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Ignition-Wire color help!

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by craftsman67, April 26, 2012.

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      I know it's kinda silly, and pointless... but I'm doing one of those push button starts I bought from ebay...just because! Lol.... Anyway, I found a good schematic for 97 and before, but can't seem to find one for 98 and up...Would the ignition wiring colors be the same? I understand that they may have changed some of the wiring in 98...Can someone help me with this info.

      Thanks!
      Scott.
       
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      I found this info somewhere else...I hope it's correct!




      1998 Ford Explorer Car Alarm Wire Diagram

      Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire (+): Yellow
      Battery Constant 12v+ Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

      Starter Positive Wire (+): Red/Light Blue
      Starter Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

      Ignition Positive Wire (+): Light Green/Purple (1 Of 2 Wires, Use Either Wire)
      Ignition Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

      Second Ignition Positive Wire (+): Black/Light Green
      Second Ignition Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

      Accessory Positive Wire (+): Gray/Yellow (1 Of 2 Wires, Use Either Wire)
      Accessory Positive Wire Location: Ignition Switch Harness

      Parking Light Negative Wire (-): White/Purple
      Parking Light Negative Wire Location: In Drivers Kick Panel

      Parking Light Positive Wire (+): White/Black
      Parking Light Positive Wire Location: At Headlight Switch

      Power Door Lock Negative Wire (-): Pink/Yellow
      Power Door Lock Negative Wire Location: In Drivers Kick Panel

      Power Door Unlock Negative Wire (-): Pink/Light Green
      Power Door Unlock Negative Wire Location: In Drivers Kick Panel

      Door Trigger Positive Wire (+): Black/Light Blue
      Door Trigger Positive Wire Location: In Drivers Kick Panel

      Domelight Supervision Wire: Use Door Trigger (Requires Relay)
      Domelight Supervision Wire Location: N/A

      Horn Negative Negative Wire (-): Yellow/Light Green
      Horn Negative Negative Wire Location: At Steering Column Harness

      Tachometer Wire Negative Wire (-): Tan/Yellow
      Tachometer Wire Negative Wire Location: At PCM. The PCM (powertrain control module) is located at the top of the firewall towards the passenger side of vehicle.

      Brake Light Positive Wire (+): Light Green
      Brake Light Positive Wire Location: At Switch Above Brake Pedal

      Factory Alarm Disarm Wire (-): Dark Green/Purple
      Factory Alarm Disarm Wire Location: In Drivers Kick Panel

      Anti Theft Type: Ford’s PATS anti-theft (some vehicles) transponder system.
       
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      Great source for online wiring info.
      Auto - Online Repair Info
      http://search.ebscohost.com/
      ID: rrcc
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      Select: Auto Repair Reference Center
      Fill in: Find Your Vehicle
      Follow prompts down to Wiring Diagrams.
       
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      I'm very confused about this website...don't see anything at all about wiring diagrams...or am I missing something?
       
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      Once you get thru the steps listed in the post, you should see a list of "Topics" for your vehicle. The third one down is titled "Diagrams" and is the wiring diagrams. Where are you getting hung up??
       
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      remote crank method

      I added a remote crank capability for compression testing. The same method could be used for a start button. The button would work whether the ignition is on or off. See this link: Remote crank control
       
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      I got it...I was just a little confused witch harness was the right one...the above wiring chart is correct.
      After the install, the only issue I have, is the rear wiper motor isn't working... I placed the start button in the radio bezel, where the cig lighter was. I removed the bezel to mod it, so the button would fit right. I had to remove the switch harness for the rear washer/wiper...The washer part works as far as pumping the fluid, but no wiper...I located the 15a fuse for it, and it was ok. I was trying to find a relay for it...any ideas where it is, or even if there is one?
       
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      I like that...I would add one of those too...If mine wasn't a stick. :(
       

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