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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:51 am 
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Hey everyone i have a standard BA Cluseter and want to change the Green Numbers to Blue has any one done this

The lights are led so i think it would be controled from the plug
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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:53 am 
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i reckon best bet is to fit an XR cluster, they look good and have blue lights.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:38 am 
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alfy wrote:
i reckon best bet is to fit an XR cluster, they look good and have blue lights.


Would be the best option but i'd love to be able to change the current cluster should be easy to do if someone knows how. Would be interesting to see if the part numbers are the same on both clusters
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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:26 pm 
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Big fiddly job. Better off just getting an XR cluster or better yet an FPV one.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:47 pm 
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fnp wrote:
Big fiddly job. Better off just getting an XR cluster or better yet an FPV one.


Had a look at this link

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/Swapping ... s-d37.html

it explains what each of the conectors are used for? Now i just need to wor out what to do
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Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:07 pm 
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Changing the LEDs over is indeed a very fiddly process. All the LEDs inside a BA cluster are surface mount, so you'll need to desolder and then solder in blue ones. If you've got a steady hand and ALOT of patience, and feel like experimenting, give it a shot. Otherwise, a straight cluster swap to XR or FPV series would be the simplest option.

 

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:30 am 
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I think i'll jet get a new cluster
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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:57 pm 
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would the FPV clusters fit in an XT? if so where could ya get one?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:25 pm 
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FTG salvage maybe??

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:44 pm 
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I've seen the occasional FPV cluster pop up on ebay when FTG sell them.
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Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:58 pm 
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Its a easy job to do, i'd say about 1-2 hours and it'll be done. I changed my old one to red just for a bit of fun one day, if i get round to it i'll take some pics during the week

 

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the other option is cutting the wire off the loom and doing a EF EL type mod to it.

will be FAR cheaper and provide the exact same results.

altho the FPV job will look 100 times cooler

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:19 pm 
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auMatt can change the SMD's over in any cluster. PM him. He can also work other magic too.

FPV clusters are hideously expensive for what they are - basically XT clusters with a different face and blue LEDs. Other than that they're all mostly the same on the inside - even the dial scaling of an XT cluster can be modified to fit an FPV face (7000rpm/220kmh to 8000rpm/270km/h).

Also, if you have any Ba MKII or BF cluster, Matt can even enable shift alert which was only found on FPV Manual clusters.

If you buy a 2nd hand BF XT cluster, and send it to auMatt for the mods and face, I reckon it would still work out cheaper than buying a 2nd hand FPV cluster on eBay.




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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:12 pm 
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Yeah I can do all that. check http://www.degabrielle.com.au/ I do this in my spare time for people. If your interested let me know.

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Lukeyson wrote:
auMatt can change the SMD's over in any cluster. PM him. He can also work other magic too.

FPV clusters are hideously expensive for what they are - basically XT clusters with a different face and blue LEDs. Other than that they're all mostly the same on the inside - even the dial scaling of an XT cluster can be modified to fit an FPV face (7000rpm/220kmh to 8000rpm/270km/h).

Also, if you have any Ba MKII or BF cluster, Matt can even enable shift alert which was only found on FPV Manual clusters.

If you buy a 2nd hand BF XT cluster, and send it to auMatt for the mods and face, I reckon it would still work out cheaper than buying a 2nd hand FPV cluster on eBay.




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Can you confirm that shift alert is available on all BA MKII XR clusters?
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