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Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 11:33 pm 
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Hey Guys, just purchased EFXR8 cluster for my EFGLI and was reading in the technical docs about the "eeprom". Have any of you swapped these over yourselves, if so is there anything I will need to watch out for or am i better to pay someone to do it? Have done other basic electronic work but don't wanna stuff this up.

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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:28 am 
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like the doco says - it is small and affected by too much heat. Got to a tv repair place or something similar and get them to do it. I went to Hills Telefix and cost me $10

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:29 am 
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Pay someone as its surface mount and if you sit the soldering iron there to long you will burn the board and other tracks.

Take it to some tv/vcr repair place and tell him what to do, about 15-50 to get swapped over.. cheaper/safer
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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:43 am 
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fuzion wrote:
Pay someone as its surface mount and if you sit the soldering iron there to long you will burn the board and other tracks.

Take it to some tv/vcr repair place and tell him what to do, about 15-50 to get swapped over.. cheaper/safer


Mate well woth doin what he said....its such a delicate component and without the cluster is useless so unless you wanna be up for buying yet another one get someone with the know how to do it for you.....wont take long and is far cheaper than a new cluster

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:46 pm 
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Well worth it for the peace of mind.
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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:21 pm 
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Thanks Fella's will send them out.
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Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:24 pm 
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I did mine myself (but then again I'm a skilled artisan with a soldering iron).

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:15 am 
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I did mine myself (but then again I'm a skilled artisan with a soldering iron).

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It's tiny. (little 8 legged freak centred in the pic)

More: http://fordmods.datamine.tk/gallery.asp?gallery=Dials


Good work dude....still say go to a pro tho for someone without the experience :)

 

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