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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 3:52 am 
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This is probably a stupid question ...but who gives a f**k. :D

Will an EL Futura instrument cluster (Tacho, Speedo, plus 4 gauges) fit & work quite happily in an EL XR6?

Just making sure...cheers guys.

 

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 4:18 am 
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it should do mate i can't see why not but there may be some underlying problem that i may not be seeing.

 

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 4:38 am 
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Davehimself wrote:
it should do mate i can't see why not but there may be some underlying problem that i may not be seeing.


Thanks mate,

I don't really see why not either.

I actually prefer the Futura Tacho & Speedo gauges to the XR6 ...more divisions / increments & more visible at night.

 

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 8:23 am 
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markr154 wrote:
Davehimself wrote:
it should do mate i can't see why not but there may be some underlying problem that i may not be seeing.


Thanks mate,

I don't really see why not either.

I actually prefer the Futura Tacho & Speedo gauges to the XR6 ...more divisions / increments & more visible at night.
Should work but the Futura does not have the oil pressure and Battery volts gauge where I am sure the XR6 does. If this is the case you will need to replace the oil pressure sender with a oil pressure switch. All else will be the same but better ways to achieve you goal is to either swap over the backgrounds between clusters or purchase a Fairmont one. If you go the fairmont way then the cluster needs a resistor installed for the backlight on the LCD to work.

 

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 11:27 am 
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Futura doesnt even show the battery and oil gagues. Theya re hidden by the black backing.

It should be just plug and play.
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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 11:37 am 
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ooorrrrrrrrrrrrrr mark you could just take the facia out of the futura and wack it in the xr dash as they have the oil and battery guage there just no needles.

 

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 12:44 pm 
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It's actually from an EL Fairmont!

So what's this resistor I have to install for the LCD to work?

I would've thought this would be just plug & play?

 

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 1:33 pm 
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It's OK, I've just checked the docco for this one.

Looks easy enough!

 

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Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 1:35 pm 
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Ok,

GLi/Futura/XR into GLi/Futura/XR = plug and play
Fairmont into GLi/Futura/XR = need to add reisstor.
Fairlane into Fairmont/Gli/Futura/XR = rewiring.

Its in the doco
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