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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-11-2001, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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HELP Pls-pulling an overhead console in 30 minutes tomorrow-what wires do I need?

I'm going to a junk yard tomorrow since I have a bead on an overhead console and I'm leaving VA at 6:00 am. The yard is 1.5 hours away and opens at 8:00am. The time crunch is that this yard is only open 8-5 Monday through Friday and I've got the damn 10-7 shift at work this week so I am going to try to be back in time for work by 10:00am. This leaves me 30 minutes to yank this thing out of the car. I intend to yank this console and part of the headliner (to use as a template to cut the hole in the headliner in my car). What I need to know is do I yank the whole wiring harness (from the fuse box, up the "a" pillar and to the console) or do I snip the wires in the donor car? I really need to know how much wiring I will need from the donor car.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2001, 12:13 AM
 
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BK, grab the whole wiring from the donor car. That will make it SOOOOO much easier to install in your car. If you snip the wires you will have to splice into the car's computer wire, and the power wires. If you take the whole wiring kit, you will just simply have to plug into your fuse box and it will work. Alot easier, and safer if you get the whole thing. I know I wouldn't want to clip the car's computer wire if I didn't have to! Good luck.
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PLUS, if you do the snip and splice I don't think that all of the functions will operate. I'ts a bit of a pain to hide the excess wires, but the whole thing works 100% and it is a plug and play. Good luck!
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i trimmed the insulation and tied into the pink and the blue/white wires. then wrapped with electrical tape and spliced into the same color wires (since they would be spliced into the harness anyway like they already are) and i plugged the other 2 connectors (after carefully liberating them from donor harness) into my fusebox in the same spot as my donor harness.
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Hey BK....how did it go?
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2001, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
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I got the console yesterday, just haven't had time to hook it up yet. I did get the entire harness but had to argue with the parts guy that the harness just comes out the car. He thought I was crazy until he saw how easy the harness came out also , he did seemed shocked about it actually. I now have to figure out how to hook this up.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2001, 03:12 PM
 
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BK, it should hook up just as easily as it came out! The only hard part would be cutting out the headliner to fit the console. Good luck!
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-13-2001, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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sorry bboucher- I didn't see them unhook it. The car was in a lot and they didn't want anyone back there so one of the techs unhooked it and brought up front to me. Do you know what it plugs into in the fuse box and are there any wires to tap in my harness. I'm an idiot when it comes to this sort of electrical stuff.
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When you pull out the lights, just follow the wires from the lights down to the fuse box. Unplug the light wires from the fuse box and plug the overhead console wires in. Cut the hole in the headliner to fit the console and thats all you should need. I haven't even installed one and I know the steps, guess it's been posted alot
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COOL- thanks bboucher, just one last question, how do you yank the lights-just pull and they pop out?
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not the lights them selves but the whole assembly, it pops right out.
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Does the overhead console include outside temperature? If so make sure you have a ambient temperature sensor. This should be just forward and below the cooling module Otherwise that function is pretty much useless.
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