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Cut my head liner.

Sooo I'm waiting on a temp sensor for my OHC to come in the mail so I decided I would mount the OHC and then do all the wiring once the sensor arrives. So I measured twice then cut into my head liner. No worries I didn't f anything up but I was too scared to pull out the drill, cause my dad would probably come outside then panick and rip my head off for cutting up my head liner

I'm hoping to get these holes drilled tomorrow that way he just sees the finished project and doesn't get all pissy. How do yall usually go about drilling the larger holes that the clips snap into? Just drill two holes and cut them together?
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there is a pretty cool tool for the dremel i used but i don't know what its called that did pretty good for that
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The temp sensor will be mailed tomorrow. I would suggest using 18 gauge speaker wire to wire up your temp sensor. It will make easy work of fishing the wire through the vehicle.

For the holes I just used my bracket as a template and used a sharpie to mark where the holes needed to be. Then for the slot I used a big bit and drilled 3 holes and then used a flat screw driver to fold the extra metal back. Worked pretty well.
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The temp sensor will be mailed tomorrow. I would suggest using 18 gauge speaker wire to wire up your temp sensor. It will make easy work of fishing the wire through the vehicle.

For the holes I just used my bracket as a template and used a sharpie to mark where the holes needed to be. Then for the slot I used a big bit and drilled 3 holes and then used a flat screw driver to fold the extra metal back. Worked pretty well.
Thanks. I used to work at RadioShack so I've got a pretty good collection of wiring and if not I have buddies that give me their employee discount.

This is a pretty cool mod for under $20. Hopefully I can get it all up and running with no problems. I have no clue what color the display lights up though. But I'm thinking about putting my ipod in the garage door opener compartment.
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lol the display will be blue or green, shine a flashlight at the readout and youll know
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lol the display will be blue or green, shine a flashlight at the readout and youll know
Thanks. Gah I hope its blue, green won't really match the rest of the interior. My gauges and my head unit light up blue.
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ugh I'm a bit fustrated right now. Took me about 2 hours to get the holes drilled and the ohc snapped into the bracket. The right pin didnt want to snap in so it was a pain in the ***. Now from the drivers seat the OHC looks pretty good, but when you look closer you will understand my fustration.

So here it is from the drivers side at a distance.


If you get closer you will notice that I mounted my bracket too close and the end of it doesnt sit flush with the windshield, rather it sticks out a bit.



And finally the part that is beyond repair. I cut too large on the passenger side of the OHC. Theres a small part showing where you can tell I cut the headliner.




So yea I feel like a royal **** up right now.
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oh yeah you kinda messed it up. measure twice and cut once. thats why i used a sharpie and cut to the inside of that.
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ew.... well go back and try again, i hope to get to this mod soon. ill make sure to not do that.
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ROFL thanks for the words of encouragement guys. I went back and moved the bracket as far back as I could without having to cut more. Now it almost sits flush with the windshield and the hole is covered by the OHC now.



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Good recovery on that.. if needed, take some of the old headliner and superglue it over the hole there.. will help cover it up a teeny bit more as well =)
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Dont kick your self to much there has been worse
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mine had that problem but I was too scared to push the bottom clips hard. Then I saw a post that said give the bottom of the ohc where the bottom clips are and push hard and they will just snap in. Well it went perfect and no more gap or loosness.
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I decided to wire (most) of it up today. I only had like 4 inches of wire coming off the harness cause the way I cut it so the longest part was crimping on longer wire. The only part I gave up on was getting my dome light off so Ill probably hold off on that till the sensor arrives, then I'll complete the wiring. But so far so good, I like the color it lights up.




If any one knows an easy way to get this type of dome light off, let me know!
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Stick a flat blade screw driver where that spot is inside the black box and gently pry off

or use your hand and squeeze it to kinda compress it to release the snaps
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Thanks. I got it off, I was gonna go ahead and run the wire(s) but I need to pull my headliner down a bit. Its too dark/humid for that right now. Since I just have a single dome light I know I run the black and blue wire into the dome light but what about the map light wire?
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looks like it worked out OK! good save lol
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Thanks. I got it off, I was gonna go ahead and run the wire(s) but I need to pull my headliner down a bit. Its too dark/humid for that right now. Since I just have a single dome light I know I run the black and blue wire into the dome light but what about the map light wire?
There will be 2 wires up there black/blue and then green/orange

The other one may be tucked away up in there.

While your at it you should upgrade to a mustang domelight. Simple plug and play dome light
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