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Old 02-15-2013, 07:19 PM   #26
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Cluster now Installed and whole systems works amazing. Jeff was great on answering questions about the install even though I didn't buy it brand new from him. Great support and bad ass products.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:38 PM   #27
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Mount the g-sensor in the flat spot next to the e-brake handle using 2 part epoxy or contact cement made for plastics. Jeff said that two sided tape or foam carpet tape is not recommended. I didnít ask why, but I would assume it is because it is very important that the g-sensor stay put and that it should not move around at all. The orientation arrow should be facing the front of the vehicle and the screws of the cover should be facing upwards.



Next, mount the controls where you would like them. It seems they are most commonly mounted in the same locations as where the sti controls would have been by drilling holes and mounting them into the switch blanks. You will also have to disconnect the wires by using a small screwdriver. Install the controls through the switch blanks and then reconnect the wires. If you are planning on swapping out the original controls for oem sti controls, you can skip the drilling and mounting junk, but donít install the sti controls yet so that you can make sure the system is working properly. This will make trouble shooting easier if there does happen to be a problem.

I donít have a STI cluster, so if you do, here is how the wires hook up.

White = Auto mode led
Green = 0% output led
Yellow = 20% output led
Orange = 40% output led
Red = 60% output led
Blue = 80% output led
Brown = Lock led
Black = 12v supply (this can be used to power older dccd display clusters, or if you are rigging up your own led indicators like I did)

I got leds and the appropriate resistors from radio shack and installed them on the top of the plastic steering column cover. You can find calculators with a quick google search that will help with determining the proper ohm resistor.

Here are a few pics of what I rigged up:







And here is a quick video: (am I the only one that hates hearing my own voice recorded? Dang I sound like a hick )

YouTube - ‪dccdpro installation of led indicators‬‏

Now, if you are going to change the controls to oem sti, go ahead and test everything out and make sure it is working properly. Here is a link to testing and troubleshooting:

http://dccdpro.com/main/wp-content/d...Pro%20test.pdf

If everything is working properly, you are good to go. If you havenít already done so, put the trim pieces back together, tidy up your wires, and go for a spin.

If you are swapping out the controls yourself, follow these steps.
For the control knob, follow these steps:

http://dccdpro.com/main/wp-content/d...OEM%20swap.pdf

If the control knob is now working backwards from what it should (lock position on the thumbwheel makes the diff open), then swap the red and green wires at the connector.



For the Auto/Manual switch, follow these steps:

http://dccdpro.com/main/wp-content/d...EM%20swap2.pdf

I didnít think the pictures where clear in these directions, so here are some better ones:





Remove the four screws from the DCCDpro main controller. On the corner of the motherboard you will see a blue "jumper" with two settings, one for the original switch and one for the STI switch. Change the jumper by simply pulling it off and reinserting it on the STI setting.





Replace the cover on the dccdpro main controller, connect the wires from the switches back up to the harness and pop them into the appropriate spots on your console, and enjoy.


Pretty cool column setup. I have the same exact gauges in the same places. I am thinking of doing the led's now too. I might not put them in the column but I like how they look. However, I am thinking of using one led with different colors instead the line of colors if I can find the led that will do the color scheme I want.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:56 PM   #28
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I just installed my controller. I am wondering if "locking" the trans up is like having lockers in a rock crawler?

I ask because when its fully locked and I turn I get some nasty binding. I noticed this at a very very slow speed backing out of the driveway and stopped immediatly and unlocked the trans.

I plan on keeping the controller in Auto mode 90% of the time so I should be ok unless one of the kids hits the button and I dont notice but then I plan on keeping the thumbwheel in full unlock.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:06 PM   #29
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Having it in manual and in full lock (or anywhere after full "unlock") during a low speed turn will result in binding. The warning about it is in the manual as well. Keep it in AUTO until you need the lock.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:31 PM   #30
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I just googled and google lead me to the DCCDpro site to the troubleshooting section and I found pretty much what you just said.

