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CR-X to BB6 cluster swap
« on: August 20, 2012, 01:42:31 am »
How to: BB6 cluster into CR-X

What: Installin g the gauge cluster out of the 97-01 Honda Prelude into a CR-X   

Tools and Materials: Phillips screw driver, 10mm socket, good wire strippers, electrica l tape, heat shrink, solder and soldering iron. Most of all patients Cause it can get tight in there. I did mine with the dash harness out of the car.

Step 1. (Assuming youíve removed your old cluster already) Thereís minimal shaving of the dash needed (like a 1/8th of an inch probably less) to get it sit perfectly like the EF cluster does. I used a dremel not shown here.

Step 2. You have to remove these metal brackets to get the cluster to sit flush (not my pic borrowed for the 99 SI cluster thread)

Step 3. Now comes the fun part the wiring. Since nobodies done this before or at least documente d a step-by-step how to.

Hereís your CR-X wiring and what wire does what

E6 is you door open warning light


C12 is you door open warning light

Now for the prelude wiring

ignore the D plug and pins A9, A11 C5, C6, C12. And for some reason i didn't have A10 or C9 but my gauge cluster pig tails are from the jdm prelude type s so that could be why.
Also remove the bulbs from the srs and Abs light cause they'll stay on and its a little annoying

Since Iím a nice guy hereís the wiring done for the 90-91

wiring for the 88-89 guys

Step 4. cable To electroni c Vehicle Speed Sensor

since I never had a cable vss to begin with so I also borrowed this from the Si cluster swap thread

Step 5. Wiring the vss

Now for wiring the electroni c Vehicle Speed Sensor is the same as below except instead of pin b6 the signal wire goes to pin B3

First off I believe it looks better than the gsr and civic si clusters and it fits better without cutting off part of the temp and fuel gauge. Itís also the same shape as the 90-91 cluster hood so it sits in like it was meant to be. For the most part itís pretty straight forward. Most of the wires itís just matching them up.

Finished pictures

Hard to see but the gauge lights are on

and again ignore to auto cluster I'll be putting the manual cluster in sometime this week 

« Last Edit: August 23, 2012, 10:38:20 pm by F20B-ED8 »

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Re: CR-X to BB6 cluster swap
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 06:54:30 pm »
awesome write up!

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Re: CR-X to BB6 cluster swap
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2012, 12:28:17 pm »
-1988 CRX Si v2.0 coming soon


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