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"How long does the conversion take"
Typical turnaround for a cluster conversion for a vehicle I have on file is 7 days. If I do not have the vehicle on file then it will take in the region of 2 weeks.
"Can you source me an S2000 cluster"
Please note I do not supply S2000 clusters, I simply convert them. You must source your own cluster and send it to me.
When buying a cluster (in most cases from a vehicle
dismantlers by mail) I would advise you state that it
must be well packaged. Remember to ask about the
condition of the display face - this is a useful
bargaining point on price - fight for a discount if it
is not in pristine condition. Remember you are choosing
to retrofit this cluster to your car because of how it
looks - so appearance is the major factor when sourcing
"Will the S2000 cluster work in my Civic, Integra, aeroplane, lawnmower, golf buggy etc"After conversion, the S2000 cluster expects to see a standard Honda VSS signal and engine coolant temperature sensor. I will consider adapting the unit to cater for different inputs on other brands of car, but this will depend on demand - please ask for details. K series engines with no gauge temperature sensor are also fully supported.
"VTEC Mini Conversion - I have a Honda B series engine which I am installing in to a Mini using the original Honda wiring loom - can I use the S2000 dash?"
Yes, no problem - this is even easier if you send me up the dash loom as supplied with your engine along with the S2000 cluster - I will make all the necessary modifications which allows a plug and play installation. Even if you are not using the stock Honda loom and an aftermarket engine management system (ECU) you can still use the S2000 dash by hooking it up yourself - please ask for details.
Please Note - With a Mini conversion it is highly unlikely that you will be using the original Honda fuel sender! After conversion, your fuel gauge is reprogrammable to is can operate with almost any fuel level sensor.
"How do I install the cluster, can you make it plug and play?"
The cluster cannot be simply plugged into your vehicle. This is because there are no mating halves available for the stock gauge cluster connectors, and the installation differs greatly between vehicles. It is a lot easier and cost-effective to remove the stock connectors and hook up the S2000 cluster wire by wire to your vehicle.
This may sound frightening, however the cluster (when converted) is no harder to install than your average car stereo and is simply a matter of matching the wires on your car against those on the cluster, using the appropriate diagram as a guide.
If you don't feel comfortable about the install enlist the help of someone who can, a competent auto electrician or car audio installer can install the cluster in under an hour.
Take a look at the installation pages for more information.
"How easy is it to install?"If you can wire in a sound system, you can probably fit the S2000 cluster to your car. You will need some fabrication ability to mount the cluster in your car depending on your type of vehicle. Please take a look at the installation guides here for cars that have already been covered.
"What's a VSS?"
"I have a Honda K series engine, how does this affect things?"
The K series engines and transmissions are fully supported once the cluster has been converted, please let me know when ordering.
"My Honda has a cable driven speedo, how does this affect me?"
Most Honda's before 1990/1 were fitted with a cable
driven speedo and Honda obtained a speed signal for the
ECU via the speedometer module. By converting to the
S2000 cluster you will of course be removing
original cluster and lose your vss. For a number of
solutions, please take a look here.
"Can you enable the KPH/MPH button on import gauge
Yes, this can be made active again to allowing switching of the speedometer and odometer readings.
"What do I have to do to make the cluster physically fit in my car? Do I have to trim the dash"
Mounting of the cluster is essentially up to yourself,
use my guidelines in fitting your own as a starting
point. If you get the mounting angle wrong you will end
up with distracting reflections from the face, not
recommended while trying to drive. If there is enough
demand I will make mounting brackets for your vehicle,
CRX/Civic EF8/EF9/EE8/EE9 brackets will be available
"Does everything on the cluster really work?"
"Can you alter the red-line on the cluster? / Can you
change the colour of the gauges?"
"Can you make the display show my boost level
No, the dash uses a custom manufactured LCD with individual segments (it is not a dot matrix) so you are limited to use the stock "elements" as they are. The only way this could be achieved is to use the rev counter to display boost as none of the other gauges react fast enough. The rev counters response is instantaneous. Again, demand dictates whether I add this feature.
"Can you add a shift light to the cluster?"
"Is the cluster's display affected by strong sunlight?"
"Is the cluster's display affected by temperature?"
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