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OHC WTF!!! need some help please

ok, going through installing my overhead console, it all works nice, but i dont have the wire mentioned to hook up the speed sensor, so what can i do? it says hook it to the grey w/ black stripe in the smart junction box on the pass side. My truck doesnt have this wire to connect to!

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also, my thermometer says its 18F outside, when its probably 65.

whats wrong here, and how do i fix it?

ive done all the resets, holding the mode button and all.

let me know the fixes for these problems if you know whats up! thanks!

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Nate there should be a Grey/Black wire in the SJB, Now I have an '05 and mine was located next to the Parking brake in the main harness. Check there.
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ok ill look there. I dont have any wire like that in my SJB

any idea why my thermometer says its so cold out?
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ok, going through installing my overhead console, it all works nice, but i dont have the wire mentioned to hook up the speed sensor, so what can i do? it says hook it to the grey w/ black stripe in the smart junction box on the pass side. My truck doesnt have this wire to connect to!

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I think that's for older trucks. Mine is connected to a wire under the hood. I think I have a pic I can post up... I'll take a look!
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to the cruise module?
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Adam i think you hook yours up to the vss wire on the cruise plug. I guess Nate can use that one as well. I'm not sure what the colour code is for it tho.

Edit: Damn too slow....
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I don't remember... it's on one of the wires on I think the passenger side of the 3 main bundles of wires at the firewall. I don't have the pic I thought I did... I can look tomorrow though if you want!
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I do remember it was one up in the corner of the plug.
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yea grab a picture please!

now, why is my temp reading so cold!!! lol
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I'm going to pull up my Service manual and see where the wire is for you.
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Nate you can use Pin 3 (GY/BK) on the cruise servo plug, Pin 52 (GY/BK) on the main harness(coming into the truck from engine) or Pin 68 (GY/BK) on the PCM Plug on the firewall. They are all GY/BK VSS wires, the easiest one to use is the one in the main harness inside the truck. All info pulled from the Ford Factory Service Manual.
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Thanks!

anything on temp sensors reading a low temp?
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Are you sure you have the correct sensor? What colour are the wires off of it?
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Adam yours in Pin 3 (VT/OG) on the Cruise servo, Pin 1 (VT/OG) on the PCM Grey connector (middle?)
I was thinking the same thing about his sensor being bad/wrong.
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its the sensor out of the truck i pulled the the console from.

looks like this sensor:
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i do remember the wires arent blue though... but i wouldnt think that would make a difference
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I think you have the wrong temp sensor. I think you have the one for the ETAC, if i'm not mistaken the wires are red?!?
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yea i think they are. ok, which one do i need then?
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The one you need can look like that but mine didn't. The wires are Blue/Grey? and Blue/Yellow would be found on the explorer on the other side of the header panel. same place you found that one. If you can't get back to the JY I have an extra one here for the Extra OHC i got.
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ill check the local yard and let you know!
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Here is a pic..
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ok, blue wires. got it.
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