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OHC install with turbo's help!!

alrighty then, brian (turbo) was up this weekend from FL to do his BL and he helped do my OHC install. had a few lil probs and gotta finish up expo mirror tomm. nothing not been posted already but here's mine...lol!!

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brian doin his thing!!
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AND this is what i LOVE about this community. Had a prob findin the VSS wire and called stone,justin,then trent,and tonight dustin and got the answer i was lookin for, and was between phone and internet and AIM, finally got it i believe but its great that the help is there if ya need it!! Thanks to everyone!! OHC is done but gotta wire up expo mirror tomm then i can button everything up!!

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Glad ya gotta it done man, looks good.
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Looks good. I want to install one but I am too scared to cut the headliner and hate wiring things.
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looks good man. maybe you can come down here and install one for me. im scared to cut the headliner
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looks good Josh... glad you finally got the mount to "mount"!!! I see you had to sneak that pic in.... I was NOT ready for my close-up, Mr DeMille!!! (note to the ladies: there's something wrong with Josh's camera -- I'm much better looking in person!
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Looks good. That's what I like about R/f need help and you can get a answer within minutes.

You gonna paint the OHC?
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Looks good. That's what I like about R/f need help and you can get a answer within minutes.

You gonna paint the OHC?
i did paint it, its the same color as the bezel, silver, i guess the flash just drowned it out. I'll get a daytime pic, might come out better. Thanks everyone!!
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looks great.. i need to install mine .. its sitting in a box ontop of my foglights next to my new valance.. who else has car parts in their room? lol
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Looks good.
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who else has car parts in their room? lol
haha.. umm... me! I even have parts for cars I don't even own, any more!! (...and I'm not talking [only] about removed parts... but parts for modifications that hadn't been installed yet!!!)
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Looks awesome man!
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Lol you are a brave soul Josh!! Glad to see you got the OHC wire thingy figured out. I'll be back down there one weekend to have mine installed.
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Looks good man. I'd like to have one, but I hate wiring with a passion.
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Lol you are a brave soul Josh!! Glad to see you got the OHC wire thingy figured out. I'll be back down there one weekend to have mine installed.
I had no prob cuttin into it, actually i was gonna let you cut it!!

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Looks good man. I'd like to have one, but I hate wiring with a passion.
me and you both!! Thank goodness brian was here!!
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Looks sweet, man. I can't wait to see it in person in October!
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Looks good man. I'd like to have one, but I hate wiring with a passion.
LOL...X2!!
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i want one too....loks like most of us are scared to cut the headliner....lol...!
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where is the vss ???or better sjb is it in the pass kick pannel??? thats the only wire i need to hook up still to complete my install.
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where is the vss ???or better sjb is it in the pass kick pannel??? thats the only wire i need to hook up still to complete my install.
Explorer Overhead Console ---> 07~08 Ranger

Console Power: Yellow/Gray ---> White/Blue (white wire with blue stripe - radio harness)
Console Ground: Black ---> chassis ground
Console Night Dim: Light Blue/Red or Red/Black ---> Blue/White (blue wire with white stripe - radio harness)
Console Maps: Green/Orange ---> Violet/Red (radio harness)
Console Dome: Black/Blue ---> Green/Blue (above factory dome)
Console VSS: Gray/Black ---> Purple/Orange (pin #1 of the center PCM connector)

These two would be wired separately from the truck harness:
Console temp: Dark Blue/White ---> Temp sensor Dark Blue/White
Console temp: Dark Blue/Yellow ---> Temp sensor Dark Blue/Yellow


[Important: the 2007~2008 Ranger no longer has practical way to tap the "Battery Saver" feature for use with the Ex console map lights. So, if a map light is wired to a constant hot (Violet/Red as shown above) and it is inadvertently left on overnight, it could kill the battery. An alternative would be to wire the maps to the keyed console power (White/Blue referenced above). Of course, then the maps would only work with the key in the RUN or ACC position. It's a matter of preference.]
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Explorer Overhead Console ---> 07~08 Ranger

Console Power: Yellow/Gray ---> White/Blue (white wire with blue stripe - radio harness)
Console Ground: Black ---> chassis ground
Console Night Dim: Light Blue/Red or Red/Black ---> Blue/White (blue wire with white stripe - radio harness)
Console Maps: Green/Orange ---> Violet/Red (radio harness)
Console Dome: Black/Blue ---> Green/Blue (above factory dome)
Console VSS: Gray/Black ---> Purple/Orange (pin #1 of the center PCM connector)

These two would be wired separately from the truck harness:
Console temp: Dark Blue/White ---> Temp sensor Dark Blue/White
Console temp: Dark Blue/Yellow ---> Temp sensor Dark Blue/Yellow


[Important: the 2007~2008 Ranger no longer has practical way to tap the "Battery Saver" feature for use with the Ex console map lights. So, if a map light is wired to a constant hot (Violet/Red as shown above) and it is inadvertently left on overnight, it could kill the battery. An alternative would be to wire the maps to the keyed console power (White/Blue referenced above). Of course, then the maps would only work with the key in the RUN or ACC position. It's a matter of preference.]
Thanks for that INFO bob!!!!! that really cleared alot up for me and im sure for others. Need to get that in the how-to for an update!!
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looks good joshie! except the finish on the OHC! paint that thing NAOW!!
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Thanks for that INFO bob!!!!! that really cleared alot up for me and im sure for others. Need to get that in the how-to for an update!!
Josh, the info that I posted above is for 07 and 08 and possibly 09. Your 2006 is different. Rangers seem to get a wiring overhaul about every 3~4 years.

The basic wiring information in John Griggs's How-to is correct for 2001~2003 Rangers and should also be adaptable for some earlier years as well. The added color code info in the how-to for "2004+" is correct for 2004~2006 EXCEPT the VSS wire which was eliminated in the SJB for 2005~2006 (as you found out).

Unfortunately, I don't have a way to contact John to ask him make the corrections in his CarDomain page.
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looks good joshie! except the finish on the OHC! paint that thing NAOW!!
Kids?? then why do you call me daddy .....LMAO!!! J/K!! It is painted same color as bezel i just suck on my camera skills and camera...lol!!!

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Josh, the info that I posted above is for 07 and 08 and possibly 09. Your 2006 is different. Rangers seem to get a wiring overhaul about every 3~4 years.

The basic wiring information in John Griggs's How-to is correct for 2001~2003 Rangers and should also be adaptable for some earlier years as well. The added color code info in the how-to for "2004+" is correct for 2004~2006 EXCEPT the VSS wire which was eliminated in the SJB for 2005~2006 (as you found out).

Unfortunately, I don't have a way to contact John to ask him make the corrections in his CarDomain page.
yes i did find out...lol thanks too you and many others help!!!
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