Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

2001 Civic Dx, Gauge Cluster Swap


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 LSter94

LSter94

    New Member

  • Member
  • 15 posts

Posted 15 January 2003 - 08:47 PM

I just wanted to know if the gauge cluster from a 2001 civic ex would work in a 2001 civic dx, and what, if any mods does it take to work?

#2 ..SSR..

..SSR..

    Krill Krew

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,645 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Johnson City, TN
  • Real Name:Chris
  • Vehicles:1996 Honda Civic DX 3-door

Posted 15 January 2003 - 09:48 PM

What is the difference in the gauges? Yes, it will work.

#3 VR17

VR17

    | L E G E N D |

  • Moderator
  • 5,459 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:silicon valley
  • Vehicles:1999 Honda Accord EX

Posted 15 January 2003 - 11:29 PM

What is the difference in the gauges? Yes, it will work.

hmm only difference could be color.. :laugh: :laugh: ahha

#4 optional187

optional187

    Its all about the angles

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,491 posts

Posted 16 January 2003 - 09:17 AM

nope. redline is gonna be different. ex should red at higher revs than a dx, i'm pretty sure they do. if you remember the red on your old tach then you could just put in your own redline, and if your an car has an automatic then you don't have much to worry about though.

#5 LSter94

LSter94

    New Member

  • Member
  • 15 posts

Posted 16 January 2003 - 12:17 PM

here's the tricky part. He wants to swap gauges because his car didn't come with a tach. The gauges that he wants to put in are from a manual trans and his car is a automatic. Will it work?

#6 VR17

VR17

    | L E G E N D |

  • Moderator
  • 5,459 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:silicon valley
  • Vehicles:1999 Honda Accord EX

Posted 16 January 2003 - 12:42 PM

yea it could work.. i dont see why not.. even tho honda_civicex95 said differ..

#7 ..SSR..

..SSR..

    Krill Krew

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,645 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Johnson City, TN
  • Real Name:Chris
  • Vehicles:1996 Honda Civic DX 3-door

Posted 16 January 2003 - 02:21 PM

Yeah. A auto doesn't have to have a tach just the same as a manual doesn't have to. If it has a speedometer, odometer, and temp gauge, as well as being the right shape and size, it will fit.

#8 CRG7

CRG7

    I rock. The end.

  • Moderator
  • 7,755 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Sullivan/Orange Cty., NY
  • Real Name:Ashley
  • Vehicles:Refer to the Sig.

Posted 16 January 2003 - 11:27 PM

moving to civic, maybe you'll get a better response over there

#9 optional187

optional187

    Its all about the angles

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,491 posts

Posted 17 January 2003 - 08:47 AM

it should work. but if you don't have a sensor for a tach your going to have to get one. it'd be just like putting in a boost guage, or an oil pressure guage...if you don't have the sensor your going to have to get one, hook it up, and put in the guage. if its the same size, etc, it should work with a little imagination.

why not just find the guage cluster out of a automatic like his with a tach?

#10 ..SSR..

..SSR..

    Krill Krew

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,645 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Johnson City, TN
  • Real Name:Chris
  • Vehicles:1996 Honda Civic DX 3-door

Posted 17 January 2003 - 03:21 PM

Or just forget the tach and drive by the engine sound.

#11 optional187

optional187

    Its all about the angles

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,491 posts

Posted 17 January 2003 - 11:09 PM

driving by the engine is suprisingly hard. but its possible...i still like my tach though. its cool 8)

#12 ..SSR..

..SSR..

    Krill Krew

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,645 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Johnson City, TN
  • Real Name:Chris
  • Vehicles:1996 Honda Civic DX 3-door

Posted 18 January 2003 - 02:46 PM

I actually found driving by sound pretty easy. Did it with multiple cars at work and it was pretty much the same as driving with a tach.

#13 ImportGirl82

ImportGirl82

    Sexy TSX Momma

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,241 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Mcguire AFB, NJ
  • Real Name:Christy
  • Vehicles:2010 Acura Tsx Tech

Posted 18 January 2003 - 11:47 PM

I beleive they are different slightly more gauges on the one you are looking for. Are you thinking aboudt painting it??? :)