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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:14 pm 
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hey all

heres the issue: car has an NF/NL cluster, with the great 'P R N D 3 2 1' that iluminates depending on what is selected (for those who don't know, it lights up on the dash between the dials). now with a 5speed to be fitted soonish, this feature will become redundant.

or will it?

is there any way i can trick the cluster to select as per the gears, with a new 'N 1 2 3 4 5 R' set of dials? or am i best just to blank that part of the cluster out?

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:26 pm 
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blank it out lol

ask nick what he did he manualed his fairlane id take the globes out though
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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:27 pm 
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i thought it just showed reverse or drive, not sure though

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:32 pm 
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Well Frase, you can achieve part of this - get it to indicate D in gear, N in neutral, R for reverse (reverse not totally sure). To indicate individual gear positions is considerably harder.
For the above to work, you need 3 resistors, and retain the auto ECU (resistor tricked of course).
This is off the top of my head, would have to sit down and do the circuit theory

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:34 pm 
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Rapier wrote:
blank it out lol

ask nick what he did he manualed his fairlane id take the globes out though
I think you'll find they're surface soldered LED's :cry: .

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:41 pm 
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if the information to light the LED's up is from the CAN bus forget it (short of haking the cluster) if it just takes the info from the auto gear position selector you could conceivably do it, add in some momentary switches (strong ones) to the shifter gate (so when you change gears the current gears switch is pressed), then wire them into the clusters inputs for gear, add a custom fascia for that part and it should work

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:03 pm 
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ray - i'll be using a manual EF XR6 ECU as i'm not too keen on tricking the ECU seeing as how i have a manual one around! :P

bugger - seems its more effort than it'll be worth... :(

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:05 pm 
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hahah yea alot of effort for something thats no more than a wank factor!

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:14 pm 
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Yeah, that's a shame, there's not a lot of things to tap into off the T5, only the neutral & reverse switches. Running micros/limit switches would be pretty complicated, plus the reliability would be suspect.
At least with the auto ECU, the point of origin for the position info is from the combo switch on the auto box, so wherever the dash gets it's info is irrelevant - if you simulate this info from the point of origin, the rest falls in place.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 12:48 pm 
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Just take out the unnessecary globes from the cluster!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:19 pm 
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it will light up D Frase

Stop being a whinging sook!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:56 pm 
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Neo_nick wrote:
it will light up D Frase

Stop being a whinging sook!


shut up d***head!

was just looking to see if anyone had any bright ideas, unlike yourself! lol

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:39 am 
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The new Volkswagons show which gear you are in when using the sequential shift. Thats an auto though, should defintely be possible. I wanna do that in my coupe :).
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