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#1 Phizinza

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Posted 19 March 2005 - 08:14 PM

I saw a digi dash at a u-pull it the other day. Just undering how much you would pay for one of these? I was thinking of making it into a custom digi/analog combo. digi dash with analog tacho. So anyway, how much would you pay?

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 12:14 AM

Digidashes came in EA81's and EA82's. Which one are you talking about?

Oh yeah, have fun making it a dual function ;)

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 01:00 AM

Oh yeah, have fun making it a dual function ;)


No kidding. Unless, you're one of those rare few that love lying upside down in the driver seat, face in the footwell, surrounded by wiring harness.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 10:36 PM

It was in a EA82 I'm sure, it was a wagon with quad lights.
Will this make any difference? It looked like the same shape. Here's a crudy pic of my dash

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No kidding. Unless, you're one of those rare few that love lying upside down in the driver seat, face in the footwell, surrounded by wiring harness.

I seem to do that ever other week helping my bro fix his Fiat X1/9 !!!

Can any one answer my first question? "Just wondering how much you would pay for one of these?" ( fixed spelling ;) )

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 11:52 PM

Well, that depends - on an item like that I decide how much I want it - in the case of the digi dash, I would say about $40 (US), make an offer, and bargain it to the lowest price I can get it - a lot depends on the junkyard - If I don't KNOW it works, I usually go for a VERY low price - Digi Dashes are supposedly more prone to failure, though I have no personal knowledge about them - other than that they are neat!

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 12:06 AM

Well, it looks like your talking about a digidash for a EA81 now. Over here, a working one is as hard to find as hen's teeth. They can go for as much as $75+, altho I have sold them for less ($50).
Any voltage spike will fry the regulator in them. If it starts to squeel, shut off the car and check/replace the alternator. Repair is tough also, unless your a skilled tech its a hard job.

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 12:16 AM

I don't know if it works.. And can't find out unless i get it. If its the same (and will fit into my dash) And if its still there, I'll buy it for no more then $30... We'll see

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 12:18 AM

fixing regulators would be easy for me... I studied electronics for 2 years (only got half way thru my corse tho ;)) But if something more then a commen componet, I'd be stuffed i guess.

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 01:00 AM

Well heres another headache for ya. The plugs on the back are different, not to mention the whole wiring harness. Theres a few here that have converted from digi to analog, but they dont have any hair left either :-p

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 08:16 AM

If you do convert, I would install another voltage gauge so you could make sure you don't fry anything if the alternator does fry. - or even wire up a voltage protection circuit - shouldn't be too hard to do

I say get it and do the work - granted I converted to SPFI (before the manual came out!!) - but hair grows back (usually) :drunk:

I am studying Electrical Engineering (undergrad) - so I may just be a little overexuberant when it comes to this sort of thing :banana:

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 02:11 PM

I had the digi dash in my very first Soob - an 85 4x4 turbo sedan. I *hated* that digi dash after the newness of it wore off. It was hard to see in bright sunlight with your sunglasses on and it would flicker sometimes - the gas guage never worked right. It was a major PIA. I would never buy a car with a digi dash again....... Although, I'd love to have that car in a wagon now-a-days. Man, could that car GO. I do miss it for that...... (but not that *&#$ digi dash!)




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