Fordmods Logo

Clock/Trip computer buggered. Need to know how get at it. 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 17 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: Clock/Trip computer buggered. Need to know how get at it.
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:13 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6913

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BF XR6, BF XT Wagon

Power: 197 rwkw

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

The light for the digital numbers has blown or shorted or something electrically stuffed and I cant read it. The unit is still working because you can just see the numbers very faintly. I need to know how to pull the unit from the dash and either replace it or fix the short/replace globe.

The light for night viewing works, and by that I mean the one that lights the words on the right for each setting (L/100km, InstantL/100ks etc) but the digital numbers dont work at all.

I am praying that I dont have to pull the dash out because with the premium sound I bet it'll be a bastard.

Any help would be appreciated.

 

_________________

EL XR8
Timmeh banned himself from being a moderator.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 492

Joined: 8th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: EF Fairmont Wagon, ph34r!

Location: Northam
WA, Australia

The blue LED conversion doc has a short how-to on removing the main dash fascia, which you'll probably need to do to get at the trip compy:

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=1

The Premo sound shouldn't be much harder to remove than the mid series or basic decks as both utilise similar sorts and numbers of plugs.

 

_________________

Team Argon Silver

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:28 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6913

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BF XR6, BF XT Wagon

Power: 197 rwkw

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Does that mean I have to remove the dash surround? Damn f**k bugger a*** s**t.

 

_________________

EL XR8
Timmeh banned himself from being a moderator.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:52 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 6047

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Ride: Ford Ef Futura

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

You dont HAVE to. Pop out you rear demister switch area, stick your fingers in behind and push out. THen gently lever it all out.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:57 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 1204

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia V8 Turbo

Power: 303 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

About 7 screws and its off.....no trouble, then just unclip the wires for the fuel door filler, the boot release, clock/trip computer wire, climate control wire and door lock button - you don't have to pull the stereo out or anything. You could have it off it 5 minutes easily. Also just gotta take the stereo surround off, ash tray out and unplug the light for the cigarette lighter and light for the cigarette lighter surround

 

_________________

EL Fairmont Ghia V8 Turbo 303rwkw
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:23 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Posts: 4

Joined: 15th Jun 2005

Location: Dianella
WA, Australia

it's woahfully simple, it's just a basic globe, popping it out would be hard, and not recommended in risk of crazking something, I changed the colour of my dash, and looked @ the trip computer light, it's very very easy, it's the same type of globe that lights up the floors. Anywayz, u have the take out the facia of the dash, including the part surrounding ur stereo, in total u have approx, 12 screws to take out. but trust me, if u know anything about lights, it's very easy, the light unclips, u replace it, all done :). let me know how u go
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6913

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BF XR6, BF XT Wagon

Power: 197 rwkw

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Thanks mutated. I'll give it a go today and report back.

 

_________________

EL XR8
Timmeh banned himself from being a moderator.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:22 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6913

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BF XR6, BF XT Wagon

Power: 197 rwkw

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

I got the dash front out no problem. I was amazed it was only 10 minutes to do that.

The bulb had blown but I think you can only get them from Ford, because the legs are soldered onto some small clips that sit inside the holder. I bought a couple of globes from s**t but I dont think the legs will contact properly so I'll have to wait for Ford to open tomorrow.

 

_________________

EL XR8
Timmeh banned himself from being a moderator.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 6:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6913

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BF XR6, BF XT Wagon

Power: 197 rwkw

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

I go the seperate bulb to work but I'm not happy because the legs are not soldered onto the metal clips.

What do you reckon leave it as is or get a Ford one that will have better contacts on the metal clips?

 

_________________

EL XR8
Timmeh banned himself from being a moderator.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:58 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 6047

Joined: 12th Nov 2004

Ride: Ford Ef Futura

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Timmeh wrote:
I go the seperate bulb to work but I'm not happy because the legs are not soldered onto the metal clips.

What do you reckon leave it as is or get a Ford one that will have better contacts on the metal clips?


Depends how much money you got?

Just let it go for now, see what happens.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:25 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 53

Posts: 5589

Joined: 14th Jan 2005

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: 96 XH/97 EL

Location: South Coast
NSW, Australia

Timmeh wrote:
The bulb had blown but I think you can only get them from Ford, because the legs are soldered onto some small clips that sit inside the holder. I bought a couple of globes from s**t but I dont think the legs will contact properly so I'll have to wait for Ford to open tomorrow.
There are three different instrument light type bulb holders that I know of (found this out during a LED conversion) Blue (bulb is soldered crimped), White & Black (bulb pulls out) - there may be others, but these are most common. I'd try the wreckers first, as Ford are pretty expensive - $4-$5 per globe IIRC. Bring a multimeter to check them, as they are a bit fragile. Some of the WA boys may have some spare, particularly if they've done LED conversions, might be worth a post to see if they can help . . . .

 

_________________

96 XH Longreach 'S': LPG, Alarm, 3.23:1 LSD, Cruise, Trip Comp, ABS, Power Windows, Mid Series Dome Lt, Climate Ctrl
97 EL Futura S/W: LPG, Alarm, LED int Lts, Trip Comp, F/Lane Dome Lt, Climate Ctrl, T5 Conversion

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:41 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 1204

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia V8 Turbo

Power: 303 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

pack of three for 6 bucks from fraud - not too bad

 

_________________

EL Fairmont Ghia V8 Turbo 303rwkw
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:00 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6913

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BF XR6, BF XT Wagon

Power: 197 rwkw

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

offyaguts wrote:
pack of three for 6 bucks from fraud - not too bad


Does that include the bulb holder too or is it just the bulb and the metal clips?

 

_________________

EL XR8
Timmeh banned himself from being a moderator.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:14 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 1204

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia V8 Turbo

Power: 303 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Just the globes

 

_________________

EL Fairmont Ghia V8 Turbo 303rwkw
Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:28 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6913

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BF XR6, BF XT Wagon

Power: 197 rwkw

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

I just put the globe in and wrapped the legs around the metal clip. I couldnt be a*** to solder them.

If Ford are only supplying the globes and not the metal clips than that is just wrong. Such a fiddly little item. Should of been made simpler.

 

_________________

EL XR8
Timmeh banned himself from being a moderator.

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 17 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:19 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names