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Old 26 Jan 2008, 12:46 am
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Default i would like to know if this gauge cluster thing would work for my 97 civic cx hatch?

since mine does not have a tachometer and this looks like a direct replacement pretty much so please click the link to view it and please don't be rude and don't answer if you don't know what your talking about. thank you http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/96-97...ayphotohosting
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 01:01 am
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Hey dude yes this says it will fit in your year. It is in a sense mirrored after all the vtec models gauge clusters... im glad to see youre going this route and not drilling some ugly junior racer tach into youre dash... in case you dont remember i replied to your last question about tach options... my only concern is to the credibility of the company who manufactures this.. aftermarket never fits like oem fits, quality wont be as good, and youre paying more for this part than you would for a true honda part. But youre on the right track... good luck brother.
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 01:16 am
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It will fit, but it will not work. The cluster get it signals from your ECU. Since your ECU doesnt send out a tach signal, it will not register correctly, and hence, will not work.Sorry.
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Old 26 Jan 2008, 01:33 am
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There are 3 possible issues with the use of this cluster in your car:1. If your car is an auto, you will no longer get a gear indicator (not necessarily a problem but worth considering).2. If the bezel around your stock gauges (the plastic panel with the 3 cutouts is any different you may have fitment issues as I believe this seller only includes the gauges, not the bezel. Even if your bezel matches, you may have slight issues with fitment because these are not a Honda part.3. Your vehicle is not currently wired to operate a tachometer. Hooking this up is fairly simple, but you would have to run a wire from the engine compartment up into the dash. There is a good chance you would have to modify or even replace the molex plugs coming from your factory wiring harness so that you could plug the tach wire into the vader gauges.
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