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    6 wires to 1... solder the 6 wires to another wire and then solder that wire to the point you're going to.

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    ... and it should all work like magic and unicorns and stuff.
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    What Sly said. Make the connections before you get to the printed circuit so that you only have one wire to solder to the printed circuit.

    Also, something I learned when doing similar modifications when I installed my '98-'02 P71 cluster in my '91 MGM. When you solder to the printed circuit don't do it so close to the stock connector. Heat from soldering can cause the adhesive to let go then those ends will peel up. I was able to save the ends (only had it happen on 1 or 2) by gluing them back back down. I made adapters ('90+ has two cluster plugs) and didn't leave myself room to work with, but in your case you have the whole printed circuit to work with. Soldering away from those ends might still cause the copper to no longer adhere to the plastic but it's not critical in the middle of the circuit like it is at the end where if the copper peels the pins on the connector can rip it off.
    Edit: I can't tell in the picture, but if pins 1 and 2 are joined very close to the connector like they are on the MGM cluster, you'll have no choice but to solder very close to the connector on one of those pins... just be careful not to keep too much heat on there for too long.


    I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.
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    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe Winter DD - Down... again... Fn POS
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    The technique I like to use is to put a blob on the printed circuit first after very lightly scraping the trace to clean off some of the oxide coating. Then tin the wire. Then put the wire down on the blob and iron on top of the wire and let the wire heat up first and as soon as the solder on the trace melts, remove the iron. If the trace lifts some superglue will fix it.

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    I also used super glue, which so far hasn't seemed to cause any issues.
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    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, alternate DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe Winter DD - Down... again... Fn POS
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting Winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    What they said about the heat and the de-lamination. 100%true. What out for it.
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    Talking I like it.

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    What do you guys think?

    I need to get an led for the gear shifter but that's it.. oh yeah and throw in the new engine with the correct sensors and wire up the wires does anybody have the pin red out for the ECM?

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    A touch too bright for me but that's purty neat. If I had my '85 I'd enlist you to make one so long as it dims.
    I used the word bright but I guess what it is the "glow" around the numbers, the fuzz, if you will that gets me.
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    Went to oriellys and picked up some led bulbs. I know I could buy them cheaper online but meh... I'll put them in. I'm going to need to modify the bulb holder for the shifter selector light. The circuit split in half on me. Delamination was an issue with with pin 8 and 2 the rest i was able to get far away from considering my car isn't on fire I'd say things worked out.

    The glow isn't as bad as the pictures show it. The first time I put it in it didn't have the cover holy fuck that hurt. Also I ended up using the original cover I just got that dark tint lens spray. This was pretty costly and labour intensive, but damn am I pleased with how it looks.
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    That looks absolutely amazing!!!

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    I ended up trying one more coat of spray which was a bit too much.. hmph. :/ Also I need to see about removing some around where the gear selector is the led blinkers show up fine but the led light doesn't illuminate the selector enough.

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    Nice!

    Somone probably has a pinout for the ECM around here. If I can find some time I could probably piece it together going off my '89 and '91 EVTMs.

    That would be for a stock ECM. Aren't you putting something non stock in?
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    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis LS "The Scab" - plenty of rot, alternate DD
    ~ 1997 GMC Yukon - wannabe Winter DD - Down... again... Fn POS
    ~ 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis GS "The Ice Car" - My rotting Winter DD
    ~ 1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS - Rotting Retired DD
    Gone but not forgotten:
    ~ 1988 Country Squire ~ 1987 Ford Crown Vic


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrHax View Post

    What do you guys think?
    I like it.

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    Looks very nice.
    ~David~ Click the Pic for the Low Down on the Vic...SERIOUSLY I DEMAND YOU!


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    Ds9 I think. It's for the HO swap that I stumbled into. Begrudgingly upgrading... due to purchasing the wrong year f150 motor.

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