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 Post subject: Guide - Installing E-Tronic EL Dials
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:43 am 
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A quick guide on installing E-Tronic EL dials.
http://www.etronicauto.com/

Step 1.
Locate and remove the 2 screws holding the instrument cluster shroud.

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Step 2.
Remove the instrument cluster shroud.

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Step 3.
Remove the 4 screws holding the instrument cluster into the dash.

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Step 4.
Remove the cluster.

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Step 5.
Remove the cluster connectors by pressing down on the clip at the top of the connector.

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Step 6.
Once you have the cluster out it should look like this.

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Step 7.
Remove the clear/black housing from the front of the cluster by pressing in the black clips.

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Step 8.
Remove the screws from the gauge faces.

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Step 9.
Place the EL gauge over the top of the original gauge. Repeat for all 3 sections

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Step 10.
Replace the gauge screws.

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Step 11.
Refit the clear/black housing making sure you route the cables as shown in the photo.

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Step 12.
For this part I chose to use some crimp on cable connectors but you can splice the wires if you wish. Connect the RED wire from the gauge inverter to the RED/YELLOW wire and the BLACK wire from the gauge inverter to the BLACK/ORANGE wire on the far left connector.

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Step 13.
Mount the inverter to the dash.

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Step 14.
Reinstall the cluster by following steps 1 to 5 in reverse.

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Step 15.
The end product!

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The odometer is black is because I removed the green lights from the cluster because blue and green just didn’t look right. When I get some time I'll work out how I can use some LEDs to light it up.

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Well done Ian! thats is indeed a nicely laid out article, wish the swift was as easy! You should make a note to be super careful when laying the EL dials on, becasue the needles snap under any pressure.

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why did u get the dial from...i want one
:o how much is it anyway...
thanks akil


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Mr.T wrote:
why did u get the dial from...i want one
:o how much is it anyway...
thanks akil

http://www.etronicauto.com
They where $250 from memory. Make sure you tell them your a member of a car club (RedlineGTi) because they should give you a discount.

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The only PITA thing about those EL dials is that they don't work with a dimmer. Makes driving long distances at night very hard on the eyes. :(

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[YLD80Y] wrote:
The only PITA thing about those EL dials is that they don't work with a dimmer. Makes driving long distances at night very hard on the eyes. :(
These ones come with a dimmer and colour contrast controlls, so that's not an issue :wink:

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Akil wrote:
[YLD80Y] wrote:
The only PITA thing about those EL dials is that they don't work with a dimmer. Makes driving long distances at night very hard on the eyes. :(
These ones come with a dimmer and colour contrast controlls, so that's not an issue :wink:


Hmm, my sister's Baleno has those exact dials but no controls. :? Ripped off!

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Hi There,

Great post....Just wondering if you need to remove any of the needles for this install?? If so are there any calibration issues??

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The edials slide over the needles but because suzuki's display the fuel amount even when the power is shut off it's a good idea to record where the needle is prior to installing, all the rest would be at zero cause the car is switched off.


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 Post subject: Re: Guide - Installing E-Tronic EL Dials
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For some reason I can't do this on my car because the cables on the back of the dials don't allow me to move the cluster unit more then a few mm

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 Post subject: Re: Guide - Installing E-Tronic EL Dials
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dude awesome how to.

not too sure if you are aware of the pros and cons of scotch locks, but i wouldnt trust them as far as i could throw an elephant, seen way too many bulk electrical dramas caused by these things

but all in all. awesome job.

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