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Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:52 pm 
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hi brought a trip computer to fit in my el gli. was just wondering about the trip computer plug. the question is where the other wires are already connected there is little metal contacts inside the pins but where the slots where the other 3 wires have to be run from it doesnt seem to have the metal contacts. does that matter or is it just abit fiddly to get working thanks.
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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:16 am 
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SInce you're new, I guess the benefit of the doubt applies....use the serach and you'll find a billion threads on this...
Have a read here

http://www.fordmods.com/phpBB2/documents.php?doc=32

Thats the "technical document" on it...
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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:46 pm 
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the_scotsman wrote:
SInce you're new, I guess the benefit of the doubt applies....use the serach and you'll find a billion threads on this...
Have a read here

http://www.fordmods.com/phpBB2/documents.php?doc=32

Thats the "technical document" on it...


Doesnt say in that document about what he's asking.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:13 pm 
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Well, it does really....there are no metal contacts on the connector as the wires are not there. The doco explains what extra wires are required, and so obviously either pins will be needed, or some other sort of connection between the pins and new wires...
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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 4:17 pm 
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So to answer the question, there are no contacts in those 3 holes as there are no wires there on your loom. You will need to either source some pins, or come up with a way of connecting the 3 new wires to the pins...
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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:48 pm 
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yeh i had a look around pins to fit that are gunna be hard to find so i was thinkin of goin to the wreckers an cuttin the plug out of a wreck fairmont. seems like the easy option i rekon 8-)
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Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:07 pm 
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If Fairmonts are a bit scarce at the wreckers, you can use another EF/EL clock plug or instrument cluster plug for your pins - they are held in by 'fingers', but carefully dissecting your donor plug may be easier to get them out.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:07 am 
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ya good diea will give one of em go thanks for ya help :lol:
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