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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:49 pm 
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hey guys

i want to put a trip computer in my xh xr6 but i can't find anyone whos done it. if anyones got photos it would be helpfull

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:42 pm 
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not really possible unless you want to go nuts with a custom install or put an EF/EL dash in

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:13 pm 
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XH's do come with an EF (series I) or EL (series II) cluster. A trip computer can be wired in as per the EF/EL doco, only diff is that you'll need to source an EF/EL clock or Trip computer plug. Big factor now is where the Trip computer will be located, so it will look like it's part of the interior.
I've given it thought in the past, but where to put it has discouraged me.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:30 pm 
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why would i need to change the plug i thourght that the xh's can with the same wiring as the el dash

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:35 pm 
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the only similarities between EF/EL and XH are the computer and cluster, ford arent gonna make a "one loom fits all" setup if half of the time parts of the loom wont be used

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:12 pm 
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wobbo wrote:
why would i need to change the plug i thourght that the xh's can with the same wiring as the el dash
Trip comp/clock weren't std/opt fitment - clock is situated in the radio.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:11 pm 
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yep - clock in the radio - XH ute dash, same as the XF and XG dashes.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:12 pm 
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YOu could always attempt to fit an EF/EL dash into your ute and use that dash wiring loom to fit the trip computer properly.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:40 pm 
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i was thinking about doin that cause the XH dash is pritty boring.

has anyone got any photos of a XH with a EL dash in it???

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:55 pm 
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I reckon it can be done, EF dashes are getting cheaper nowadays and more common. Auto climate could be fitted as well, power windows and EF door trims too.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:31 pm 
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I think you'll have a bit of trouble putting a EF/EL dash in your XH

Even though they use the same running gear, an XH is only the same as an EL from the firewall forward.

Everything back from firwall (including interior) is same as XD/E/F (over 10 years older)

Its shape is very different from an EL

I know this cos i just put all running gear + interior from a XH XR8 ute into my XF

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:33 pm 
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I think you'll find the X series heritage will be a stumbling block.
You can still fit power windows and keep the std door trims and have them look made for power windows . . . :D
I've found a good place for the trip computer - with some fibreglassing it should look good . . . . :D

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:18 am 
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thats a bit of a pitty. Ive been wanting a trip computer for a while and can't really put it anywhere. Im not really worried to much about power windows but when you finish your trip computer snap some pics would be great.

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 11:07 am 
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camh1980 wrote:
I reckon it can be done, EF dashes are getting cheaper nowadays and more common. Auto climate could be fitted as well, power windows and EF door trims too.


No EF door trims, the doors are entirely the wrong shape. XD-E-F-G-H trims will all fit or you go custom.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:51 pm 
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I am going to head to my local wrecker this week, take the dash out of an EF Falcon and see if it will fit in the cabin of an XF ute or sedan just to see if you can actually acheieve this. Otherwise, good luck with your fibreglass and trip computer placement. I just pray it doesn't look too ricey........mmm, rice.

 

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