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Old 01-20-2004, 08:13 PM   #1
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Is it possible to get a dash cluster that has a tach without the whole gauge cluster. All my car has is the idiot lights and a temperature gauge. If I swap my cluster for the whole gauge cluster I'll have to replace all my switches on the engine so they work with gauges instead of dummy lights. Also my car is a column shift. If anybody knows about the different instrument clusters let me know.
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I wanna know the same thing... I want a tach on my car!!!! but I want one that looks good... not some shotty thing I mounted myself
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Awwww
Why did you have to post that picture!!!
I want to get me gauge cluster to work more than ever now!!!
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Somebody tried this before and we found that if you did not have the cluster with the tach than the wire for the tack was not there either... I know the 89 is the same as the 91 though, it uses the same cluster... I'll have to check my service manual later...
I guess this is the tach you guys want...

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Thats what I had...I could never own a car without a tach...

Not sure if the "tach"less LE will accomdate the dash cluster with a tach, the wiring may not be in place
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Is it possible to get a dash cluster that has a tach without the whole gauge cluster. All my car has is the idiot lights and a temperature gauge. If I swap my cluster for the whole gauge cluster I'll have to replace all my switches on the engine so they work with gauges instead of dummy lights. Also my car is a column shift. If anybody knows about the different instrument clusters let me know.
Our Bonneville LE has the full gauge cluster minus the compass. I would troll the junkyards for the full cluster, then someone here might be able to see if the wiring is the same. I will study my Haynes schematics in the meantime to see if there was a difference
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Dang, talk about old school. Those gauges are sweet.
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As you may know, my Olds has NO Gauges whatsoever(except for the Speedo & Gas). I would love to be able to change wording of any of the Idiot Lights to say simply "You're so Screwed"!(note: I was going to use that other word but children may be watching).
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As you may know, my Olds has NO Gauges whatsoever(except for the Speedo & Gas). I would love to be able to change wording of any of the Idiot Lights to say simply "You're so Screwed"!(note: I was going to use that other word but children may be watching).
hehe...thats FUNNY.

BTW I did look in Haynes. There are no good instrument panel schematics..so I guess I cant be much help.
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