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How to fit a Calais dash to a non EFI VK (with a 4 speed!)

synoptica

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Hey guys,

I just finished doing this mod myself and was incredibly surprised with how easy it was... hardest bit was figuring out where to splice in the three wires required for the speedo sender!

Even had to make a custom speedo cable out of one from a Trimatic, and my existing MC6 cable... hooked it all up and it works brilliantly!

So if anyone's after a guide - provided you've got the dash and dash loom it's a very easy job! (no trip computer functions, though...)

Just one question thought - where does the cruise unit sit?
 

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ay i just bought a vk calais from auction and for my summer project im gonna convert my vk sl to full electrics.. so yes id be very interested in a walkthrough!

Im planning the works... power windows, mirrors, aerial, cruise, central locking, digital dash....

gonna be a long hot summer :)
 

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Dude you gotta post the guide up :w00t:

You are a legend mate :bow:
 

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Well noone bloody expressed any interest so I didn't do it :p

But I've still got the lower dash in pieces so I'll get in there this weekend with the camera...

Piss easy job - it's literally three wires :)
 

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Hey I dont even have a VK (for now) and I'd like to know how its done!!
 

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nice sounds good. i have a feeling ill need to repair the speedo transducer.. no speedo functions at all when i was driving the calais around
 

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ps nice choice of colour there synoptica!
 

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the cruise control unit sits on the driver side panel opposite the dizzy on the 202.
 

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If you think about it, all i would do is remove the dash and follow the wires and see where they go, work from there :)

Goodwork mate !
 
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