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Custom ZX2 gauge set

Discussion in 'Interior Modifications' started by ChillinZX, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. ChillinZX

    ChillinZX FEOA Member

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    Been working on this to replace the ghetto makeshift gauges I had in the car. Gauges are from speedhut.com and they look high quality. I will re-post with the final picture when it is all installed. Hopefully these pics get uploaded successfully here.

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    krux303 FEOA Member

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    That will be one impressive gauge cluster. Could you show a video at the end when this is all functioning? Im sure your working with a rats nest that Ryan left you.

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    Installed. Need to figure out why the volt meter is maxing out, my multimeter reads 13.6V at idle at the battery :confused: 20200503_155812[1].jpg
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    How hard was it to wire?

    John
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    Ditto.

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    With a wire diagram of your old cluster it's pretty much a "cut and paste" job, the hardest part was using supplied sensors and harness then routing them through the firewall and under the dash. I was planning on using the factory sensors and just use the signal wires going to the original cluster, but the readings would be off or not work since I was replacing 1 wire sensors with a 2 or 3 wire, and a 2 wire sensor with a 3 wire. The tach signal I wired to an options port on my megasquirt ECU instead of adding a resistor wire to the factory signal thinking it would be a faster response, but it seems to react at the same speed. The GPS antenna is tucked in the corner of my window where the VIN plate is, and the wire is tucked into the dash and going underneath. Boost gauge uses a sensor and harness which is strange, I'd rather just run a vacuum line directly into the gauge but that's not how this one works, anyway it came with a barb fitting adapter for the sensor to T a vacuum hose to it. Also have to use the supplied inverter/dimmer daisy chain harness, and you just go off the wires from your existing dimmer switch. All said and done, it wasn't that bad, just looks a little intense when you unpack everything and see the directions.

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