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Old 03-29-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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Im gonna see if i can buy one for cheap today(40bucks).

Ive just got some concerns. Whats going to happen as far as my bcm communicating with the pcm once i reflash it back to the 2nd gen SC2 settings?

Will the cluster still work?

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Old 03-29-2011, 08:09 PM   #2
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nvm, i got this sorted out. Ill post a pic of it when i get it installed.

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Old 03-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #3
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I didn't know the swap was possible. Do post pics!

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Old 03-29-2011, 08:42 PM   #4
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Whats going to happen as far as my bcm communicating with the pcm once i reflash it back to the 2nd gen SC2 settings?
Considering you CAN'T flash a 3rd gen PCM with 2nd gen settings, nothing.

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Old 04-04-2011, 06:59 PM   #5
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Pics of my old cluster





Heres the new cluster installed




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Old 04-04-2011, 07:07 PM   #6
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Does the speedo read properly?

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:12 PM   #7
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yeah, everything works perfectly except for the TC dummy light being on, but that will be fixed once i put in blue LEDs.

I love how the needles glow orange

if anyone wants my old cluster with the reverse glow gauges on them, PM me. Itll just be sitting gathering dust.

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Old 04-05-2011, 06:35 AM   #8
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yeah, everything works perfectly except for the TC dummy light being on, but that will be fixed once i put in blue LEDs.

I love how the needles glow orange

if anyone wants my old cluster with the reverse glow gauges on them, PM me. Itll just be sitting gathering dust.
Would it work on a 96?

I like how the fuel door arrow points the wrong way now too :P

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Old 04-05-2011, 07:51 AM   #9
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Would it work on a 96?

I like how the fuel door arrow points the wrong way now too :P
'00-'02 only.

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Old 04-05-2011, 08:12 AM   #10
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Does the mileage come across or would it have to be re-programmed in by a GM dealership?

Looks awesome, might have to do this to mine!

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:57 AM   #11
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Gotta say, an 8000 RPM tach in a car that redlines at 5500 looks kinda......

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:05 AM   #12
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Well the only reason i went with the different cluster was because i am doing a deebs build and wanted a dohc cluster that read 130mph and up to 8k.

You can only do this swap with the 2000-2002 cars. No reprogramming is required, you just plug it in and it works.

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:19 AM   #13
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Why not start with a DOHC car? Given the value of a good running SOHC car, it'll cost you more to swap/build into an SOHC car than it would to sell it and buy a DOHC car to start with, when you take into account everything you'd have to do to make it worthwhile (suspension, wheels, etc).

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:33 AM   #14
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suspension and wheels? Well idk what you mean by wheels, and im looking around for the rear subframe. I already have kybs and H&Rs on it, im doing the interior, i know the history of my car, and i know it may cost me more in the end. Its easier to work with what i have than go out trying to find another car and sell this one.

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Not any worse then the idiots on TrucksTV putting a 10k rpm giant tach in an old big block V8 truck that'll explode at 5k rpm.... lol

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:43 AM   #16
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very cool swap! i like how it looks.

but i ask you this...why dump all that money into 'building' an sl? regardless of what you do to it, at the end of the day youre still gonna own a ten year old sl. not trying to piss in your wheaties, but just askin...

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Old 04-05-2011, 12:17 PM   #17
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^Cause it gives me a stiffy

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but i ask you this...why dump all that money into 'building' an sl? regardless of what you do to it, at the end of the day youre still gonna own a ten year old sl. not trying to piss in your wheaties, but just askin...
Why dump money into a new car now that's going to be old in 10 years? Why even buy a car? Why get up in the morning and go to work?

Because people like to, it's a hobby, and it makes them happy

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Why dump money into a new car now that's going to be old in 10 years? Why even buy a car? Why get up in the morning and go to work?

Because people like to, it's a hobby, and it makes them happy
I don't like going too work.

The new speedometer looks good.

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That cluster is swanky! Ye gods I wish it were available for a '94!

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