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Unread 01-25-2011, 03:45 PM   #1
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2000 XJ Led Gauges

I have a 2000 Xj 2 door with the gauge cluster that consists of the Gas tank and Mph and have the idiot lights for everything else, you know what i'm talkin about? I want to put blue led's in so it matches my stereo but i was wondering if the gauges themselves are just colored plastic with a regular bulb backlight its kinda what it looks like since the mph and kmh numbers are so close yet mph is green and kmh is orange. If anyone with this plain dash set up has done the leds before how did it go? i dont want to pull it all apart to find out i cant do it. Also how can a jeep come without Rpm's lol i wish i knew what rpm's i was at when rippin thru mudholes.

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Unread 01-25-2011, 05:01 PM   #2
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why not go to a junk yard and get a full cluster, its a drop in replacement for the SE cluster, you'll also need the oil pressure sensor and the coolant temp sensor from an XJ with the full cluster. Then put LED's in that one.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 06:05 PM   #3
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Would I get rpm's if I put a different cluster in?
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Unread 01-25-2011, 06:23 PM   #4
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Would I get rpm's if I put a different cluster in?
yes
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Unread 01-25-2011, 06:27 PM   #5
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I think the 97+ are good to go without changing the sensors.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 06:32 PM   #6
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Does anyone know the point of the SE cluster? Does that mean my jeeps a SE lol cuz I thought it was just Plain Jane xj? And I'm for sure gonna get a new cluster
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Does anyone know the point of the SE cluster? Does that mean my jeeps a SE lol cuz I thought it was just Plain Jane xj? And I'm for sure gonna get a new cluster
The only point was to save money. Some people don't need full gauges and could use that to save a couple bucks. And the model doesn't matter much in terms of what you get. You could go in and get whatever you wanted at the dealership depending on what you wanted to pay. My 96 Classic came with idiot lights but my buddies came with full gauges.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 07:07 PM   #8
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Does anyone know the point of the SE cluster? Does that mean my jeeps a SE lol cuz I thought it was just Plain Jane xj? And I'm for sure gonna get a new cluster
no, its just called the SE cluster cause it was standard edition gear, the base model gauge cluster. Different trim levels got nicer clusters unless you spec'd the SE one at the dealer.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 07:29 PM   #9
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White LED's will give a light blueish tint to the cluster, blue will give....well blue. There are many threads on converting, just have to search.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 07:53 PM   #10
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why not go to a junk yard and get a full cluster, its a drop in replacement for the SE cluster, you'll also need the oil pressure sensor and the coolant temp sensor from an XJ with the full cluster. Then put LED's in that one.
If i have the oil and temp idiot light wouldnt that mean i have those sensors?

Also would it be alright if i tried one of my buddies 2000 xj full gauges in mine just to see if it all worked?
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Unread 01-25-2011, 08:00 PM   #11
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yo frank we could put the gauge cluster on in my garage. Than once were done we could take our jeeps up the widow maker trail and let them eat through the mud holes.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 08:06 PM   #12
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yea mike sounds good, i'll bring my kero burner too if its soon, when i'm lettin her eat i wanna know my rpm's and this sounds like a simple plug n play swap
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Unread 01-25-2011, 08:13 PM   #13
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If i have the oil and temp idiot light wouldnt that mean i have those sensors?

Also would it be alright if i tried one of my buddies 2000 xj full gauges in mine just to see if it all worked?
it wouldn't hurt to try the swap, one odd thing about swapping clusters is that it swaps the mileage with it, so you'll need to know the exact mileage on the new and old cluster when they are swapped, record this somewhere, you'll need both readings and a bit of math if you ever sell the vehicle or transfer the title.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 08:14 PM   #14
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ya that would be good if it was a simple swap. it would make your life alot easier. we will invite chris over to so we can talk more about our custom fabrication business
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Unread 01-25-2011, 08:36 PM   #15
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chriskeenan i'm definitly goin to try this, a local u pull it has $22 instrument clusters, good deal if it works and i will make sure to record both mileages but i doubt i'll ever sell it i like it too much
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