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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 9:14 am 
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hello i just put a trip computer in to my el it all works great but has 1 problum it lights up when ignition is on but when i turn the head lights on 1 side lights up and the lcd dosent it turns off.i wired it up using the doco any one have any idea on what happening thanks.
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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:33 am 
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Its cause of the cluster. You need to add the resistor into the cluster to make the lights work. Its mentioned somewhere in the install docco.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:38 am 
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hrmm,

Ignition on:
LCD does illuminate so you can see it in the day.
The side panel doesn't.

Parkers on:
The LCD remains lite, and the 'avg, dist etc, (side panel) illuminates.

Sounds pretty straight forward to me. But if this isn't the case, you may have the dimmer/parkers wired the wrong way?¿

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:39 am 
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Low EL wrote:
Its cause of the cluster. You need to add the resistor into the cluster to make the lights work. Its mentioned somewhere in the install docco.


Trip comp, not cluster.

Unless he's changed the cluster also.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:27 am 
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looked at the docco agian i folowed it but same problum. whats the resister and i did change the cluster from falcon to fairmont one.
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Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:08 pm 
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robsea80 wrote:
looked at the docco agian i folowed it but same problum. whats the resister and i did change the cluster from falcon to fairmont one.


Then Low El is on the money then,

WHen fitting a Fairmont Cluster to a GLi/Futura or XR you need to solder in a resistor in the cluster.
It allows the LCD to illuminate/dim.
Without it the cluster expects the BEM to control the lumosity with the variable feature in fairmonts, However with lower spec cars, this is done via the cluster.

Please read the doco on changing instruments.
http://fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=14

You are required to solder a 1watt 47ohm resistor.
costs all of 10 cents and take around 10 mins to discect the cluster and solder.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:05 pm 
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see if the dimester light is blown on the dash thats what i found when i did mine ,and i followed the doco aswell
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Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:12 pm 
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sorry i ment the demester switch light that turns the thing on
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