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Icon5 OHC Bracket Question

does anyone know if this bracket will work for an explorer overhead console in the ranger? all the others i've seen on here are longer.

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it might but the back end where your OHC door opens won't be tight to the headliner
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No it wont because you need the to holes in the back of the longer bracket. This is so the back of the console wont hand down.


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The top bracket is for a OHC with sunroof. The back of the sunroof OHC has a hook so to speak that will hold onto the head liner.

The bottom bracket is for the garage door model. The back of that OHC screws into the bracket.


Which ohc do you have?
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The top bracket is for a OHC with sunroof. The back of the sunroof OHC has a hook so to speak that will hold onto the head liner.

The bottom bracket is for the garage door model. The back of that OHC screws into the bracket.


Which ohc do you have?
i don't have one yet. the one i was looking at has the sunroof switch, and comes with the top bracket. so with the sunroof OHC, there's no door?
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no there is a rocker switch
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no there is a rocker switch
so the bracket will work with a sunroof OHC?

can the switch be wired as a regular rocker switch? im sure it can...
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no the only way that bracket would work is if you have the same sunroof out of an explorer. you need the longer bracket for the ranger.
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no the only way that bracket would work is if you have the same sunroof out of an explorer. you need the longer bracket for the ranger.
oh, ok, so it uses the actual sunroof to hold it in, whereas the non-sunroof one uses the longer bracket to hold it in. i see. good thing i asked before i bought it!

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no the only way that bracket would work is if you have the same sunroof out of an explorer. you need the longer bracket for the ranger.
You do not need the longer bracket when intsalling it in a ranger. With the sun roof model there is a plastic hook/clip type thing that you just slide into the head liner.
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Heres a pic of it. The black thing on the right is what im talking about. Slide that over the head liner and it will hold it in place. The longer bracket will do nothing for a sunroof model. There are no holes to screw it in, in the back.

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so is it sturdy enough with just placing the plastic piece in the headliner?
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i have one for sale that is a garage door model with everything you need mounting hardward and temp sensor, you just need to fix the cooper pieces for the light to work. should be an easy fix
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Heres a pic of it. The black thing on the right is what im talking about. Slide that over the head liner and it will hold it in place. The longer bracket will do nothing for a sunroof model. There are no holes to screw it in, in the back.



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x2. i thought you had the regular OHC with the sunroof mounting bracket. you can stick the plastic piece in your headliner and you won't have a problem with it.
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so is it sturdy enough with just placing the plastic piece in the headliner?
You still need the metal bracket in the front, but it will be sturdy enough.

As for that switch, you can wire it up, but it is only a momentary switch, meaning it is only on as along as you hold the button down.
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can anyone offer any advice on to what size screws to use to mount the bracket to the roof, and the console to the bracket, as well as what size holes to drill?

thanks!
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Just get some self tapping screws and zip it up there. All you need is a pilot hole to get it started.
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can anyone offer any advice on to what size screws to use to mount the bracket to the roof, and the console to the bracket, as well as what size holes to drill?

thanks!
You wont actually be screwing the OHC to the bracket with the sunroof model.
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You wont actually be screwing the OHC to the bracket with the sunroof model.
ya, sorry i didn't clarify. i actually ended up getting a garage door model from member Downey
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