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I have acquired an air bag and steering wheel out of an EL and am interested in fitting it to my XF, has anyone tried this before? where is the control module/shock sensor fitted on an EL?
 

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It’s not that simple. Basically you won’t be able to do it, as the system needs to be calibrated so it performs correctly under all conditions. That’s what manufacturers spend millions on. You could actually make the car more dangerous. The steering wheel would be ok if it fits, but just leave out the air bag.
 

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It’s not that simple. Basically you won’t be able to do it, as the system needs to be calibrated so it performs correctly under all conditions. That’s what manufacturers spend millions on. You could actually make the car more dangerous. The steering wheel would be ok if it fits, but just leave out the air bag.
Hmmmmm... I thought so.
Judging by your tag I assume you have an Outback ute, what year model is it?
 

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You'd have to crash test it to get it registered I believe.
 

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EA-ED yes, EF-AU use a different steering column.
 

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But if you grind the EA column square it will fit. Use a washer and split pin to hold the wheel on until you hit something :) Actually if you're careful you should be able to clean the threads up and use the original nut to hold it down - was looking at doing it a while back but CBF'd hehe
 

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edv8wagon, it's a 97 model series 1. It has got the airbag wheel because of the cruise control but no actual airbag.
 

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edv8wagon, it's a 97 model series 1. It has got the airbag wheel because of the cruise control but no actual airbag.
I quite like the outback ute, it seems to have some very good features. Does yours have a sump guard?
 

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outback_ute said:
edv8wagon, it's a 97 model series 1. It has got the airbag wheel because of the cruise control but no actual airbag.
To clarify, this is the normal EF wheel whereas the standard XH wheel was more like the old XF wheel (but different). Understandable as it is bolted to the E-series steering rack.

It has got the sump guard, and also some extra mudflaps underneath which I understand were deleted from the series 2 model.
 

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[It has got the sump guard, and also some extra mudflaps underneath which I understand were deleted from the series 2 model.[/QUOTE]

I do a fair bit of bush bashing in my XF ute and would like/need a sump guard do you think the outback sump guard would fit? could you take a digital photo?
 

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i test fiitted my escort sports steering wheel on to a ea steering colum and it went on ok.
 

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Hey edv8wagon, sorry if this is off topic but one of the ff moderators has spat the dummy with me and made my acount (alsmost) unusable.

You pm'ed me thus:

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I may have mis-interpreted your sig, but have you used an ecu from a later model falcon EB etc. to run the EFI on your XF? if so how?
Short answer: Haven't done it

Long answer: It should be pretty easy to achieve. The EEC from XF / EB (EA) are pretty similar. The BIG difference is that the EB/EA is closed loop. In theory all you need to do is add wiring for O2 sensor and MAP. TPS is probably similar or you could swap over throttle body. Other than that, it should work. I abandoned the idea as I've bought a Megasquirt, which I haven't started yet. You can email me [email protected] if you need more info
 
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