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Old 01-13-2008, 10:09 AM   #76
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I swapped in an sti cluster into my 04 wagon and the only problems that i have is that 1- I don't have the temperature sensor so the temperature always says it's 43 degrees unless it is really cold and it will say 25? not sure why it changes and 2- The rear diff light is always on(no rear diff sensor in my car so it makes sense) and I can't adjust the brightness of the cluster...other than that it was plug and play.
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However, how did you manage to turn the abs and handbrake lights off?
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Old 01-13-2008, 03:06 PM   #77
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:49 PM   #78
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Finally figured out how to dim the 2007 STi cluster at night....

I connected a potentiometer between pins b20 and b22 on the cluster. The wrx harness does not have any connectors on these pins so all I did was shove the ends of the wires into the empty slots and secured it.

With the headlights turned on you lower the brightness of the cluster until it makes a sudden drop in light (this is the night setting)....when you turn the headlights off the cluster goes back to the brightest setting.

I temporarily put the potentiometer in the little pullout compartment by the fuses, I will find a better location later...Just happy I don't have to blind myself at night anymore.

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Old 01-19-2008, 08:46 PM   #79
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The 04 cluster is the way to go. I just installed one in my 07 2.5i. Pluged in and no problems with a buzzer. Still have the abs light and the diff light, but that will be gone when I do the rest of my STI swap in Feb so for now it works!
Hey 2.5iSTi, I have an 07 RS too. I would like to get the cluster mod done but I would like to know if you encountered any problems like the users posted above. Disconnecting the DCCD light shouldn't be hard to do, but why did the ABS light show up on yours? Anyway, help from anybody would be appreciated.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:49 PM   #80
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Clearing things up for a 2007 STi Cluster in a 2007 WRX.

This is exactly what I did and every things works....temp, shift light, etc. Also no extra lights or warnings are on.
  • Trim the 2 green parts on the left (A) plug so it can slide on.
  • Move the B28 wire to B16. (Cruise)
  • Ground B4 pin (Diff light)
  • Cut the C9 wire (buzzer)
  • (Dimmer)-Connect a potentiometer between pins b20 and b22 on the cluster. The wrx harness does not have any connectors on these pins so all I did was shove the ends of the wires into the empty slots and secured it.

    With the headlights turned on you lower the brightness of the cluster until it makes a sudden drop in light (this is the night setting)....when you turn the headlights off the cluster goes back to the brightest setting. This is the potentiometer I used http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search
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Old 01-20-2008, 03:26 PM   #81
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Since the Speedometer on my 07 RS 2.5i is in the middle instead of being on the right like the WRX's is, do I have to switch the plugs? Which cluster should I get? 04 or 07? This mod is far too cool and I want to get it done!!!
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Old 01-23-2008, 08:41 PM   #82
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Clearing things up for a 2007 STi Cluster in a 2007 WRX.

This is exactly what I did and every things works....temp, shift light, etc. Also no extra lights or warnings are on.
  • Trim the 2 green parts on the left (A) plug so it can slide on.
  • Move the B28 wire to B16. (Cruise)
  • Ground B4 pin (Diff light)
  • Cut the C9 wire (buzzer)
  • (Dimmer)-Connect a potentiometer between pins b20 and b22 on the cluster. The wrx harness does not have any connectors on these pins so all I did was shove the ends of the wires into the empty slots and secured it.

    With the headlights turned on you lower the brightness of the cluster until it makes a sudden drop in light (this is the night setting)....when you turn the headlights off the cluster goes back to the brightest setting. This is the potentiometer I used http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search
Thanks for the info, just swapped mine tonight, I did a 07 STI cluster into a 07 WRX sedan (M/T, Auto Climate) and everything almost went as planned. I broke the pin at B28 (cruise lamp), I don't know why but I am having a hard time getting these out. Yes, the cruise still works and the "set" lamp will come on when it's engaged. Also on mine the DCCD lamp is lit, would anyone know which pin I need to ground or modify? Once again Thanks.

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Old 01-23-2008, 10:14 PM   #83
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It is somewhat hard to remove the individual wires from the green connector, but it can be done. If you look at the green housing you will see that there is a part on it that can be pried open and closed. Once you pry open the little flap you just pull somewhat hard on the wire and it will pop out.

As for the DCCD light, mine is on all the time... thought it was normal. Here is a pic of my cluster on a fresh start up.


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Old 01-23-2008, 10:28 PM   #84
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how about an 06 Sti into an 07 wrx wagon 5spd
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:48 AM   #85
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It is somewhat hard to remove the individual wires from the green connector, but it can be done. If you look at the green housing you will see that there is a part on it that can be pried open and closed. Once you pry open the little flap you just pull somewhat hard on the wire and it will pop out.

As for the DCCD light, mine is on all the time... thought it was normal. Here is a pic of my cluster on a fresh start up.

OK, thanks. I might be able to get another pin, we have some here at work that are similar. If not I have a source that may be able to get me a harness repair kit from Subaru.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:23 PM   #86
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I am in the same boat...tore the wire off yesterday trying to get the damn connector out lol. To fix, I just soldiered around 1/2" of wire, and siliconed it in place.

