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May 17, 2020, 04:18:39 pm

sabatino

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tacho mk2 gti in mk1 diesel
« on: May 17, 2020, 04:18:39 pm »
Greetings to all, I would like to change my cluster mk1 diesl I am attaching photos of the original piece
The photos are:
original cluster
original pin



I would like to change it with this:



can you help me with the links?
I have alternator signal w.
maybe you have photos?
has anyone made them?
Thank you all in advance



Reply #1May 17, 2020, 06:38:11 pm

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Re: tacho mk2 gti in mk1 diesel
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 06:38:11 pm »
None of your pics work.  Pictures that are hosted on TDIClub cannot be posted elsewhere. 

In order to have a tach on my Mk1, I modified a Mk1 gasser tach in order to run off the w-terminal and added that to my Mk1 cluster. 
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Reply #2May 17, 2020, 10:23:55 pm

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2020, 10:23:55 pm »
Libby I should work with you on the exact conversion.  I have replaced capacitors, resistors and added wire links as described in a write up I believe done here or maybe elsewhere but I still can't seem to make it work. 

One of those rainy day projects I can never seem to find on the workbench when it is indeed a rainy day. 

Like today.  I ended up converting a lamp that didn't seem to have a good ballast anymore and a replacement is NLA.  So I just put a regular socket in place of the four pin one and screwed in an LED bulb.
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Reply #3May 18, 2020, 08:00:55 am

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Re: tacho mk2 gti in mk1 diesel
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2020, 08:00:55 am »
 Sorry,but to upload photos on this forum what is the procedure? Please explain to me Thank you

Reply #4May 18, 2020, 02:46:53 pm

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2020, 02:46:53 pm »
Libby I should work with you on the exact conversion.  I have replaced capacitors, resistors and added wire links as described in a write up I believe done here or maybe elsewhere but I still can't seem to make it work.

It has been a few years since I did that to my Rabbit so the details are foggy.  If memory serves I largely followed this page although I believe the tach circuits were not exactly the same:

http://www.vwwatercooled.com.au/forums/f28/how-tachofy-your-mk-1-diesel-31515.html

I cross-referenced the circuits in this FAQ thread:

http://vwdiesel.net/forum/index.php/topic,3741.0.html

I'm afraid I don't recall better specifics than that.


Sorry,but to upload photos on this forum what is the procedure? Please explain to me Thank you

http://vwdiesel.net/forum/index.php/topic,13132.0.html
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Reply #5May 18, 2020, 03:00:51 pm

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Re: tacho mk2 gti in mk1 diesel
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2020, 03:00:51 pm »
You're very kind
Thanks
I will try with an electronic technician

Reply #6May 18, 2020, 11:06:15 pm

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 11:06:15 pm »
Libby, I was following those directions.  Some confusion between diagrams and writeups but working on removing variables.  I may get it yet.  Hate to have a tach on the workbench when it does a better job in the dash cluster. 

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