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DL to GL Gauge Cluster Swap
Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:47 AM
Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:23 PM
It's not easy.
Swapping entire dash might work. If the cars are in the same year range.
Years break down like this
If it were me, and I was dead set on doing the swap....I would get FSM diagrahms for each dash and repin/cut/solder the wires at the back of the dash. That's what people ussually do for DigiDash conversion.
In order to get a working Oil Pressure gauge you will need to swap a sending unit onto the Oil Pump.
If you are really set on it I can copy Pinouts from the 2 dashes for you if you want.
Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:26 PM
i have considered this multiple times for my DL brat.....it is the only part of the GL that i would really like to have(can do without power windows etc)
i have a whole GL parts car so would swap dashpad, glovebox, instrument cluster and related wiring...would probably have to remove the windshield??
as stated thats a LOT of work....
i am leaning towards some fabricating on the dash and installing aftermarket gauges - but that will take some effort too
but the car would still be drivable while in process
have not discounted this swap completely but it is getting less attractive
capillary type oil pressure gauges are cheap and easy to install
what might be more attractive is an EJ22 and instruments from a legacy..........
Posted 15 November 2013 - 02:27 PM
I've got a tranny, drive shaft, and rear axle ready for a 4wd conversion.
I'm excited for that. Just figuring my gauge cluster now. If you have any pinouts or diagrams that'd be great!
Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:00 PM
The car is a 1987 DL 3 door coupe with the 1.8 EA82 Fuel Injected non-turbo.
what year and engine is this car?
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