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Old 05-24-2018, 05:36 PM   #41
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I can grab the harness. Just follow the four plugs back under the dash and they plug in elsewhere or do they terminate some other way?
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:58 PM   #42
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I can grab the harness. Just follow the four plugs back under the dash and they plug in elsewhere or do they terminate some other way?
They all come into one giant plug into the firewall area on left side. A 10mm bolt will free it from the main harness. The rest has to be freed from the back of the dash from clips by using a pair of pliers to free them.
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Old 08-05-2018, 03:46 AM   #43
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Unfortunately swapping the Pathfinder cluster harness didn't make the Pathfinder cluster fully functional in my '97 pickup, still had to jump and power the associated pins to make the clock and trip meter work.
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Finally got around to modding the harness and installing the digi tripmeter cluster. I see David's point now. I had the correct two pins powered to get the clock running, but like he said my '97 Hardbody harness didn't have the pins for the trip. On the Pathfinder harness pin 30 and pin 2 are both green/white, pins 34 and 4 are both green/red, and the pairs splice together further down the harness. So only the two connections need to be powered, only I lost the power on those pins when I removed the old harness.

One other thing to those who are installing 6-cyl clusters in 4-cyl trucks and need to set RPM: The little blue pot on the back of the tach to set the revs is continuously variable. What's posted here on the board is that it should be turned to 1 o'clock. That gets it in the ballpark, but they vary quite a bit. Last cluster is was about 12:30 to get it to match ECU rev count. On this new one it was about 11:50, a little under 90deg. Took about 8 tries to get it just right. Really annoying.




Anyway, happy to have this thing in, and thanks again to Lowlife and David for the help. After two cluster swaps the truck has lost nearly 80k miles.

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Old 11-12-2018, 04:08 PM   #45
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did your clock light up without any changes/mods? basically was it plug and play? mine doesnt light up and i swapped it from a v6 pathy. wondering if i just have a dead bulb.
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No, when I first installed the cluster the clock was DOA. Had to run pin 34 to constant power from the fusebox to get it to run and jump pin 30 to pin 17 for the illumination to work properly. Didn't realize how much I relied on the dash clock til it was gone, even with the aftermarket headunit and a smartphone.

Any of the brown socket idiot lights will work in clock if you want to test the bulb. The Pathfinder cluster has a few extras in my case since I don't have CC, auto trans, or transfer case, and the open door open light doesn't work in the pickup either.




Just remembered that now I have to restart my Fuelly log again. Haven't updated my last few fill-ups, and skipped one when I was going over the receipts to get it up to date so the shit was in a mess anyway.
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