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Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:27 pm 
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Due to the painful experience of trying to find an EL Fairmont dash loom I am trying to psych myself into converting an EF Fairmonts wiring to do the job.

I have had a look at the 2 tech docs on upgrading "smartlock" which encompasses replacing the BEM. I already have a Green EL BEM to install in place of the current Blue one.

Going through the docs (which seem to point to EF more than EL) I found a few anomalies which isn't doing my confidence any good. First up, the docs say that only the High series BEM's in the EL have the 2 plug arrangement yet the Blue BEM in my EL GLi has two plugs and I can do a straight swap with the Green one. Then there is the wiring info.... I cut the very top BEM plug off an ravaged EF Fairmont at the wreckers however quite a few colors in the plug do not match the docs. Then there is the lack of matching pin functions/wire colours for the various plugs on the EF's vs the EL's.

So, I was wondering if anyone has put EF Fairmont wiring into an EL and have some wiring info on how to change the single EF plug to the double EL plugs for the BEM.

I understand from snap0964 that the LH dash plugs are also different on the EF vs the EL, so does anyone have any info on what wire goes where so I could replace the EF plugs with the EL equivalents.

Before anyone asks, I am doing this to gain all the Fairmont wiring for such things as the trip computer, climate control etc which I hope to install when I kick off my major transformation project later this week. If nothing comes to light then I will just have to live with the GLi wiring until I find the correct model version meaning the dash will have to be pulled out later, not a happy thought.

Any assistance from any of the wiring gurus out there would be very much appreciated.

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Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:33 am 
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One of the two large connectors that connects to the body loom is different and needs to be changed. From memory ( and it is very hazzy on this mod) the only real issue was the lack of tach signal that needs to be sourced from the diagnostics connector.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:43 pm 
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Thanks twason

I don't need the info any longer as I have managed to source an EL loom - phew! I didn't much like the idea of replacing bloody big plugs!

Mods, you can close this now please.

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