Instrument cluster swap?
Hey everyone! I really like all of the information that everyone shares on here, and that'* why I joined the forum! I have a 1991 Oldmobile 88 Royale 4 door sedan. I have had it since 2007 and its been by far the best, most comfortable car I have ever driven. I have been doing everything I can to keep it in very good condition because I intend to drive it for as long as possible. It has 180000 miles now. I go to the local pick and pull junkyard every now and then to get odds and ends for my car. The last time I was there I saw an instrument cluster with gages for "volts,oil, and temp in a 87,88,89? Olds 88 Royale, not sure of the year. I only have the standard cluster with the idiot lights which I hate since they don't show whats going on in the car. I decided to buy the gauge cluster from the junk yard for only $40 bucks! So I went and tried it out yesterday in my car, both of the odometers work along with the speedometer, however the oil,volts,gas and temp ones don't seem to work right. I am sure I have to change a few things to make this work. I did read that the sensors need to be changed over in order to send a signal to the gauges. My owners manual says that this new cluster was an option for my car and I can't find anything online that will decode my Service ID sticker "on top of the spare tire in the trunk" with all the codes listed. I would like to know what you guys think of this swap, or if you have ever done one, I do know that some people have swapped their clusters for digital ones but it sounded like a huge job, especially when they had to rewire the entire car! I would appreciate any input you guys may have!