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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:05 pm 
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hey people
im going to have a crack at installing the trip computer into my GLi in the next month.
I have read the doco on how to and it all seems pretty simple.
What sort of cables do i need. Is there a specific amp cable that i need?

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:31 pm 
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Yeah mate, i want to do the same in my 97 GLi, after youve installed yours let me know how you went, and if there where any problems.

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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 4:28 pm 
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there's enough other threads around with details, do a quick search and you shoul dbe able to find the one I did.

by amp cable, they just mean some thin-ish wire used to hook up the data line from the cluster, as it won't exist in the Futura and GLi.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:02 pm 
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you dont even need amp wire.

just get yourself some auto wire, very thin or hookup wire (i used hookup wire)
head down to d**k and just buy some, doesnt matter as no huge voltage or current going through any of them

quite easy, should take you anything from 15mins to 1h30m depending on how qiuck you are.
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:17 pm 
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cool
i was not sure if it needed a specific specification of wire, but if it is only carrying a signal and little amps i wont worry
it will probably be 2-3 weeks before i get a chance to install and find out how it goes
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Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:00 pm 
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I used .12mm speajker wire for all the aftermarket/non-stock mods (trip computer, lights) etc. Works fine. Big enough to work around and small enough to hide.
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 Post subject: Re: Trip computer into a GLi
Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:07 pm 
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RONIN wrote:
hey people
im going to have a crack at installing the trip computer into my GLi in the next month.
I have read the doco on how to and it all seems pretty simple.
What sort of cables do i need. Is there a specific amp cable that i need?


I was thinking of doing the same thing with my Gli. But the price of the actual Trip Computer Unit from Ford of $325 seemed somewhat oppressive and not worth the Hassle. But if you can find one from the Wreckers then you would be doing well.

 

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I got mine for $100 from FTG, it came with anough loom still attached to make the job easier, only bit mising was the data line.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:58 pm 
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Hey if anyone can direct me to a site to get instructions on installing the trip computer i would be greatly appreciated.
Ford want $395 for the installation kit and ship it from Melbourne to Sydney. I’m not that patient.
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http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=32

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:16 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
I got mine for $100 from FTG, it came with anough loom still attached to make the job easier, only bit mising was the data line.


Its easy to put in that wire though.
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Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:19 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
data_mine wrote:
I got mine for $100 from FTG, it came with anough loom still attached to make the job easier, only bit mising was the data line.


Its easy to put in that wire though.


That's right it is easy, the whole job took me about an hour - it was the first time I'd pulled apart the dash - now it's a 5 min job :)

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:34 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
twirqurky wrote:
data_mine wrote:
I got mine for $100 from FTG, it came with anough loom still attached to make the job easier, only bit mising was the data line.


Its easy to put in that wire though.


That's right it is easy, the whole job took me about an hour - it was the first time I'd pulled apart the dash - now it's a 5 min job :)


Yeah practice makes perfect....about 10mins for me depending on how many screws i put back in last time.
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Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 3:11 am 
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finally got the trip computer in, very easy to do
just took my time and made sure i did it right the first time
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Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:36 am 
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Nice work.

Looks better then that stupid Falcon badge thingy.
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