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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-29-2014, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Speedo/Tach replacement

Anyone have experience in doing this? I'm planning to replace mine with one of these in the next few months, the wiring looks straight forward enough. My only concerns are the fuel level indicator and adapting the speedometer cable, but it seems they seem an adapter module as well.

Has anyone undertaken this, or even used this brand of replacements?

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Anyone have experience in doing this? I'm planning to replace mine with one of these in the next few months, the wiring looks straight forward enough. My only concerns are the fuel level indicator and adapting the speedometer cable, but it seems they seem an adapter module as well.

Has anyone undertaken this, or even used this brand of replacements?
I have no experience with this particular set up but I do not think changing from a cable system to a digital operation is such a simple plug and play as you seem to have eluded to. I do hope it is just a matter of using the adapter module in reality. Good luck and try doing a video of your adaption as I am sure any success would be met with lots of interest here.

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The manufacturer of that digital dash also sells mechanical -> digital speedo interfaces:

http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.c...rod/prd242.htm

Not sure of the exact model I need yet, but I'm not buying anything for at least another month.

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thats one way to get the conversion done, but I have seen many digital dash setups that use a magnet and pickup coil. magnet usually replaces one of the bolts for the rotor, with the pickup coil set so that the magnet passes next to it. then a little bit of programming in the dash itself (to set distance traveled per revolution, otherwise known as circumferance) to get the speed.

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I've seen many conversions done using the hall effect sensor (magnet and pickup). It isn't actually that difficult and in many cases is way more accurate than stock. I've never seen the cable to digital adapter done so I'll be checking back on this if you go that route.

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Id be interested in knowing if the mechanical to digital converter works with other digital speedo tach units..

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