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Old 12-19-2010, 07:06 PM
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Default explorer visors lighted mirrors?

Would the wireing proceedure be kinda the same as wireing a mustang dome light? IE just tap into a constant +12volt wire,run the wires up the A post /get it under the headliner/and then across to the passenger side?I'm sure it's not rocket surgery or brain science
If this is in the wrong place/mods feel free to move it to the correct one,thanx.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:08 PM
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Default Re: explorer visors lighted mirrors?

yup, ground it, then tap them into your dome and thats it
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:10 PM
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Default Re: explorer visors lighted mirrors?

yep. they run off the same circuit as the map lights. think it's a green/orange wire.

one thing though. some explorer visors are one wire, while others are 2 wires (per visor). they are they 2 wires, then you just ground the other wire somewhere under the headliner.

if they are one wire, you will need to add a ground. the explorer visor grounds through the mounting screws. however, the ranger has a small plastic insert that the screws go in. plastic = no conductivity. if you take a small piece of wire, ground it under the headliner on one end, put a ring terminal on the other, and place it on one of the screws (between visor and inner roof) and it should then ground.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:22 PM
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Default Re: explorer visors lighted mirrors?

Thanx a million guys.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:27 PM
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Default Re: explorer visors lighted mirrors?

Which visors will work with a 2001 ranger?

Are they all the same size or is there a year that I should be looking for... I figure since I have the entire harness for my ohc and mirror it has the single plugs for the lighted visors...

Might as well pick up two..

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Old 11-23-2011, 12:31 AM
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Default Re: explorer visors lighted mirrors?

all work i got 2004's in my 93. love the lights and dual pieces
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:14 AM
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Default Re: explorer visors lighted mirrors?

got them in my 86
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:51 AM
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yep. they run off the same circuit as the map lights. think it's a green/orange wire.

one thing though. some explorer visors are one wire, while others are 2 wires (per visor). they are they 2 wires, then you just ground the other wire somewhere under the headliner.

if they are one wire, you will need to add a ground. the explorer visor grounds through the mounting screws. however, the ranger has a small plastic insert that the screws go in. plastic = no conductivity. if you take a small piece of wire, ground it under the headliner on one end, put a ring terminal on the other, and place it on one of the screws (between visor and inner roof) and it should then ground.

The visors I am looking at have one wire... I am currently installing my ohc and it too has the visors plug that is one wire. The rest of the unit is grounded but where am I adding the second grounding wire from each visor from?

If that makes sense at all?

IE: I plug the oem connector in the mirrors but where am I going to install another wire for ground? Do I have to take the visor apart to add the ground?

-Nigel
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: explorer visors lighted mirrors?

You can just wrap a stripped wire around the spring and that is the ground. Explorers use the screws as grounds but rangers have plastic caps to screw into.
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:37 PM
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. if you take a small piece of wire, ground it under the headliner on one end, put a ring terminal on the other, and place it on one of the screws (between visor and inner roof) and it should then ground.
doesn't matter where as long as it's on metal.
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