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Old 09-07-2018, 08:59 PM
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Custom Cluster Question

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I've been toying around with an "Experimental" mod/project for my truck. my '08 XL has an issue with the oil temp gauge that is now pushing the needle of the oil temp.

I was wondering if its possible to take a '15+ cluster and hook it up (ONLY for the Speedo and Tach) I will remove the screen for the productivity center and put my own screen, running IOT on a raspberry pi, or something and have my own gauges, and information, etc. The layout of the cluster is perfect and I wouldn't have to worry about much else.


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Old 09-07-2018, 09:45 PM
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interesting idea.

Have you started by seeing if they are even remotely close in size and shape?
 
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:20 PM
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What about the digital display with the odometer?

This isn't a Mustang II from The 70's, where you can take a drill to the odometer dial and roll it back. Not that I committed odometer fraud. Just heard that it was possible is all.
 
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Old 09-08-2018, 06:16 PM
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Just when the person sells, trades, or disposes of the vehicle, usually the title will have a spot for something like: Certify that, to the best of my knowledge, this odometer reading is “NOT THE ACTUAL MILEAGE." with a checkbox.

My buddy has a truck that the odometer doesn't work when he bought it.
 
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I have the software all working. The odometer is going to be an issue I need to work with... but I will cross that bridge when I can.

I am looking though junk yards; and online auctions/etc. to find a dash so I can test to see if it even lines up. I don't want to spend a lot on the cluster till I know if it fits. I would rather put the money towards projects x, y and z
 
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Old 09-18-2018, 12:49 AM
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the numbers portion of the odometer can be programmed prior to install

as for the speedometer portion you can get a digital conversion to mirror the output signal of the transmission that the cluster is looking for
 
 


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