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Old 29 Jul 2009, 11:24 am
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Has anyone put one of these in their cruiser? Where is it? Can I do it myself?

The Chilton's manual doesn't show anything relating to this sensor. Dealer wants 30 bucks to put it in so I assume it's not that hard to find and install.
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Old 29 Jul 2009, 06:23 pm
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Old 29 Jul 2009, 07:12 pm
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Crewin's diagram pretty much sums it up. I saw that in my service manual today. 3 steps for replacement: place drain pain under sensor, remove sensor, replace sensor. Pretty straight forward now that you know where it is.
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Old 29 Jul 2009, 07:16 pm
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Quick question. What is the secret to getting the electrical connector off the sensor. Spent 45 min. on my back & still couldn't get it off. But then im old.
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Old 29 Jul 2009, 07:58 pm
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I can't see mine from the top but I'm assuming it has a little red safety "lock" that you'll need to slide open before you can press the tab to remove the connector.
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Old 29 Jul 2009, 08:54 pm
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It's not like the others that are on top of the engine.
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Old 30 Jul 2009, 09:12 am
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I haven't seen it either, but for some sensors, there's a red tab to push and then a clip that you have to press down in order to get it out. Can't think of the sensor I'm thinking of off the top of my head, but this one might be the same.
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Old 30 Jul 2009, 09:13 am
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Also... thank you Crewzin for your pictures, that helps a lot. Any idea where I could buy a fancy book with pics like that? I've got the Chilton's manual, but some of the repairs lack them pertty pictures.
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Thanks Crewzin for the Diagram, I'm going buy the sensor today and get my BF to replace it. I love this forum and everyone who adds in their experience and knowledge to help the rest of us.

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Old 16 Sep 2011, 05:30 pm
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Some more info for you, from the OEM Service Manual:



The location map does mirror what Crewzin said as to connector location:



The connector that you need to pull is an ugly light green with a side-pull locking connector. I've identified the two locks, one is the side-pull in orange, and the locking tab in blue. The picture of the connector is end-on, facing into the plug itself. In the picture below, I've pasted the connector info next to the location info. The connector is what needs to be pulled off to get the switch out.



I tried to use the color green that the switch is in my examples, so you can see sort of the color of the connector on the end of the cable. Ugly as sin....
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