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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:01 pm 
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how hard is it to fit a digital cluster from a NA-NC11 fairlane or EA ghia to a ED.????????
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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:32 pm 
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they are physically the same in an EA Ghia... just bolt out, bolt in... problem is, you need the sensor on the fuel cap, and I'm not sure on the doors as my EA ghia hasn't got any.. lol... but should be a straight swap over, tacho should be the same plug and s**t aswell..

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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:59 pm 
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i had a look at a ghia cluster and s pack cluster side by side and the ghia has an extra plug on the back.im hoping its for the little door and fuel cap lights???
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most probably cos thats the main difference

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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:26 pm 
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so if i fit it without wiring up the extra plug will the rest of the cluster work?
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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:28 pm 
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just hook it up and see what happends . cant hurt

 

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Have a look at this first
http://www.fordmods.com/phpBB2/documents.php?doc=45

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:12 am 
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It won't plug and play, I've installed them in a ED before, You need to totally re-wire the whole thing ..

here is pic of what your in for, (the back of the digital dash)

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You just about have to cut and rejoin every wire ...

took me 2hrs,
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Oh, and the door switches, your going to need a relay for each door ..

What dash you got in your ED at the moment? ... povo/taxi dash or s-pack?
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its the povo/taxi dash
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Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:36 am 
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GT3000 thanks for that link it tells mr everyihing i needed to know.

i just have two more Qs. can i just leave the door wires disconected.?

and how do i wire up the two wires for the LCD
illumination.?
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Hey guys

I just put in a NA fairlane LCD cluster into my EA Fairmont today... I got the LCD cluster from a wreckers for $50!!! Make sure you get the wiring connecters with it!!!!!

The documentation on this site, for the 2nd row of wires on each plug is in reverse... eg. 12 pin plug description on the site goes pin 1-6 then pin 12-7... its been labelled in reverse.

But, yes, you have to strip just about every wire from the original plugs and rewire it to match the upmarket cluster. Its a C*** of a job... but its gotta be done... took me about 2 hours to strip and rewire sitting in my driveway.

The easiest way to rewire is just attach the simular wires... eg... green wires to green wires, orange to orange...

The LCD illumination wires (red/black & black/white) can just be hooked up to the igintion on V12+ (green/red) and the black/white wire to ground, although Im considering placing a variable resistor on these wires to dim the light (full 12V is very bright on the LCD).

If you leave the door wires disconnected, the LCD door displays the doors opening and shutting in a never ending loop.. it won't stop... its annoying as hell... I'm gonna tackel that one tomorrow.

Does anyone know how to stop the doors opening and shutting?!?!

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:58 am 
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Hey guys

I just put in a NA fairlane LCD cluster into my EA Fairmont today... I got the LCD cluster from a wreckers for $50!!! Make sure you get the wiring connecters with it!!!!!

The documentation on this site, for the 2nd row of wires on each plug is in reverse... eg. 12 pin plug description on the site goes pin 1-6 then pin 12-7... its been labelled in reverse.

But, yes, you have to strip just about every wire from the original plugs and rewire it to match the upmarket cluster. Its a C*** of a job... but its gotta be done... took me about 2 hours to strip and rewire sitting in my driveway.

The easiest way to rewire is just attach the simular wires... eg... green wires to green wires, orange to orange...

The LCD illumination wires (red/black & black/white) can just be hooked up to the igintion on V12+ (green/red) and the black/white wire to ground, although Im considering placing a variable resistor on these wires to dim the light (full 12V is very bright on the LCD).

If you leave the door wires disconnected, the LCD door displays the doors opening and shutting in a never ending loop.. it won't stop... its annoying as hell... I'm gonna tackel that one tomorrow.

Does anyone know how to stop the doors opening and shutting?!?!


Yeah, you need resistors and relays for each door, Think the resistor is about 180ohm ... not sure how you wrie it up again tough .
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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:09 am 
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yeah but can you disable them so they dont light up at all?
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Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:11 am 
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Yup, 180ohm resitor on them all and then to ground :)
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