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Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:58 am 
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just a quick one
if i install a high series BEM at the same time as the cluster, will i still need to add that diode/resister so the lcd's illuminate?
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Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:20 am 
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No but you will need to change the headlamp switch and maybe the wiper stalk depending on your model - your profile suggest a futura so the stalk will be OK.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:54 am 
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as he said, however you add the resistor when adding a fairmont cluster to a gli/futura/xr.
remove when going low spec cluster to higher series dash loom.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:08 pm 
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twason wrote:
No but you will need to change the headlamp switch
Any E series equivalent fairmont/ghia/LTD/Fairlane headlamp switch will suit for the replacement. Check for the green connector on the back of the switch body - gli/futura ones are a beige colour.
Also the wiring from the switch to the BEM needs to be modified, or changed.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:21 pm 
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is a high series bem a straight swap to gain things such as fade in and out on interior lamps?
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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:37 pm 
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Fade should happen with the Futura BEM
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Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:39 pm 
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xpression wrote:
is a high series bem a straight swap to gain things such as fade in and out on interior lamps?


High series requires wire mods and a fair bit of stuffing around,
A Mid series gives you Light fade, intermittent wipers, also time delay on window circuit. and is a direct plug in (ef-ef or el-el)

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Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:57 am 
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maybe it does, i havent actually checked, altho i do have intermitant wipers and also time delay on power windows.
Does any EL bem make the lights come on when key is turned off?
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Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 10:15 pm 
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lights on when key is turned off...no E-series does this as far as I'm aware.

I upgraded my BEM in the XR6 with a high series one doing the climate control conversion. It was easier to just replace the dash loom with a high series one, then everything is just plug and play.
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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:43 pm 
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not so important now, i just got a promotion with a company car
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