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post #1 of 11 Old 12-23-2019, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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YJ instrument cluster

I have a 1987 YJ that I am trying to install aftermarket gauges. I was hoping that someone had the wiring pinouts for the instrument cluster connector? My connector is a 12 pin with #8, #9 and #11 not used. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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post #2 of 11 Old 12-24-2019, 07:44 AM
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87-95 ALL use “the same connector” but the assignments vary early years to late years.

I don’t have the colors at ready access, but others have posted this several times in recent months and I have searched using yahoo and found the wire/function chart several times.
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Type the next line exactly including quotes into a search bar in google, webcrawler, yahoo or whatever
“Jeepforum.com/forum/f12” gauge wire color diagram

There’s a bunch of stuff there

Here’s one from the Grand Resort and Casino, a famous jeep technical reference clearing house: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/...topics/4275745

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Maybe this info can help you?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KMM...pctHizdre/view

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Here’s one from the Grand Resort and Casino, a famous jeep technical reference clearing house: https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/...topics/4275745


I was gonna look and see if I still had that pic somewhere.

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I've had to mess around with that cluster a few times. Fortunately the traces are easy to follow in the printed circuit board. I'd get a pencil and paper and mark them down.

If you're putting in new aftermarket gages, you're probably using new sensors as well. Might be a good time to run new wires.

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This will make “rewiring” that easier as well as serviceable if you’re going to hardwire it:
12 terminal weathertite connector https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CRV0RUM..._3J8aEbPZYWKGA

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Yep, that's what I did as well. Anytime I'm wiring in something that may need to be removed .... ever..... I use pin connectors. Just makes life so much easier, especially since I already have the proper crimpers etc.

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I forgot- you do need actual pattern crimpers (can’t remember the style name; I have them) and not useless hardware store wannabe crimpers

:this might be them: IWISS Open Barrel Terminal Crimper Plier Tool for Molex Style DELPHI AMP TYCO Terminals Crimper Open Barrel 24-14 AWG https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07476C1LD..._TtabEb3YVXGZP

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Yep those are the ones..... I had an old set where you had to do each of the two crimps individually. I bought a set of the IWISS ones with interchangable heads on amazon for less than $30, they're ratcheting so you get good solid crimps and it does both at once, I love them.

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Yep those are the ones..... I had an old set where you had to do each of the two crimps individually. I bought a set of the IWISS ones with interchangable heads on amazon for less than $30, they're ratcheting so you get good solid crimps and it does both at once, I love them.
Huh. I think I paid more than that and mine require three ‘actions’ - I’ll need to look those up

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These....

IWISS Crimping Tool Kits with Wire Stripper and Cable Cutters Suitable for Non-Insulated & Insulated Cable End-Sleeves Terminals or Ferrules with 5 Changeable Die Sets in Oxford Bag
by iwiss
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y7M7SG6..._XL-bEbY862ZCX

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