Hello, i am new to this forum. I am trying to find out if it is possible to adapt a gauge cluster (fuel, oil, temp and voltage) of a 92-95 yj to a 88 yj model. I bought it by mistake and habent been able to find one that fits. The original gauge cluster broke from the screw points so it needs to be replced.
I see 2 major problems here. First. The 1992 has a 4wd drive indicator light in that dash cluster, and your 88 does not. Your 88 has a clock and your YJ does not. You could wire it up to work without the 4wd light functioning since you have one located elsewhere in the dash, but you will need the right connection to make it work as I am pretty sure the 92 gauges will not plug in to the 88 wiring harness.
It seemed like a good idea at the time...
there are different gauges, i.e. they need different sensors or compatible sensors....a sensor will create resistance, if the gauge is measuring a different 'scale' of resistance, then the gauge will be 'off'. i.e. it will read/report different values..
there is info on what sensors values we have in jeeps, but, Im not sure where it is.. maybe in the manual? of from the sensor mfg/supplier?