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how did you wire in your expo visors?

i got some expo visors, the ones that have two visors per side. just want to see how you wired em up for the lighted mirrors.

and pics of them mounted por favor
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i need this too
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Well I know when I put my OHC in it was part of the wiring. I'm guessing you didnt put that part of the wiring in when you put your OHC in?
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mine didnt come with that part of the wiring
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This might help https://www.ranger-forums.com/f18/ne...-wiring-99404/ What Tom said worked forgot to reply back and say that, don't want to bring back an old thread haha.
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ok but where can i get the power source from? my ohc didnt come with the wire for the lighted visors
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My issue is I thought it would be just a pos and neg wire but there's only one wire?
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My issue is I thought it would be just a pos and neg wire but there's only one wire?
That one wire is the pos wire, the base to the visor is the ground if that makes sense.

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the ex visors ground through the base. they didn't have the plastic screw pieces in the roof. so you need to add a ground. i was planning on doing an eyelet style connector to go in with the screw on the backside grounded to the roof support somewhere.
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hmm what is an eyelet style ground? and where to i connect the ground wire to on the visors
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hmm what is an eyelet style ground? and where to i connect the ground wire to on the visors
I personally would just add a ground wire somewhere to the base of the visor via an eyelet connector going through the screw that screws the visor to the roof and then connect the other end to a good ground somewhere on the roof.

This is an eyelet connector just in case you didn't know.
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Its been a long time since I've done this to my other '03 Ranger but like they said, if you already have the OHC, just use the power you ran from the dome light as a power source (maybe a crimp T-connector or do it nice and solder & shrinktube) and the ground is the screws in the roof. Easy
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I personally would just add a ground wire somewhere to the base of the visor via an eyelet connector going through the screw that screws the visor to the roof and then connect the other end to a good ground somewhere on the roof.

This is an eyelet connector just in case you didn't know.
ohh ok i know what those are. didn't know the term used for them lol
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ohh ok i know what those are. didn't know the term used for them lol
i don't think it's the correct term for them. LOL. Ring terminal is probably more accurate. but yeah, they should tap into the same power source as the ohc dome lights.
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Did you pull the connectors that the visors were connected to? The ones that were in the pics of that thread? For the ground like said in the thread, just wrap a piece of wire around that spring looking thingon the visor that goes up in the hole and make sure its touching the metal of the truck.
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Do the lights in the visor come on only when the visor is pulled down? I didn't see any kind of contact switch to activate them
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does anyone have an actual pic of how they connected a ground wire to the "base" of the visor? if i get a visual i'll be good to go.
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ohh ok i know what those are. didn't know the term used for them lol
'round here, we call those ring terminals
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I need to get mine cleaned up & installed!

I'll do some "Redneck Engineering" and make something work for the grounds.
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I'll get a pic today and post it
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Here you go just took it with my phone:
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That wire is just loosely wrapped around the coil and it touches the metal of the truck when you screw it in
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So that wire is not attached to anything? It basically gets wedged between the base and the body of the truck to create a ground?
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Yep just spin it around the spring and make sure it touches the metal of the truck
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Yep thats pretty much all it needs to do. You could do it a little cleaner and run a wire to a screw tap but for all functionality that works just the same.
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Cool thanks guys!
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