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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:29 pm 
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:D hi i would like to change my EF futura clock to a fairmont trip computer. but i understand that i cant just get one from the wreckers as it wont have the correct wiring is there a cheaper alternative than spending $200 at a ford dealer to get the TC and loom. regards Anthony

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:45 pm 
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http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-ef-el-fairm ... dZViewItem


also brows ebay and search in car parts and search in the ef/el bits

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:46 pm 
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http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=32

Theres no such thing as going to ford and getting a ready made loom.

You'll have too Re-arrange your clock plug wires and add the data wire from the cluster.

It sounds scarey for a first timer, but once you've done it... you'll wonder what all the fuss is about!

going rate for a TC is about $90 for a TC + partial loom (flying wires are on the plug so you can wire this to your existing loom)

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:50 pm 
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if you buy from ebay chancers are the loom will be included with the trip computer

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:31 pm 
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cool thanks dudes sound like i may be able to get away with it pretty cheaply

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:17 pm 
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Im doing the same thing I bought the trip computer off ebay.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:48 pm 
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Hi all... I just picked a trip computer up off of eBay. The instructions in the URL above are great.... but does anyone know where the right hand cluster connector is located, in other words, what needs to come off the dash to get to it? I cant work out from their photos where abouts it is.
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Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:30 pm 
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You need to pull the dash apart until you can remove the dash cluster itself, the loom is the one attached to the dash cluster closest the drivers door.

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:07 pm 
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I was afraid so!!! LOL! Oh well, one way to get to know your car!

I'll give it a go this Saturday morning. Thanks for your reply Lazz20.
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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:19 pm 
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I had the upgrade done from the clock to the trip computer. Bought off ebay. I got as far as pulling the dash apart and with help off a friend found that the pin given provided was the wrong size, used the pin from the old clock instead to contect the data line to the clock, if memory serves me.

What I was wondering has anyone upgraded the manual climate controls from the dials to the digital face? Thanks

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:53 pm 
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newby wrote:
I had the upgrade done from the clock to the trip computer. Bought off ebay. I got as far as pulling the dash apart and with help off a friend found that the pin given provided was the wrong size, used the pin from the old clock instead to contect the data line to the clock, if memory serves me.

What I was wondering has anyone upgraded the manual climate controls from the dials to the digital face? Thanks
Yeah a few people have.

Did we ever make a doco on this???
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