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Old 06-15-2004, 09:03 PM   #1
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Post Where is the GEM module???

Can anybody help me locate the GEM module on a 97 explorer??
And is there a way to test it??Thanks
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:08 PM   #2
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I think it is dead center in the engine bay by the windshield wipers




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Old 06-15-2004, 10:20 PM   #3
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ECM (i.e. the computer) is indeed located where crankcase described. The harness fits onto this and you'll see a large bundle of various colored wires going into the plug harness- covered by a black plastic cover with a center hexagonal bolt.

Just remember to disconnect your battery before removing the harness.
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:21 PM   #4
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The GEM is behind the radio to the left. I don't know of a way to test it.
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:26 PM   #5
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I think it is dead center in the engine bay by the windshield wipers
On my 99. ot is toward the passenger side of center on the firewall.
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OK- offset to the passenger side some; good diagram from Aldive.
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On my 99. ot is toward the passenger side of center on the firewall.
Thats the ECM. He asked about the GEM. Like I said its behind the radio.
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Thats the ECM. He asked about the GEM. Like I said its behind the radio.
Sorry, I had the wrong module, the GEM is indeed behind the radio.
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Old 06-15-2004, 10:40 PM   #9
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Yeah it's on the left side of the radio. I have 2 GEM modules that I don't need, so if you're interested PM me and see if the numbers match and I can cut you a deal.




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Old 06-16-2004, 10:25 AM   #10
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Thanks guys Ill check it out.
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