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So I have seen a few people with this mod and just want to know how big of a project it is. What it cost and how much work there is to get it done.
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So I have seen a few people with this mod and just want to know how big of a project it is. What it cost and how much work there is to get it done.
It is a fairly major mod but entirely doable by carefully following this how-to. Figure roughly $100~200 using as many junkyard parts as possible. New parts are WAY too expensive.
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I thought about doing this mod but it is a ton of work.
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Well it sounds like a lot of work, it would be nice but I dont think its worth it.
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I read about this mod a few years ago and got scared. Now that I read it again, I think I am gonna have to get the parts and try it.

So from what I read you need:
EATC
Inside sensor
Outside sensor
Blend door
Fan Speed Control
Photo Cell for Sunlight

Does that sound about right? Is it better to get parts from the '98 and newer ones?
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Ya, I wouldnt be scared to do it. Its just all the time to do it, I have had lots of dashes all the way out and appart so this just doesnt seem worth the time. It would be cool but what I have works fine.
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I read about this mod a few years ago and got scared. Now that I read it again, I think I am gonna have to get the parts and try it.

So from what I read you need:
EATC
Inside sensor
Outside sensor
Blend door
Fan Speed Control
Photo Cell for Sunlight

Does that sound about right? Is it better to get parts from the '98 and newer ones?
Add the sample ducts and elbow for the interior sensor, the EATC vacuum harness, some wire, a few connectors and a relay or two. Just to be clear, the EATC mod requires replacing the Blend Door Actuator (motor and gearbox), not the Blend Door itself.

Any 2nd gen (95~01) Explorer EATC can be made to work but the 98+ version has a green display (instead of blue) and that would match a stock 99 Ranger dash better.

Don't forget to cut connector pigtails from the harness for the EATC head unit and every other electrical component. Without these, wiring would be a nightmare.

Follow John's How-to exactly for your EATC/Ranger combo and the install should go well.
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Since I got Blue led's, can I still easily run the older blue one or is there something about it that makes that one harder?
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You can run either. Just read John's how-to carefully and match up your choice of Explorer EATC and your year Ranger to his instructions. The only difference is that some combinations might need an extra relay compared to others. Considering the scope of the overall mod, that makes no real difference in the level of difficulty.
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