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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:58 pm 
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Hey guys i was just wondering whether i could put a fairmont trip computer into my EFXR6, i have seen them pretty cheap any help would be great.
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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:17 pm 
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I believe that it depends on the wires behind the clock. I thought about it for my ef xr6 but was told that I didn't have the right loom. :cry:

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:20 pm 
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oh k i see what wires do i need to be looking for???
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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:34 pm 
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just spoke with the wreckers, and they told me that if your car has cruis e control you should be right. he also told me that the plug to look for are one black and one white. This means that mine CAN have trip fitted. :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:39 pm 
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how much have you seen for the trip unit?? the guy at the wreckers told me $175...s**t

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:43 pm 
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i found em on ebay for between 30 to 180 so its a shop around thig i suppose. yeah that 175 seems 2 dear.
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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:06 pm 
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Just rang another wreckers and got a price of $65... big difference!! getting one next week !!! :lol:

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:39 pm 
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I've installed many Trip computers in EF/EL's
You need to add 3 wires to the clock pin outs.
Please read the tech doco:
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=32

It takes about 45mins to complete and is a very easy task and very well rewarding.
I also have a few TC's around but will be asking around the $80 mark
(as you can see they get more and sometimes less than this)

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:02 pm 
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I just put one in my ef no prob. Used the tec doco on here.
When you buy one get the plug with it so you can cut it open and use the wires with the connection pins already on them.
Also ef and el use different size connection pins in the clock plug.
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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:25 pm 
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great info, thanks guys. willbe fitting one next weekend.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:05 am 
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Got one today for $65, will be fitting it over the weekend while the dash is apart to fit the new head unit and JBL splits. Thanks for the help.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:09 am 
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thts awesome was kinda crushed when i found out i didnt have that extra plug, but now its a posibility thanks guys.
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Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:28 am 
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Are you guys sure that the EF/EL plugs are 100% different?

 

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neddy wrote:
Are you guys sure that the EF/EL plugs are 100% different?


Not that I'm aware of, I've installed about 5 TC and never come across any other variety of plugs. I've also sold about 10 of them and each had the same plugs.

I've always used the instrument cluster pins, and added to the existing clock plug, (not a fan of cutting wires in any car.. even at the wreckers.)

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:16 pm 
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Swine wrote:
Also ef and el use different size connection pins in the clock plug.

Turns out i was given pins out of the demister plug instead of the clock plug, hence different size.
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