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Old 12-01-2006
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Mounting Explorer OHC

I have a 2006 Ranger ext cab, how hard is to install an OHC from a Explorer, what year would fit? Is there much modifications that need to be done ? Also I want a light in the glove box to come on when I open it, is there something that I can achieve this with? I'm not very creative so any help is appreciated. One more thing, if I install the OHC will the light fade off slowly after I shut the door, is this standard for the explorer map lights?
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Old 12-01-2006
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look here for info on the OHC
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394
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OHC not terribly hard if you are mechanically inclined. If not don't give it a shot. I would not recommend this mod for a beginner. YOu could really end up butchering your headliner.
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Old 12-02-2006
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I am fairly mechanically inclined but after veiwing what was involved I figured I don't need it that bad....
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I think there were some posts before about the OHC not working on the newer model Rangers because of the VSS being changed? I would double check on that before attempting this install.

As for the OHC turning off... I don't even remember if mine fades off or not.
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I am fairly mechanically inclined but after veiwing what was involved I figured I don't need it that bad....

my recommendation is to not give up, but try to find more ranger enthusiasts in your area and have a "Mod Day"

that's what me and Soccerjohn did with his truck
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Old 12-02-2006
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I was a little worried when I did mine. After deciding where the mounting bracket went, I cut the headline a little smaller and it worked out OK. Just remember, you can always cut out a little more. You can't put any back.

[Measured one and cut it twice and it's still too small]
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...if I install the OHC will the light fade off slowly after I shut the door, is this standard for the explorer map lights?
The OHC light gets tied into the dome light, and so both lights go on and off in the same fashion.
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I like my OHC, but if I had to do it all over again, I would get the rear view mirror upgrade from the Ford accessories catalog that has the auto dim and the thermometer/compass in the corner of the mirror. We got one in our '07 Mariner and it will work on any newer Ford vehicle. Just a more tidy solution but it's not cheap.
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