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 Post subject: Falcon Wagon Tailgate
Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:41 pm 
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Just wondering if anyone knows how much of a difference there is between the tailgates on an EB wagon, compared to an EF or EL tailgate?

Meaning are they interchangeable?
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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Wagon Tailgate
Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:44 pm 
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Yes they are.
Everything in the rear section is interchangeable from the EA through to EL wagons. The only difference from memory is that the EF/L have the rear speakers in the tailgate. A good upgrade is to find the carpeted side and tailgate skins out of the Fairmont models. There is a slight difference between the shape of the side skins between the EF and the EL but they still fit with minimal trimming of the carpet.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Wagon Tailgate
Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:45 pm 
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Yes they are.
Everything in the rear section is identical from the EA through to EL wagons. The only difference from memory is that the EF/L have the rear speakers in the tailgate.



Wonderful! Thanks :) But I have an EB, and the speakers are in the tailgate in that too :wink:
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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Wagon Tailgate
Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:28 pm 
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EA and some EB wagons tail gates dont have the high mount stop light. If yours does you need to keep it and if you fit a tailgate that does have it and your car didnt originally have it, you may find you need to hook it up as you might have issues with authorities. ED-EL do but otherwise as mentioned they are interchangable.
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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Wagon Tailgate
Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:41 pm 
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The lock mechanism may also be different, and the wiring for the courtesy light and central locking.

My EB1 has the rear courtesy light switch mounted near the catch in the floor, but EBII onwards have the light switch built into the lock mechanism.

In the EF/EL the tailgate locks and unlocks with the central locking, but the EA-ED don't.

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Wagon Tailgate
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:09 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
The lock mechanism may also be different, and the wiring for the courtesy light and central locking.

My EB1 has the rear courtesy light switch mounted near the catch in the floor, but EBII onwards have the light switch built into the lock mechanism.

In the EF/EL the tailgate locks and unlocks with the central locking, but the EA-ED don't.

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In my EB2, the courtesy light switch is mounted on the courtesy light itself, in the rear section of the roof of the car. There is no light switch relating to the tailgate opening at all.
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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Wagon Tailgate
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:30 pm 
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It will be built into the catch like the sedans is. The light itself should have a three position switch, so that it can be off completely, on manually, and turn on and off automatically when you open and close the tailgate.

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Wagon Tailgate
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:30 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
It will be built into the catch like the sedans is. The light itself should have a three position switch, so that it can be off completely, on manually, and turn on and off automatically when you open and close the tailgate.

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Nope, that's what I would have thought also, but it appears to have a two position switch, on and off. Maybe it is not the original light?
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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Wagon Tailgate
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:33 pm 
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BTW, on the subject of tailgates, what is with the tiny vacuum hose hidden inside a piece of convoluted rubber tubing on the passenger side (EB1 S Pak) Its separate from the much larger wiring loom one. I thought it would be for a rear washer hose but apparently not - when I had the car idling with the tailgate open I could hear a strange hissing noise. The tube had worn through. Its official, my car sucks :?

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Wagon Tailgate
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:43 pm 
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5h4dy wrote:
BenJ wrote:
It will be built into the catch like the sedans is. The light itself should have a three position switch, so that it can be off completely, on manually, and turn on and off automatically when you open and close the tailgate.

Cheers
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Nope, that's what I would have thought also, but it appears to have a two position switch, on and off. Maybe it is not the original light?


Is your wagon a GLi? That might explain it.

Cheers

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 Post subject: Re: Falcon Wagon Tailgate
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:05 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
5h4dy wrote:
BenJ wrote:
It will be built into the catch like the sedans is. The light itself should have a three position switch, so that it can be off completely, on manually, and turn on and off automatically when you open and close the tailgate.

Cheers
BenJ


Nope, that's what I would have thought also, but it appears to have a two position switch, on and off. Maybe it is not the original light?


Is your wagon a GLi? That might explain it.

Cheers

BenJ



It is indeed, 1992 EB II, GLi Wagon :)
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