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    Explorer on borrowed time: A story (that you will want to read…)

    The name of the dealership was not left out on purpose...since this is not a local type of Board I just never thought it might be useful, but I guess you never know!! I live in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota (north-west part of the state directly east of Fargo, ND) and the dealership name is Webber...
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    Explorer on borrowed time: A story (that you will want to read…)

    It has been a while since I have last posted to this board, so I though I would share my sad Explorer story. In the past, I changed my Explorer’s oil myself, but we all (or at least myself) seem to get busier and busier these days and therefore I have been relying on my local Ford dealer’s...
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    Hella lighting suggestions needed

    Greetings All- I am looking at replacing my Hella FF50s (one glass is cracked and leaking) and could use suggestions. My FF50s use a H7 bulb and I love the brightness for dark nights and mild offroading. I looked at Hella Optilux 2500's with a 55W H3 bulb but am told they are not nearly as...
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    need opinions...when to say OK?

    Greetings All- I have a general question that I need your opinions on. When do you say, "OK, I guess I will just live with that..."? A case in point: A while ago the lights on/door ajar/keys in switch for the driver's door broke. I was quoted about $150 for the R/R. About that same...
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    overdrive light issue, need help please...

    not working unless in Park, then working fine...no flashing.
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    overdrive light issue, need help please...

    Greetings all- Up until just this past week, my "O/D Off" light had been working perfectly. While pulling my camper last Thurs, I discovered I had no "O/D Off" light and the transmission indeed remained in overdrive. I know the bulb/wiring is good as I can shift into park, and then the light...
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    crystal headlight swap question

    Greetings All- I have purchased a set of crystal headlights/parking lights for my truck and new bulbs as the OEM lights are well oxidized and yellowed resulting in a "can't-tell-I-even-have-headlights" situation. How hard is this install? I am assuming my full-length Manik brush guard will...
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    Cooper Discoverer ATRs?

    Hi All- Just wondering opinions and such on these tires. It is time to replace my BFG ATs and after all the suspension work I had done on my X, I am exploring more economical tires now. I still want an AT type of tire due to our winters up here and some off-roading during the summer. We...
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    suspension issues...need opinions

    As to the drivetrain, it is the ControlTrac 4WD. The new ball joints put on 40,000 some miles ago did have grease fittings on them and the shop that put them on is really good, so I am assuming they filled them. This is all just quite a shock especially in light of needing new tires ASAP. I...
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    suspension issues...need opinions

    Greetings All- So, I was hearing a little squeaking coming from underneath when the truck was driving at a slow speed and also wanted to get it in for an alignment check before I put a new set of tires on, so into my local Ford dealer it went. A phone call later I hear the news: 2 upper and a...
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    BFG ATs question...where to buy?

    Greetings- My BFG ATs are wearing out, and it is time to replace them. I was just wondering if there were any experiences, good or bad, about purchasing from Sears? They have the ATs at a decent price on sale this week. Any insights to purchasing tires from Sears would be greatly...
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    Silverstars vs. Ultras - where to buy?

    Greetings all- I posted below about updating my OEM lighting. I understand now that Silverstar Ultras are the way to go. The problem is I can't seem to find them anywhere! I tried the big discount chains in my area and also 2-3 auto parts dealers but came up empty. Is there really a...
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    opinion needed: upgrade aftermarket headlights?

    Greetings all- I need your opinion on something. My '95 is badly in need of some brighter aftermarket headlight bulbs. If I visit my local parts store and/or big-box discount store, there are so many to choose from. What do you suggest for a brighter bulb? I am running OEM now. I am not...
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    dash/instrument lights HELP needed!!

    I finally today (been putting this off for too long) decided to tear apart my dash and replace the burnt out bulb that has been bothering me. Using the "indiglo gauges replacement" procedure posted here, I was able to do this without a problem. Whoever posted that and took the photos - a big...
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    interior lighting help needed

    Greetings all- Just a quick question. I would like to install a pair of small interior lights in the front driver and passenger footwell areas, essentially lighting the floor whenever the interior lights are activated. I have a pair of direct wire lights that will work, but I was just...
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    driver's door sensor wire shorted?

    Greetings all- I have a driver's door "sensor wire" apparently shorting out. When I open the door, the bottom door light and the interior dome light do not come on, or if they do, they go off right away. I am assuming it is a cut or damaged wire in the door wire harness. Does anyone have an...
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    need new ball joints?

    Greetings all- I put on a set of BFG ATs in Nov of last year and just noticed some pretty good cupping on the inside of the front tires. I always get an alignment with new tires and so was thinking that couldn't be the problem. I had the tires rotated again and set off to the alignment rack...
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    need help with Hella light install

    Bill- You are referring to pulling the turn signal housing out as if changing a bulb, correct? The kit already comes with the splicing "things", so getting to this spot shouldn't be a problem. I just wondered if for some reason it had to be the headlight wiring. Oh, and the FF50 comes in...
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    need help with Hella light install

    I installed a set of FF50s on my explorer today and have a question on the wire splicing into the vehicle's headlights. Apparently it is necessary because I have nothing without it. How does this affect the on/off of the lights (only on with headlights, parking lights, not with high beams...
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