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Old 08-21-2003, 01:43   #1 (permalink)
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Question Analogue clock in BA XR6

Hi Guys,

Bought myself the Fairmont analoge clock to put in my BA XR6 (digital one is hard to read when Sat Nav on)

Can get the top triangle off to install it, but wondering if there is existing wiring, or I gotta add some??

I notice a small harness with the required 4-pin plug plugged into a white rectangular box, just under the triangle where the clock goes. Is that the one for the clock, or is there another??
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I did the same, however buying and getting off the existing covers is easy, however i couldnt find the wiring harness for it so if ya find it let me know how you went about putting it in.

With Sat nav the little black clock in the corner is impossitble to see, sometimes i even had to go to the extent of turning off my lights so i can see it haha, no i just check out my phone, let me know how you go.

Also be carefull if ever taking out the ICC, apparently the whole stereo thingy is really sensitive, if it is tipped or tilted the whole thing just stuffs up so make sure you dont drop it, ITS A HEAVY MOTHER!!!

anyways let me know how you go (i got an XR8)

Till now i believe the wiring loom only comes attached to systems with CLimate control

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Also be carefull if ever taking out the ICC, apparently the whole stereo thingy is really sensitive, if it is tipped or tilted the whole thing just stuffs up so make sure you dont drop it, ITS A HEAVY MOTHER!!!

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Yep, notice the sticker on top of ICC thats says something like 'If you drop this, discard the unit. Do not turn up side down'.

How do ya remove the ICC? 1 screw at top. Couple in the sides I gather.

Connecting up power to the clock should be easy. Finding a pickup for the light will be harder.

And not sure of the 4 wires. Would think power, earth, and lights. Wonder what fourth is??

And did ya find out what the white box under the triangle is?? The one the little harness plugs into??
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Yep, notice the sticker on top of ICC thats says something like 'If you drop this, discard the unit. Do not turn up side down'.

How do ya remove the ICC? 1 screw at top. Couple in the sides I gather.

Connecting up power to the clock should be easy. Finding a pickup for the light will be harder.

And not sure of the 4 wires. Would think power, earth, and lights. Wonder what fourth is??

And did ya find out what the white box under the triangle is?? The one the little harness plugs into??
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Source: FordMods :Analogue clock:

The Analogue clock requires 4 wires to be added, in order for the clock to function correctly.
These wires include,

Battery Power (+12 Volts) - This line should always be active

Battery Ground (Battery (-) Negative Connection)

Park lamps Illumination - This line is used to Illuminate the Clock when the Headlamps are turned On.

Negative Dimmer Line - This line feeds Ground to the Illumination circuit, and is used to Dim the Clock Illumination, when the instrument cluster dimmer switches are used. "Refer to Pic 1"

Given the Clocks close proximity to the Instrument cluster, and the ease in which the instrument cluster can be removed, it is recommended that the wiring connections required for the clock module, are made/spliced in to the instrument cluster wiring.
If this is not suitable, then it is recommended that wire connections are made to the Main wiring harness connectors, located behind the drivers/passenger kick panels.
For this exercise, information will be given on how to wire/splice the required wiring for the clock module, to the Instrument cluster wiring.

Battery Power Line
This line can be obtained from any wire that is used to carry +12 Volts from the battery, to a device.
Taking the Instrument cluster wiring as an example, power can be obtained from the 20 Pin Instrument Cluster Wiring connector.
Pin 16, Wire Colour Black/Orange.

Battery Ground Line
This line can be obtained from any wire that is used to carry Ground (0 Volts) from the battery, to a device.
Taking the Instrument cluster wiring as an example, power can be obtained from the 20 Pin Instrument Cluster Wiring connector.
Pin 6, Wire Colour Black.

Park Lamps (+) Illumination
This line can be obtained from any wire that is used to carry the park lamps signal, to a device.
This line is used to Illuminate both the park lamps, and the Interior Instrument cluster, Buttons, and Gear selector.
Taking the Instrument cluster wiring as an example, power can be obtained from the 20 Pin Instrument Cluster Wiring connector.
Pin 10, Wire Colour Brown.

Negative Dimmer Line
This line can be obtained from any wire that is used to carry the interior Illumination Dimmer Signal, to a device.
NOTE : This line is used to supply the Ground voltage, via a resistor, for the Illumination circuit, therefore for the dimming feature to work, it must be connected.
If Dimming is not required, then simply connect this line to ground.
Taking the Instrument cluster wiring as an example, power can be obtained from the 20 Pin Instrument Cluster Wiring connector.
Pin 19, Wire Colour Light Blue / Red.

The following is the Pin outs used on the 20 Pin Instrument Cluster wiring connector.
Note that Pins 5 and 20 have no wires coming from them - further aiding pin identification. "Refer to pic 2".

:Instrument Cluster Removal:

Following the above suggestions that the wiring for the clock module should be spliced in to the Instrument Cluster wiring connector, the following information details how to remove the Instrument cluster from the vehicle, to obtain access to the wiring connectors.
The Instrument Cluster is held in place with 5 Phillips head screws.
3 Screws are located above the Instrument Cluster, and are clearly visible.
2 Screws are located behind the rubber dress piece, located above the steering column.

To remove the instrument cluster,

1) Position the steering column to its lowest position.

2) Disengage the rubber dress piece above the steering column, by pulling it outwards from the top of the rubber piece. There will be a total of four tabs holding the rubber piece in place.

3) with the upper part of the rubber piece disconnected, the 2 Instrument cluster screws will be clearly visible. The following picture will give you a better idea of where these screws are located "Refer to pic 3".

4) with these screws removed, proceed to remove the 3 upper Instrument cluster screws, located above the cluster.

5) Finally the instrument cluster can be removed. Simply pull the cluster outwards, and disengage the 2 wiring connectors from the back of the cluster.

Re-Installing the Instrument Cluster is simply a reversal of the above procedure.

Once these extra wires have been spliced in to the Instrument Cluster wiring loom, the next step is to then connect these wires to the Analogue clock module.
There are a number of ways in which this can be achieved, and possibly the nicest solution is to use a P.C. Audio Card Audio connector.
Audio cards such as sound blasters come with a wiring connector which is very similar to the connector found on the Analogue clock module.
It is four pin, and has the release tab in the exact same position, and is therefore a perfect candidate for connecting to the Analogue clock module.
These can be sourced from many PC stores, or alternatively from Jaycar, CAT#
An alternative to this is to use a 4 Pin SIL header connector, or simply solder the leads directly on to the clock module.

The following diagram will further explain what pins are connected to what lines. "Refer to pic 4"

Once these connections have been made, test the functionality of the clock module by depressing one of the 2 SET buttons on its face.
If the Minutes needle moves, then the Clock is obtaining power.
The next functional test involves switch the Park Lamps on, and determining if the Clock Module Illuminates.
If this is the case, then the clock Module wiring is good.
If no Illumination is present, check both the Park Lamps line, and the negative dimmer line for correct wiring.

Once you are happy that the clock module is functioning correctly, simply engage the lower clips on the Centre vents, and push the back of the clock module downwards, to engage the 2 mounting clips.
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Re: Analogue clock in BA XR6

Sorry guys I'm trying to get the other pitures up.
Pic on my first post is pic 4

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Cluster wiring conector. Pic 2
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Factory Analogue Clock loom. PIC 1
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Re: Analogue clock in BA XR6

Was the clock an easy part to buy from Ford? I want to do this but haven't looked into it too far yet.
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