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Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:15 pm 
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Hi all,
How hard would it be to fit a el fairmont instrument cluster to a el Futura.. I know I would need a new oil switch and a window washer with a low level detector, but what else would I need. Thanks

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:21 pm 
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its VERY easy.
However with a Fairmont Cluster you'll have to add a resistor to the actual circuit board.

This explains everything:
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=14


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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 1:39 pm 
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Do you have to add the resistor to XR dashes as well? Are they identical to Fairmont dashes?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:44 pm 
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GLi/Futura/XR and Police already have the resistor.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 2:47 pm 
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Without adding it, the instrument lights will not illuminate.

Its a very easy proceedure.

When adding a XR/Fairmont/Police cluster to the car, you'll need the Oil sender Unit. (for the oil guage).

Also you'll either need to add the 'low coolant sensor to the recovery tank.
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Remove the waring globe as the higher models have a globe installed, when adding to a GLi, the lamp will flash and piss you off.

 

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