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1979 BRAT Instrument cluster swap.


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#1 Demon Brat

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

My son has a 79 BRAT that he is restoring. It currently has the instrument cluster that is just a speedometer, water temp and fuel level. We found the GL optional instrument cluster that has the speedo and the tachometer with the heat and fuel gauges in the middle.

Has anyone swapped these out and had any issues. It appears the connections are the same and it should just be a matter of unplugging the original instrument cluster and plugging in the new one.

It appears the wiring harness supports all the options. We got the optional clock and the connector was already there and it plugged right in and worked perfect.

If we end up with this upgraded instrument cluster then we will have successfully upgraded from the DL to the GL. It already had the 4 headlights, we got the clock and now maybe we'll end up with the Tach.

Can we replace the DL cluster with the GL (tach) cluster?

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#2 Leeroy

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:43 PM

It's a straight swap, all the wiring matches up (there is even the yellow wire for the tach).




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