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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:06 am 
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That kind of narrows my search down doesn't it!

I know the two main bits invovled in smartlock are the module and the appropriate electronic keyed ignition barrell.

If I have these things with the appropriate loom, will my car then be "smartlocked"?

Just a thought.........might make my life easier.

By the way...I have sunroof too, is that a seperate loom that I will not have to worry about? or will I have to try and find a fairmont with a sun roof?

Thanks for all you help here guys, great info. I think my thirst for knowledge is almost satiated.

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:42 am 
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If you get a complete EBII Fairmont Smartlock dash, including loom and BEM, plus a EBII/ED Smartlock ECU and Smartlock Ignition Barrel, yes - you could convert to smartlock :)

I'd say the sunroof is totally separate from all of your dash wiring. You'll need to sus this out when you pull it all apart. At most, it would only be grabbing 12v Constant/, Ign and Ground from somewhere.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:43 pm 
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Thanks for all your help.

Will keep everyone posted as to how it all goes.

Have sourced a complete ED Ghia dash for $100 with everything......but i'll have to pull it out.

Should be challenging to say the least, but there you go.

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:07 pm 
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Wow.. thats a top deal!!

They take about 15-20 minutes to pull out.

Remove A pillar covers, remove top dash cover (2 allen keys), undo screws across top of dash, remove center console, 2x 10mm bolts below (around) the radio, and 2x 13mm nuts holding the steering column to the pedal box. I think thats about it :D

from there it should basically fall out. Then the joy of unplugging everything :D

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:24 pm 
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hi
apart from the wires for the tacho/water level and temp sensers
will the full dash loom from a gia dash plug into the existing engine loom at the plugs that join the dash loom to the rest of the car ? and just run the extra wires from there for the tacho and what ever ?
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cos he's spent a lot of time pulling cars apart to find how they work instead of enjoying a normal life....... ]

well its good to see that some 1 knows inside & outside of a falcon I6 wise but its good to see Brad converting the FAIRMONT to a 5Litre as then he will get more knowledge on the motor that is rare as rocking a*** s**t compared to the I6 I liked the I6 but nothing beats the sound & torque of a V8 :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:15 pm 
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Just a quick thought!

Are the ECM loom plugs the same for I6 and V8 in the EBII and ED?

ie will my ECM (EBII manual V8) plug into the ECM loom in the dash board of the ED ghia , which is an I6?

Important to know before attempting this I reckon.

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:21 pm 
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philaddis wrote:
Just a quick thought!

Are the ECM loom plugs the same for I6 and V8 in the EBII and ED?

ie will my ECM (EBII manual V8) plug into the ECM loom in the dash board of the ED ghia , which is an I6?

Important to know before attempting this I reckon.

Phil


It will probably plug in as they share the 60 pin connector but a V8 EEC-IV will not control a 6 cylinder engine.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:24 pm 
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Hey Waggin,

The saying is 'good thinking 99' from Maxwell Smart.

Not 69, you dirty dog.

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Made me laugh anyway.
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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:48 pm 
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philaddis wrote:
Just a quick thought!

Are the ECM loom plugs the same for I6 and V8 in the EBII and ED?

ie will my ECM (EBII manual V8) plug into the ECM loom in the dash board of the ED ghia , which is an I6?

Important to know before attempting this I reckon.

Phil


My understanding is that the dash looms in I6 and V8 are the same. I hope it is, else my V8 conversion just got a whole lot harder :)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:49 pm 
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hi
apart from the wires for the tacho/water level and temp sensers
will the full dash loom from a gia dash plug into the existing engine loom at the plugs that join the dash loom to the rest of the car ? and just run the extra wires from there for the tacho and what ever ?


Yeh.. everything should be plug and play.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:52 pm 
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So whats wrong with your existing dash?

You selling it?
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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:53 pm 
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So whats wrong with your existing dash?

You selling it?


which one? There are 3 or 4 sitting around dave's place at the the moment :)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:56 pm 
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I'm refering to the one this post has been discussing for 2 pages that he is replacing.....

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Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:57 pm 
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Oh rightio. I beleive he wants to upgrade to the luxury of fairmont.

He'll gain climate control, trip computer and a mid series cluster.

 

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