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Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:41 pm 
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I'm running an EF ghia cluster in my EL. and used the EF templates to design my custom dials. Absolutely no issues in making the swap. To complete, I had to add teh resistor for the diming circuit to work, and I swapped EEPROMs so keep my original odometer (the EF cluster had more than double what I had on it).

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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:56 am 
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where do you start in disassembling the whole face of it?

i want to start just dont no where to, because i just want to change the colour of the face to white
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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:52 am 
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Check the technical Documents sections, its all in there.
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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:53 am 
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nah couldnt find anything that i need.

What im talking about it is like where to start unscrewing and stuff like that.
All im doing is replacing the face of it .
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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:45 pm 
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anyone know of any tutorials ?
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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:53 pm 
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I like the EL cluster with the EF needles

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:55 pm 
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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:59 pm 
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daniel000 wrote:
where do you start in disassembling the whole face of it?

i want to start just dont no where to, because i just want to change the colour of the face to white


Id just get one from the wreckers and see where you take it apart and try it with that one first

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 7:23 pm 
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@ daniel.

You know how to take the cluster out first?

If not..

- Remove ash tray
- remove screws from ashtray/stereo surround. (there's 3 IIRC)
- Remove ashtray/stereo surround
- Remove screws from dash surround. (3 above the cluster, 1 above the boot/fuel buttons, 1 above the door lock button)
- Remove the screws from the cluster. Two on each side.
- Wiggle out, unplug two (3 if a Fairlane/LTD) loom plugs.
Done.

Open Cluster.
(you'll need a T15 torx bit screw driver)
- remove 2 (IIRC) torx screws from the top of the cluster.
- there'll be 4 (5?) plastic clips holding the black shroud, and clear face on.
- Make note (take a photo) of where the needles point when the cluster is off. DO NOT MOVE THEM (you'll ruin the accuracy of the gauges).
- Pry the needles off, in a smooth upwards motion (perpendicular to the dial face). I find a fork works well, protect the dial face with a tissue.
- Lift the dial face off, there's a few friction tabs that hold it in tight, they just pull through the dial face.

- reverse to assemble, keeping in mind to position the needles correctly (again resist the temptation to give them a spin), and don't push them all the way down or they'll get caught on the dial face.

(from memory, sold my EL over a year ago, so I may be a lil rusty).

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:18 am 
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ok thanks dude much appreciated.

just need to find out what type of LED's i need cause i think im just going to change the orange to blue.

any help on which to buy ?
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Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:51 pm 
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The EF's use white lights, the orange LCD is done with an orange filter, you need to change that. That IS a difficult job. It is documented elsewhere on this site.

 

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