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Offline ndd

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Dilema
« on: 09:20:43 AM / 14-Apr-18 »
Have all new gauges to build custom gauge cluster for 84 notch.  The original digital dash is intermittently functional. I have a spare digital cluster which does not work as well.  I am thinking of gutting the cluster that does not work to use to hold new gauges.  Though I’m torn to do so!  I know some one would love the components.  It is not like these are easy to find.  But using an original cluster to use as a base for new gauges would sure make installation easier. Two gauge digital one poor shape on works intermittently.  What should I do?
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The gauge cluster will be for 84 hatch 5.0 not my notch that I’m keeping as original as possible.   Peace
« Last Edit: 09:22:47 AM / 14-Apr-18 by ndd »

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Re: Dilema
« Reply #1 on: 02:24:42 PM / 17-Apr-18 »
I would keep the old digital dash and try finding a used analog unit to modify, if you can't I would keep all the digital components inside as they might be good for spares.
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Re: Dilema
« Reply #2 on: 03:55:07 PM / 17-Apr-18 »
I agree I don’t want to ruin what could be a gold mine for someone. I would like a broke analog just for outer body to use as base for new cluster. Problem is I don’t have one.  Peace

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Re: Dilema
« Reply #3 on: 02:32:15 PM / 18-Apr-18 »
86 CA18ET....owner since 1990.
The name is Bossman, but you can call me Mr. Panda....My other car is a Buick....
My Skyline is here!  My Skyline is here!

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Re: Dilema
« Reply #4 on: 05:28:34 AM / 20-Apr-18 »
I pretty sure i have 2 digi clusters. Tach in my analogue isnt working and everyone one wants too much for another one.

Generally I consider the encoder down on the firewall for the digi to be a little more sought after than the dash it self, but who knows. Havent shopped digis in a while.



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Re: Dilema
« Reply #5 on: 08:56:10 AM / 20-Apr-18 »
There is an analog cluster for sale on eBay right now. Price is decent but shipping is a little high.

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Re: Dilema
« Reply #6 on: 03:53:08 PM / 20-Apr-18 »
Theres an se one on there aswell as a 4, which is $70. I jqbe a 4. Im just gonna get one of those cheap ebay tachs here soon.

I threw out atleast two functioning analogue clusters, but now that i need one, theyre worth something i guess.

Maybe you shouldnt chop the digi cluster. Who knows. If you do and your worried - i got two, and the world isnt void of them:)

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Re: Dilema
« Reply #7 on: 02:02:24 PM / 24-Apr-18 »
Just a though.  How about getting a used s13 or nx  cluster and gut it instead, all you want is the plastic housing to work on, correct?
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Re: Dilema
« Reply #8 on: 05:20:13 PM / 24-Apr-18 »
It’s done used dead digital cluster removed the components and installed new gauges. They are working well!  I may sell the complete digi cluster the other cluster parts and the speedo encoder at this point.  Having working gauges is nice (gas gauge!!). Who needs turbo digi dash parts?