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 Post subject: Fitting a EF / EL or Simalar Trip Computer to XH Falcon Ute
Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:25 pm 
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Just joined, and going to be doing some projects on the Ute, and one that I was looking at was putting in a Trip Computer from say EF / EL Models ? Is this possible, or is there another model I can use ? Hope I can get some ideas.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:52 pm 
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Tough question.

Short answer I beleive is yes with a lot of messing arolund with wires.

I could be wrong.
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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:58 pm 
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XH = EF/EL? if so then yes - you need to add a dat wire from the plug behind the trip computer to the dash so it can read the fuel consumption, etc... there is a doco in the mods section which will give you all you need to run it!

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:38 pm 
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I too have been thinking about doing this, but have been unable to find a trip computer, I've checked all the local wreckers, there's either none, or they won't break up a complete dash... :(

I guess Ford will sell 'em, but how much (mucho expensive no doubt).

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:55 pm 
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you'll need to add all the wires that tun to the trip computer which will be a big job (even if the computer has the provisions for it, the loom wont)

bigger question is where are you gonna mount it?

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:22 pm 
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Yes, that is going to be the problem, been looking at where I can mount it, but that maybe alot harder to do, than wire the Trip Computer :(

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:43 pm 
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Best option would be to attempt to drop in a EF-L interior. Would require a heap of mods though, probably not worth it!

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2004 3:20 pm 
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I too have been thinking about doing this, but have been unable to find a trip computer, I've checked all the local wreckers, there's either none, or they won't break up a complete dash... :(

I guess Ford will sell 'em, but how much (mucho expensive no doubt).


Try Ferntree Gully Auto Salvage who is a sponsor of this website.

PM xr8 dismantler & see if he has a trip comp to suit a EF-EL Falcon, And make shure that you also get the plug as well so you can wire the thing in your car.

I found a trip computer for $50 for my EB II through him & he ships anyware in Aust for $10, I also got a set of clear XR type front indicators for my car as well. (@ $35 a set for fordmods.com members)

 

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