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  1. I have a gen 3 Taurus and I want to reupholster the headliner and my double sun visors. Does anyone know the best way to reupholster the headliner. Should I pull off the old headliner material or should I glue the new headliner material to the old. What is the best easiest way to take the visors apart to install to install the headliner material.
  2. Thanks guys for the replys. When I first tried to reupholster the headliner I messed it up. Like Zen said it headliner material over foam over fiberglass mat. I did it Kevs way months ago thinking I could scrape off the fiam and it would be fiberboard or something. Once you remove the foam you remove the strenght from the mat and its like a sheet of constrution paper. I was tempted back then to use resin and hardener but I thougth how could I get it in the car. I going to go to the jk and pull doen a scape headliner and peal off the carpet material. If the foam stays on ill do it like that if foam comes off in chunks i will do it zens way.
  3. I want to add lighted cruise control and radio funtions to my steering wheel. Can I find a car simular to mine and remove the clocksping and put it on my steering column to have the funtions work. If the clockspring fit can I depin and repin the connection to the airbag horn radio and cruise funtions to work in the car. If that will not work does anyone know of a Ford that has the same leather wrapped steering wheel as gen 3 sho but with lighted cruise controls and radio functions. Will a 00 - 07 taurus or a gen 5 taurus column and steering wheel fit the gen 3. Will the parts be interchangeable and or have the functions I want.
  4. I heard that a member was modding the window and door switches with leds. I tried to contact that member I dont belive he posts on any Taurus forums anymore. Does anyone know how to swap leds in the switches and what resistor ohm is needed for the leds. I already have 2 size leds 3mm and 5 mm hope they fit. Just don't know what ohm resistor is need. I just have the regular leds not the 12 volt version.
  5. Thanks thats what I was looking for. Bullgeek your like the parts locator guru.
  6. Does anyone know what cars besides the 96 Taurus/ Sable had the same type and kind shape of lighted reflectors in the front door panels.
  7. No my door panels don't have the lights in them. I know that a lot of things got deleted in 97 on the Taurus and Sable. What I was trying to find out was does Ford Lincoln or Mercury have any other door panels that have the clear center lighted reflector would be the same size and shape. I was in a Lincoln Mark vii or Mercury Cougar and it that a lighted reflector, the reflector looked like it could fit in a gen 4 Taurus.
  8. Thanks for the help everyone i'm going to grab 3 cans.
  9. Like many gen 3 owners I have a gray interior that I want to change to a black interior. The rear deck has some kind of carpet material covering it . I would like to know now is there a way to paint it or cover it with carpet. If covering it with carpet does any one know what kind or type. Also I tried using spray paint to paint a rear deck before and the paint caused the carpet to flake . I think I used and interior vinyl spray paint. Does anyone know a way of dying the rear deck, painting it or carpeting it to get a factory oem look.
  10. I want a cheap way to upgrade my alternator to a High output alternator without the big price tag. I was thinking about getting a 6g alternator from a police Crown Vic 04 + that puts out about 200 amps. My question is would an 6g alternator from a 04 + Crown Vic would fit in a 97 sho. My other question is the Crown Vic 03+ alt is pcm controlled can it be converted to work with our cars with a voltage regulator. I came across these article on crown vic website about install 6g alts in different Crown Vics. http://www.idmsvcs.com/2vmod/alternator/convert4g6g/index.html http://www.idmsvcs.com/2vmod/alternator/mitsubishi/upgrade/index.html
  11. These are some of the pics of the voltage regulator they made. So I would have to take the gen 3 alt cradle bracket and the crown vic alt cradle bracket and see how to mod them.
  12. How many cans of spray fabric dye do you think will be need to complete color change the rear deck. Is there any prep needs to be done to the rear deck before painting.
  13. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to look up a good spray on carpet dye.
