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Old 06-04-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Default Installing an STI gauge cluster in an 02 WRX

I was looking to possibly switch out my stock cluster and get one from an STI as I like the look of that one better. I was wondering if its plug and play at all and if not what is needed in order to install it properly. Will the actual mileage on my car still read on the STI cluster or will it display the mileage that was on the STI cluster before it was removed? Is it able to be programmed or anything at all? I haven't had a chance to look into it that much yet and I'm still fairly new here and I haven't bought the part yet so I wanted to look and see what was invloved first so that if I do get it done - I can do it right the first time around - Any and all info would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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you need the 2004 sti cluster and you have to clip one wire. look for the diy.
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Old 06-04-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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do a quick search, i just read a diy for a 05 cluster in a 02 wrx. It was very informative and on my todo list after my warranty expires lol.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:09 PM   #4
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2004 is the easiest to install, clip one wire, done.

I did 2006 into my 02 bugeye, and my ILLumination can not be controlled.

Anyone know the difference between the 04,05,06,and 07 STi clusters?
Are they all the same in cosmetics, functionality?
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:44 PM   #5
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:51 PM   #6
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Old 06-04-2008, 10:57 PM   #7
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2004 is the easiest to install, clip one wire, done.

I did 2006 into my 02 bugeye, and my ILLumination can not be controlled.

Anyone know the difference between the 04,05,06,and 07 STi clusters?
Are they all the same in cosmetics, functionality?
the tac placement changed in 05 otherwise i have no clue
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:30 AM   #8
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^^^^What do you mean the tac changed in 05?
Even on the 04, the tac is in the center???
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:29 AM   #9
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Thanks for the info guys! So if everything else is done right - one of the only other things that wouldn't work on my 02 WRX would be the outside temp thing correct? Or is there a way to get it to work? Not that its a big deal or anything - just thought I'd ask.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:20 AM   #10
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The outside temp gauge won't work because you don't have the sensor for it. However, I have heard that you can get that sensor off an STI.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:58 AM   #11
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Nope, you can. I think subarugenuineparts has the sensor for sale.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:04 AM   #12
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Also... the mileage STAYS with the cluster...

So your car will now read the new mileage, that was on the STI you got the cluster from. If you don't report it, it's fraud... not a good thing to have a car with an odometer discrepancy.

I think some dealers can change the mileage on the new cluster, but it would have to be done through them, and documented.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:09 AM   #13
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Also... the mileage STAYS with the cluster...

So your car will now read the new mileage, that was on the STI you got the cluster from. If you don't report it, it's fraud... not a good thing to have a car with an odometer discrepancy.

I think some dealers can change the mileage on the new cluster, but it would have to be done through them, and documented.
Yes, this is right. The mileage on the cluster will read whatever the original STI had on it.

However, the dealer will NOT change the mileage on the cluster for you. You can send it to a place called Tacoma Speedometer and they will change it for you and give you the documents necessary to prove legality. I think they make you take a pic of the mileage of your stock cluster while plugged into your car and send it in with the STI cluster as well.


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Old 06-05-2008, 12:06 PM   #14
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Or alternatively, get a cluster that has more mileage and wait til you catch up before you install it amazingly out of pure coincidence, the V7 cluster I bought was over by only 500 km.
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:40 PM   #15
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Well...I've been wanting the damn outside temp to work as well, but I've never heard a success story.

There is a write up on ScoobyMods, but no one on NASIOC has confirmed it works to my knowledge.
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Old 06-05-2008, 09:34 PM   #16
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I have read/been told that the 04 STI cluster is easier to install in the WRX but then a friend told me that its probably the 05 STI cluster that I want as it lights up differently then the 04. Can anyone comfirm this? Are they 2 different colors? I was told that the 05 STI cluster is/looks similiar to the bf defi gauges which is kind of the look that I'm looking for.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:17 PM   #17
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It does work. follow this to a "t" and you should be good to go.

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3309

** one thing to realize, the regulator is orientated so be sure to figure that out before you solder.

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Well...I've been wanting the damn outside temp to work as well, but I've never heard a success story.

There is a write up on ScoobyMods, but no one on NASIOC has confirmed it works to my knowledge.

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Old 06-09-2008, 11:28 PM   #18
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i swapped an 05 cluster into mine and everything works great! other than the outside temp and the dccd and rear diff temp. lol. but thats cuz i dont have those sensors! lol. but the illumination and shift light work and thats all that matters!! and it looks 34536564 times better!
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Old 06-10-2008, 12:48 AM   #19
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Does the shift light and beeper still work when swapped? Or is that dependent on the STi ECU.
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Yes, the shift light and buzzer work when swapped.

My 06STi illumination feature doesn't work on my 02 bugeye...
Whenever I push on the right knob, it cycles between "A" and "B", but I don't see "ILL"....

Anyone know why?
Do all the 06/07 do that?
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Yes, the shift light and buzzer work when swapped.
Excellent, that's one of the features I was unsure about, and am very interested in.
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It does work. follow this to a "t" and you should be good to go.

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3309

** one thing to realize, the regulator is orientated so be sure to figure that out before you solder.

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The regulator is orientated... meaning what? lol
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Yes, the shift light and buzzer work when swapped.

My 06STi illumination feature doesn't work on my 02 bugeye...
Whenever I push on the right knob, it cycles between "A" and "B", but I don't see "ILL"....

Anyone know why?
Do all the 06/07 do that?
Yeah, they do not have that option on the new models. I guess it is really pointless too, but really sweet to have.
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sorry, meaning there is an input and a output. if those are switched, your circuit won't work. -Ian
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The regulator is orientated... meaning what? lol
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Old 06-10-2008, 01:33 PM   #25
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ah I get it. Yeah, so you got yours working? What happen if you have the OAT already?
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