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Old 07-16-2003, 17:41   #1 (permalink)
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Police Mode on BA Instruments

I've had this done and can fully explain what the deal is now.

Once this mode is enabled on your car the following functions appear:

Ignition off
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As before with odometer on RHS display

Ignition on
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The RHS window will display the letter 'P' with a number on the right side of this window. This number is the digital speedo and can be seen to scroll according to speed. Of note is that this digital display typically shows values 3% below the needle above. The driver can momentarily press the 'TRIP' button on the dash and the display will freeze at the current speed and the letter 'P' will change to 'SP['. This is a locked speed figure and will remain at this until reset.

The trip computer functions such as DTE, trip etc are now displayed on the LHS display (tacho) and are scrolled using the trip button on the speedo. However, average fuel, instant fuel and so on are lost. The odometer can only be viewed when the ignition is off.

Hope this answers some questions out there.
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Old 07-16-2003, 17:54   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting, thanks for that AP.

Do you think its a worthwhile mod?
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Pete,
Now that you have my attention. How is this change done. Can it be turned on and off by the driver or is it a mod that is done when serviced?

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Re: Police Mode on BA Instruments

The mod has to be done by a Ford Tech who has access to a doovie danger electro spasmodical tale teller (forgot the real name). Maybe a case of beer might bring it out for you!

I am wondering whether losing the extra trip computer functions are worthwhile. Probably not.
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Re: Police Mode on BA Instruments

Pete,
No problems. Thanks. I tend to agree with you. Prob not worth the trouble...
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Sounds like a lot of fuss for not much gain really.

When you consider the main thing most of us would use it for is to push our speed as close to the 10% allowable tolerence when cruising, it's easier to just use the average speed function.

I did this on the Queensland trip and didn't get looked at twice by any cops despite my speedo regularly reading 125km/h.

When you set your cruise control, switch your trip computer function to the average speed display. Press the trip computer button for a couple of seconds (until you hear a beep) to reset it. The speed it flashes at the moment of reset is your accurate speed (which is normally - as Pete said - about 3%-5% below what your speedo is reading).

It's a bit of a pain to have to redo it every time you whant to check your speed or change speeds, but at least you don't loose the full functionality of your trip computer like you seem to with the 'police mode' settings.

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Re: Police Mode on BA Instruments

Maybe it will silence those who think the XR cop cars get way more power than stock!
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greetings all
from memory it also disables the speed limiter, i will test it out on saturday as we have a police car in at the moment that is having a new engine fitted

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from memory it also disables the speed limiter, i will test it out on saturday as we have a police car in at the moment that is having a new engine fitted
This modification DOES'NT disable the speed limiter. This function is set using the WDS and accessing the IC module.The IC module has nothing to do with the speed limiting of the vehicle. The speed limiting ability is controlled by the PCM using the information stored on it's VID block.
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Re: Police Mode on BA Instruments

Why Rod is the car getting a new engine fitted whats wrong with the old one????
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