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Old 05-10-2005, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default 93-97 Impreza owners with Ver7/8 swaps

Tell me how you old school dash owners are getting speedometer readings to your car.

There are a few options, none of which I find appealing.


EDIT: Let's say it's a full conversion with a 6 speed Ver8 non DCCD transmission
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Old 05-10-2005, 03:54 PM   #2
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iirc only one option will work

tranny-(via cable)->cluster-(via wire)->ecu
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Old 05-12-2005, 10:59 AM   #3
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Bump for, hopefully, a working speedometer!
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:10 AM   #4
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While I haven't done a 6MT yet, I have put in two originally electronic speedometer transmissions into two mechanical speedometer cars.

Unless you want to convert the gauge cluster to electronic, what you have to do is break out the electric speed sensor from the transmission. It is glued into place and generally a pain to break out. Next you take your mechanical speedometer cable with the washer that sits on the very end of the cable, thread in the plastic (absolutely annoying) nut into the transmission where the electronic speed sensor was, and you are now done. The interface has remained the same between the two on the transmission side, so as far as I have seen, it is irrelevant as to what speedometer type you have.

The mechanical gauge clusters convert the cable driven speed into an electronic signal and pass that onto your ECU, thus providing the signal needed by the ECU. You can, technically, drive around with your speedometer disconnected but my V7 throws a DTC and limits RPM to 4000.

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Old 05-16-2005, 06:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input thus far.

Any other thoughts?


Does anyone know if the MY1997 JDM STi Ver3 Type RA gauge cluster came with an electronic speedometer gauge?

I already know the MY1997 JDM STi Ver3 plain jane version gauge cluster comes with a mechanical speedo.
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Old 05-17-2005, 11:36 AM   #6
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I think electronic speedometer began in Ver5 and up.
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Old 05-23-2005, 02:43 AM   #7
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Unfortunately, the Ver5's and up are of a different dash design from my CDM 1997 Impreza L dash. Hence the dash area/cluster would need to be modified to mate with each other.

I'm leaning towards retrofitting in a whole 02-03 WRX dash and putting a Ver7 cluster in.
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