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 Post subject: Yet another Trip Computer Thread (EL Falcon Futura)
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:38 am 
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I have managed to get a hold of a trip computer for the EL and i was wondering how anyone who has done the mod went about doing it.

The car is a 1997 EL Futura and the wiring harness behind the dash is a clock one...

Any ideas on how to do it would be appreciated....

And there is a possibility that i might be able to get a harness to suit it...

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:46 am 
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I pretty much followed the doco: http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=32 . There aren't any factory add on looms, but what I did was get the clock and instrument cluster plugs from the wreckers, and used the pins and loom cuttings, and just soldered in the remaining wiring needed, which isn't much.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Yet another Trip Computer Thread (EL Falcon Futura)
Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:46 am 
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argonEL wrote:
I have managed to get a hold of a trip computer for the EL and i was wondering how anyone who has done the mod went about doing it.

The car is a 1997 EL Futura and the wiring harness behind the dash is a clock one...

Any ideas on how to do it would be appreciated....

And there is a possibility that i might be able to get a harness to suit it...

Cheers
David



http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8378
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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:49 am 
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ummm :S
that link is to this thread

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:51 am 
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chunkz wrote:
ummm :S
that link is to this thread


ahh f**k.
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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:18 am 
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I have read (and printed) the doco and i was just wondering how it was done by other people.

Stuff like where did you get the Park Lamps Signal, Park Lamps Dimmer Signal etc.

Is there anywhere else you can wire up the data line ... ie the BEM?

To tell you the truth i was hoping that there was a factory add on loom :(

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:17 am 
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argonEL wrote:
I have read (and printed) the doco and i was just wondering how it was done by other people.


I have pt a trip computer into my EF Futura.

argonEL wrote:
Stuff like where did you get the Park Lamps Signal, Park Lamps Dimmer Signal etc.


f**k now your strechin the memory. I got my dimmer signal from my demister button, I dont think I did Park lamps. If I did I cant remember where.

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Is there anywhere else you can wire up the data line ... ie the BEM?


Nope has to run to the cluster. Thats where all the informatin comes from that is displays on the trip computer.
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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:34 pm 
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Cheers

I think that i am gonna get the wiring that i need of a fairmont to make it easier....

Ill let you all know how it goes... :)

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:58 pm 
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If the doco confuses you a bit i suggest do this.

Get a pen or pencil and a sheet of paper and draw out the plug and put pointer lines with numbers/text to where things go

underneath eg, Pin 1 to Right_Hand Side Cluster Plug Pin 14.

Pin 7 of the clock/trip plug to dark blue/red line of the demister button

Pin 6 of the clock/trip plug to brown of the demister button.

Makes things easier if you get yourself confused, write it out in your own words helping yourself out a bit.
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 Post subject: please help pritty please
Posted: Sat May 14, 2005 1:51 pm 
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what if u dont have a wire in pin 14
i have an 98EL Futura saphire edition and i removed the right hand plug and there was no blueish wire in the plug where pin 14 is
because there is no pin 14 wire at all

is the anywhere else i can get this data line from i really need help
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 Post subject: Re: please help pritty please
Posted: Sat May 14, 2005 7:46 pm 
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s_scicluna wrote:
what if u dont have a wire in pin 14
i have an 98EL Futura saphire edition and i removed the right hand plug and there was no blueish wire in the plug where pin 14 is
because there is no pin 14 wire at all

is the anywhere else i can get this data line from i really need help


Have a REALLY good read of the doco, as you will find that the blue wire is only on models with the trip computer fitted at the factory.
Pin 14 is the ony place you can get the trip computer data from, and there are no shortcuts or any other methods to get the trip computer work, except the method outlined in the doco.

There are a couple of ways to ADD this wire to the Trip Computer Plug, and the Cluster plug.

1) BEST WAY - Obtain 2 Header pins from identical plugs from a wrecked falcon, and use these on the plug.
2) BODGY - Strip the end of a wire, and shove it in to the plug(s), then use some cheap and nasty glue to hold the wire in place....

Anyways, read the doco completely and carefully, you will find that ALL the information you need is in there !

 

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 Post subject: Re: please help pritty please
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s_scicluna wrote:
what if u dont have a wire in pin 14
i have an 98EL Futura saphire edition and i removed the right hand plug and there was no blueish wire in the plug where pin 14 is
because there is no pin 14 wire at all

is the anywhere else i can get this data line from i really need help


I solved that, by 'tinning' the end of a wire, and just jamming it in the plug while I plug it back into the cluster. It's held secure ever since.

tinning - adding solder to bare wire to 'harden' it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: please help pritty please
Posted: Sat May 14, 2005 10:44 pm 
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Xyphoid wrote:
s_scicluna wrote:
what if u dont have a wire in pin 14
i have an 98EL Futura saphire edition and i removed the right hand plug and there was no blueish wire in the plug where pin 14 is
because there is no pin 14 wire at all

is the anywhere else i can get this data line from i really need help


Have a REALLY good read of the doco, as you will find that the blue wire is only on models with the trip computer fitted at the factory.
Pin 14 is the ony place you can get the trip computer data from, and there are no shortcuts or any other methods to get the trip computer work, except the method outlined in the doco.

There are a couple of ways to ADD this wire to the Trip Computer Plug, and the Cluster plug.

1) BEST WAY - Obtain 2 Header pins from identical plugs from a wrecked falcon, and use these on the plug.
2) BODGY - Strip the end of a wire, and shove it in to the plug(s), then use some cheap and nasty glue to hold the wire in place....

Anyways, read the doco completely and carefully, you will find that ALL the information you need is in there !


Listen to the man, he wrote the docoso he knows what he is talking about.

BTW Matti how did you know my install is dodgy?
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Posted: Sun May 15, 2005 9:32 pm 
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when i done this for my EF i just got the wrecker to chuck in the connector plug from some s**t heap he had and pulled out the wires, with some difficulty, and plugged them into the cluster plug. I found the trick with doing this is using a bull-nose pair of pliers along the lenght of the wire, but wrap the plier end is some material so u dont sever the wire within.
If ur gonna do this mod i stongly suggest that u also connect up the other feature such as coolant indiactor, wiper fluid and fog lamp....so you wont have to do this again later

i took all the lighting from the dimester switch as it was the closest and easiest, just use a coupler!!

i hope this helped, but just follow the doco if in doubt
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 Post subject: Re: Yet another Trip Computer Thread (EL Falcon Futura)
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:49 pm 
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The doco link doesnt work...
Also, I have fairmont ghia ive decided to use as a donor car... Any instructions on how to just transfer across? Thanks...

 

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