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Old 06-25-2003, 04:15 PM   #1
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Ok so here'* the deal I found an instrument cluster that has all the gauges plus a tach at a junkyard, but I want to verify if a cluster out of a 90 or 91 is the same as my 89? Will all the wiring be the same or do I need to grab the wiring as well. I'm tired of not having a tach or knowing what my oil pressure is. Also is the wiring the same in a LE and an SE. I know the SSE should be the same except it has different wiring for the compass and DIC. Am I right about all this stuff cause i'm really wanting this cluster. Also if it doesn't fit how difficult would it be to wire an aftermarket tach. What I guess i'm saying is where is the tach lead that I would tie into. It'* not as easy to do on a car without a tach lead on the coil.
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If you have the cluster that only goes up to 80 mph, it won't work with one that has a tach or speedo up to 110 mph. Timsmooth tried it without any success

It has to be a straight swap, SE for SE, LE for LE etc. and the shifter style has to match. If you do find an LE cluster with a tach, then it MAY work, but make sure if you have the floor shifter, you grab a cluster that came off another car that had a floor shifter
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The cluster I have goes up to 110 so it would work then?
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Also if it doesn't fit how difficult would it be to wire an aftermarket tach. What I guess i'm saying is where is the tach lead that I would tie into. It'* not as easy to do on a car without a tach lead on the coil.
Actually you do have a tach lead on the coil, since the ECM wants to know the engine speed just like you do. On my '93, it'* the fifth lead from the right on the coil pack connector, a white wire. Can't swear that yours is the same, but it'* there; someone should know which one it is. Once you know which one it is, you can piggyback your aftermarket tach connection onto the factory wire.
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If you have the cluster that only goes up to 80 mph, it won't work with one that has a tach or speedo up to 110 mph. Timsmooth tried it without any success

It has to be a straight swap, SE for SE, LE for LE etc. and the shifter style has to match. If you do find an LE cluster with a tach, then it MAY work, but make sure if you have the floor shifter, you grab a cluster that came off another car that had a floor shifter
Yea ,so if you find an '88 or '89 w/ a tach send it to me right away!!!

-And for the tach question: Yes it IS the white wire. I remember when I wired my aftermarket tach, I checked out the wiring diagram in the Haynes manual to find the correct wire. Ill double check it if you want.
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