  14. I have a gen 3 Taurus that has two incandescent bulbs in it. I want to convert the 3rd brake light in my Taurus to the gen 4 Led 3rd brake light. The gen 3 has two positive wire and two negative wires one for each bulb. My question was can I connect both positive wires together and both negative wires together and connect the to the gen 4 led brake light without over voltage. My next question is what is the resistor everyone talks about you should add to extend the life of the gen 4 led brake light. Does anyone know what the ohms of the resistor I need or where too place the resistor on the led board.
  15. I would like to know can I add gen 4 Taurus adjustable brake pedals to a gen 3 Taurus. If I can can I use this guide to install them I was on the Crown Vic website http://www.idmsvcs.com/2vmod/powerpedals/index.html and was wondering are the parts the same as in the gen 4 Taurus. By the same I mean the same types of parts that I am looking for in the gen 4 Taurus.
  16. Do I need to get the brake booster and master cylinder when I do the pedal swap. If a brake booster is needed from the donor car do I need to get it from a duratech model.
  17. I have a 97 Sho and I bought a 96 Sho dash cluster with the transmission range selector in the cluster. I wanted to swap the clusters the only problem I have is I don't have the wiring or connector for the 96 transmission range selector to plug in. I trying to find out what cars had the same gauge cluster connectors in the the rear as the Taurus . On the cluster it is the middle connector that I need and I don't know the part # even if I tried to order it. I was trying to upload the pic of the rear slot for the connector , but the site says I have a 2 mb limit.
  18. This is the rear of the cluster I am talking about and the middle slot is for the connector I need. Once I can find the connector and add wiring, does anyone know how to wire it in so when I use the floor shift the trans range selector works in the dash cluster also.
  19. I was just using the Crown Vic parts as a reference to what i need to get from a gen 4 Taurus to try to do the retro fit..
  20. Thanks for the quick reply. I still need some help. I wired the fog lights form on http://v8sho.com/SHO/ to F150 Fog Light Switch with Auto Lamps Into a 96-99 SHO.htm I wired the relay like this pin 30 to battery and fuse it pin 87 to the positive wires on my fog lights and grounded the negative footlights wires to the fender headlight ground pin 85 to the ground on negative head light ground wire in the driver fender pin 86 to the to the headlight switch the only open socket in the connector The only thing i didn't do was wire the open slot in the gray connector to the open slot in the black connector. When I wired the switch relay it didn't work. So I grabbed a test light and I probed the black connector I had the test probe wired to the + side of the battery and probed all the wires in the black connector. When I got to the black wire I added to the connector in the black harness and I turned the switch to the last setting and pull it out the test light came on. The other weird thing that happen was I put the test light back to the positive lead on the battery and in the wire I put in the black connector and left the relay hooked up when i turned the headlight switch to park light the fog lights came on and stayed on. But when removed the test light the fog lights when out . What am I doing wrong. Did I wire the switch or relay wrong.
  21. I have a 97 sho and want to add a headlight switch from f 150 so I can pull out the knob and the headlights come on. I looked up the how to on http://v8sho.com/SHO/F150 Fog Light Switch with Auto Lamps Into a 96-99 SHO.htm I even found a video on how a guy added fog lights to his f 150 that didn't come with the fog light option and made it look oem using the factory f 150 headlight fog light auto lamp switch and add his own wiring. These are the parts that I have a 40 amp 5 pin relay fog lights and wiring from a 04 Focus 97 f 150 fog light switch with auto lamp switch f 150 c244 connector with 4 wires 7.5 amp fuse fuse holder The fog lights are already pre-wired from the focus only 3 wires 2 black ground one green/orange wire connecting the positive leads. When I was watching the video it was never said what wires go where. So I used a diagram form taurusclub when i wired my switch my fog lights didn't come on when i pulled the fog light switch but when i turn the head lights on or put it in parking light mode. When i did my test wiring I grounded I ground ever thing to the negative side of the battery and wired pin 30 and with fuse directly to the positive side of the battery. I put the a wire lead from pin 85 on the relay and touched it to the double green /orange wire in the black headlight connector. I would like to wire the fog lights the correct way so when I pull the knob the fog lights come on. These are the wiring connectors in my car not sure if I numbered the correctly. c246 black connnector c244 connector 1 light blue / black stripe 1 X 2 X 2 blue / orange stripe 3 Black 3 blue / orange stripe 4 Dark blue / white stripe 4 white / purple stripe 5 Red / yellow stripe (2 large) 6 Dark blue / orange stripe (2 large) My question is when I wire the fog lights what wires or connections go to the relay pin 30 pin 85 pin 86 pin 87. Next thing I need to know is which wires in the c246 connector need to be added, moved or connected to the relay. The last thing is what wires in c244 connector need to be added, moved or attached to the c246 connector or the relay. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  22. I have a 97 sho now and I want to do a steering wheel swap to get lighted crusise controls, and radio buttons. When i wanted to do ths swap for my 99 Taurus no parts were available or the price was way to high. I would like to know can I do the swap using a gen 2 or 3 Explorer.Will the swap work if I take the Explorers clockspring, and whole steering wheel assembly.Do I neex any other parts. Thesavo posted that another tcca member had done the swap not sure with what gen Taurus. I could not find any info on the post/ thread. If anyone could find the post or thread on how they did it it would be greatly appreciated.
