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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:14 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I'm new just wanted to know if anyone could help. I have a ef xr6 and want to install climate control from a fairmont. I have been told that the wiring loom for all ef series cars are the same so should be able to support such a change is this true. Am i wasting my time.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:35 pm 
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no it isn't - fairmont has the high series loom, your xr has the mid series (same as futura) if you want the cc mupgrade you'll need to upgrade to the high series loom or tap into your existing loom for the extra wires.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:52 pm 
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http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=8 makes for good reading as well . . . .

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:54 pm 
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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 8:04 pm 
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Hey i dont have that button!

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:42 pm 
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ahh jes, ive just done it!

Changing the dash loom is a 5 min job after your dash is out..

to change the airbox, f**k me its a pain in the a**

still puttin all the car back together, have a look in my other posts, posted up pix
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Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:17 pm 
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Who cares mate. Seriously you dont have to answer if its something you have seen before. I know your time must be so precious that you cant take 30sec to read the first post and realise its been done before. But not waste another 2 mins quoting s**t.

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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:11 am 
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I actually think Greg is ight. Whats hte point iof having a search tool if no one uses it.

Anyway to add in climate control on your XR I think you need to upgrade the computer chip as well. I may be wrong however
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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:02 pm 
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No "computer chip" updates required as far as I am aware, althoughn all the other s**t IS required like sun load sensor, ambient temp sensor etc....I was thinking about it, but its too much friggin around...
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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:19 pm 
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thanks for your help guys.
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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:52 pm 
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thanks for your help guys.
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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:54 am 
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I was thinking about it, but its too much friggin around...


My thoughts exactly. Wait til it gets easier and more people have done it.
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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:06 pm 
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Have a look here. This mod was performed on an EB but the airbox and dash mounting is pretty much all the same. The differences are negligible.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopi ... highlight=

It is not a hard thing to do, but as it says, I would only perform this mod if you have a complete high series dash (not fairlane tho as you will run into problems with the cluster) and airbox to slot in thier. EB and EF/L air boxes are the same and unless you have the climate control one you will find the conversino impossible. I got mine from walliston wreckers in Perth for $100.00 and that included the body loom (for cruise) and centre console and a few other bits that I needed.

When I did mine I spent the whole time worrying that it wouldn't work when I got it back together, but it worked first go and was essentially plug and play.

The whole conversion took about 15 hours, but would be faster if you are a better spanner twirler than I.

Good luck if you decide to go through with it. It is well worth it as the end result as a big improvement and really enjoyable (especially if you do it yourself).

EDIT: Oh yeah if you do it. Take the time to change your heater core at the same time (adds 15 minutes and about $75 but will save you big quids or bother if you keep the car for a long time).

 

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