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Old 04-26-2012, 06:02 AM   #1
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Dk Exp Ignition-Wire color help!

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.

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Old 04-26-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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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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Old 04-26-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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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!
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Great source for online wiring info.
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ID: rrcc
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Select: Auto Repair Reference Center
Fill in: Find Your Vehicle
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Great source for online wiring info.
Auto - Online Repair Info
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Select: Auto Repair Reference Center
Fill in: Find Your Vehicle
Follow prompts down to Wiring Diagrams.
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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I'm very confused about this website...don't see anything at all about wiring diagrams...or am I missing something?
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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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??
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 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
I like that...I would add one of those too...If mine wasn't a stick.
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