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  1. Hello current and former Taurus / Sables owners once again I'm here to ask some much needed questions. Only electrical questions. I'm doing a lot of mods to my 97 Sho and I need your help to finish it. A little later I am going to make a build log to show my process and completion. I have remove the battery sometime ago and removed the floor shift. At the moment I'm at work and not near my car. 1 I'm installing a backup cam in the rear of the car and would like to know which is the reverse wire or wiring color. 2 For the 3rd brake light I need to know which is the posit
  2. Jas anyone ever wondered about how much horsepower the Yamaha 3.4 v8 can put out. What's the difference between the: 96 -99 sho v8 Yamaha 3.4l 235hp and naturally aspirated engine 05-10 volvo xc90 4.4l 288 -311hp naturally aspirated engine 09 up Nobel m600 4.4l twin turbo 450 550 650bhp 13 volvo polestar s60 5.0 620 - 640hp naturally aspirated All of the above motors are all based on the v8 Yamaha 3.4l blocks I believe bored out. The only difference I see is a 1l to 1.6l difference with or without a turbocharger. Is there a way we can mod a 3.4l sho m
  3. I want to do the big 4 upgrade with 0/1 wire. When I do the upgrade do I have to remove the positive and negative wires from the battery terminals and replace the with 0/1 guage wire. Also when I upgrade to a high output alternator what size fuse would I need for the alternator maxi fuse slot. I'm looking into getting a 250 - 325 amp alternator.
  4. What year Crown Victoria would I be looking for. Did the Vic have a column or a floor shift. If the Vic has a column shift maybe I can a delete the column shift and patch up the hole. For the radio controls on the steering I'm using a joycon exe to use the button like a keyboard for the carpc.(On off vol up down switch other funtions on PC)
  5. I have a Gen 3 Taurus and I want a new steering wheel with steering wheel controls. I want a wheel that is lighted, has cruise control, tilt, and radio buttons.(climate controls would be a plus). The steering wheel need to come from a car or truck with floor shift. I need the radio buttons because I am installing a carpc and would like to use to control it. I would like to find a Ford steering wheel since I drive a Ford. If I cant mod the new steering wheel to the existing steering column I would need a wheel and column that would fit in the gen 3. Does anyone have any sugg
  6. I have a sho 3.4 engine in the garage on a pallet and I want to put it on a engine stand. I need to know the size bolts and length to attach the engine to the stand. I have a harbor freight stand. I think its rated 500 pounds or more. I have a engine hoist also. Is there anything else I need besides the bolts.
  7. I have a 97 sho with an etac control's and I want to remove them from the radio. I read some where you can separate the 97 etac controls from the radio. I would like to know can I replace the 97 sho etac controls with the Taurus / Sable 00 03 etac. I know they make a car kit for the 00 03 Taurus with etac. Will the 00 03 Taurus have the same plugs and harness the the sho would. The reason for this is I want to install a 10 inch carpc monitor in the place of the football face and I want to locate the ac controls by the flip out ash tray. I think the 00 03 has a smaller footprint than the 9
  8. 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 l
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Thanks thats what I was looking for. Bullgeek your like the parts locator guru.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Thanks for the help everyone i'm going to grab 3 cans.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.idms
  18. 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.
  19. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm going to look up a good spray on carpet dye.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 th
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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..
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