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OHC Temp Sensor Mount

Ok so I got my OHC from an explorer and have it mounted up and the wires ready to get hooked behind the radio and the temp sensor. But where do you mount the Temp Sensor? I have searched and no one says anything of where they put theirs. Can you post up some pics of where and how hit's mounted? Thanks.
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If it wasn't so dark out I'd go take a picture for you of mine, but I mounted it in the same spot it was on the Explorer I pulled it from. Not sure if you pulled yours from the Explorer yourself or not so that may or may not help lol.
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There are a number of holes in the radiator support. Try not to get to close to the radiator. Along side or below the headlight would be good. I put mind about 1/2 way between the headlight and radiator. You want it to get some ram air when you're driving. Sorry I didn't take any photos. Use this link to see some VERY good HOW TO info on the install.



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Yea I should have mentioned it that I purchased the whole setup off of ebay. So that's why I'm a little confused. But thanks for helping out a noob I'll try to figure it out. I have been using that write up that N3ELZ's did as well too but it still a little vague for me. I have an 04 Ranger did you hook up your Map light wire to the dome light as well?
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I put mine below the driver's headlight away from the engine compartment. There was some kind of sensor already there that looked a lot like it. I even used a hole that was already there to mount in with that 5/16 or so plastic plug deal that is used to "hang" it.
Its pretty secure there and away from engine heat.
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I have an 04 Ranger did you hook up your Map light wire to the dome light as well?
Except for a few early 2004's, 2004~2006 Rangers do not have a factory map light wire above the headliner to the dome light.

For 04~06, you can run a wire up to the console's light green/orange from the LG/OG behind the Dimming Module. As an alternative, you could tap the LG/OR at the GRAY connector of the Smart Junction Box (under PS kick panel). There are a LOT more wires to sort through at the SJB but access is a little easier than at the Dimming Module.
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Yeah grab the LG/OR at the Dimmer Module and run it up the a-arm for the map lights. I mounted my temp sensor behind the headlight next to that other sensor looking thing there.
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For those of you that are talking about that sensor is it this one near or underneath the driver side headlight?

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Yup thats it
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Yes thats it, I mounted mine just to the right of it as you look down. There was already a hole there ready to accept the "push in plug" deal to hold it on. Thats also exactly where I measured my wires to for the sensor. I went thru a grommet on the firewall below the brake booster.
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Ok thanks for the help guys I do appreciate it a lot. My sensor doesn't have a push pin so I'm going to have to rig it up somehow with zip-ties.
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Ok thanks for the help guys I do appreciate it a lot. My sensor doesn't have a push pin so I'm going to have to rig it up somehow with zip-ties.
thats how mine is... been there for 4 years without any problem
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Well Everything is mounted and Calibrated the compass. Here's some instructions on how to do it. I know it has been posted before. But why not post it one more time. Thanks for the help again guys.

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