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 Post subject: EL Fairmont cluster into EF Fairmont v8
Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:13 pm 
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can this be done? is it plug and play?
the EL Fairmont cluster is out of a 6 cylinder car! does this matter?
also the EL cluster has a sticker on it that says police 96da 10849 ba
vdo 12673
does this mean anything?

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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:02 pm 
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Police cluster, is plug and play. 6 or 8 doesnt matter for the EF/EL
You will need to change the sender for the Oil from a switch to a sender, bout 80 bucks from fraud. Sender is located in front of the oil filter next to the water pump. Need a 1 1/16 deep socket to replace
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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:31 pm 
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Regarding the Oil pressure sender, doesn't the EF Fairmont already have the correct one too? They also had the mid level cluster.
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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:25 pm 
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Cluster is a direct fit, and Yes, the tacho will work with a 6 or 8.

You'll need to remove the LCD dimming resistor from the police cluster for it to operate in a fairmont (as they have variable dimming) police spec had the hi/lo toggle *reason for resistor*

read:
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/Changing ... s-d14.html

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:45 pm 
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is the cluster actually out of an el Fairmont, if it is and is working in it, it'll be a straight plug and play. Otherwise normally copspec clusters were only in mid and low spec cars, which meant they needed a resistor added for dimming function etc. may have already ben done or something though, can always plug it in and give it a try.

check tech docs with regards to further info on the dimming function and that resistor etc.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:36 am 
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OZBMX wrote:
is the cluster actually out of an el Fairmont, if it is and is working in it, it'll be a straight plug and play. Otherwise normally copspec clusters were only in mid and low spec cars, which meant they needed a resistor added for dimming function etc. may have already ben done or something though, can always plug it in and give it a try.

check tech docs with regards to further info on the dimming function and that resistor etc.


it was from a fairmont wagon el from the wreckers (upullit)!
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Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:48 pm 
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ok, well I'd throw it in and see as it should be fine.

 

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