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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 8:39 pm 
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Iv got a EA 5spd Spak multipoint. From what iv read it can be done. Coz iv got the BBM manifold installed and i thought it couldnt hurt to try and get a better ecu. But iv herd u get troubles when u fit a smart lock ecu with a non smart lock car. Iv herd u can get smart lock bypass kits or install smart lock itself i was wondering how easy it is and how much does it cost. any help would be appreciated.

 

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Posted: Sun May 08, 2005 11:26 pm 
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its been done a few times.. u will need to run a new engine loom, and probably modify the dash loom... and get around smartlock. Adding EL smartlock would require an entire EL dash loom, which would than need big wiring changes to run EA cluster, switches etc. Alternativly u could fit an EL dash at the same time, seeing as u will need to have the dash out to change the dash loom anyway
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 12:08 am 
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You dont need to redo the whole dash

From memory, the ECUs have one wire different from the EA standard. You can then add the BBM and Fan control wires as well.

Instead of retro-fitting smartlock, go to ford (the electronics section) or to the Castlemaine Rod Shops suggested Auto Leccy, and purchase a smartlock bypass for about $330. This replicates the smartlock signal bypassing it completely.

You can also add knock-sensor etc if you want.

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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 12:31 am 
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thanx for the help

 

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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 3:30 am 
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sorry for adding my 2 cents, the smartlock module is adaptable to the EA, if you dont want to change the looms be prepared to splice into your current loom. This was a lot HARDER than wiriing the engone bay, but at least the results were more immediate. (The car was of the road for 6 mths, 2 of those trying to fiqure why id didn't want to start.)

getting back on track, what is required are the wiring diagrams, from these just follow the coloured lines and everyhting should be fine.
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Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 6:19 pm 
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Where are you getting the EL XR6 manual ECU from? I have been looking around for one of these! how much??

 

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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 12:31 am 
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there are a few places in melbourne that stock items like that i was goin to ask ferntree gully auto salvage. or wait till i find one usually isnt hard.

 

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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 12:50 am 
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Again, a smartlock bypass module is available from ford. 3 wires. NO hassles splicing.

If its saving you lots of time, or is just gonna work it might be worth it

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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 8:47 am 
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Ha ha Ha good luck finding A EL XR6 Manual ECU ive been looking for months Ferntree have one but you got to buy the entire gearbox with it.
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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 11:56 am 
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what if i knew of one, how much would you be willing to part for it??
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Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 10:00 pm 
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200-300 I think the goign rate is
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