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    Questions regarding lighting and replacing speakers in a '95 Explorer Eddie Bauer

    Thanks, guys…and yes, I would prefer to do as little modification as possible for the subwoofer. I'd like to try and get a decent sub that's as close to the factory one as possible. I know J_C mentioned the Pyramid sub that someone else was installing, but that also looks pretty cheap. Can you...
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    Questions regarding lighting and replacing speakers in a '95 Explorer Eddie Bauer

    Quick bump to see what you guys think of this potential cheap setup...
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    Questions regarding lighting and replacing speakers in a '95 Explorer Eddie Bauer

    Sure, I totally recognize that it could be a money drain to keep this car forever…after all, it's about 20 years old. But if I can get even another 10 good years out of it without sinking TOO much money into it, I'll be happy. So I think I've come up with some speaker and subwoofer...
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    Questions regarding lighting and replacing speakers in a '95 Explorer Eddie Bauer

    Thank you all very much for the advice, I really appreciate it! Ordinarily I would totally agree with J_C, but I actually DO intend on keeping this car for as long as possible. I really like it a lot and it's served my family and me quite well. So I do still wish to upgrade the sound system and...
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    Questions regarding lighting and replacing speakers in a '95 Explorer Eddie Bauer

    Hi, everyone…I have two questions concerning the interior lighting and replacing the factory JBL speakers and subwoofer in my '95 Explorer Eddie Bauer. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide: 1. I recently replaced some of the instrument cluster bulbs since my interior lights would...
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    Question for Florida residents about Ford ESP

    Hey, guys...so I've recently bought my new 2012 Ex and I've been shopping around and researching the Ford PremiumCare ESP. I plan on keeping my Ex for at least several years, and I'm therefore considering the 7-year/100k or 125k plan. My dealer quoted me an outrageous $3,075 for the plan and I...
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    Cargo shade question

    That is a most astute observation... ;) I have to update my profile to reflect the new '12! Thanks for that link, boltsfan...hopefully I'll be able to figure it out from the pics! And stay tuned for pics of the new Ex!
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    Cargo shade question

    Ok, I feel stupid for asking this...but can anyone tell me how to install or set up the cargo shade? It was included with my Ex, but I can't figure it out to save my life! If anyone can scan and post instructions for it, or tell me how it gets set up, that'd rock! Thanks in advance.
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    Windshield Sunshade for Explorer?

    I'm bumping this to see if there's a cheaper sunshade available at Wal Mart or an auto parts store (like Discount Auto Parts or AutoZone)...
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    I'm almost there...

    Thanks, Peter...I'm hoping to pick up the Ex next Friday, so I'll definitely check for sure!
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    Advice about paint flaw in new Ex?

    +1...I couldn't possibly agree more!
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    I'm almost there...

    Paint flaws on yours, huh? That stinks! :( But thanks for the heads-up...I'll definitely keep a more careful eye out when I pick it up. Actually, I have another question...I noticed that my Ex doesn't have a cargo net in it. Is the cargo net a standard accessory on the Limited?
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    I'm almost there...

    Deal...pics will be posted shortly once I pick it up from my dealer! ;) I actually paid for it today, but they're going to do some work on aligning the liftgate properly and seeing if they can fix the third row seats folding completely flat. I also asked them to remove the dealer sticker, so...
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    I'm almost there...

    Thanks, Cory! I appreciate the help you've given me in the past. I'm going down to the dealer today to pay for it...I won't be actually picking it up today, though. They still have to take care of the name plates, liftgate, and power fold issues. I'm definitely looking forward to getting it...
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    2011 - 2018 Explorer Power Steering Issue

    I'm about to pick up a new '12 Limited with a build date of 12/11. Can anyone confirm whether this build date should be ok, or is that hard to determine at this point?
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    I'm almost there...

    Once again, thanks for all the great advice! Tiresmoke, those are some great points...I pretty much overlooked a lot of that stuff you point out, so I'll definitely do a much more thorough inspection prior to me driving it home. I was also concerned about the power with the EcoBoost after...
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    I'm almost there...

    Hi, guys! So after many months of searching and saving up some money, I'm about to finally retire my old '95 Explorer XLT and get a new 2012 Explorer Limited! :party: It is a Ginger Ale Metallic color with Charcoal Black interior, Equipment Group 303A (with Ecoboost), and it has a dual panel...
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    2011/12/13 Limited 3rd Row Power Fold Seats

    Do you have the link for that checklist? I'd definitely love to check that out!
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    Ambient lighting

    I actually rented my Edge through Avis. And yeah, I DID go through the settings and ensured the ambient lighting was on. Even though the headlights were on at all times, the ambient lighting did not stay on while I was driving. It only came on when I opened the door. Maybe it was some kind of...
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    Ambient lighting

    Question about ambient lighting Hi, guys! Quick question...I have been keeping my eyes open for a used '11 or '12 Explorer Limited for a while and will hopefully be buying one by the end of the year. Last week, I had the opportunity to rent an Edge Limited, which I know shares a lot of the Ex...
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    Has anyone here transitioned from a 2006-2010 Explorer to a 2011+ Explorer?

    Actually, I was perusing through Autotrader and noticed a few '11 Limiteds with the 302A rapid spec and dual-panel moonroof at about 30k miles for around $32k-$34k, so I'm hoping by the end of the year that might be the average. So is getting anything past a 1/11 build date considered a safe bet?
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    Has anyone here transitioned from a 2006-2010 Explorer to a 2011+ Explorer?

    Excellent point...thanks for that! I noticed from the forum posts that the early '11s seem to have most of the problems, so I will definitely look for a later build. Do you think anything made after 1/11 would be ok? I would LOVE to get a '12 or '13, but I think they'd be beyond my price point...
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    Has anyone here transitioned from a 2006-2010 Explorer to a 2011+ Explorer?

    AWESOME advice, guys...I really appreciate it! :) This has proven to be a very useful forum and I'm grateful for your help. 2011 it is!
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    Has anyone here transitioned from a 2006-2010 Explorer to a 2011+ Explorer?

    Hey, guys...I posted a thread here quite a while ago trying to get some feedback on people's experiences with either the 2010 or 2011 Explorers since I was undecided on what to buy. I am looking at either a 2010 Limited or 2011/2012 Limited. I am familiar with the key differences between the two...
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    2011 Explorer Limited vs. 2010 or 2009 Explorer Limited

    Good point, Joe...that actually was one of my concerns since my garage is rather small. If I go with the '11, I'll definitely have to clear out some space! Again, I appreciate the advice. Thanks to everyone!
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    2011 Explorer Limited vs. 2010 or 2009 Explorer Limited

    Hi, Cory...thanks for the warm welcome, I sure appreciate it! And thanks for the great feedback, sdm...I was definitely looking for that type of input. Your experience and advice is excellent, I really appreciate it. And thanks for that chart, Joe! That's a GREAT chart that illustrates the...
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    2011 Explorer Limited vs. 2010 or 2009 Explorer Limited

    I'm ok with a little bit of "bloated" Ex as you describe...LOL! I just wanted to try and get everyone's feedback on both models so I can make a more informed decision as to which to go with. It's good to hear the ride quality is better on the '11. I'm torn between the two because I liked the way...
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    2011 Explorer Limited vs. 2010 or 2009 Explorer Limited

    Hi, everyone! I'm a n00b here and I need some advice. I currently have an old '95 Explorer XLT that has served me well for 10 years, but the car is starting to fall apart and the time has come for me to get a newer Explorer. I'm saving up some money to either get a used 2011 Explorer Limited...
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