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« on: May 30, 2008, 08:50:36 PM »
I just got a instrument panel from an 81 toyota pickup with a tach. Will it just plug in to my 81 pickup that has no tach? It has a space for one , but I thought it might be easier to swap the whole cluster. Has anyone done this? Rusty

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Re: gauge swap
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2008, 09:12:16 PM »
It should, if it has an OP gauge make sure you change the sender on the engine. I do not know about the 81 but on my 90 all the wiring was already there.
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Re: gauge swap
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2008, 09:23:17 PM »
Thanks I'll let you know how it works out! I just have an idiot light for oil no gauge.  Rusty

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Re: gauge swap
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2008, 10:07:43 PM »
Thanks I'll let you know how it works out! I just have an idiot light for oil no gauge.  Rusty
Then make sure you swap out the sender on the block. The idiot light sender will burn up the gauge the first time you turn the key on. If you do not have the OP gauge sender just leave it unhooked at the block until you can get the proper sender.
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Re: gauge swap
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2008, 09:28:22 AM »
it will swap right in and work,  does  the  tach cluster have a oil gauge??  cause my tach equiped 82 cluster has a idiot light, the guage is on the console
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Re: gauge swap
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2008, 12:22:50 PM »
Both gauge clusters have idiot lights for oil pressure. They look identical except one has a tach in the middle instead of a blank space.

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Re: gauge swap
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2008, 06:36:54 PM »
just plug it in and go,  no worries
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Re: gauge swap
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2008, 06:38:04 PM »
Then make sure you swap out the sender on the block. The idiot light sender will burn up the gauge the first time you turn the key on. If you do not have the OP gauge sender just leave it unhooked at the block until you can get the proper sender.
:psss:  he doesnt have a oil guage :shhh:
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Re: gauge swap
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2008, 09:39:08 PM »
I picked up one that fits in the console in front of the shifter. Have not had a chance to mount it yet.

 
 
 
 
 

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