From what I have been told via reliable sources, it wont work because the EF/EL dash clusters talk to the BEM and ECU of the car, and since you wont have all that, it wont work at all. You need to source up a cluster from an XH ute, that SHOULD work, but an EF one wont work from what they tell me
Just to inform you. The XH cluster is exactly the same as the EF/L cluster, it just uses a bracket to adapt it to fit the XF holes.
I was looking into this a little while ago and the only problem I have come across is how to get the tacho to work as it doesnt take the signal from the coil like the XF, it gets a signal from the ECU which has been modified in some way, cause the 6cyl and V8 use the EXACT same cluster, so the ECU must get the RPM signal and convert it for use by the tacho.
Do I really have to write something funny in here?
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Ok, so it's not as simple as wiring it in. As it comes in on a single wire (J2-7) the RPM signal from the ECU would have to be a simple waveform with a frequency directly proportional to the engine speed, so it would be relatively simple to design a signal conditioning circuit. As there seems to be a good deal of interest in this subject I'll work it out and post the answer here.
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