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Old 05-20-2008, 02:18 PM   #1
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Question 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.



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


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Old 05-20-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 05-22-2008, 12:11 PM   #3
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Talking ha ha

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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
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:05 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:06 AM   #5
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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!
my cousin just bought a 2011 Focus SE and those extra displays are activated in hers. think it was the compass on the left side and the EXT Temp on the right side. Just trying to fuel the hope and dream of one day being able to activate those.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:54 PM   #6
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my cousin just bought a 2011 Focus SE and those extra displays are activated in hers. think it was the compass on the left side and the EXT Temp on the right side. Just trying to fuel the hope and dream of one day being able to activate those.
That's weird, because I own a 2011 SE and my temperature display works, but the compass doesn't.

FORD IS MESSING WITH US!

I'd love to be able to mod my friend's 2009 SE so that the temperature display works for her. Keep the hope alive!
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:07 AM   #7
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Yea I have the same car and mine has the temp and compass as well.
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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...
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and i really wanna see if the cluster from an 08 will fit in an 07... i love the new clusters...
meeee tooo! The new clusters look awesome. I found a OEM 08 cluster on ebay and thought hmmmmmm I wonder.
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:22 AM   #10
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meeee tooo! The new clusters look awesome. I found a OEM 08 cluster on ebay and thought hmmmmmm I wonder.
You'd need the sensors as well.
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