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Old 03-24-2008, 05:09 PM
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There's already one on the internet which says that you "need" a ctr gauge bezel for this to work. Well, you don't. This option was included in Japan and Europe but in the US it was optional and seen as luxury. That's why this was not included standard. THIS WILL ONLY WORK ON US MODELS. In Canada, it IS possible but you'll lose a funtion from your guage cluster.

Again, take out the cluster and take apart and look @ the following.

The red circle is where we are going to put it.


Notice the two holes. Those are put there by the factory and we going to join them using a diode.


heres the back view


again, using the method in this thread, we sand this area off from the back and use a paper taped over a colored cd case to make our symbol.
here's the link to the picture of the open door you can use.



this is how it should look afterwards


then, look under the steering wheels and you'll see something like this.


splice into the Light Green/Red wire and run it up to the cluster like shown



We want to cut that pink wire out from the cluster harness that is on the left. THIS IS WHY IT WONT WORK IN CANADA BUT ONLY IN THE USA. In Canada, that pink wire is actually used for something. In the USA, that is just a dummy wire.


Now, put that pink wire into the first hole on the center blue cluster. Then, attach that extension from the light green/Red wire to this.

Use a factory bulb pn# 35505-sa5-003 and plug in into the open hole behind that opening.

Voila you are done.




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Nice job, I guess light shines through paper pretty well.

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nice write up cool diy too
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Cool beans. Scary that I see electrical tape and no heat shrink tubing.. Makes me think no soldering?
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Does it matter which direction u put the diode
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Dammnn, Thats nice. Good job.
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Does it matter which direction u put the diode
^ Yes.

And ... for the record, in Canada the PNK wire is for the low washer-fluid sensor... but what I don't get is that that indicator light is supposed to be on the far left of the cluster - not in the same spot as the door open indicator.
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So witch direction should it go any one know
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Also, there is no mention of what kind of diode should be used - should be 1 Amp I think.
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I know this thread is coming back from the dead. But I am in the middle of doing this project and was wondering which exact diode must be used for this? I bought 200v-1amp silicon diode at radio shack and was not sure its the right one or I need something a little bigger with more voltages?
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should be 1 Amp I think.
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They have a few selections of 1amp; silicon or rectifier diode with 200,400,600v. Know which one?
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is it just me or are there a few pics not loading/?
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they were posted in 2008
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how would you make this work in a gsr cluster just by splicing the wire?? that is what i am assuming it just a messy diy
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is it just me or are there a few pics not loading/?
Few pics don't work but the rest are working fine.
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ohh.. you bumped an old *** thread, that explains it
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