Sorry to bump a rather old topic, but since this is one of the few completed cluster swaps, I am hoping this is the best place to post my problem/question.
To start off, I am driving with a fully functional AP1 cluster for almost a year now (including ECT, Speedohealer and acurate fuel-level indicator).
Here's my issue:
By now several forums have copied the same wiring scheme, and because of the 'copy paste' they all have the same instructions on how to connect the ABS control light.
Connector D: BLUE/RED <> BLUE/RED
I am sorry to say that they all have the wrong instructions if your car has ABS (like mine).
Or I overlooked something (which I doubt).
The ABS light goes off when connected to a ground, that's true. But the ABS wiring comming from the car isn't a ground an never becomes one. So if you Civic has ABS (like mine) connecting both wires results in a ABS light that's allways on
What I did was connecting it to a ground and the light stayed off, but yesterday my car was at a garage for it's yearly MOT/APK (or whatever you call the mandatory checkup of your car in your country).
The car got a 'not approved' stamp because it has ABS and the ABS light in the cluster is not showing when turning the ignitionkey in the first position.
So I removed the cluster from the dash and checked every possible option. I even try to 'fake' a functional ABS light by connecting it to the wiring of the oil pressure, since that one has the same characteristics (light on in first position and going of when the key is going to the second position and start the enigine).
All without any luck, since the light needs a (switched?) ground and not a switched +12v.
Since cars only have switched +12v and no switched ground, I opened the original cluster and found out that the OEM civic cluster has a seperate ABS module/light:
To make a long story short........
Should I use this module to get a functional ABS light or is there anyone out there driving a '96 Civic with a fully functional ABS light is his/her AP1 cluster?
Hope to hear a solution, because I can't believe I am the only one with this problem.