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BradWhite 05-20-2008 02:18 PM

Anyway to Activate Additional Indicators
 
While working on my 08 the other day my flashlight beam happened to flash across the radio info display on top of the dash. Wait a minute, what was that I just saw? A closer look revealed more LED displays in there that do not illuminate on my SE model. For instance, the lower left corner has a temperature reading, I'm assuming outside, that doesn't come on. Even the pic below, from Ford, doesn't show it.

http://www.fordvehicles.com/assets/i...903_int_lg.jpg

Anyone ever played with this and tried to activate those extra indicators hiding in there?

OCS12 05-20-2008 02:53 PM

It's actually a really simple mod, but the parts are fairly expensive. What you need to do is start by removing the radio display. That's the part you need to save. You can now throw away the rest of the car. Buy a Fusion. Put the display in a Fusion. Done.

The extra LCD's are just so that screen can be recycled in other Ford models. I don't think you can do do anything to activate them.

BradWhite 05-20-2008 03:05 PM

Man and I thought my exhaust was an expensive mod! Yeah, I figured it's just the same radio display they throw in everything, hooking up what they want per model. So if that's true though, those displays are functional. So it should be just a matter of finding out what we need to make them work in other models.

I'll be playing but if anyone has the answer jump right in. Also if you know for sure this is impossible and I'm waisting my time even thinking about it, jump right in too.

It will just bug me as long as I have the car knowing those are in there and I can't use them!

honhon 05-21-2008 06:01 PM

i wish the 07's had something like that... and i really wanna see if the cluster from an 08 will fit in an 07... i love the new clusters...

bdnld4482 05-22-2008 12:11 PM

ha ha
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OCS12 (Post 2136645)
It's actually a really simple mod, but the parts are fairly expensive. What you need to do is start by removing the radio display. That's the part you need to save. You can now throw away the rest of the car. Buy a Fusion. Put the display in a Fusion. Done.

The extra LCD's are just so that screen can be recycled in other Ford models. I don't think you can do do anything to activate them.

this is the funniest thread ive read today. lol just throw away the car . ha ha ha lol[clap]

CaysE 05-26-2008 08:53 AM

With some wiring, a few parts and maybe some soldering, I'm sure it can be done. The SVTs have an ice indicator in the auxiliary gauge cluster that doesn't do anything in the US... but it works in the ST170 in Europe. I already bought the sensor; I just have to get an extra harness to cut up so I can wire it in.

scrammer 05-26-2008 08:57 AM

^^really? wow, never knew that. ill have to look at it today.
is it like in the F-Series? it tells you when there may be ice out? i never seen the point in that thing. its freezing outside...DUH! of course there is the possiblity of ice. for sure one of the most redundant IDIOT lights ever made

CaysE 05-26-2008 09:06 AM

It turns yellow at around 5C and red at 0C I believe.

http://cayse.trunetworks.com/focus/e...ice-yellow.jpg

http://cayse.trunetworks.com/focus/e...or/ice-red.jpg

BradWhite 05-26-2008 09:25 AM

OK, now you're getting my hopes up. [:D] Would you mind letting me know how that goes, if you remember. I took a close look the other day and what I found hiding in the 08 radio information display is;

on the left side (top to bottom):

88.8
fan symbol with increasing bars after it
"Zone" with a couple of boxes after it and "CAL" at the end

on the right side (top to bottom)

88.8
"EXT TEMP"
-188.8

These are all red LEDs, not the blue used for the radio info. I guess I'll need to do exactly what you did and figure out what each one is for and what vehicle (country) they are used in.

If anyone can I.D. them I'd love to hear from you. Let's see, I think I've figured out the fan speed and external temp, but don't know the vehicle yet.


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