Well I guess everything is working as advertised then. However, I believe the STi switch should light up when in one position or the other and mine does not light up at all. Is this light replaceable or do I need to replace the entire switch (hope not!)
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:33 PM   #31
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Neither of the switches light up, except for the little orange light in the auto/manual toggle. Or do you mean in the cluster?
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:42 PM   #32
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I was referencing the little orange light in the auto/manual toggle which does not work in my toggle switch and im guessing its supposed to illuminate either in manual or auto.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:48 PM   #33
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it only lights up on mine when in manual mode and should get brighter the closer you get to full lock. I can hardly see mine until about the halfway point.

From what I understand, the thumbwheel can still control how aggressive the auto setting is. With mine in auto and rolling the thumbwheel to open I never bind, if I put it in the middle I catch sometimes pulling into parking spots or backing out, if I put it at full lock I can barely turn with out chatter.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:57 PM   #34
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Im wondering if damage would result if one were to goose it out of a parking spot , turning hard while fully locked up.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #35
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I usually pull the parking brake to release the diff. the sound makes me want to freeze in place
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:07 PM   #36
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I just tap the toggle and everything frees up.

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:27 PM   #37
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I have a second switch that has a broken arm on the toggle and I swapped out the lower portion of the switch that has light and the connector on it and that light does not work either. Maybe there is a break in the wiring some where. Ill dig into it some other time I guess.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:47 AM   #38
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I just googled and google lead me to the DCCDpro site to the troubleshooting section and I found pretty much what you just said.

Well I guess everything is working as advertised then. However, I believe the STi switch should light up when in one position or the other and mine does not light up at all. Is this light replaceable or do I need to replace the entire switch (hope not!)
I had the same problem. It's 60$ or something from dccd pro and the same from the dealer. I asked to swap the led. They said its a normal led. I forgot the specs. I'm going to try to swap it some time.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:19 AM   #39
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Mine is a glass bulb and its the same in both toggles. I suppose if it bothers me enough I can check it with a DMM to find out what voltage goes to it (guessing 12v) and swap it out with another glass filiment bulb or perhaps a LED.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:26 PM   #40
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You can replace that bulb. It should the the same bulb that is in all of the other switches. I had to replace one a while back and it took some time searching online to find one. No local stores had it. They can be replaced with LEDs, but I just threw in a new bulb.
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Old 03-07-2013, 02:54 PM   #41
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You can replace that bulb. It should the the same bulb that is in all of the other switches. I had to replace one a while back and it took some time searching online to find one. No local stores had it. They can be replaced with LEDs, but I just threw in a new bulb.

Do you happen to know where you found it, part number, please, thanks!
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:20 PM   #42
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I don't. It's been a couple of years. I tried one from radio shack that looked like a match, but it didn't work. I'd have to search to find it. I think the same bulb is also used in parts of the cluster, and I have seen several threads on cluster bulb replacement and conversion to led. Maybe you can find it on one of those threads.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:23 PM   #43
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Awesome write-up - thanks so much for sharing.
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Awesome write-up - thanks so much for sharing.
Thanks! I couldn't find one when I was installing mine, so I figured I might as well do it.
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Part #2721092 from radio shack should work for the bulb replacement. They didn't have it when I needed one, but it should do the trick.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:41 PM   #46
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or if you want to replace it with an led, this is one option.

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-inter...t-red-lol.html
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Im curious if the OEM DCCD controller makes the drivetrain bind when locked up and turning also.
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Im curious if the OEM DCCD controller makes the drivetrain bind when locked up and turning also.
Yes, it does.
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Has anyone that installed a sti cluster noticed what seems to be Bad mileage or inaccurate fuel readings? I am not sure if my fuel gauge is accurate or my mileage all f a sudden took a dive.m Wondering if it's due to the capacity different in sti tanks vs wrx ones.

Installed a 07 sti into an 03 Wrx.
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Has anyone that installed a sti cluster noticed what seems to be Bad mileage or inaccurate fuel readings? I am not sure if my fuel gauge is accurate or my mileage all f a sudden took a dive.m Wondering if it's due to the capacity different in sti tanks vs wrx ones.

Installed a 07 sti into an 03 Wrx.
Don't have an answer for you, but they should both have a 15.9 gallon tank. The problem is more likely the different gearing between the two.
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