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post #1 of 10 Old 07-21-2010, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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TJ with YJ Instrument cluster!

When I got the jeep (97 2.5L), I noticed the previous owner had replaced the Intrument panel and A/C controls with YJ ones. I asked him why on earth did he do that, and he said the originals had been stolen while he was on a trip..... (I'm in Central America, so the availability of parts is really low, and back in the late 80's the gvt, purchased lots of YJ's for military purpose, so their parts are pretty abundant)

OK I got a significant price drop out of that and thought it would be a quick fix...

I recently purchased the proper Instrument Cluster, and when I tried installing noticed the connectors were different!

Does that mean he swapped out the whole wiring harness? Is that possible without swapping out the stock computer? I'm looking on ebay for 2.5L 97 wiring conectors, and see several but don't have a clue what I should be looking for.

Any help or Advice would be Appreciated!
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Henry

(I will post some pics later on in the day)


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post #2 of 10 Old 07-21-2010, 08:53 AM
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I'm interested to see what this looks like.

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Why mess with it? Unless its not working or was poorly done...
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pics or it didn't happen

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It looks like cr@p brother you see holes between the gauges, yea I will post some pics when I get home from work.
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post #6 of 10 Old 07-21-2010, 12:07 PM
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i believe it switch that **** back dude! the TJ's interior is so much more comfortable than the YJ's.

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The real trail rated badges are located on your skid plates.
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pics

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post #8 of 10 Old 07-21-2010, 06:29 PM
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Build you a aluminum plate to hide the open areas and it would look ok then.
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-21-2010, 06:34 PM
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that looks sweet! just get a cover to go around it!

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post #10 of 10 Old 07-23-2010, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Buddy of mine owns a race car workshop, They have a guy that comes in to make the aluminum instrument clusters for these race cars, Im gonna talk with him and let you guys know, If we seal the deal I'll post some pics.
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