Originally Posted by FoRdMaNiAc11
do I have to have a certain year explorer to match up with my 93?
95~01 Ex consoles all have the same plastic base as long as you stay away from the sunroof model console (more difficult to mount). 95~97 have a blue display and 98~01 have green, so that may help you make your choice right there.
You are going to supply the various wires to power the console and lights and the wires to the temp sensor, the rest is self contained. You may have to adjust the color codes and tie-in points to match your 93 harness but it should be easy.