Harness repair is a great idea, I will have to look into that.

Another thing, I am sitting here digging through the wiring scematics, and I think there may be a way to use the column dimmer switch. The problem is the Body Integrated Module, but I think we can bypass it with no adverse effects. If anyone has experience or knowledge of wiring, send me a PM cause I need the help lol.

1 other thing. It seems the speedometer and Tach are off a little bit. According to my accessport (which uses ECU info) I am consistantly off by 2-3 MPH and 50-100 RPMs. Best part is my MPH is probably more accurate now, as I am using 225 tires as opposed to 215s.

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Old 01-24-2008, 04:28 PM   #87
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It looks like running pins B20 and B22 to the lighting switch/dimmer knob will work. Aside from bypassing the Body Integrated Module (BIM), the only difference is the third wire. On the WRX it is a ground (Black Wire), running from Cluster pin C6, through the heater, and on to the BIM and Lighting Switch/Dimmer Knob, and finally terminating at ground. On the STI, it is Green/Yellow and I believe it is for power. Assuming the WRX dimmer knob gets it's power from the BIM, it would explain why the STI gets power from the cluster....since the STI does not pass the dimming circuit through a BIM (as far as I can tell).

The real trick, is to tap the dimmer knob wires before the BIM, as I believe cutting them would keep other dimming functions from working. Without rewiring all the car's dimming components, tapping the wires would be the best solution. Since the BIM is providing power for the circuit, we should be able to leave the third dimmer know wire as a ground to complete the circuit.

Tracing the wires from the dimmer knob would be best. Just find a location close to the cluster.

This is difficult because you kinda have to combine schematics, as they do not always include everything that is present in the actual car. It is also necessary to find out whether there is an open pin or not.

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Old 01-24-2008, 10:14 PM   #88
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well, scratch the above. It did and did not work. I had it working in a weird way, but then the other accessories would not dim correctly. As you turn the dimmer down it would do nothing, then as you turn it back up it would start dimming, until the full bright setting lol. I was going to use it that way, but the AC/Heater controls would not dim correctly. It still might be worth it...

I think the BIM unit is screwing up everything. I am so close to taking it out and throwing it away, and just wiring everything the way the STI is. Almost everything on the STI is directly wired, with no ridiculous modules to get in the way.

I will give it another try in a few days. For now, it is wired with a 50k pot...although I think a lesser ohm pot would work.
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Old 01-25-2008, 05:29 PM   #89
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I put the sti cluster 07 in my wrx 06 . but the water temp watch not working.. whyy ?
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:59 AM   #90
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edited for late night stupidity lol

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Old 01-26-2008, 03:46 AM   #91
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Check the temp gauge when engine is warming up. It takes a while usually to warm up the car (especially at these temperatures). When the car is warmed up and the needle is still at C then the gauge is not connected right.
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:54 AM   #92
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I have a question, how do we get the buzzer to work without clipping C9?
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:21 PM   #93
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the rev buzzer works without C9 connected. I think C9 is a power source/return power source on the WRX, but on the STI it serves another purpose, which explains why the cluster buzzes when you plug it in. The tone of the buzz changes based on what features you are using at the time.
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Why cut C9 ??
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:10 PM   #95
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Clearing things up for a 2007 STi Cluster in a 2007 WRX.

This is exactly what I did and every things works....temp, shift light, etc. Also no extra lights or warnings are on.
  • Trim the 2 green parts on the left (A) plug so it can slide on.
  • Move the B28 wire to B16. (Cruise)
  • Ground B4 pin (Diff light)
  • Cut the C9 wire (buzzer)
  • (Dimmer)-Connect a potentiometer between pins b20 and b22 on the cluster. The wrx harness does not have any connectors on these pins so all I did was shove the ends of the wires into the empty slots and secured it.

    With the headlights turned on you lower the brightness of the cluster until it makes a sudden drop in light (this is the night setting)....when you turn the headlights off the cluster goes back to the brightest setting. This is the potentiometer I used http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...entPage=search
When B28 wire is moved to B16, what do you do to B16 wire then ???
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:39 PM   #96
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there is no B16 wire...

and you cut C9 because the cluster buzzes non-stop otherwise...probably because thw wire is adding unneeded power to the wrong place.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:37 PM   #97
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just did an 07 sti cluster in an 07 wagon..

Really easy:
  • Trim the 2 green parts on the left (A) plug so it can slide on.
  • Move B28 wire to B16. (Cruise)
  • Ground B4 pin (Diff light)
  • Cut C9 wire (buzzer)
where did you get your cluster? I am having a lot of trouble tracking one down thats a 2007 for a 2007 wrx.
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k I found a 2006 cluster would that work on an 07 wrx? (I would think it would just don't wanna rush before I spend that much and get no refunds)

https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/p...oducts_id=1129
also anywhere else that is less expensive than $550


thanks guys
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:51 PM   #99
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I purchased mine on ebay with 3262 miles on it.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:52 PM   #100
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There are a few Clusters on ebay right now... http://search.ebay.com/search/search...ster&category0=
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