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 Gauge cluster questions

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 Posted: Mar 23, 2021 12:08AM
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Mine's an 87 UK car and originally had the Tupperware gauge in front of the driver (I believe).  I don't think installing the classic 3 clock cluster like I have now was a plug n' play job.  I didn't do it, but there are some splices and whatnot.

I don't think this really answers your question exactly, but gives you a datapoint hopefully.

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My car is an '88 and it originally had the 3 clock cluster. I took it out years ago and it seems rhe circuit board in the back is damaged and also having trouble finding one of the lenses. Are these interchangeable? Will the plug thats in my car plug into a different year cluster? What clusters will work? Can i get something that reads higher than 90mph? What is an 88 cluster worth if i were to look for one or does anyone on here have one ? Im thinking about taking the digital cluster out and going back to a factory style cluster. Apparently i can use a mechanical to digital adapter and use it with my Vtec car.I just want to ger the dash back to stock and get a new walnut dash.

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I believe there were two types. Smiths and Nippon Seiko, I think the change over year was right around yours '88-89. The repro printed circuit for the back are available from MS. I'm pretty sure the connectors are different. 

 

 

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My car is an '88 and it originally had the 3 clock cluster. I took it out years ago and it seems rhe circuit board in the back is damaged and also having trouble finding one of the lenses.

Are these interchangeable? Will the plug thats in my car plug into a different year cluster? What clusters will work? Can i get something that reads higher than 90mph?

What is an 88 cluster worth if i were to look for one or does anyone on here have one ? Im thinking about taking the digital cluster out and going back to a factory style cluster. Apparently i can use a mechanical to digital adapter and use it with my Vtec car.I just want to ger the dash back to stock and get a new walnut dash.