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explorer OHC install

well i dont have anything but before and after pics but i took a overhead console out of a 96 explorer with the wiring harness and intergrated it into mine.

took a good amount of time and alot of patience.

what it does is show outside temp, direction, and it has dome/map lights with a spot for a garage door opener.


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Looks Great! Nice job!
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Looks nice...i need to get me one of those.
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Great job. Looks factory-installed.
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great job on the mod, i am planning to do the same here within the next week or so
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Looks good. Any advice that you could share?
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it looks good! i don't know why mine doesn't sit flush at the end...
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anyone wanna meet this summer and help me install one?
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anyone wanna meet this summer and help me install one?
if you come to Los Angeles =)
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haha.. yeah if you come to MN we can do yours and mine!
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looks nice.

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I'm interested.
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VeryNice
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Very clean install. Sorry, I just added the Firefox smilie add-on.
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it looks good! i don't know why mine doesn't sit flush at the end...
Mine didnt either...No clue!
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i don't know why mine doesn't sit flush at the end...
You'll want to use John Grigg's tip about stuffing something (old cut-out headliner pieces work well) underneath the headliner in that area. This forces the headliner down from the roof so when you mount the OHC it pushes back up on the headliner, ending up nice and flush against it.
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You'll want to use John Grigg's tip about stuffing something (old cut-out headliner pieces work well) underneath the headliner in that area. This forces the headliner down from the roof so when you mount the OHC it pushes back up on the headliner, ending up nice and flush against it.
yeah... i have.. doesn't work.
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Can some one post the link to the "How to" OHC. I cant seem to find it and I need it to do the install.
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yeah... i have.. doesn't work.
Worked for me.



You can also try bending the mounting bracket and/or drilling new screw holes in the bracket to help pull the console up closer to the roof.
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when mine didnt fit i took some of the padding that i cut out and used as a spacer..worked fine after that..


nice install i love mine..mounting wasnt bad but wiring i hated that
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Can some one post the link to the "How to" OHC. I cant seem to find it and I need it to do the install.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/3
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/4
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Thanks for the links. They are going to be a life saver.
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Looks god and clean.
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