Instrument cluster change

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  1. Josh329

    Josh329 New Member

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    Question for everyone, is it possible to change out an instrument cluster from a 97 2.0 GLS gasser to my 98 TDI? Mines bad in many ways and the gasser is still working. Both look the same but haven't messed with plugs or looked at lights.

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  2. chittychittybangbang

    chittychittybangbang Administrator

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    The gauge faces will be different since rpm range is different. Not sure otherwise.
     
  3. Josh329

    Josh329 New Member

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    I'll have to double check but I'm pretty sure the rpm gauge is completely identical.

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  4. crsmp5

    crsmp5 Well-Known Member

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    i do not know if a gasser tach will even work on the diesel.. but #s are different
     
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    xeno555 Well-Known Member

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    RPM gauge is different on TDI (NO IGNITION).
     
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  6. crsmp5

    crsmp5 Well-Known Member

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    but unlike pre tdi its run thru the computer vs off the alt... so i cannot say if a gasser one will not work.. both use the crank sensor as far as i know
     

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