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Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:51 pm 
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Hi Guys,
Just curious to know if anyone added cruise control, climate control and trip computers to there EF/EL falcons which lack those items.

Does anyone know of the costs or the diffculity of doing this?
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Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:10 pm 
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do a search as the "how to" is either covered in the tech docos or in threads.

climate control conversion has alot of work involved, but is possible.

trip comp is pretty easy

cruise control is supposed to be pretty easy if your car was optioned with abs, im about to do this so ill let you know how i go.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:08 pm 
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you don't need abs to have cruise - the loom is seperate

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:01 pm 
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the loom is intergrated.
there is a seperate loom available, not sure if ford have any more.
you still have to jump under the dash and join wires though.

having ABS makes it 10000x easier.

mine had no ABS and i put it in, its not that bad.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:13 pm 
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No mine doesn't have ABS, which sounds like it's going to makes things abit of a pain.

Mash85 let me know how you go with adding cruise control to your ride.
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Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:59 pm 
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if u want some extras without the hassels and pain, get a futura or a fairmont, like what i did.
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Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:50 pm 
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pauly_pizza wrote:
if u want some extras without the hassels and pain, get a futura or a fairmont, like what i did.


meh, but hes got a gli and the beauty of the e series cars is you can option them up relatively easily

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:10 pm 
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Mash85 wrote:
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if u want some extras without the hassels and pain, get a futura or a fairmont, like what i did.


meh, but hes got a gli and the beauty of the e series cars is you can option them up relatively easily
I agree, even though the going rate for a fairmont is little more than a good GLi wait until you see tha changeover price at a dealer.

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:45 am 
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exactly. and how knows what other problems he might inherit if he swaps his gli for a higher model.

besides doing stuff to your car is half the fun

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:53 am 
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yeah ive done climate control, its not really that hard if your not scared of doing some major pulling apart. modding the airbox is quite easy. i wouldnt mind actually writing a better climate control doc. if you get a fairmont wiring loom is pretty easy, adding all wires probably doesnt make it worth it
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Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 12:10 pm 
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pauly_pizza wrote:
if u want some extras without the hassels and pain, get a futura or a fairmont, like what i did.


What The?????????

You want to option your car so you just buy another one????? :roll:

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:17 pm 
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I want to option my car with the fairmont climate control, seems it'd be easier just to buy a fairmont but money money money :D

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:00 pm 
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Mash85 wrote:
exactly. and how knows what other problems he might inherit if he swaps his gli for a higher model.

besides doing stuff to your car is half the fun


thats true.. but u can also do more stuff to a fairmont.. theres plenty to do.....
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Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:02 pm 
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MilleniumFalcon wrote:
I want to option my car with the fairmont climate control, seems it'd be easier just to buy a fairmont but money money money :D


I didnt really see a huge price difference between a gli and a fairmont.. like wasn't a big difference cos for one thing i bought my car at auctions and price can variate and two is that a car which is 10 years old or whatever the value has depreciated so much that; when new differnce was sum 10 grand but 10 years later its like 500-1 grand etc depending on both conditions etc.
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Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:04 pm 
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Happy wrote:
pauly_pizza wrote:
if u want some extras without the hassels and pain, get a futura or a fairmont, like what i did.


What The?????????

You want to option your car so you just buy another one????? :roll:


nooo i mean say u havn't bought a car and u were thinking of optioning it or upgrading..... just think of getting a fairmont in the first place.... but hey some people think different...

also a optioned gli, wont ever be like a fairmont... cos a gli with stuff is still a gli........ isnt that correct?
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