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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:02 pm 
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DSE don't do anything, they're a waste of space/oxygen. </rant>

Auto sparky probaly won't either. You'll need to find like a TV/VCR repai rplace, or a computer repair place, as they'll know how to deal with surface mount components.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:40 pm 
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Yeah found one who will get to it after lunch...f**k Im bored now!
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:48 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
You'll need to find like a TV/VCR repai rplace

Hmm that's exactly what I said ... and I see no credit here of my brilliance yesterday Dylan!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:12 pm 
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I did mine myself.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:43 pm 
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Happy wrote:
data_mine wrote:
You'll need to find like a TV/VCR repai rplace

Hmm that's exactly what I said ... and I see no credit here of my brilliance yesterday Dylan!!!!!!!!!!!!


I went to one guy he said 3 weeks. I didnt ask about resistor. Its getting done now, pick it up and install by 530 when I have to work tonight. Hopefully.
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:02 pm 
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3 weeks, man he must have a backlog of tv's to repair!!

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:33 pm 
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He might, but not my cluster!
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 2:52 pm 
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The fun install is the door ajar sensors. These are a must. In the middle LCD screen there is a car with four doors, a fuel cap and a boot lid that will flap like wings if not wired correctly. You will need to make up small circuts, running in series to a switch but parallel to the earth. I can send you some more info on this if you like.


This will switch constantly until the correct voltage is obtained. It looks like you car is about to take off.

Yes it requires a 180 Ohm impedance on each door to tell the cluster it is closed for normal operation. If the door ajar circuit is not required then perhaps you can just grab a 180 Ohm resistor and wire the 4 dooors and the fuel filler to the resistor and then ground it. This way the cluster will just think all the doors and fuel filler are normally closed. The boot switch won't be an issue and won't flash so no need to worry on that one.


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As you cn probably see there is another plug on the bavk of the cluster. This is not essential. It is a reverse circut( correct me if I am wrong) which senses blown bulbs and informs you on the dash. I have tried it yet as well I still havent sorted out the fuel cap sensor yet. I am kinda nervous wiring so close to a combustable.

It's definetly the bulb out warning lamp circuit for stop lamps and park lamps. However, the current draw of a Fairlane's stop lamp cicuit is higher than our SWB setup so it's not just plug & play.Fair warning to anyone just splicing their stop lamps etc through to the cluster for this warning circuit to work as the possibility that the extra current may damage the new cluster. This is something I am looking into too.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:48 pm 
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Well Fairmont in Futura is close to the worst mod I have done. S frustrating. Finally got the resistor problem sorted out (thanks Greg and Vic) then had to re-assemble the cluster for the third time.

In now, working but since I use those Narva LED Globes, I couldnt get the ECON and CRUSIE lights owrking on the dash. No real loss, just hope eveyrthing else lights up ok at night, bit ahrd to tell at 3pm.

Just a side note, this may sound like a stupid question, but does the CTRL LAMPS fuse control how the car starts? I had mine out (doors open and didnt want to run down battery) and when I tried to start the car with it out it didnt really work.
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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:56 pm 
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yes, that's the fuse SMARTLOCK is on *wink*

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:18 am 
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Meh...oh well its all good. Using the Narva globes the oil and volts dont light up real well, any ideas why?
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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:18 am 
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Did you 'frost' them ala my doco?

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 2:00 pm 
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No I just stuck them in, I sandpapered the LCD odo screen one, that one came out nicely.
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