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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:11 pm 
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i want to put an ef/el cluster into my eb but dont want to change the dash due to the handbrake mod is it just a wire transfer or is there more involved??
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Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 11:19 pm 
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i do understand that the initial shape wont fit but i'll organise that problem, its the elecrtonics that ill need help with, maybe people who have done the entire mod could help
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Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:50 am 
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they will have a conection for the tacho and another for the speedo and oil,fuel ect conected to these if the layout is ruffly the same with the same amount of pins in the conectors is should be ok, i tryed to put a digital out of a eb into my ea and smoke came out so be carful!
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Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:11 am 
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Umm wiring would definitely be different. I'm no professional, but I think the EF/EL clusters might draw more/less current/voltage then the EB cluster. So you may need to add resistors and what not to make it work effectively and properly. Might be worth while looking at some diagrams from a Gregory's manual or Haynes, IF they have the electrical readings and stuff like that for the cluster.

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Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:21 pm 
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what about those who have put the el dash into eb's how was it done?? as long as i dont need to add resistors or change computers n shizzen ill do the conversion just need confidence and will even make a doco if succesful but i need this info 1st
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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:37 pm 
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i just looked up on the technical doco's and found that all powers are of the same voltage... so this hopefully means that no resistors have to be added. but what scares me is will the speedo be accurate?? not really worried about tacho, oil or volt meter but kinda would like speedo, temp and fuel to be accurate need suggestions and advice coz i really hate the look of the eb clusters... APRECIATED, ALEX
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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:40 pm 
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personally i haven't done the mod in my old EA but you might try asking your ford dealer about the speedo, fuel and temp correction factor, also i believe if it is different they can change it for you

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:39 pm 
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just give it ago and see what happens.
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Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:42 pm 
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kermey wrote:
just give it ago and see what happens.


firstly i would love to just give it a go and knowing me i will and then it'll F@#K UP!!! but ill have a wizz on the w'end and secondly i had a look in ur gallery and was a little confused as to what i was looking at lol :?
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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 12:34 am 
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I think you'll find you'll need to run an EL ECU (EEC V) to give the cluster full functionality.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 9:08 pm 
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Most definitly you need to use the EF/EL cpu(EEC) as some instruments get the info from the EEC not direct from the sensor. I know as I started as you want to and ended up doing the whole dash etc. Changing the EEC in some cases needs resistors fiteed to trick it into doing the right thing, like the fans etc,gearbox temp etc. A big job and not for the faint hearted, but don't let that stop you.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:12 am 
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ringastinga wrote:
i just looked up on the technical doco's and found that all powers are of the same voltage... so this hopefully means that no resistors have to be added. but what scares me is will the speedo be accurate?? not really worried about tacho, oil or volt meter but kinda would like speedo, temp and fuel to be accurate need suggestions and advice coz i really hate the look of the eb clusters... APRECIATED, ALEX





dont mean to nit pick here but seriously what would be the point of changing it over if nothing but the speedo works yes i know it looks better but maybe its just me i hate having somthing that doesn't work.


as for asnwer to your question i don't know what would be involved but i suggest go the whole hog el 4l el interior as said in the nike ad just do it lol

i have done it and i LOVE it sooooo much more power soooooo much more fun
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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:20 pm 
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ringastinga wrote:
kermey wrote:
just give it ago and see what happens.


firstly i would love to just give it a go and knowing me i will and then it'll F@#K UP!!! but ill have a wizz on the w'end and secondly i had a look in ur gallery and was a little confused as to what i was looking at lol :?


It might have something to do with me not having anything in my gallery, still confussed??
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Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2007 12:38 pm 
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Dont forget if you do the whole dash thing you have to get smart lock going or get a bypass unit.
Fine if you know what your doing. Takes quite a time to do even when you know what to do . Just ask those who have done it.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:50 am 
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smartlock is easy use the ignition barrel from the donor car with it
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