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Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:36 pm 
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Do they work? to what extent? has anyone tried it?
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Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:44 pm 
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There is a fair amount of cutting up the dash involved, so I'd say don't bother. You'd have to do a bit of electrical work as well.
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Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:26 pm 
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Considering that the BA and FG dashes are completely different shapes, and also a very different wiring loom, I'd say this would be a very difficult task.

Can't say I blame you for wanting to try though... the FG cluster looks awesome on the XR's.
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Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:54 pm 
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very different wiring loom??

do you know this for a fact? most functions of the dash are done via CAN, majority of it works with ONLY the CAN.

And the stuff that isnt can is just simple s**t anyway, like fuel level, and simple on/off for the idiot strip lights..

I think the program will arise with the software differences between the FG and the BA's.

A more likely match would be the BF/FG ecu/clusters...

I remember overhearing at FTG that darren was getting some FG clusters - i think one of the guys at FTG might have some input on this subject...
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Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:19 pm 
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umm WHY?


what kind of idiot response is that?

have you seen an fg cluster?


no but FG is like what 4, 5 months old tops.. and the FG interrior and BA/BF interrior are completly different

I havn't seen the cluster itself, what is to be gained?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:29 pm 
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Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:10 pm 
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If you want a full working dash cluster(including the LCD screen between the gauges) then I'd say it'd be a reasonably difficult thing to do. We do retrofitting at work. There was a fair amount of cutting into the dash and I'm pretty sure the Elec's had a bit of work to get everything on the LCD functioning as they do now.

Not saying it can't be done, Im just saying it'll be difficult
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Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:59 pm 
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its plug and play - along with the fg motor - amazingly enough the turbo motor will run off the EL Fairmont ECU's


Boy who cried wolf^ and this isn't where there was a real wolf. :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:30 pm 
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the new FG actually uses several different CAN networks of different speeds for different functions, and the new IC's are integrated with a few of those - thus it wont work
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Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:36 pm 
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i just want that dash its sooooo sexy
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Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:31 pm 
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I've also heard that the new Clusters are smartshield integrated.

If this is the case, it would mean that you can't swap them between FG models either without re-enabling them - just like the BEM and the ICC on the BA/BF/SX/SY.

I'd have to dive into an FG workshop manual to know for sure. There don't seem to be any about....


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Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:18 pm 
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I've seen the occasional FG cluster pop up on ebay, mainly from FTG. They do look very nice, especially the XR/FPV ones.
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Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:33 pm 
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i just want that dash its sooooo sexy


I have a FG XR6 cluster Dial, that will look hot on a BA cluster if your interested?

 

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its plug and play - along with the fg motor - amazingly enough the turbo motor will run off the EL Fairmont ECU's


Boy who cried wolf^ and this isn't where there was a real wolf. :lol:


i thought it was quite funny :)

 

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