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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-21-02, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Question EF clock illumination

When on holidays (usually on less frequented roads like the Stuart Hwy, I like to drive with my head lights on, but this creates a problem in that the dimer used for the headlights dims the clock (and odo) so that the back lighting is in operative and therefore making it hard to read the display. Is it possible to set up a switch to ground (or positive) the back illumination line (pin 5 on the clock plug (LCD dimmer signal)) to enable the normal - non-headlight illumination to be shown while the headlights are on?


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 12-21-02, 05:14 AM
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Totally possible... but you would just want to split the light wire, and put a switch on it, so its on or off.

Or you could go one step further, and put a LDR(light dependant resistor) to drive a switch... so it stays bright when light, and goes dull when dark!!

Im sure Xyphoid could tell you/us how to exactly do that....

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having a fairmont ghia bem you can actually change the brightness and have the modes saved, so you can have your odo brighter then your speedo and your clock as well, or even one brighter then the other.

stay tuned to www.fordmods.com for tech info how to change them over.. :)

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