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FTE Small - Re: Door chime
FTE Small - '96 Explorer - PCV
Re: FTE Small - Door Chime?



Date: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 01:45:31 -0500
From: luke wells
Subject: FTE Small - Re: Door chime

I had this problem too i tried all the fuses and it is fuse 25 on my 96,
but the downside it disconnects speedometer and odometer, windshield
wiper at the same time

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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 16:01:32 -0500
Subject: FTE Small - '96 Explorer - PCV

A few questions:

I just purchased a '96 Explorer with 60K miles and I am in need of a
service guide (shade tree mechanic at best). I ordered the Chiltons guide,
but, from experience, I'm not expecting much.

Where is the PCV valve?

Is there a trick to changing any of the plugs, they do not seem easily

Thanks in advance.

'96 Explorer
'97 Audi A6
'86 911

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Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 21:38:21 -0800
From: "Tom Watson"
Subject: Re: FTE Small - Door Chime?

On Fri, 11 Dec 1998 05:31:29 -0500 (EST),
"Andr E. Benguerel" wrote:
> Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 10:30:08 -0800
> From: "Andr E. Benguerel"
> Subject: FTE Small - Door Chime?
> Has anyone attempted to disable their door chime. I really want to
> disable just the "key in the ignition" sensor. I like the "headlights
> on" etc. sensors. I know I can just unplug the fuse/chime but I don't
> want the whole system gone. I assume there is a single wire at the
> ignition switch I can disconnect. Any suggestions?
> Andre E. Benguerel
> 1995 Ford Ranger 4 X4 SC
> 4.0L V6, OD Auto, Xlt

I've wanted to do this to my 1998 Explorer as well. I haven't dont it yet,
but since my vehicle is not "virgin" any more (to the tune of $4000 front
bumper re-do), I'll probably try it soon. With the _Electrictal Vacuum and
Troubleshooting Manual in my lap I see:

Page 66-1:
At connector #C220 the male end connects to the key warning switch. The page
has the legend: "Closed with key in ignition. A ground signal is applied to
Generic Electronic Module". I take this to mean that if the key is out, the
lead is "open". The location index says that C220 is "At center bar of
steering wheel".

Looking up the connector stuff, I find TWO styles of "C220". If the vehicle
has "Auxiliary controls on the steering wheel (radio/air conditioning)",
the connector has 8 pins, and if not, it has 6 pins. The 8 pin connector
is "black" and the 6 pin connector is "brown". The wire in question is the
black/pink (BK/PK) and is on pin 6 of the 6-pin one, or 8 of the 8-pin one.
The book says this is circuit #158.

Now I DON'T have a Ranger, but if all goes according to "plan" opening up
this lead should have the desired effect. No, I haven't tried it, but I see
no reason why it wouldn't work, unless the "Central Timer Module", or
"Generic Electronic Module" has some code that wants the key inserted to make
the vehicle "go".

If this information is helpful to anyone, I'd appreciate a response here. I
suspect that at minimum the wire color is similar on a Ranger as an Explorer.

Good luck.
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Tom Watson Generic short signature (I'm at home now)
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