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Old 03-10-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
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Question STi gauges. Which are most compatible with 2002 WRX?

I'm looking into swapping to STi gauge cluster but I've read a bunch of threads stating some gauges don't work correctly or lights such as shift lights etc..

Question is, which JDM/USDM STi gauge cluster will be most functional in a 2002 wrx? Are any of them completely plug and play? If not, which one is the most functional while requiring the least amount of rewiring and modification?

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04 USDM STi cluster. Direct plug and play. I had one and no problems.

Now I have a V8 JDM STi cluster with no problems.
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cool xhengmanx said that he put in a USDM 05 into his and it plug n played but the hand break light stays on unless you clip a wire.

So far that makes 04-05 USDM plug and play.
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04 is a 100% plug in play.

05 is not 100%.

Ive got an 05 in my 02. There are TWO wires you have to snip. My ebrake light goes on/off with the ebrake, my shift buzzer/light work, the dimming feature works as well.

Now I follow a write up on nasioc and followed it to a "T". Other people that used the same write up said that their ebrake light, buzz/shift, dimmer didnt work. So idk if I just got lucky, or if they didnt do their right.
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this is the write up i followed:
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04 is a 100% plug in play.

05 is not 100%.

Ive got an 05 in my 02. There are TWO wires you have to snip. My ebrake light goes on/off with the ebrake, my shift buzzer/light work, the dimming feature works as well.

Now I follow a write up on nasioc and followed it to a "T". Other people that used the same write up said that their ebrake light, buzz/shift, dimmer didnt work. So idk if I just got lucky, or if they didnt do their right.
are the two wires the DCCD temp and the external temp?
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are the two wires the DCCD temp and the external temp?
I cant remember.

For some really wierd reason, my external temp will read numbers

I DONT have a temp sensor but it doesnt show the two dashed lines "--" like everyone else's did. But the temp it reads, is way off. It will say its like 43* when its damn near 70* And the numbers do change.

I showed it to Paul@Db one time and he thought it was hella weird and just laughed.

I dont have the same SN on nasioc, but heres what I did (switched a few things up from the OP. I read the whole thread and did some stuff others were suggesting)
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=147
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looks like I'm buying xhengmanx's cluster. He has an 04. He said he still had to clip one wire. I think that is for the hand break light and if you dont clip it, the light stays on all the time.
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Ya i was just rereading thru the write up i linked you to and a couple ppl said there was 1 wire in the 04s to snip.
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Ya i was just rereading thru the write up i linked you to and a couple ppl said there was 1 wire in the 04s to snip.
I don't know how to read.
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I bought a gauge cluster from XhengmanX. He says they are for a 2004 USDM STi. Problem is, he bought the gauge cluster from A.V.E. I mentioned to A.V.E. that i purchased his 04 gauge cluster and he said that it is actually an 05. I think it's pretty important to tell the difference between the two because according to the article on nazioc found here http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1166573 the 04 gauge cluster and 05 gauge cluster require different wires to be cut. My question now is, If i had an 04 and 05 cluster in my hand, how would i be able to tell them apart by looking at them? Anybody know? Are they infact the same ?

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