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 Post subject: Power Window Conversion for EBGL
Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:12 am 
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Hi All

I am in the process of stripping my dead EBII Fairmont goodies and installing them in my new EB GL.

So far I have moved the Instrument Cluster, Trip Computer, Front and Rear Seats, Centre Console (found blanking plate for Power Window swithes at wreckers) and am next going to install the Power Windows.

What I found when changing the Centre Console over was that the Power Window loom was already in place under the carpet. It runs to each pillar and finishes with a plug inside the frame. All I have to do is remove the door loom and regulator from each door and plug it in.

It just couldn't be any easier.

Will let you know how I go.

In addition I have been investigating how to install the BEM into the GL. I think it is possible with some custom wiring.

I will also be moving the climate control, but will leave this for a later date.

I am surprised how much of the loom is already in place. The remote fuel flap release just plugged and played.

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BenJ

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:17 am 
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did the trip computer plug straight in ?
i want to put one in my ED

you should put the cruise in too
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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:13 pm 
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No the trip computer required running wires to quite a few areas. I just followed the doco on here about it. I also have a Gregory's manual which is very handy.

The GL already had Cruise control from factory. It seems the RTA was the first owner out at Parkes, NSW.

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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:36 pm 
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Just how much of the Fairmont interior, wiring etc is salvagable? I would imagine it would be much easier to simply transfer everything holus-bolus from the Fairmont to the GL instead of messing around doing it one piece at a time, especially if you intend to transplant the climate control as well.

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2005 7:51 pm 
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I considered that, but this car is our family daily driver, and I can't have it off the road for more than 8hrs.

Also the GL is a non smartlock car and the Fairmont has smartlock, not working at the moment. I have an alarm system to go in to allow for immoboliser and remote access functions.

It is interesting to find that quite a lot of the harness for the higher spec features are in place in the GL. For instance the plug for the Climate Control Ambient Air Temp Sensor is in place in the Engine Bay loom. Also the plug for the Overflow low water level sensor is there.

I will just do these one thing at a time. Keeps me occupied at the very least, and my son and I get to work it out together.

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 Post subject: elec window install
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:23 pm 
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i did the same with my eb fairmont
put the regs in and found rear windows didn't work
the factory harness was cut in the base of the door pillar
i trip to jcar fixed this problem but was tricky as there was not much room to work with as i left the carpet inplace

just to let you know if you come to this prob

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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:44 pm 
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I have had 2 power windows fail on me, both at 300 a pop, if i was keeping it, i would be putting manual winders back in, expensive business power ones.
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 Post subject: Re: elec window install
Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:51 pm 
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Blueprint_EB wrote:
i did the same with my eb fairmont
put the regs in and found rear windows didn't work
the factory harness was cut in the base of the door pillar
i trip to jcar fixed this problem but was tricky as there was not much room to work with as i left the carpet inplace

just to let you know if you come to this prob

cheers


Thanks for the heads up. I have checked the existing harness in the GL and it terminates in a plug in the bottom of the B pillar. Comparing it to the Fairmont the plugs are identical, so fingers crossed, all will be well.

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BenJ

 

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