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    Analog to Digital Instrument Cluster Conversion

    Special thanks to tester239 for doing this how to.
    There are 2 links to the same how to hosted on different sites hopefully they stay put or if they are lost I can get them hosted elsewhere.
    http://www.oregonstate.edu/~akeym/

    http://mattw.dyndns.org/pics/Clone_P...onversion.html
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    eh, webserver at home died. you can still find this page at:

    http://www.tsgearheads.com/modules.p...article&sid=10

    This forum no longer exists so the link is dead.
    Last edited by slammins15; 05-01-2010 at 12:14 PM.
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    do you still have the pics of the pinouts? not showing up on the shared page.

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    http://www.oregonstate.edu/~akeym/

    there's 3 pictures in the main directory, along with a zipped-up version of the page. I don't really have the biggest bandwidth allowance on that site, so just download the stuff you need to your computer.. and those images may not be there forever, or may be moved, because I'll be using that site for some school stuff later on.
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    got em, preciate it man.

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    I'm also hosting this site.. If you need it you can find it here:

    http://mattw.dyndns.org/pics/Clone_P...onversion.html



    I just did the swap and everything works perfect except my blinkers blink fast..

    Anyone else have this problem?



    Thanks,
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    Hate to whore, but I'm going in a different direction, just purchased a digital cluster off ebay and don't need it. $100 shipped if anyone is interested. Mike knows the reason for the change. :smoker: :bigthumb:
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    Another thing that I noticed is that in a truck that came originally equipped with a digi dash the dash goes black when you crank the engine.. With this setup the dash stays lit and kinda flutters when cranking... I'm wondering if this is bad for the dash in any way and if it will lead to premature failure.. I was thinking that I could wire the power wires to the dash through a relay that turned off during cranking(connects to purple wire that goes to starter selonoid).

    Anyone else noticed this?


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    find the ignition wire that goes dead when you turn the key to crank and run it to the 2 ignition wires, 18 and 19? should solve the problem.
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    Originally posted by Hotwire
    find the ignition wire that goes dead when you turn the key to crank and run it to the 2 ignition wires, 18 and 19? should solve the problem.
    Awesome idea.. .I didn't know that such wires exist.. Thanks for the tip..

    -Matt
    Last edited by mattw; 08-08-2006 at 09:42 AM.

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    when the digital dash was factory installed, "ignition 3" wire from the digital dash went inline with the anti-lock brake's ignition power. There should be an open spot or two on the front top of your fuse block, where you could plug in for power that is off while cranking.

    And just as a note, i've been running with the same set of digital gauges for over a year now, and had no problems.. but they seem to flicker when I shift in and out of drive. That's the only problem that i've had, and can't for the the life of me, figure out what's casuing it, other than a voltage drop when I change gears..
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    the example pics arent loading

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91GMCJimmy View Post
    the example pics arent loading
    I just tried both links and they work for me I edited the first post with both links try again.
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    i was just thinking about this the other day. i was on the crapper reading an old mini truck mag. dont lie we have done this at one time. anyways i saw the dakota digital add for my cluster. just looked it up cuzz this thread reminded me i wanted to see the price. $595.00 im gonna get one someday.

    http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...rod/prd234.htm
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    is the sawp there talkin about? cuzz i dont like this. but maybe

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...d=350100995483
    My project thread 89 bagged 2door
    http://www.blazinlow.com/forum/showthread.php?t=68023

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