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Old 05-10-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default USDM STI Cluster in GC8

Anyone see any reason other than the harness not matching why i can't get this to work in an RS? I'm more specifically interested in the input/output voltages of the gauges, and the mileage indicator. Anyone have any concrete knowledge about it?

Yes i've searched.
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Old 05-10-2004, 07:49 PM   #2
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Ya... Won't fit into dash...

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Old 05-10-2004, 08:12 PM   #3
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waaaa waaaa waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Old 05-11-2004, 12:44 AM   #4
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however...will the dash fit?(with some cutting most likely) eh?? ehh???

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Old 05-11-2004, 12:51 AM   #5
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You could custom mount the instrument cluster. Not saying it's easy, but it can be done. Once wired up the gauges will work fine.
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Old 05-11-2004, 01:18 AM   #6
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Yeah Eby, i think so also.

I'm gonna try it. I have to get some measurements, to make sure the height and width isn't crazy off. But other than that, i think i can make it work, assuming the electrical is waaay off.
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Old 05-11-2004, 01:23 AM   #7
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... it has been done... with ALOT of work, hence why I say...



But if your heart desires, go for it!
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Old 05-11-2004, 01:26 AM   #8
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haha damn that just looks hard
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Old 05-11-2004, 02:10 AM   #9
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Show me more pics!!! haha. I assume this guy is using the whole harness on this car.

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Old 05-11-2004, 07:19 AM   #10
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The wiring isn't that bad. I had put 2002 WRX gauges in my 1994 L. The wiring was the easy part. The 98+ dash has more room for the cluster height wise and it mounts in similar locations. So I think the swap would be easier than the 97 and earlier cars.

I never completely finished my install before I got my 1999 L to work with. I had the gauges mounted and wired up, but didn't finish the instrument cluster surround. I had it fiberglass'd up, just needed to do some finishing touches with bondo and paint. I had thought about doing the swap into my 1999 car, but I got a V5 STI cluster that I'm happy with.
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Old 05-11-2004, 10:26 AM   #11
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Thank Eby,

That's just the encouragment i needed
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Old 05-11-2004, 08:17 PM   #12
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Kingpin Performance is currently swapping a USDM STI dash into a GC8 which might interest you. They report that the dashboard is a close fit. Just another option to consider . . .
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Old 05-11-2004, 10:06 PM   #13
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now that sounds like alot of work
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Old 05-11-2004, 11:49 PM   #14
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sounds like fun
i want to put a newer cluster in my car, especially seeing as the speedo doesnt work in mine
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Old 05-12-2004, 01:37 AM   #15
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I should have the new cluster in hand by next week.
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Old 05-12-2004, 11:46 AM   #16
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Quote:
Originally posted by Eby
The wiring isn't that bad. I had put 2002 WRX gauges in my 1994 L. The wiring was the easy part. The 98+ dash has more room for the cluster height wise and it mounts in similar locations. So I think the swap would be easier than the 97 and earlier cars.

I never completely finished my install before I got my 1999 L to work with. I had the gauges mounted and wired up, but didn't finish the instrument cluster surround. I had it fiberglass'd up, just needed to do some finishing touches with bondo and paint. I had thought about doing the swap into my 1999 car, but I got a V5 STI cluster that I'm happy with.
sell me ur gauge cluster. Your motor only goes up to 7000 rpm and u have a spare usdm wrx gauge cluster laying around. And my motor goes up to 8k so sell me it
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Old 05-12-2004, 12:08 PM   #17
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I modded the USDM cluster to fit in a 97 prior though, they mount different than 98+. Besides the V5 cluster doesn't go up to 8k either.
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Old 05-12-2004, 03:45 PM   #18
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If any of you swap clusters and swap out rather than hack your guage cluster harness, I need a 2000-2001 RS cluster harness.

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Old 05-13-2004, 12:18 AM   #19
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i'm actually going to create an intermediate harness to go between the two.
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Old 05-14-2004, 03:30 PM   #20
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Where'd the dash covering come from? Mine's always getting dusty and that looks pretty good.
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Old 05-14-2004, 04:28 PM   #21
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let's say hypothetically I was doing a WRX swap. Would it be a feasible idea to use an sti cluster? How hard it is to get it to look nice like in the picture above?
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Old 06-12-2004, 04:24 AM   #22
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its not hard to make it fit in the dash the mounting hole all line up(at least it did on the 04 wrx cluster i was gonna do) its very tight onthe side but the dash cam be trimmed the hardest part would be the wiring and then cuttign and glassing the bezel to cover the cluster
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Old 06-12-2004, 04:36 AM   #23
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nevermind
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Old 06-17-2004, 10:37 PM   #24
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Does anyone know the secret to the wiring? I'm putting the STi gaauges in my 00 RS I have the wiring diagrams for both the STi cluster and the 00 RS but i cant get the STi cluster to work


somebody pleeeease say they can help


thanks alot,
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Old 06-25-2004, 05:23 PM   #25
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i am i need of a harness diagram fr my 2000 2.5 r cluster.
i have the wrx diagram but nobody has the rs diagram.
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