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Old 07-19-2011, 12:20 AM
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yea the wheel your talking about is what i have in mine, should be direct plug and play for the most part (assuming your getting it out of a similar year vehicle)


as for the lamp (rear light with maps) its also direct plug and play, any of the following vehicles will have one[list below pictures so keep reading] (or should, as long as its the smaller rectangular shape) I have one in my truck and i took install pics Ill put a few here so you can see the simplicity, there will be a small notch that sticks up that you will have to file/sand/grind level (for best performance as mileage will vary) before install so the lamp will sit flush and proper where it should, but other then that (and yes I would highly recommend putting at least LEDs in the dome lamp and map lights (41/42MM) because the bulbs tend to heat up and for what ever reason seem to blacken the plastic (assumeing from heat) you should have a pretty easy time putting it in, also would suggest looking for one that will match the interior color(s) of your truck, I had the option of tan or brown so i went with the more saddle like brown which fit my interior better

your current lamp (the fuggly one)
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the hole (just three screws man )
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the exploder lamp (this is the long version which you may or may not be able to use depending on your truck cab type, standard cabs like mine can't use this one)
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the rectangular one (could be from an exploder or other vehicle that has one, colors will vary)
ill put a pic of my current lamp once day light hits its too dark at the moment and unsafe for me to go out side


F150 - various years/models
E-series (iffy on this)
probe
contour
croen vic (some came with the longer exploder version)
windstar - 199+ (or what ever year the wind star first started being produced)
merc exploder (sorry i just know its the exploder base, cant remember its name) - may have slightly different style as well so this is hit or miss i think
sable (merg) - may also have another style
other mercs - can't remember there names (sorry never owned a merc in my life and really not planning on it)


Hope this helps ya out!!!

Thanks Jamie! I'd like to get that wheel but that yard its at is pricy. I would need the whole column likely cuz of the airbag though....idk.

Yup my rear dome light is that exactly, but has 4 screws, no *****, I'll take pics later. .And the one I got from the extended cab looks like texas's above. It worked, the screws lined up but didnt fit the contour at all. Hard to explain without pics. The single cab one from the '96 I swear looked the same.
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:31 PM
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your wheel is plug and play only difference is you don't have the air bag system in your truck so you won't have that hooked up, and you can pull just the steering wheel only


your lamp should only have three screws not four. least thats how it should be...
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your wheel is plug and play only difference is you don't have the air bag system in your truck so you won't have that hooked up, and you can pull just the steering wheel only


your lamp should only have three screws not four. least
thats how it should be...
Its got 4. I can take a pic later. Thing is my wheel doesnt have a clockspring, since it doesnt have a airbag. Its got a copper contact plate on the wheel and three prongs on the column, might need to swap the clickspring for the copper plate.
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well seeing as i havent messed with mine (yet) im not 100% sure, but yes the copper plate and that stuff i believe you will need to swap anyways...as for the cruise control its plug n play (or at least it should be if you have a wheel similar to what i got in my truck, oh and check the previous post (previous page) i updated the last pic of my dome lamp, its uploading now and will show up momentarily
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WHAT THE HECK....My wheel has a spring in it, yet no airbag....

Mines a 1992 model at that...
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different style of steering wheels man, different ways to attach them....

anyways on a side note pics were uploaded, and yes Mdula there are 4 holes total but only three will be used, they should have a small gold (copper) ring around each hole, and they will match up to your current set up for your lamp, i updated my previous post with the current pictures of my interior dome lamp for ya to look at
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Cool Thanks Jamie. I had to take the damn thing on and off so many times I know it has the four screws, but one is not a contact just goes through the sheet metal on the roof. Soon as I get home I'll take pics and post em up of the one I got. Looks identical to yours.

Was your chrome one "arched" where that lamp meets the roof? Mines arched and I notice the plactic ones are flat.


Also, is that LED lamp much brighter?
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shouldn't be, mine was flat, and my plastic meets up perfectly the screw that goes through your sheet metal is your ground to the trucks body, the other two wires I believe (at least on mine) are HOT wires (one for dome and one for map lights), please snap me a few pics of your piece, I still have mine in the trucks tool box I can dig that up if you would like!
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Looks great. I was in the process of doing this, but like you said, the gap at the back bothers me too. The contours of the ceiling are just a bit different. I am currently looking at my options (maybe even an lcd screen).

I did do some wiring though and not to hijack this thread, this is what I did. I grabbed as much of the factory wiring harness as I could (even in the engine compartment), and have installed the lower part of it and have the plug coming up just behind the headlight switch. I too have tapped into the dome light circuit, the cruise control under the hood and used the radio for power and dimming. I ran my temperature sensor wiring with the factory loom along the drivers fender and along the rad support. Then like you did, I used an existing hole in the rad support for the sensor itself.

Again, great install.
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Sorry to bring this back up, but Ive been so busy with the lift kit I havnt really noticed that the temp isnt chnging when driving, it just stays on whatever the temp is when the truck is started. I disconnected the VSS wire to console and it immediately went up to 101 (stupid texas heat) I noticed I had the VSS in a greenish/black wre on the cruise (im kinda color blind) So I found a diagram online and pin number 3, 1st wire from left to right was grey/black, so I hooked it up there. NO change in temp, seems stuck on 97* and according to weather.com its warmer at 102. I drove around for 5 minutes and it never changed.

Do I have the correct VSS wire?
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AFAIK the grey/black wire is for VSS signal. Quick question. What year Explorer did you pull that from? The console I have has much more of a curve at the windshield. It would have to sit over top of the windshield trim. Do you know if there are more than one style of these?
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AFAIK the grey/black wire is for VSS signal. Quick question. What year Explorer did you pull that from? The console I have has much more of a curve at the windshield. It would have to sit over top of the windshield trim. Do you know if there are more than one style of these?
No, it had curves in it, I trimmed it down as flat as I could with a cutoff wheel.

That wire I switched to, seems to be working, I guess I needed to drive it more, today I took it to the store and it seemed to be updating lower and higher temps.
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can you please tell me what wire is for what i know b/y b/w is temp sw need the rest thank you in advance for your time i'm trying to do the same thing you did in a 2002 F150 it does look sweet .....
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