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Explorer OHC help

Made the mistake of installing the console first before checking if it even turned on... I know.. stupid mistake.. But anyone have any idea why it wont turn on? I've tried hooking it to different power supplies.



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Have you checked all your connections for shorts and checked fuses?
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Is there a fuse on the console itself? Otherwise its fine
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There isn't a fuse on the console, but if you followed the instructions when you installed it, I don't know why it wouldn't come on, other than it's just a dead console.

Do the lights work?
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All I hooked up was the main power and ground to see if itd turn on. Idk if that could be the case?
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I didn't bench test mine either, I knew it worked before I got it.

I know there is power for the computer, then power for the lights, so idk
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Im thinkin i just have a dead console.
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You might, where did you get it from? Some junkyards have a strict return/exchange policy
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Yeah i got it from a junker but i dont remember them ever telling me I could return it
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I'd give them a call, tell them you'd like to get one of a different color or something
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Fixed it myself! It was just a little sodering issue. Easy and quick fix.

Followed this guide..:
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Im thinking about doing the same OHC install. Where you get the headliner, Thats awesome. Are there already wires under the headliner in my Ranger?



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Im thinking about doing the same OHC install. Where you get the headliner, Thats awesome. Are there already wires under the headliner in my Ranger?



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You have get the wire harness that comes out of the Explorer to set this up.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f59/ho...install-83346/
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Thanks just saw the post for the full install.
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Looks good, nice to see you got it working!
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Fixed it myself! It was just a little sodering issue. Easy and quick fix.

Followed this guide..:
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yeah i was going to suggest that and also to make sure your taps from the OHC wires are actually making contact. My OHC wouldnt power up at first and I realized my t-taps hadn't broken all the way through the dash wire insulation, even though the taps were shut and were the correct size. Gay.
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Yea. Cant believe it was somethin so easy when I was seconds away from throwin it away and callin it a pos. Lol. But the install on this was actually really really easy! Only thing i found somewhat difficult was cutting the slit holes for the tabs on the OHC -.-
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