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98 2V harness with Fox Dash/ ABS Fox retrofit. Need help.

I had years worth of links to tech articles for the Fox Coupe that I'm building and I lost them when I transferred all my files to back-up.
I have all the parts collected and I'm ready to start the build and I'm kinda lost without these articles.

Can anyone give me a link to a detailed Tech article/Diagram to Splice a 96-98 2V harness to a Fox dash/chassis?

How about a link to the tech article that showed how to make the 99-04 ABS standalone on a Fox?

How about the A/C ?
 

Bill

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Welcome to the site. All of that information is readily available here on the site. Dig in and start putting a build book together.
 

Bill

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I had years worth of links to tech articles for the Fox Coupe that I'm building and I lost them when I transferred all my files to back-up.
I have all the parts collected and I'm ready to start the build and I'm kinda lost without these articles.

Can anyone give me a link to a detailed Tech article/Diagram to Splice a 96-98 2V harness to a Fox dash/chassis?

How about a link to the tech article that showed how to make the 99-04 ABS standalone on a Fox?

How about the A/C ?
Just checking in to see where you stand on your planning and build?
 

Bill

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Donator
I have all the front suspension and brakes in. The motor is next. I'm doing the wiring last hoping that I find some good wiring resources before then.
There are several people on here that seem to know a lot about the wiring. The only way I've ever done it is to use a complete harness. Post some pics when you get a chance.
 
There are several people on here that seem to know a lot about the wiring. The only way I've ever done it is to use a complete harness. Post some pics when you get a chance.
I'm considering using the 98 dash harness and splicing it into the fox steering column. I won't make any final decisions until I have the motor in. I'll upload a couple pictures today.
 

Bill

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I know it can be done with mostly just repining. I think I remember there being a thread on here about using SN95 gauges in a fox cluster.
 
There are several people on here that seem to know a lot about the wiring. The only way I've ever done it is to use a complete harness. Post some pics when you get a chance.
Here are some pictures of the painted engine bay, the squared-up k-member, the ho-made HD sway bar relocation mounts, FTR Brembo adapters installed, along with the hydroboost/ABS/03 pedals, and the MM suspension/15" 6-Piston Brembos.
 

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Will Daly

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Hey fluffy!!
As unfortunate as this corona situation is....I know I personally have been out in the shop a bunch!!!
Nice project! I am 8 years into my build right now...89 coupe,t-top conversion, 03 IRS Swap, ‘15 coyote engine w/MT-82 trans, 03 cobra interior....everything else along the way...lol. Just finished my wiring...ugh! I wanted to run the stock dash cluster and have it be functional. At first it seemed impossible. Couldn’t find much guidance other than “what a mess” At this point I have modified the 03 harness (removed PCM, and all unused plugs) and installed auto meter gauges. Currently running brake/ac/ps lines, and little misc. but hoping to turn key in a week or so...I am very nervous as I am not a mechanic...or electrical
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guy at that point!! Anyways I am “no pro” and this is my first fox ever...but I would be happy to share any of my experiences/frustrations if I could be of assistance! Lmk!
 

Bill

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Staff member
Donator
Hey fluffy!!
As unfortunate as this corona situation is....I know I personally have been out in the shop a bunch!!!
Nice project! I am 8 years into my build right now...89 coupe,t-top conversion, 03 IRS Swap, ‘15 coyote engine w/MT-82 trans, 03 cobra interior....everything else along the way...lol. Just finished my wiring...ugh! I wanted to run the stock dash cluster and have it be functional. At first it seemed impossible. Couldn’t find much guidance other than “what a mess” At this point I have modified the 03 harness (removed PCM, and all unused plugs) and installed auto meter gauges. Currently running brake/ac/ps lines, and little misc. but hoping to turn key in a week or so...I am very nervous as I am not a mechanic...or electrical guy at that point!! Anyways I am “no pro” and this is my first fox ever...but I would be happy to share any of my experiences/frustrations if I could be of assistance! Lmk!
Any news on the swapfox?
 

Bill

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Staff member
Donator
I had years worth of links to tech articles for the Fox Coupe that I'm building and I lost them when I transferred all my files to back-up.
I have all the parts collected and I'm ready to start the build and I'm kinda lost without these articles.

Can anyone give me a link to a detailed Tech article/Diagram to Splice a 96-98 2V harness to a Fox dash/chassis?

How about a link to the tech article that showed how to make the 99-04 ABS standalone on a Fox?

How about the A/C ?
I got to thinking about your instrument cluster today as I worked on my 97. I recently had to change the cluster in a 98 and learned that the wiring is different from a 96/97. The 98 was a one-year cluster, as they changed the pinout on the wiring. I learned this the hard way when I destroyed the wafer circuit on the back of my 98 trying to get it out to repair the odometer. I decided that I had the 97 sitting there and would just swap the cluster out of it into the 98 and promptly destroyed it as well. When I got the first replacement, it turned out to be a 97, which will work in the wife's 97, but not on the 98. I did find an entry on one of the forums that told what wires to change on the main plug of the 98 instrument cluster to make it work with a 97, but did not keep the link. I found it through Google.
 
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