basically, when the stock dome light is on, the Map Lights function. I'm guessing that means the Green/Orange wire provides power to the Map Lights at times when the stock Dome is off? If so, can I connect the Green/Orange to any wire that is "hot" when the key is on? Could I just join it to the "console power" Yellow/Gray on OHC? So the Black/Pink at radio is providing power to both the OHC display and the OHC Map Lights?
green/orange goes to the dome light
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Old 08-03-2015, 07:01 AM
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I didn't have green/orange there, but I did locate it behind the dimmer switch.

Now...

The OHC has power and works flawlessly. Yay!

The stock dome light and the map lights only come on when they feel like it. That is to say that sometimes with dimmer all the way up or with the door open they come on, sometimes they don't. Seems random.

Also, with truck on sometimes the map lights work sometimes they don't. (When th editor makes them work they will also work with the buttons when truck on. What could cause this? I know the main ground (to bracket) is working because OHC works as it should. My guess is somehow bad ground to the lights? But the dome light always worked before, and now only works sometimes.. Confused and any advise is welcomed and appreciated.

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Old 08-03-2015, 07:13 PM
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Finally!
I got my new pins in, and re-pinned the connector to delete that cramped up glob of splices under the OHC!

I went from this:


To This:

Nice! I love seeing a clean wiring job in here for once. Instead of just cutting off a tiny 4" pigtail they should spend the extra time to get as much wire from the donor as possible. When I pulled my OHC I grabbed probably 3 or more feet, enough that my wires made it all the way down the A pillar and all the splices are under the dash. Also when I took the temp sensor I pulled the wires out all the way to the bulkhead so that ended up under the dash with no splicing. Wire splices are an invitation to corrosion and points of high resistance.
Yes I am a little anal about wiring things properly.
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:08 PM
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Here is a pic of what I think is the Temp Censer That I took off of the Ford I took the OHC from.
It don't look like the ones I'm seeing in this thread.
Will it still work?
I don't remember what I pulled it from.
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:50 PM
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Here is a pic of what I think is the Temp Censer That I took off of the Ford I took the OHC from. It don't look like the ones I'm seeing in this thread. Will it still work? I don't remember what I pulled it from.
yep that's the correct sensor
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