gsr cluster yay

b16bang

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ok right now i'm about 1/3 of the way through with installing the gsr cluster and boy i can't wait to see it up and running....i'lll take a few pics for shits n giggles. i already have before pics..i'll take some during...

btw: so far i've been doing this rather methodically...striped all wires, twisted corresponding wires, double checked, then soldered...and so far my soldering hasn't been too good...not to mention this is my first time soldering....i'm still proud. i'd give my self a 6/10 especially since i didn't do any practice soldering lolz!!!
 

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I did it not to long ago and it really does look great.. i just did a shitty job cuttin out the cover..

be4 the install it was kinda hard to use the stock cluster at night, with the GSR cluster i have to actually turn it down a bit.. Good luck and if you run into any problems feel free to ask for some help
 


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actually yes..i'm actually thinking in advance and i was wondering where exactly do i fasten it with screws/zipties or w/e...speaking of which i hope we have some...if not i'll solder the cluster to the car ROFL!
 

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All I had to do is repin all the blue clip wires...no soldering.
 


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f**k i'm having a hard time getting the bezel in....i just broke piece of it...by forcing it in...it seeems like the top part of the gauge cluster is like sticking out toof ar....and this is pissin me off...
 

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ok so i too of thec lear plastic piece..and it seems to fit...just big ugly gaps in the bottom right and bottom left corners....
 

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ok so i finished...right now i'm eating and waiting for nite time so i can get nighttime pics... but for now heres what i have.

Before:



(with the lights on)


The original


the replacement


the process


the workplace


the completion


the lifesaver

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the end
 

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works like a charm....just the seatbelt thing doesn't work...-.-...but no worries...when i take it out to convert the lights to red leds same for the rest of my dash, and i'm gonna solder the wires for my headunit just cuz i can. took me about 2 1/2 hrs.
 

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b16bang said:
works like a charm....just the seatbelt thing doesn't work...-.-...but no worries...when i take it out to convert the lights to red leds same for the rest of my dash, and i'm gonna solder the wires for my headunit just cuz i can. took me about 2 1/2 hrs.

hey man i'm just wondering but did you use the gsr cluster gauge harness and soldered it to the stock harness from the civic. cause i'm planning on doing this also. :twisted:
 

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Looks GREAT!! i didnt subscribe last time thats what took me so long to reply

mine is just sittin there freely, i didnt cut much of the cover so its a tight fit and it dont move for s**t..

BTW if yours is still sticking out you have to cut this piece off if you didnt





i didnt solder mine becuz i suck at it i used some crimps? or whatever there called

Here are 2 printable versions, Very helpful too



 

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yea i soldered mine, and umm....i didn't really 'cut' it off...unless you wanna call bending it until it breaks 'cutting'.... What i did was cut the plugs coming from the car going to the stock cluster, and then wired it to the plugs from the gsr cluster. I don't believe the plugs from the civic cluster will fit. Umm.....thanks for the compliments guys..well, i might be ripping it back out and converting the lights on the inside to Red LEDS baby...yeppers.., but then again i might get lazy and lose motivation and not do it. I mean...if enough people wanted a "How-To" or "DIY" then i guess i'd do it, but until then its not too high on the list. The supposed "write-up" on the GSR cluster swap thread doesn't really have any instructions..or at least i ddin't see any. I just looked at the pics and figured it out...thanks again guys. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
 

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yea i did the same but it still needed to be cut down..
 

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b16bang said:
yea i soldered mine, and umm....i didn't really 'cut' it off...unless you wanna call bending it until it breaks 'cutting'.... What i did was cut the plugs coming from the car going to the stock cluster, and then wired it to the plugs from the gsr cluster. I don't believe the plugs from the civic cluster will fit. Umm.....thanks for the compliments guys..well, i might be ripping it back out and converting the lights on the inside to Red LEDS baby...yeppers.., but then again i might get lazy and lose motivation and not do it. I mean...if enough people wanted a "How-To" or "DIY" then i guess i'd do it, but until then its not too high on the list. The supposed "write-up" on the GSR cluster swap thread doesn't really have any instructions..or at least i ddin't see any. I just looked at the pics and figured it out...thanks again guys. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

hey man great DIY article, i have a question though i'm swapping a gsr engine to my 92 hatchback and i'm buying a gsr cluster gauge with the harness will that work on my civic.
 




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