I just bought it and I am tackling the task right now. Whats the best way to tap into the data line?? Can I just remove some of the insulation, and solder the new wire onto it and then carry it to the trip computer? Is it best to get it straight from the BEM??
I have added one, biggest problem I had was getting the connectors to plug into the speedo connector loom. Had to go to a VDO repair and convence them to sell me a couple of connectors. Other than that no problems. I paid $100 for my trip computer from memory. Had no problems with data lines dropping out.
Matti, I would be interested to kown with all the mods you have done, where do you buy the correct connectors from as that is the hardest part i always find in doing any mods to wiring.
Im very bodgy when it comes to electrical connectors.
I have found one method, which works, but is not very elegant.
Basically strip off around 3cm from the end of a wire.
Twist it, and double it over, so as the copper area is very chunky.
Shove the wire into the bare connector hole.
Then use some gum type glue (Tarzan grip works for me !), to hold it in place.
Again, not very elegant, but it works.
Also, the gum based glue means that you can pull the wire out if there are any problems (I used to use superglue, not recommended any more Hehehehe)..
Originally posted by Xyphoid Nah, unfortunately you will find that the wire isnt there, and will need to be physically added.
The same will go for the Instrument Cluster Data Connection.
Its a pain in the butt, and I dont really understand why Ford didnt just add that wire in for all models, as it would have made things much easier when upgrading in the future.....
your right.... where do i get this wire from??
Its doing like you said, and only illuminates when you push a button. does the data line run from the bem to instrument cluster, or from eec-v to bem to instrument cluster or from eec-v to instrument cluster??
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