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Old 09-04-2006
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One more question...Is it possible to get another temp sensor and wire a switch to go from inside to outside temp??
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I'm no electrical guru but you'd have to find a way to get the 'brain' of the OHC to discern between which set of sensors it's reading from... I don't know that there is a way to do that without adding another 'port' (that's the only word that comes to mind) to the 'brain' of the OHC... which would mean basically building your own OHC brain. I don't know about you, but that sounds complicated lol.
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I'm going off the assumtion that there's two wires from the temp sensor. If I'd run two sensors(4 wires) into a 2-way toggle and the line out the toggle into the ohc(2 wires), wouldn't I be able to switch between the two?
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Well there are 2 wires for the sensor. I guess you're talking about essentially making a y-connection and switching between the two? I suppose it could work! I don't know how well it would work, but I don't know why it wouldn't. You'd have to make sure you label which is interior and which is exterior though... the OHC wouldn't distinguish.
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Yeah, that's exactly what I mean. Stick a temp sensor behind that lil vent beside the bezel or something and one somewhere safe in front of the engine compartment.

What's the third switch on the console, I can see a lamp and mode button. Can't quite read the last one.
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lol damn dude i thought for a minute you had your old truck back... and were playing some nasty joke on us all... then i realize how ridiculous that is... but i also had a dream where i was in my 2nd yaer of school and i by some stroke of bad luck got smacked with my ex-roomie from 1st year...whom i hated.

yeah... anyway, i like karpe's idea for a toaster.
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So anyone got any ideas on what to do with that switch??
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not to be a downer here but you realize the sunroof one's are smaller and also a complete pain in the *** to mount. the mounting plate is only half the size of a normal one. in the back it is supposed to clip into the sun roof on the explorer. you have to slot your head liner and some how make sure it doesnt fall. only a few guys have installed them...
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Yea, it's PITA, I'll get pics to help ya if you want. Someone did a nice little post (it was like a writeup) on the install.
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Well maybe I'll sell it and get a fullsize one =\
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