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Where to buy Explorer 20-pin pigtail?

Well I got to looking through the How-to's (On GE) and came across the speed sensitive one. This has been something I have always loved in cars so I went and tested my own CD-6. Well to my suprise it supports it. Now my question is where do I get an explorer 20-pin pigtail? Would a junkyard be pretty much the only place other than Ford? How much should I expect to pay?

Also I've never really messed with pin pigtail things before so is it hard to tap the wire into it? I'm really excited about doing this mod so I want to make sure I do it right. Thanks a ton...
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I don't think any of us use it. Maybe Bob Wenzinger, who does things "right", lol!

Most of us have just used tiny pins on a wire. I used one from a multi-pin industrial connector, but some use the little pins that are in the connectors that connect the CD-ROM audio in your computer to your sound card or motherboard. Those little connectors have pin inserts in them that are just about right.

You can take them out, solder a heavier wire to the back (that will work properly in a tap splice), and sleeve them with small heat-shrink tubing.

That "single pin connector" can then be slid over the proper pin on the redio connector.
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I don't think any of us use it. Maybe Bob Wenzinger, who does things "right", lol!

Most of us have just used tiny pins on a wire. I used one from a multi-pin industrial connector, but some use the little pins that are in the connectors that connect the CD-ROM audio in your computer to your sound card or motherboard. Those little connectors have pin inserts in them that are just about right.

You can take them out, solder a heavier wire to the back (that will work properly in a tap splice), and sleeve them with small heat-shrink tubing.

That "single pin connector" can then be slid over the proper pin on the redio connector.
Ha! I laugh at your single pin! Actually, no I don't - I did the SSV in Bill's truck that way at Centralia last time.

My 20-pin connector carries the wiring for the SSV, steering wheel controls and remote CD changer. I need it!
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Woot, got a little connector that I put straight over the pin and it worked. Man this mod is one cool EASY mod! Thanks!
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What mod is this for?
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makes your radio adjust it's volume depending on your speed... to account for road noise..
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Thats a link to it, really really cool.

http://www.generation-edge.com/forum...TOPIC_ID=19149
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Work with aftermarket Decks?
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Work with aftermarket Decks?
This mod is written for Ford HUs that have the SSV feature (not all of them). I have heard that some A/M units also have it. Check your HU owners manual to see if you have it and what the wiring method is.
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If any of you desperately want the connector, you can get it through Ford Parts, usually next-day shipping. Just go to your dealership and they should be able to look it up by application if they're not too lazy.
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If any of you desperately want the connector, you can get it through Ford Parts, usually next-day shipping. Just go to your dealership and they should be able to look it up by application if they're not too lazy.
And you'd need to be very desperate - the price of the repair connector kits is very high.
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