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2005 Ford Explorer siren park-kill

Postby chiefops » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:14 pm

anyone know where I can locate a suitable siren park-kill circuit on a 2005 Ford Explorer?

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Re: 2005 Ford Explorer siren park-kill

Postby ka8ypy » Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:30 pm

No park kill circuit, you will need to install a micro switch in contact with the shifter so it is closed when in park and open when not.

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Re: 2005 Ford Explorer siren park-kill

Postby chiefops » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:07 pm

there's no circuit that grounds when the tranny is in park?

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Re: 2005 Ford Explorer siren park-kill

Postby FireCpt809 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:59 pm

I havent done an 05 explorer in say 6 yrs But I do remember there is a negative trigger wire under the steering column that goes to ground when the truck is in park. I used a PKM10 from federal signal to send a signal to the preemption strobe supply.. It may be a dark blue wire in the small plug just under the wheel.

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Re: 2005 Ford Explorer siren park-kill

Postby chiefops » Fri Jun 10, 2011 5:28 pm

Thanks, I knew there had to be one, just don't know what/where to locate it, I already know to use the fedsig park-kill module, today I was referred to an upfitter/installer who should know the answer, I plan to call him next week.

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Re: 2005 Ford Explorer siren park-kill

Postby ka8ypy » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:30 pm

FireCpt809 wrote:I havent done an 05 explorer in say 6 yrs But I do remember there is a negative trigger wire under the steering column that goes to ground when the truck is in park. I used a PKM10 from federal signal to send a signal to the preemption strobe supply.. It may be a dark blue wire in the small plug just under the wheel.


Two that I had done back in the day never had a negative trigger, I had to manufacture one.

One was column shift and one was console shift.

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Re: 2005 Ford Explorer siren park-kill

Postby FireCpt809 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:34 pm

It was taken off the Park shift interlock wire. When the column shift was in park that wire went to ground .

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Re: 2005 Ford Explorer siren park-kill

Postby chiefops » Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:55 pm

Can you advise the color and location of that wire? Do I use a 't-tap'?

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Re: 2005 Ford Explorer siren park-kill

Postby thebigphish » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:36 pm

Yes, you CAN use a T-Tap, but I would highly recommend against it. They are the crutch, most often used by stoned morons who inhabit installer bays at Best Buy...the same ones who duplicate car remotes when they install your gear...and then go to your house and disarm your alarm and clean your car out.

Pull back the insulation on the wire in question, separate the wire strands of the wire in question to halves, weave the tap-wire amongst the separated strands, flux / solder / heatshrink and there you go...a real tap into a separate circuit. The original wire never gets cut, the circuit gets reinsulated by the heatshrink, and you have a connection that will not vibrate itself loose.

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Re: 2005 Ford Explorer siren park-kill

Postby adrianglock » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:39 am

ka8ypy wrote:No park kill circuit, you will need to install a micro switch in contact with the shifter so it is closed when in park and open when not.


So this a separate device to make the system work? Kinda new to electronics coz I've been planning to put one on my truck as well.
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