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Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:12 PM
Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:18 PM
Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:51 PM
Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:59 PM
I contemplate every day switching dashes in my XT. I hate the digi dash. As cool as my friends think it is.
Btw, I can scan in the wiring diagrams for an 86, and hopefully soon to have an 88 manual if you need
Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:18 PM
Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:21 PM
Tach signal should be the same.
Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:49 PM
Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:16 PM
Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:06 PM
So is my brother. And a bunch of other brothers and sisters out there. How about trying a different approach to getting a laugh out of the ignorant. Thanks.
Well... the speedometer on my digi-dash is retarded.
Posted 14 August 2006 - 11:11 AM
Moving on to the original purpose of this here thread. I played around with the tranny side of the cable, it was quite tight in the tranny, and lacking the proper tools to take it out (operating with a crescent wrench atm) I left it in there... however, the cable looks peachy all the way around, so the last thing I can think of to check is the gear. Might it be applecored? I read somewhere that if the seal on the tranny end of the cable lets go, you wind up goobering up your speedo due to leakage on the dash side... is there any way to diagnose that without gutting my dash? Thanks a ton.
Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:59 PM
Replaceing it with an analog cluster, while possible, is probably one of the worst wireing disasters I've ever experienced. I did that with my 84, and got it mostly working. It's not just a matter of wireing - you need both schematics, and you will spend hours and hours mapping out the wireing, labeling etc. The circuits are different in some cases, and either will not work at all, or need diodes added to the circuit.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 03:59 AM
anyhow, i also have an 87 GL10 with digidash, and I also hate it with the burning firy of a thousand suns. I, however, have decided to cope with the digi.. but should you replace it and find its not such a chore on our model (since the only difference is trans, 2wd and non turbo) then it might enhearten me in my own endeavours. Please, if you get it done (even if just the speedo, tach, and fuel gauge) let me know. I was thinking the other day and felt that one could probably cut spaces out where the stock analog water oil and voltage are and just replace them with small aftermarket gauges.. thusly improving the accuracy of your reading and avoiding adding a gauge pod.. which i hate. oh, and simplifying the task of the "conversion" as you can ignore the oil, volt, and temp circuits entirely....
btw, i dont know, but i *think* the speedo problem you were thinking of, with the oil seal, is just an EA-81 model issue. am i right people? i know ive read about this before, its an issue involving a speedo that either flips all the way to top speed, or something...
anyhow, thats part of our world tonight.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 03:23 PM
Posted 16 August 2006 - 02:35 PM
me, i hate the idea of separate gauge pods. I would be mounting the tach, speedo, and gauges inside an old analog pod if i could. retain stock fuel gauge, replace volts water and oil, and the tach and speedo. then get a little horizontal LED display stoichiometer. (mixture gauge, i always call em that. i love the term "stoich") then youve got all you need for your standard motor in the dash, and a single boost gauge could go on the steering column.. or I still like the idea of the gauges mounted down in the center console, below the ashtray where the trip computer got relocated to on later years... but thats only an option if you dont have the later model, with the trip computer down there, i suppose.
Posted 16 August 2006 - 02:59 PM
One real problem you ARE going to have is the fuel guage. There aren't any aftermarket guages that can handle the stock sending unit. You will have the change the sender in the tank to something else - not impossible on the EA82's, but will requre some hand wringing and teeth gnashing.
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