This is something I've thought about for long time but never had the opportunity to put it in to motion.
After a chat to some lads on the forum, 1 of them had a set of old butchered 98 clocks and someone else had a set of facelift clocks with some dead pixels in the dis.
I meet up with the lads at a recent car show, got home and started stripping and hacking the 98 clocks.
|One Set of Pre-facelift clocks|
|Remove front cover|
|Remove back cover. I want the Green, Blue and the remains of the red plug.|
|Remove clock faces.|
|Remove the white pits from the clocks.|
|That's one plug off.|
|Two plugs off.|
|That's the three plugs I want.|
|Trim them down, tidy up and remove any bits on the back.|
|Remains of Pre-facelift clocks and Facelift plugs.|
|Solder the facelift plugs on to the back of the pre-facelift plugs.|
|One converter loom made.|
|Plug in and test.|
|I need to get the immobilizer code.|
|I'm able to wire the doors up.|
It works, nothing went pop. Which I'm happy about.
I need to code theses clocks to the car and my key to the clocks, reset the miles to mine and in theory it should all work. I can't test the speedo or revs cause I can't start the car. Hopefully I'll have a copy of Vagtacho or VAG commander soon to get the coding under way.
I also ordered a oil sensor to wire up and I think that's it.
I've received a oil level sensor this morning.
Going to attempt wiring it to the clocks this week. This should hopefully remove the oil sensor error from the clocks. Should get a VAG Commander cable this week to sort out the immob coding issues.
By next weekend, Hopefully, the car should be running and drivable with the new clocks in.