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I do have the OHC 59 63.44%
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Old 06-26-2007
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Anyone?
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yep i got one and love it...
Looks good, and I have that exact same phone lol. i730 right?
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I've had mine in for 5-6 months and I love it.
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Do not have one and prally never will. Just something else for me to break or clean
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I have a question about the wiring of the temp sensor. I know I have the two wires connected right to the OHC. I am not sure if I have them connected right to the temp sensor itself. How can I tell if it is connected correclty? It works but I am just wondering if there is a difference if the wires are switched.

Since i just did mine not long ago, its fresh in my head. It doesnt matter which way you wire the temp sensor up to the wires comming from the harness, just so long as you wire up to the correct harness wire.

If you got some of the harness then you can just match the colors up and it should work fine, had no issues with mine.

As for drilling into the roof. I just stuck a tooth pick up through a hole in the frame support and marked it with a marker how deep it was...then i used that as a guide to where to put my stop on my drill bit...i obviousally didnt go all the way to the line, since your only drilling through a piece of metal thats not even an 1/8in thick.
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Thaks Eric. I just wanted to make sure that I didnt have anything backwards.
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You might need to calibrate the OHC compass after you get it all done. Not hard, just need a big parking lot.

If you havnt installed it yet, just follow the instructions on
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/3
thats what i did for the wiring...very helpful, and easy to follow. except i didnt hook up the the one air resistor wire or whatever it was. Mine works fine.
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I got one, and I'm completely glad I did it. It did take a lot of self-debating to cut into the headliner, but it really looks like it belongs there when you are finished with it.
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Turns out that alot of people have this mod.
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Just take your time...hardest part is cutting into the headliner/roof of the truck (once you get past that, your set....(i actually took my headliner out to cut and pre set stuff. then mounted it to the headliner. When you get in there you'll see you have more room than what it seems like, so just take your time, and go slow...
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got one and love it..great mod..and pretty cheap
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I also have mine mounted, but not completely wired just yet. My harness is about 3 feet long, so I went ahead and fished the light wires and ground wire to the dome light and all the other wires down the A pillar before I assembled the OHC to the bracket. That way I didn't have to take down the OHC again to wire it up. I crimped spade lugs onto the light wires and ground wire, and then just put them under the 3 screws holding the dome light up. This gives me ground, constant 12v and door-switched 12v. The OHC lights work fine now. I hope to finish the up the rest of the wiring this weekend.
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I have one in the impala and the expedition. Does that count as a yes?

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im with sniperx103, its just that much more sh*t to come crashing down on me haha,

one quick Q, how are they mounted?
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one quick Q, how are they mounted?
metal bracket..

it has like clips on the backside then screws..easy as pie
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Mounted, wired and painted , And love it. next comes the Center Console
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id love to have one in my truck. anyone have a complete set up they are selling?
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id love to have one in my truck. anyone have a complete set up they are selling?
Get with Biz. He almost always has all the components you need (bracket, harness, temp sensor). If he doesn't have the actual console, look on ebay, that's where I got mine. Only $21.
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jgibbs. Its an excellent mod. You can find some cheap stuff on ebay or like ^^^^ said get wtih Biz.
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Ok, I finally finished wiring it up yesterday, incuding the temp sensor just behind the grill and the wire to the GEM. Fairly easy, thanks to John Griggs's excellent instructions. My GEM is a bit different than the one in his pix, but the wire color was the same. Seems to be working perfectly. I calibrated the compass and now that's working great, too. I love the OHC - gives me a place for my garage door opener, better map lights, digital outside temp and compass. Looks great next to my Explorer dual visors with lighted mirrors (for the wife, of course).
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