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Old 26 Mar 2006, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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WRX STI instruments in WRX

Hi, got customer with 99 import WRX and his dash has the rev counter in the centre, problem is the rev guage increases with speed and the speedo increases with engine revs! I think this is not the original dash for vehicle, but from STI??
Anyone know if this is right, and if so if it's possible to rewire?
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 05:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does sound like an STi set of clocks......

OR
Are the plugs on the back reversed.... Sheer guess by the way....... Can the plugs get reversed ????

I would have thought the loom would be the same for both models
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 06:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Plugs only go in where they're supposed to, no matter how hard i try!!

I would have thought looms would be the same too, even tried swapping the rev pulse wire and the speed pulse wire but that makes the revs idle at 2500 and stops the speedo working alltogether!

With the loom wiring as it should be the odometer clocks up the KM's.

Some muppet tried fitting a MPH converter at the gearbox and managed to blow an ABS fuse, could be a chance said muppet also knackered the dash!
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Old 04 Apr 2006, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My early version2 STi has the rev counter to the r/h side and the speedo to the left.

iirc when i was looking to replace my black faced clock set gauges with the white Lockwood face's i had the opportunity of a similar clock set that you discribe ie rev counter in the middle. I believe the set came from a Type R. Stand corrrected mind
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 08:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Had a look at a few now and it looks like import STI's and type R's are the same with the big rev counter in middle. P1's are the same as WRX's, even though they have STI written on them, all seems a bit nuts!

Still don't know if they can be fitted to WRX's though, but if I find out it will be on 'ere!
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Old 09 Apr 2006, 10:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Still don't know if they can be fitted to WRX's though, but if I find out it will be on 'ere!
They can be installed but theres many changes you'll be needing to do to the existing wiring loom.

iirc Frank aka Money has done this mod and he said it was a total night mire. Not sure whether Money post's on here at all but you'll certainly find him hanging around P1 owners site. Send him a pm.

http://p1woc.co.uk/postnuke/index.php

Not had a look to see if this mod is mentioned so worth a look on http://www.scoobymods.com/ as well.
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Old 09 Apr 2006, 04:25 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for your help, looks like it can be done but not the most straight forward thing in the world, nice subtle little mod though!

Reckon someone lost some hair working that out mind!
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Old 09 Apr 2006, 07:40 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Decided that the Type R gauges where just a bit more than i was prepared to take on so i opted to replace my black gauges with the white Lockwood kit.

Even that mod needs a health warning.
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