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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:26 pm 
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Why pay that much when you can have a fire hazard of soldered wiring and hand writen PIC code yourself. :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:34 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
Found some info saying the there's a data line going from the cruise unit to the ECU, and it carries a PWM signal, that indicates what mode the cruise module is on, OFF/CRUISING/SET (ie. on)with a 33%/50%/66% duty cycle.Don't know what wire it is yet.
It's most likely terminal 3 on the cruise module (white wire), comes from terminal 3 ECU, and Inst cluster RH connector pin 5 (white wire again) - Inst cluster RH connector pin 4 is the input from the speed sensor (white wire).

So that's speed sensor-->cluster pin4-->cluster pin5-->ECU pin3 & cruise pin3.

Just double check my info . . . .

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:49 pm 
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Will do, gotta find my Gregories. Been MIA for weeks now. :(

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:05 pm 
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I used the rev limiter/gear shift indicator kit from jaycar. It has three outputs. No.1 LED 3150rpm No.2 Bruzzer 5000rpm No.3 6000rpm Feeds an earth on the the oil pressure gauge via a latching relay causing no oil pressure (so if anyone redlines the car I will now and they will think they have done an engine) I mounted my LED above the 6 on the tacko, also hooked up a dimmer to the LED for night driving.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:16 pm 
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sto118 wrote:
I used the rev limiter/gear shift indicator kit from jaycar. It has three outputs. No.1 LED 3150rpm No.2 Bruzzer 5000rpm No.3 6000rpm Feeds an earth on the the oil pressure gauge via a latching relay causing no oil pressure (so if anyone redlines the car I will now and they will think they have done an engine) I mounted my LED above the 6 on the tacko, also hooked up a dimmer to the LED for night driving.


sounds interesting... is the kit hard to build/install??

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:43 pm 
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snap0964 wrote:
data_mine wrote:
Found some info saying the there's a data line going from the cruise unit to the ECU, and it carries a PWM signal, that indicates what mode the cruise module is on, OFF/CRUISING/SET (ie. on)with a 33%/50%/66% duty cycle.Don't know what wire it is yet.
It's most likely terminal 3 on the cruise module (white wire), comes from terminal 3 ECU, and Inst cluster RH connector pin 5 (white wire again) - Inst cluster RH connector pin 4 is the input from the speed sensor (white wire).

So that's speed sensor-->cluster pin4-->cluster pin5-->ECU pin3 & cruise pin3.

Just double check my info . . . .



Well the data I've got in the Ford Man says

Pin1 - Elec Cluster Indicator
Pin2 - N/C
Pin3 - Vehicle Speed Sig
Pin4 - Stoplamp Switch Feed
Pin5 - Command Signal
Pin6 - Command Return
Pin7 - Ign Sw Feed
Pin8 - N/C
Pin9 - Deactivator Switch
Pin10 - Gnd

The Command Signal Is what reads the switches on the steer wheel and as you can see its varying resistance that the Cruise module's micro reads to determine what's happening.
You can see on the schematic below.. :D
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Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:51 pm 
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sounds interesting... is the kit hard to build/install??[/quote]

The kit it self is not that hard to build, the hardest part was setting up the turn on outputs (holding the car at 6000rpm while tring to turn it in). The outputs are all 12v so for the LED a resistor is needed, and a second resistor is needed to dim the LED when the car lights are on via a relay. The buzzer and latching relay both use the 12v.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:59 pm 
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found this, all you wold have to do is run longer wires for the leds

http://www.ecliptech.com.au/main_win.html

Obviously designed for motorbikes but it cold still be used
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Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:39 pm 
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pft, s**t

seriously cant u guys just 'listen to the engine'?

like mine is auto, but still when i manual shift (or drive manual cars) i know when im approchin the redline and shift accordingly.

noobs!
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Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:57 pm 
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dj`emz wrote:
pft, s**t

seriously cant u guys just 'listen to the engine'?

like mine is auto, but still when i manual shift (or drive manual cars) i know when im approchin the redline and shift accordingly.

noobs!


quiet you.
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:35 am 
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Im with dj`emz, know how to drive your car...

Also the whole point of a shift light is to provide a way to tell you you need to change gears soon... How do you expect to see a needle change colour during the day?
stockstandard's idea is a bit more reasonable, as you can see the shift light at all times the rest, rice material i think....
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Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:04 pm 
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to that ricer above and all those that think it's a waste of time, why do we change the colour of our dash's and change the foot pedals and the gear stick why do we do anything?

it's aesthecticly pleasing, your not going to really notice the needle changing if your racing but when ya have ur mates in the car they will notice it.

Good on ya guys keep it goin as i too would love to implement this mod.

 

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