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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:59 pm 
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Does this work for ef falcons without a trip computer?


Ever wanted a digital tacho? Ever wanted a digital speedo? Ever wanted to know Litres of Fuel to empty?? - Then here is your answer!

"Hidden in your odometer - under the speedo/tacho (orange coloured) - is an 18 in 1 computer read out, used by ford mechanics to diagnose problems with your car. - It also is used to run trip computers in certain Falcons, Fairlanes & LTDs. - Handy to know when you want to test how much fuel you have left and check when your last service was! In fact it has 18 functions in all, - some of which I am not sure exactly the function of - but half of them are pretty cool! Cruising around town with a digital speedo or digital gear select display rocks!!!" Sounds alright by us...

"If you are buying an EF/EL soon, you should run this program to look at things like last service, average fuel use. You can soon tell if the person has been a hoon or has ever serviced the vehicle as they probably claim to. - Here are the steps to turning your computer on. I recommend you don’t run it all the time because I have had the odd problem, but its fun to look at and very handy."

"The instructions seem tedious but believe me they work.

1. Turn your EF or EL falcon to the first click (acc) and leave keys in ignition
2. Hold down the odometer reset button for 10 seconds
3. After the ten seconds, keep the odometer button pushed in but turn your keys onto ON
4. a) Let go of the odometer button, press it again,
b) Let go, press it again,
c) (you guessed it) Let go, press it again and hold until the seatbelt icon on your dash turns off
5. The screen will go blank, followed by a flashing FORD - Your trip computer is now ON.
6. You can press the odometer button now to navigate between 18 menus, including digital rev/speedo, digital fuel to empty, digital average fuel, current fuel, last service km’s.
7. To turn off, follow steps 1 to 5 again.


Here are the meanings of each dispaly:

(top)/(bottom) of dislplay

1 Petrol in Litres (No Level Buffering)/Petrol Sender Resistance (Unbuffered)
2 Coolant Temperature (Degrees C)
3 Engine RPM/Vehicle Speed (KM/H)
4 Oil Pressure (Bar, 1 decimal Point)/Battery Voltage (Volts)
5 Instant Fuel Consumption (L/100Km)/Instant Fuel Consumption (x 0.1 Litres)
6 Fuel used since Trip Avg L/100 Reset (x 0.1L) - This Value is used to calculate the Trip computer Average Fuel consumption L/100Km/Kms Travelled since Trip Avg L/100 Reset
7 Buffered Fuel Tank Level (In Litres) - Value used for Petrol Gauge/Buffered Fuel Tank Lever Sender Resistance
8 Gear Position (PNRD321)
9 Unknown - 256/Unknown - Varies from 00, 01, 02
10 Unknown - 81/Unknown - 00
11 0000 1100
12 1111 0000
13 0000 0000
14 00
15 00
16 00
17 Illuminates all Segments/Illuminates all Segments
18 Blank Odometer Screen/Blank Odometer Screen

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:24 pm 
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I've found that it resets after a while, and each time you do it it doesn't stay up as long as it does the time before.

It only stays on for like a minute now.
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:44 pm 
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k cheers mate. do u have a trip comp?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:26 pm 
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Nah I don't...

It was handy for a while, but it ended up bein useless.

First time it happened I s**t myself, all of the guages went off, almost like it was rebooting.

Haven't tried it again since the battery was replaced, maybe the counter or limit resets when the battery is removed?
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:42 pm 
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Wonder if that works with the AU's
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:54 pm 
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:51 pm 
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Yeah it works with no trip comp, the display comes up on your odometer.

But like others have said it goes away for some reason, cant remember how long ti stayed though only tested it out twice.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:04 am 
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My mate had this going in his ef falcon for about 2 months without it resetting or going back to the speedo ??
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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:23 am 
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Ace wrote:
My mate had this going in his ef falcon for about 2 months without it resetting or going back to the speedo ??


yeh ive seen a couple falcons that seem to be content with this running with out resets or anything but my xr6 was fine for ages then it now does this....seems to only be tho if you have it set on the rpm/kmph digital readout.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:31 am 
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I have been using it for a week now and its great fun. It has reset on me 2 times 1 when I hit the rev limiter and the other time i am not sure as i wasnt looking at it when it happened.

 

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