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Over Head Console Question

Ok so i think i might want to buy and ohc, ill probubly just go get one from the j/y and i was wondering if anyone could tell me what all i need to get from the donor explorer, i no i need the bracket and the console its self but what else do i need to get so it will function properly? Thanks.
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Console, bracket and temp sensor. Also get the matching connector pigtails from the donor vehicle. You'll need one for the for the console and one for the sensor to make the wiring MUCH easier.

The sensor you want is up in the grille area and has blue/white and blue/yellow wires. You may have to look around a bit because these often get obliterated in collisions.

Be sure to read John's installation and wiring instructions.

EDIT: Since you have an 04, you need to change the power wire color code from the radio harness (in John's how-to) from yellow/black to black/pink.

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Ok cool thanks alot Bob, umm what are the "matching connecter pigtails",a pic would be nice if its not to much trouble. thanks!
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basically just cut the wiring about 12" back on the sensor and take all of that. same goes with the OHC wiring try to grab as much of it as you can
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sounds like alot of work
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ok cool thanks Zach, im goin to try and find one if it will ever stop freaking raining here lol.
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Its actually really easy. i picked one up this morning when I went and got my EATC stuff. I got like 2 feet of the harness! I reccommend cleaning it up really good when you get it though... mine was dirty as hell!
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lol ya i was goin to paint it silver to match the rest of the interior pieces, that is after i get around to painting them lo.l
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Its actually really easy. i picked one up this morning when I went and got my EATC stuff. I got like 2 feet of the harness! I reccommend cleaning it up really good when you get it though... mine was dirty as hell!
I acully took mine 100% apart and cleaned everything now the secound one i got for the splash is like brand new its too clean lol..
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sorry to jack this thread but i got a lil question..my OHC is in the mail hopefully comin soon but i remember i think it was edge57 or sombodys name like that changed all the colors to like blue LED..how you do that..or just remove bulbs and replace with LEDs with resistors?
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there is a screen/filter that goes over the LCD display that you can switch from green to blue. Some years had blue filters you just need to find one.

I am painting mine silver also!

Zach I'm with you i disassembled the entire thing and it's very nice and clean now!
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1995-1997 = blue display
1998+ = green display

I have a blue one.
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