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OK- My LX came with the standard 3-gauge cluster (no tach).
I have a 4-gauge cluster from my parts car (with tach).

Now, the connectors (3 plugs of about a dozen wires each) and the speedo cable are all that´s required to connect the cluster
to the car... BUT, here´s the rub: Each of the three connectors is wired differently, so that the swap isn´t simply ´plug and play´.

Explanation: The first contact of the left connector of the 3-gauge cluster might be for a common negative ground for the idiot lights, but the same contact on the 4-gauge cluster might be the signal lead for the tach.

Result: Unless someone here has done this swap and found a simpler solution, it seems I´ll have to push each individual wire out of it´s connector, and move each to the loction required in the same or another connector that matches the contact on the 4-gauge cluster.

If this sounds like a monster hassle...it is!! Anyone found a simple solution??

If I don´t get a solid answer within a week or so, I´ll be making the wiring changes as above. I plan to document it in detail and will post coherent instructions, including a schematic of the changes, on my site, noted below.

John Rosa

and the Slammin´ Escort-SVT project...

See more at www.javelinamx.com/svt



[ This message was edited by: JWR-NoRice on 16-12-2002 20:50 ]
 

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See my post: "what the lot did to my EGT" you will see I had to do just that. Ecxept there was a tach in both. The year is an issue too. It might be easier if you had the same group of years part as your car. Email me we can discuss it I MAY be able to talk you through it.
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check on your ECU. On plug #2 there should be a solid green wire. I believe that wire is the Rev wire. (well it is on the GT). If try tapping into that, you can add an electronic Tach like an APEXi Rev/Speed Meter if you have it. They did make LX´s with Tachs so I´m sure you might have the wire even though its not being displayed on the cluster.

Also you know what would be really trick-cool....get a cluster from a ZX2 in there. If you´re going to go all custom it would be an awesome look.
 
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