  23. Does anyone know how to install autolamps on a gen 3 taurus.
  24. I having a little problem and would like some help. I have had to replace my factory dash wiring harness because of a bad aftermarket alarm install. While removing my alarm I decided to finally install my floor shift. I found a donor car with the same harness that mine had and decide to modify it. There are four things that I want to install the fir one is a floor shift, the second is adding auto lamps third is adding fog lights from a f150 switch and the final is add the oem under dash lights. I have been adding or tapping into the oem harness since I removed it from the car, and electrical taping the back in the oem harness. Floor shift I found a 97 Taurus with auto lamps ,under dash lighting and a floor shift. I was able to remove some of the wiring i needed intacted as a I removed the floor shifter wiring from the donor car and installed it in mine. It had four wires a tan/white dark blue/white black and a red/yellow. I installed them in a gray harness like from the donor car.The only problem i have is whe i went to wire up the tan and white wire from the gray connter to the brown one i fond out that there is no tan and white wire in the brown connector, but there is a tan/yellow wire. Is this the same as the tan/ white wire from the donor car. I think that the tan and white wire is for over drive hot. I believe the brown connector is the where all the wire go to get powered c214 or 221. The other part of the tan/white wire is not connected in the brown connector. The next is adding auto lamps. I believe i removed the sun load senor for the auto lamps 5 wires with the wiring almost intact to the auto lamp headlight switch 3 wires.The red/yellow wire the dark green wire purple/white wires. All the other wires still are connected and unbroken. I believe the reason the purple/white wires got broke spliced into another sensor. The red/yellow wire i know is connected to the instrument cluster red/yellow wire and I conneted the purlpe/white wires together. I looked in a Taurus manual and it say s that the dark green wire goes to B + supply . I would like to know can I tap into any solid dark green wire or where is the B + supply wire loctated in the harness. Do I need any other pieces to make true autolamps so the come on and stay on when it gets dark.. Adding factory styles Last I want to install fog lamps with the Ford F150 switch. I pulled out a F150 fog light switch and I also remove the fog lights and grill from an 04 Focus. I pulled the Focus fog light wiring out as a whole so the actual fog lights are still connected to each other. http://v8sho.com/SHO/F150 Fog Light Switch with Auto Lamps Into a 96-99 SHO.htm I also found this not sure if its for a gen 3 posts for diagrams at bottom of the page taurusowners.com/topic/4484-headlight-switch-interesting Under dash lights The under dash lights i pulled out intacted two bulbs and 4 wires. I removed wire pin from pin 27 that runs to cjb the gem There was a blade for it in the cjb.the two black wires that are connected the black wires i think are ground wires im not sure. I would like to know will this setup work.
  25. Is there a way I could a lighted cruise control buttons to my gen 3 bull with out swaping out the steering wheel.