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Old 03-24-2011, 04:45 PM
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It works . F U lose connection. It reads high. Reading 60 when it's 48.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:53 PM
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It works . F U lose connection. It reads high. Reading 60 when it's 48.
Where did you mount it?
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:56 PM
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Love this mod. Its on my list, but may need someone to assist..haha
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:11 PM
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Love this mod. Its on my list, but may need someone to assist..haha
Its actually not that bad, the worst part is cutting the hole in the headliner, but just take your time and error on the side of caution.

Just remember we're all here for you, even if you have a rare problem like what I had.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:13 PM
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Its actually not that bad, the worst part is cutting the hole in the headliner, but just take your time and error on the side of caution.

Just remember we're all here for you, even if you have a rare problem like what I had.
Thanks man!
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Old 05-08-2011, 10:58 PM
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Well I'm hoping to do my install this week I have had it for quite a while, I'm color blind so I have been waiting for my brother in law to help me, about how many wire taps will I need? I have a ton of butt connectors but no taps...Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:33 PM
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I can not find the black greay cable. whats a gem connecter and where is it? I also cant find the light blue/red cable is for my red black? I can tg find these and im getting frustrated. Please help. Arggggggg!
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Old 05-12-2011, 06:44 PM
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The GEM is the silver (I think on the color) module behind the radio to the left. You really have to look close at the wiring, some say a certain color like red, but they look pink
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:04 PM
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well i have a red and purple. would that maybe count as read and black? im so lost right now. does someone have a picture of a GEM? i dont see any silver things anywhere. also i have two wires black/light blue and the light green/orange wires that go to the dome light. but only see one wire when i remove the dome light? is that right?



has any one with an 08 done this?
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:53 AM
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I dont think I have a GEM connecter.



Edit: ignore those failed wire taps. I tried my best to match colors.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:23 AM
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Follow that large group of wires up the dash, its possible its located higher
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:46 AM
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YEah im going to try that tommorrow. I put everything back together cause I have work soon and cant stand to have my baby torn apart like that. This is so frustrating. Lol


Good news. Its officially mounted.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:52 AM
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Good its mounted. Try researching a wiring diagram for your truck if you can at work for better explanation of the funky colors of the wires
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:08 AM
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GOod idea
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:35 AM
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95~01 Explorer Overhead Console into a 07~11 Ranger

These two wires run directly between the overhead console and the ambient temperature sensor, completely separate from the truck harness:
  • Console temp: Dark Blue/White ---> Temp sensor Dark Blue/White
  • Console temp: Dark Blue/Yellow ---> Temp sensor Dark Blue/Yellow

These wires at the console pigtail would need to be extended and tapped into the Ranger's factory wiring:
  • Console Power: Grey/Yellow ---> White/Blue (white wire with blue stripe - truck radio harness)
  • Console Night Dim: Light Blue/Red or Red/Black ---> Blue/White (blue wire with white stripe - truck radio harness)
  • Console Maps: Green/Orange ---> Violet/Red (truck radio harness)
  • Console Dome: Black/Blue ---> Green/Blue (above truck's factory dome)
  • Console VSS: Grey/Black ---> Violet/Orange (pin #1 of the truck's center PCM connector)
  • Console Ground: Black ---> truck chassis ground

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Important note #1:
Notice the difference between the White/Blue and the Blue/White wires in the radio harness as listed above. These are not the same and they are not interchangeable.
  • White/Blue = white wire with blue stripe
  • Blue/White = blue wire with white stripe

Important note #2:
The PCM is in the PS firewall and has 3 connectors. The center connector has the VT/OR VSS wire at pin 1. The #1 pin location is almost always marked on the connector shell with an embossed "1" if you want to bother looking for it. The alternative is to simply find the color code. If it would be easier, the other end of the same VT/OR wire can be found at the Speed Control Servo on the PS inner fender behind the washer fluid reservoir. There are only about 8 wires to deal with at the servo.

Important note #3:
The 2007~2011 Ranger no longer has practical way to tap into the "Battery Saver" feature for use with the Ex console map lights. So, if a map light is wired to a constant hot (Violet/Red as shown above) and it is inadvertently left on overnight, it could kill the battery. An alternative would be to wire the maps to the keyed console power (White/Blue referenced above). Of course, then the maps would only work with the key in the RUN or ACC position. It's a matter of preference.
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