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 Post subject: Weird Dash Lighting problems
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:56 pm 
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Hey guys as some of you might know im in the process of fitting an EL dash into my ED, now tonight we hooked up the battery and some of lights arent working right on the dash, the cluster lights are coming on but the trip, climate and cluster lcd/odo arent coming on, the trip ones appears to be on but only just, any ideas???

 

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 Post subject: Re: Weird Dash Lighting problems
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:56 am 
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Gidday.

What BEM are you using. You need to have a Green Fairmont BEM for the LCD dimming function, or as described in the tech doco add a resistor to the cluster.

You really need to describe a bit more detail regarding the parts you are using for your conversion.

What dash wiring harness are you using? EB? EL? BEM type and model?

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 Post subject: Re: Weird Dash Lighting problems
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:07 pm 
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hey Im using EL ghia dash with EL ghia wiring harness, I have the green BCM, although I had a thought, does it matter what kind of headlight switch is in the dash?? Im not sure what model its from, if its a base model switch will the dimming function work? Ive tried flipping the dimmer but its not working?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Weird Dash Lighting problems
Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:17 pm 
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Re the headlight switch, you need the Fairmont one, it has a green plug on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Weird Dash Lighting problems
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:15 pm 
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Hey,

How did this ever work out? Was often interested about putting an EF/EL cluster in my ED fit good? wire simple? Looks good?

Any pics?

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 Post subject: Re: Weird Dash Lighting problems
Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:41 pm 
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timmytimtim wrote:
Hey,

How did this ever work out? Was often interested about putting an EF/EL cluster in my ED fit good? wire simple? Looks good?

Any pics?

Thanks,
Tim


Simple? No. Looks good? Yes

Read the following guide I wrote up to get an idea of whats involved.

http://www.fordmods.com/interior-modifications-f14/benj-s-interior-mods-now-with-el-dash-and-console-t60443-44.html

And if you want a Fairlane cluster, it is more complicated again.

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Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:07 pm 
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timmytimtim wrote:
Hey,

How did this ever work out? Was often interested about putting an EF/EL cluster in my ED fit good? wire simple? Looks good?

Any pics?

Thanks,
Tim


Hey mate ive got the full EL dash to go with the cluster ;)

 

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