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nomad
03-04-2008, 11:50 PM
In my Max Ellery's manual, the instructions regularly give reference to "High series" or "Low series" I can't work it out.
Even the electrical diagrams have two seperate ones for high and low series.:thinking:

Redwight
04-04-2008, 12:16 AM
In my Max Ellery's manual, the instructions regularly give reference to "High series" or "Low series" I can't work it out.
Even the electrical diagrams have two seperate ones for high and low series.:thinking:
In the older ones the low series were the Taxi pack's, GLI, anything without the tacho in the dash basically; and the high series had the fruit like climate control, "sports" instruments, things like the LTD, Fairmonts and XR's. There are some pretty complex electrics in the flasher cars.
Your XL is probably "low" series.

nomad
04-04-2008, 11:35 AM
Interesting, I wonder if there is any way of telling from the compliance plate?
My xl is on the change over from au11 to au111, and also has abs, and tacho.

Elements
06-04-2008, 11:18 PM
The Low Series - fitted to Forte, and Futura Models
The High Series - fitted to the Fairmont/Ghia, Fairlane, and LTD Models

Basically, if you have this interior:
http://www.fordaustraliaforums.com/forum/gallery/data/538/medium/100_0435.JPG
it's low series....

This:
http://www.fordaustraliaforums.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=10483&d=1190631252
is high series.

Though XR (with the low-series dash) was based on high-series electrics, I'm pretty sure.

Being an XL Ute, I'd say it'd be low series.

Redwight
06-04-2008, 11:25 PM
Jeez; a couple of extra guages and an extra knob near the light switch are all I can pick in those two as being greatly different.

Elements
06-04-2008, 11:41 PM
Just looking through my Max Ellery's now.....

Forte and Futura are on Low-Series (as is XL and XLS utes)
XRs, Fairmont, Fairmont Ghia, Fairlane Ghia and LTD are on high series

High series get a couple of extra gauges, variable intermittent wipers (at least on some models), Climate Control (Fairmont and Ghia, LWB), the instrument cluster also tells you what gear you're in and what doors are open (if applicable).

OK here's the list:

Low Series Operations
- Wiper control after wash
- Manual control of illuminated entry and exit delay (where can you do that?)
- Manual Central Locking Control
- Remote boot/tailgate release with hazard acknowledgment (not sure about that last bit)
- Manual boot release with security time out and speed dependant disable
- Intermittent Wipe
- Heated rear window
- Remote control illuminated entry
- Remote central door locking with hazard acknowledgment
- Auto door relock timer
- Electronic immobilisation
- Diagnostic Capabilities
- Battery Saver

AUII added these features to Low Series
- Manual control of illuminated entry and exit delay (?)
- Remote drivers door lock/unlock
- Panic Alarm
- Key in lock warning hazard/alarm
- Anti-theft warning LED
- Transponder challenge/response immobilisation
- Diagnosic Self-Test
- Power window operation (key off)

High Series has Low Series features plus/or:
- Power window operation (key off) (over AUI low series)
- Speed sensitive intermittent wiper
- Adjustment of instrument cluster backlighting (infinite steps between 2 brightness levels)
- Power antennae control
- Auto headlamp off (manual override)
- Headlamp warning chime, headlamps on, ignition off
- Ability for Climate Control
- Ability to fit memory seats
- Interior light fade-out (timed)
- Tells you what doors/fuel filler door/boot are open
- LCD display of current gear selection

The big difference is a different Body Electrics Module (BEM), to cope with extra features for high-series.

nomad
07-04-2008, 10:02 PM
Just looking through my Max Ellery's now.....

Forte and Futura are on Low-Series (as is XL and XLS utes)
XRs, Fairmont, Fairmont Ghia, Fairlane Ghia and LTD are on high series

High series get a couple of extra gauges, variable intermittent wipers (at least on some models), Climate Control (Fairmont and Ghia, LWB), the instrument cluster also tells you what gear you're in and what doors are open (if applicable).

OK here's the list:

Low Series Operations
- Wiper control after wash
- Manual control of illuminated entry and exit delay (where can you do that?)
- Manual Central Locking Control
- Remote boot/tailgate release with hazard acknowledgment (not sure about that last bit)
- Manual boot release with security time out and speed dependant disable
- Intermittent Wipe
- Heated rear window
- Remote control illuminated entry
- Remote central door locking with hazard acknowledgment
- Auto door relock timer
- Electronic immobilisation
- Diagnostic Capabilities
- Battery Saver

AUII added these features to Low Series
- Manual control of illuminated entry and exit delay (?)
- Remote drivers door lock/unlock
- Panic Alarm
- Key in lock warning hazard/alarm
- Anti-theft warning LED
- Transponder challenge/response immobilisation
- Diagnosic Self-Test
- Power window operation (key off)

High Series has Low Series features plus/or:
- Power window operation (key off) (over AUI low series)
- Speed sensitive intermittent wiper
- Adjustment of instrument cluster backlighting (infinite steps between 2 brightness levels)
- Power antennae control
- Auto headlamp off (manual override)
- Headlamp warning chime, headlamps on, ignition off
- Ability for Climate Control
- Ability to fit memory seats
- Interior light fade-out (timed)
- Tells you what doors/fuel filler door/boot are open
- LCD display of current gear selection

The big difference is a different Body Electrics Module (BEM), to cope with extra features for high-series.

I notice in the au11 list there is a diagnostic self test.
I have been asking about this for a few days now and nobody seems to know how it's done.
Is it something that can only be done with a code reader?
Or can it be done at home, but only be understood by a code reader:thinking:

Another funny thing, when I got my cruise fitted, it came with a 4 stage, variable intermittent wiper switch, which my ute didn't have before, and the 4 speeds work, without changing anything.
I thought I would have to ad a dwell type wiper relay, but it must have had one all along, just useing one speed.

Redwight
07-04-2008, 10:25 PM
My understanding of the codes situation is that you need an OBD device (OBD On Board Diagnostics.) that can be gotten aftermarket or a special one from Ford - then you can use the codes as an aid to diagnostics.
I'm not going to even try guessing about the wipers, mine came with them.

nomad
08-04-2008, 07:36 AM
Mmm, it's the KOEO & KOER tests that are mentioned in the Max Ellerie's that have me wondering.
They tell you to do it, but then not How to do it, unless it's there, and I am just blind.
I clearly says "As described in the diagnosis chapter" but I can't find it!:thinking:

Elements
08-04-2008, 10:39 AM
I notice in the au11 list there is a diagnostic self test.
I have been asking about this for a few days now and nobody seems to know how it's done.
Is it something that can only be done with a code reader?
Or can it be done at home, but only be understood by a code reader:thinking:

Another funny thing, when I got my cruise fitted, it came with a 4 stage, variable intermittent wiper switch, which my ute didn't have before, and the 4 speeds work, without changing anything.
I thought I would have to ad a dwell type wiper relay, but it must have had one all along, just useing one speed.

That's very strange - RE: wipers. I'm sure that's a feature of the high-series BCM.

I'm sure AUII/III at least require something a little more complex than just the plug in, flashing bulb code reading device that could be used up until ELII at least.