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Unread 04-29-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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Gauge Replacement 97 TJ

My gauges are acting up and I'm thinking about switching to after market ones. I am wondering if a cable driven CJ style mechanical Speedometer would work with the TJ's NV231 transfer case. Can you unscrew the electronic sensor and screw in a speedo cable instead? Any thoughts are appreciated. 97 TJ 2.5, 5 Spd. Manual

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Unread 04-29-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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computer needs the vehicle speed information sent by the electronic speedo.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 08:12 AM   #3
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I'd leave the t-case end and electronic setup as is. If you want an aftermarket gauges (I went with Autometer), contact the gauge MFG to see if they can handle the CAN BUS feed from the existing setup, or contact DakotaDigital.com to see if they have an adapter module to convert the CAN BUS feed to a proper gauge signal for the chosen gauge.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 02:00 PM   #4
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autometer does have an adapter to use to tap into a chrysler electronic speed signal.

a cable driven speedo would drop right in where the electronic vss is currently at. they were manufactured with the same standards across the industry for decades.
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Unread 04-30-2013, 09:41 PM   #5
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Maybe contact these guys....

http://www.speedhut.com/gauges/freedom-gauges/36:5
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Gauge Replacement 97 TJ

Thanks for the comments. Any more thoughts are appreciated too.
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