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Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:41 pm 
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Im just wondering what the deal is with the ef/el falcons and which models received the high series clusters?

I know fairlanes and fairmonts got them, but why do i see some futura's and gli's have them installed aswell?

has this been added by the owner or was it fitted from factory on some gli's and futuras?

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Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:49 pm 
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GLi / Futura Come with LOW Series: (4 gauges)
Fairmont / Fairmont Ghia / XR / Police spec Come with MID Series: (6 gauges)
Fairlane / LTD Come with High Series. (6 gauges with Larger needles and LCD)

Most people change to the mid series for looks, oil gauge and volts.
Some GLi / Futura's are Police cars. (opt20) is stamped on the compliance plate.

All clusters can be installed with Small mods.
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/Changing ... s-d14.html
Fairmont to GLi / Futura requires an internal resistor added and an Oil sender installed.
A Police cluster is a straight swap to GLi / Futura with the oil sender as well.
A High Series can also be installed to a Low series with a few external resistors to trick the door sensors fuel flap etc.

They're also reverse compatible too by removing components.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:51 am 
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cheers mate, what a reply 10/10
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Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:23 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
GLi / Futura Come with LOW Series: (4 gauges)
Fairmont / Fairmont Ghia / XR / Police spec Come with MID Series: (6 gauges)
Fairlane / LTD Come with High Series. (6 gauges with Larger needles and LCD)

Most people change to the mid series for looks, oil gauge and volts.
Some GLi / Futura's are Police cars. (opt20) is stamped on the compliance plate.

All clusters can be installed with Small mods.
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/Changing ... s-d14.html
Fairmont to GLi / Futura requires an internal resistor added and an Oil sender installed.
A Police cluster is a straight swap to GLi / Futura with the oil sender as well.
A High Series can also be installed to a Low series with a few external resistors to trick the door sensors fuel flap etc.

They're also reverse compatible too by removing components.


you seem to kow what your talking about..
i read the link but didnt find info i need.
my cluster stoped working...
everything on it works but the rev meter and the speedo. the rev needle moves but it gets stuck on the 2-3 and when the car is turned off it stays on the 2-3.
the speedo on the other hand stays on 0 even when im driving?

what do you think has gone wrong?
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Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:23 pm 
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It sounds to me the backing plate is fouling the needles.

Some people change the fascia background, remove the needles with a fork, and when re-applying, press too hard.

The tacho description suits that perfectly.

The speedo also, but it could possibly be an electrical fault too.

Try swapping the cluster with another, if no success obviolsly you'll need to search for an electrical fault.


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Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:39 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
It sounds to me the backing plate is fouling the needles.

Some people change the fascia background, remove the needles with a fork, and when re-applying, press too hard.

The tacho description suits that perfectly.

The speedo also, but it could possibly be an electrical fault too.

Try swapping the cluster with another, if no success obviolsly you'll need to search for an electrical fault.


PM if you require a cluster.


Thanks mate il look into it.
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