Can you swap clusters from 98 zx2 to 3rd gen wagon? | Ford Escort Owners Association (FEOA)

Can you swap clusters from 98 zx2 to 3rd gen wagon?

Discussion in 'Interior Modifications' started by 1993tracer, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. 1993tracer

    1993tracer FEOA Member

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    Have a zx2 available. Or could I switch out the gages. I want to get an instrument panel with a Tach.
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  2. FordMan59

    FordMan59 FEOA Member

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    The clusters are a different shape. The speedometer could be switched out no problem but the tach is smaller in the ZX-2 cluster than in a standard cluster plus there would be nowhere to plug in the tach on an original non tach cluster.


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  3. 1993tracer

    1993tracer FEOA Member

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    Any particular cars would I find the clusters with tachs and will the non tach car harness accommodate a tach.?
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    I Cant help with what cars might have the tach, but you will likely need to run an extra wire from the EDIS (under the hood) up to have it plug into whatever cluster you find having a tach. My Escorts are all 2nd gen, and none came with clusters. But there is one missing wire on the connector to each EDIS - and a wire from that empty slot is what provides the signal for the tach. It not too hard to remove that wide connector and plug in the missing wire, by just fitting it along side (not inside of) the connector.
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    I think the 3rd generation is plug and play switching from a non tach cluster to a cluster with a tach.
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    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    I have a plug and play tach cluster that will fit your 3rd gen wagon. PM me and we can arrange shipping.

    John
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    1993tracer FEOA Member

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    I'll probably just pick it up when I'm out there doing the swap... Still looking for the wagon.

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