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Im installing a consol from a 97 explorer into my 96 ranger. I picked this up at the jy for $20. My question is do i need to get the temp sensor from the explorer or does my ranger have one somewhere? Where is this sensor located on the explorer or the ranger if it has one? Thanx
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Im installing a consol from a 97 explorer into my 96 ranger. I picked this up at the jy for $20. My question is do i need to get the temp sensor from the explorer or does my ranger have one somewhere? Where is this sensor located on the explorer or the ranger if it has one? Thanx
You need the Ex sensor and plug with the blue/white and blue/yellow wires. Take a look at this how-to for lots more info.

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/3
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Thanks for the link Bob... that looks alot simpler than the way i was planning on attempting this. :)

I really need to know where to look for this temp sensor on the explorer... I'm thinking it is in the front somewhere because the tutorial has it placed there for the mod. Can anyone explain or post a pic of what this looks like... I want to make another trip to the jy and pick one up along with some other things.
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What yard are you going to? I live over in Holt and I'll come help you find it if you want.

The sensor is on the driver's side, behind the grill/headlight. If I remember correctly, it is down near the mount for the bumper on that side. When I pulled mine it was hidden under a piece of rubber so it may not jump out at you when you look.
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What yard are you going to? I live over in Holt and I'll come help you find it if you want.
I been using Mossyhead jy off of hwy90...they have a pretty big yard and well organized. Ive heard that Milligan has a good jy also...tho i hav'nt checked it out yet.... A friend of a friend said he got explorer seats and Consols very cheap there. Im going to the jy again tomarrow if i get my truck back together...in the middle of a clutch job on it now :/ Thanx for the offer...if i cant find it on next trip..ill pm ya :)
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Thanks for the link Bob... that looks alot simpler than the way i was planning on attempting this. :)

I really need to know where to look for this temp sensor on the explorer... I'm thinking it is in the front somewhere because the tutorial has it placed there for the mod. Can anyone explain or post a pic of what this looks like... I want to make another trip to the jy and pick one up along with some other things.

the sensor is located on the front of the car on the drivers side in the area behind the headlight... it has two wires though im not sure on the color... here is a pic of one on ebay... its the piece directly to the left of the console in this pic
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the sensor is located on the front of the car on the drivers side in the area behind the headlight... it has two wires though im not sure on the color... here is a pic of one on ebay... its the piece directly to the left of the console in this pic
That looks like the wrong sensor in the picture since the wires are not blue.

EATC temp sensor: red/orange and pink/black
Overhead console temp sensor: blue/white and blue/yellow

Many Explorers have both the console and the EATC sensors. Be sure to get the right sensor and connector for the console (blue/white and blue/yellow wires). The EATC sensor will give a false temperature reading if mistakenly used with the overhead console.
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Thanx for all the help....now that i have general location and wire colors....i should'nt have a problem finding it. Ill have my clutch in by this evening and take a trip tomarrow to the jy...ill keep ya posted..thanx again :)

BTW...Bob...your help site is awesome....thanx for taking the time to share your knowledge with us :)
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BTW...Bob...your help site is awesome....thanx for taking the time to share your knowledge with us :)
I think you're talking about John Griggs's CarDomain, not mine, right?
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I think you're talking about John Griggs's CarDomain, not mine, right?
Ah yes your right, I appoligize to John for the error :/
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