swap cluster and keep mileage - D-series.org

Go Back   D-series.org D-series Knowledge Factory DIY Forum

D-Series.org is the premier Honda All Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-27-2014, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 8 jamesva is learning the way of the Djamesva is learning the way of the D
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default swap cluster and keep mileage

I'm writing this because I've seen several people swapping to ex clusters to have tachs and not realizing they could have kept their mileage. It is very easy to do but for the sake of this being my first diy write up I will try to be (overly) thorough.

This is not how to change/modify the miles on a speedometer but how to replace the speedometer in the cluster (implying your speedometer and odometer need to work).

Be gentle with the plastic and take your time to ensure you don't break anything.

Step 1: remove the clear cover. There are a total of 7 tabs; 2 on the top side, one on each side, and 3 on the bottom.
pictures:

http://i.imgur.com/5AjxSYFs.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WbIweXms.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/iFDwc2Bs.jpg

You will be left with this:

http://i.imgur.com/GvbBSqTs.jpg

step 2: remove the black housing. This is almost identical to the clear cover part with 7 tabs again. I would recommend unplugging the bulb here

http://i.imgur.com/Tv88cevs.jpg

then proceed to remove the tabs

http://i.imgur.com/7rSGEFRs.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/EjK7MdWs.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/b7vgBtas.jpg

The black housing has these 2 clips that hold onto the white part at the top be careful not to break them

http://i.imgur.com/5Jpiz23s.jpg

now you will be left with this:

http://i.imgur.com/nrVec3gs.jpg

remove the black backing by peeling it straight up to see this:

http://i.imgur.com/2efKDX3s.jpg

remove the 4 screws holding in the speedometer gauge circled here:

http://i.imgur.com/UuI4WPJs.jpg

the speedometer will fall right out

http://i.imgur.com/1xrUftts.jpg

Remove your old speedometer and assemble in opposite order.

I found out how to do this when I bought an ex cluster years ago for cheap because the speedometer didn't work. The cluster should be plug and play.

I suppose you could even do this with an SI or some other jdm cluster if you swapped out the needles and face-plate of the gauge as well but that's just my speculation, don't quote me on it.
jamesva is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-27-2014, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
D-series soldier
 
bumpstick's Avatar
 
iTrader: (31)
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Posts: 956
Rep Power: 14 bumpstick is about to kiss the sky
bumpstick is about to kiss the skybumpstick is about to kiss the skybumpstick is about to kiss the skybumpstick is about to kiss the skybumpstick is about to kiss the skybumpstick is about to kiss the skybumpstick is about to kiss the sky
iTrader Score: 31 reviews
Default

Swapping the speedo is really easy on 96-00 clusters. When I bought a CRV cluster for my sedan, I bought one as close to my mileage as I could, and then just held onto it until my speedo hit the mileage on the cluster I wanted to swap.

I wouldn't mess with pulling any of the needles off. IMO that's just asking for issues.
__________________
CAST MANI MILLIONAIRES
bumpstick is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-27-2014, 10:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
D-series G0D
 
xile6's Avatar
 
iTrader: (9)
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Tx
Posts: 6,365
Rep Power: 25 xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!
xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!xile6 is the fucking MAN!!!!
iTrader Score: 9 reviews
Default

Grey area.

You might have a different motor but the body still has those miles on it.

I swap mines out in my 93 civic tho. The old cluster went out and I just got one around the same milage. But I'm sure it was all off since the cluster wasn't working before I got the car.

Either way when I got the title transfers they lady x out the mileage due to the cars age.
__________________
Rep when need.
I also have shopkey if you need diagrams PM me. I am a Wiring Master.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
. RIP

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
xile6 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-28-2014, 07:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
Two men shy of a group
 
Blu3's Avatar
 
iTrader: (7)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: quincy ca
Posts: 1,312
Rep Power: 20 Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!
Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!
iTrader Score: 7 reviews
Default

its very easy to roll the numbers also, there is a diy on here somewhere...
__________________
my turbo hx build :
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

turbo 99 ex sedan A/C build -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Alicia Aemisegger
Blu3 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2014, 07:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
\/Your Mom Was Here\/
 
BeerDrinkin's Avatar
 
iTrader: (11)
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South of Nashville
Posts: 4,825
Rep Power: 54 BeerDrinkin is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !BeerDrinkin is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !BeerDrinkin is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !BeerDrinkin is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !BeerDrinkin is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !BeerDrinkin is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !
BeerDrinkin is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !BeerDrinkin is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !BeerDrinkin is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !BeerDrinkin is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !
iTrader Score: 11 reviews
Default

If it has the analog odometer then you just roll the numbers "up" (never down) starting from the right side and working left and boom correct mileage.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2005 Civic EX Sedan (ES2)



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

You will be missed but not forgotten.

