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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:10 pm 
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Was just working under the dash, and I noticed that I have two extra factory plugs/looms there that arn't used. The first is wiht the fuel flap opener button, it's all wired up to plug into another buttom, any ideas what? I thought maybe a power antenna (but that'd be supriseing considering my car is GLi), and it is definately factory, as it has a special moulded place inside the dash for that plug to sit in, but it's also got room for an extra button there.
The second is the clock, next to the plug for the clokc is a biger blue plug, is this for the trip computer? Does this mean that my trip computer is already all wired up? If so, I'll upgrade from the clock!

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:24 pm 
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Was just working under the dash, and I noticed that I have two extra factory plugs/looms there that arn't used. The first is wiht the fuel flap opener button, it's all wired up to plug into another buttom, any ideas what? I thought maybe a power antenna (but that'd be supriseing considering my car is GLi), and it is definately factory, as it has a special moulded place inside the dash for that plug to sit in, but it's also got room for an extra button there.


Is this near the clock in a wagon? There may be a switch plug there for the premium sound with selectable antennae height.

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The second is the clock, next to the plug for the clokc is a biger blue plug, is this for the trip computer? Does this mean that my trip computer is already all wired up? If so, I'll upgrade from the clock!


Yeah it is for the trip i think but not plug and play. Need to run a data line to the instrument cluster.

Just the way these things are mass prodcued. All start out the same in the factory with same looms etc. A GLi gets a clock, fairmont gets a trip computer - so on and so forth!

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:45 pm 
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what he said i got heaps of spare plugs in mu au!
i added a half heigh switch thats cool as th plug was there unliek series 2 au were u have to run wire to the BCM
there is also another plug there for the wagon rear wipers

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:50 pm 
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in regards to the clock / trip computer plug, yours (being a Gli) will plug & play a clock - as 4.9 EF said, you need the extra data wire for the trip computer. the plugs are pre-made so you can whack a clock straight in. but yours, being on gas... aren't there issues fitting a trip in regards to the fuel consumption readings etc??

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:00 pm 
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in regards to the clock / trip computer plug, yours (being a Gli) will plug & play a clock - as 4.9 EF said, you need the extra data wire for the trip computer. the plugs are pre-made so you can whack a clock straight in. but yours, being on gas... aren't there issues fitting a trip in regards to the fuel consumption readings etc??


It will read something but wont be accurate/usefull. EEC is still calculating injector pulse width and sending this data to tripmeter for fuel consumption calcs. Will get a reading but will be about as useful as a mule with a spinning wheel.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:45 pm 
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(of course, if you run injected LPG the trip computer is quite usefull... he he he)
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Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:21 pm 
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4.9 EF Futura wrote:
Just the way these things are mass prodcued. All start out the same in the factory with same looms etc. A GLi gets a clock, fairmont gets a trip computer - so on and so forth!


JFYI - GLi's don't come standard with the clocks, I bought mine of SLi GLi when she upgraded...
Anyways, cheers for the replies, so I was right about what I thought they were for, since I've got an aftermarket rubber antenna, it's imposable to adjust the height, and I'm on L.P.G., so the Trip Computers pointless (although I still woulda put it in there if it was all wired up! :roll: ).

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:18 am 
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mmmm plugs nice.

 

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