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Did anybody here install an explorer over head console on a 2007 ford ranger? I heard that some people had some problems/finding with the vss wire? For the people that hooked it up, did you actually use the vss wire at all?

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You don't have to hook it up but it prevents the temp from updating during certain conditions.
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mine isn't hooked up and i have never had a problem..

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I honestly didn't notice a difference when I hooked mine up.
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I waited a week or so to hook up mine, didn't notice any difference before or after.
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excellent, thanks a lot for your help.
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ohh another questions, instead of hooking the power wire to the radio, I was thinking of hooking it to the ACC wire (same place I have my power window). That would work just as good right? Thanks
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if your 07' is like my 05' the vss wire isnt hard to get. It will be located in the bundle of wires by the emergancy brake.
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The 07 isn't like your 05
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yeah that's right, I believe the vss wire on the 07 is located under the hood on the passenger side.
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ohh another questions, instead of hooking the power wire to the radio, I was thinking of hooking it to the ACC wire (same place I have my power window). That would work just as good right?
Do I need to connect the console display dimmer input wire? If I don't connect this wire, will it just stop my unit from dimming?
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Yeah my dimmer wire is hooked up wrong, so it just stays bright all the time. The ACC wire will work if its hot when the trucks on.
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yeah the acc wire is hot when the truck is on so that should be good.
so what is the purpose of the console display dimmer input anyway?
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So when its night and you have your lights on it dims the display so its not so bright, just like the radio.
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Which one is the dimmer wire?

Mine gets really dim I cant hardly see it
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Its one of the ones behind the radio I think
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Try this wire behing your radio:

Blue-White Dimmer-IP/SWITCH Illumination

This is what I found for the 07 ranger.
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Blue/white is dash illumination for 2007/8. Earlier trucks use light blue/red.
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is the VSS wire on an 07 in that bundle behind the radio bezel or is it in the kick panel like the one person said? I just put my ohc in and didn't hook up that wire yet because I didn't know where it was going to be
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is the VSS wire on an 07 in that bundle behind the radio bezel or is it in the kick panel like the one person said? I just put my ohc in and didn't hook up that wire yet because I didn't know where it was going to be
For 2007~2008, the corrected VSS wire (violet/orange) is found only in the engine compartment. It runs from the PCM to the speed control servo.
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Ok a question from a new Ranger guy, what is the VSS wire?

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what is the VSS wire?
Vehicle Speed Sensor
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