Quote:
I actually jerk off to my rep points, neg rep makes me thumb my bung, what now brown cow? I finished twice.
BeerDrinkin is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2014, 07:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
D-series PIMP
 
Cali Noob's Avatar
 
iTrader: (7)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Nor*Cal, East Bay Area
Posts: 1,035
Rep Power: 32 Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !
Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !Cali Noob is on a level you can only DREAM about! ! !
iTrader Score: 7 reviews
Default

When I did my cluster, I just swapped the original odometer assembly into the new cluster. Not too hard to figure out, easier than rolling or any other making a mountain of a molehill process. The screws that hold it all together are pretty obvious, it goes back together the same way it came apart
__________________
"Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see."
Pat Primmer, gone but not forgotten, RIP mate!

Function > Form

RTFM!!!

Last edited by Cali Noob; 04-28-2014 at 10:30 AM.
Cali Noob is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2014, 10:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
Pew Pew!
 
Sammo115's Avatar
 
iTrader: (50)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Jose. CA
Posts: 3,509
Rep Power: 23 Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!
Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!
iTrader Score: 50 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Sammo115
Default

Good write up.

I opt for the rolling tho. Didnt care for the mileage on the chassis cause I installed all new bushings.
Sammo115 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-28-2014, 07:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
Two men shy of a group
 
Blu3's Avatar
 
iTrader: (7)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: quincy ca
Posts: 1,312
Rep Power: 20 Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!
Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!Blu3 is the fucking MAN!!!!
iTrader Score: 7 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cali Noob View Post
When I did my cluster, I just swapped the original odometer assembly into the new cluster. Not too hard to figure out, easier than rolling or any other making a mountain of a molehill process. The screws that hold it all together are pretty obvious, it goes back together the same way it came apart
that works but what happens when you want an si cluster or a jdm cluster, then you have to put a ex style speedometer into it and it looks retarded
__________________
my turbo hx build :
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

turbo 99 ex sedan A/C build -
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Alicia Aemisegger
Blu3 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2014, 10:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
Pew Pew!
 
Sammo115's Avatar
 
iTrader: (50)
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: San Jose. CA
Posts: 3,509
Rep Power: 23 Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!
Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!Sammo115 is the fucking MAN!!!!
iTrader Score: 50 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Sammo115
Default

^
LOL. Also another reason why I ended up rolling.
Sammo115 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-29-2014, 01:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
wise in the ways of the D
 
the hoove's Avatar
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 1,881
Rep Power: 20 the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!
the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!the hoove is the fucking MAN!!!!
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

They see me rollin they hatin.
__________________
94 eg coupe (wrecked)
91 cb7 (sold)
07 crv (Sold to ex wife)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

92 teg ( new project)
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys with d series motors under the hood.

R.I.P Pat PRIMMER! You will be missed.

RIP Paul Walker.
R.I.P. NN4S.
RIP Cali-N00b.
the hoove is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-30-2014, 12:50 PM   #11 (permalink)
Member
 
HatchLife's Avatar
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 47
Rep Power: 0 HatchLife  is accepted as part of the communityHatchLife  is accepted as part of the communityHatchLife  is accepted as part of the communityHatchLife  is accepted as part of the community
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

i like
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Hatches 4 Life
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Quote:
Originally Posted by ryan89crx:
Whatever PSI it takes to bring back a 5 year old thread.

Vroom vroom....pshhhhhh!!!! Yeehaw bitches!
i rate you guys so rate me bitches lol.......please
HatchLife is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-01-2014, 12:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
Member
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Richmond VA
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 8 jamesva is learning the way of the Djamesva is learning the way of the D
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

well dang I didn't even realize you could roll them.. I'll have to try it out at the junkyard
jamesva is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2014, 03:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
Guest
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 58
Rep Power: 0 52793 is worse than Satan's asshole52793 is worse than Satan's asshole
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

I've been wanting to swap out my cluster but wanted to keep my mileage. Well now there is hope.
52793 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-02-2014, 09:55 AM   #14 (permalink)
n00b
 
Kaluna808's Avatar
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Lahaina, Hawaii
Posts: 31
Rep Power: 0 Kaluna808 is nobody
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

good to know, was thinking of picking up a cluster with tach and now know how to keep my miles
__________________
Yes, it is a sedan!!!!!
Kaluna808 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2014, 08:08 PM   #15 (permalink)
n00b
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0 4dreg is nobody
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

just did this very easy to do
4dreg is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-08-2014, 09:14 PM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 64
Rep Power: 0 magcivic is nobody
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

its easy to do but man i was sweating bad trying not to jack things up
magcivic is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-23-2014, 12:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
D-Series cadet
 
honduh666's Avatar
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 339
Rep Power: 8 honduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatnesshonduh666 is approaching greatness
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

I just did this and it worked great! thanks for the write up.
honduh666 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-11-2015, 10:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
Guest
 
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 58
Rep Power: 0 52793 is worse than Satan's asshole52793 is worse than Satan's asshole
iTrader Score: 0 reviews
Default

So it's safe to say that rolling the numbers is the best all around way to do it?
52793 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
cluster swap

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the D-series.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


iconAll times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:36 AM. | Welcome to Forum, please register to access all of our features.