I have a 94 vr6 vdo cluster swapped into a 89 golf. it has a 97 passat wiring harness, with everything not needed removed. emissions , alarm and so on. since the alarm was removed no jumper was needed. However The cluster gauges are dead and the lights will not come on. the only light that works is high beam and the right side turn signal indicator. which is on constantly. what could cause this? PLEASE PLEASE HELP.....
I am not en expert on Passat Swaps, but it sounds like you may have the typical E2->D8 Jump needed.
How about Passat clusters? It's difficult to find one from a Corrado in mym country.
Currently I can get one from a Passat VR6 which is 94 and one from a Passat which is 91 unit. The 91 is a Motometer unit.
So for now I have a lot of question:
1) Is it okay to use red drive VSS in white drive gearbox? I have 020 gearbox. Am I right, that it will still work, but reads faster than it should?
2) My current cluster have vacum. Only thing that would not work with a non vacum cluster is a gas milage? It is not important to me, but is there easy fix for it?
3) Just to be clear, it is not possible to change Motometer clock faces? I would like to still use my current ones. So the non Motometer unit would be better choice?
4) Are all the MFA's the same? For example, with a 94 Passat unit I could still see the oil temp?
5) Another problem which I have is that I just swaped original ecu to a Megasquirt one. How to get a rpm signal?
6) It is impossible just to swap speedo from the cluster?
Sorry for being dumb and for asking lot of questions. I am more than a little bit confused on this
This thread looks like dead, but I still ask. We are talking about 92 VDO clocks. Is the speedo, rpm and gas/water clocks swapable on the boards? Example can I use a 220kmh speedo unit on my 260kmh cluster unit?
To the OP: It has been stated in this thread that all gauges/clocks from Digital Clusters are "physically interchangeable" (meaning you can physically plug them in), however, the Tach and the Speedo reading will represent what is programmed on the PCB's EEPROM. ...and different Clusters (pre '93 and 93+) use different EEPROMs.
Just taking a 260km/hr speedo module and putting it in a Cluster that was programmed for 220KM/hr will result in an incorrect reading. The Faces/Scale are the only thing different.
Also, changing gears on your 020 drive in an attempt to override your Cluster programming is not the right way to go about this. While it "may" be possible to change drive gears to make the above speedo appear correct (if that is even possible), the Circuit board will be receiving a false speed signal (VSS are all the same) and the Digital speed will be incorrect causing false speed readings for (ABS, MFA, ODO, Spoiler Controller, etc). If none of that is a care for you, then I suppose it it possible to change Speedo Drive gearing. We used to use small gear boxes on american cars many years ago to adjust and correct speedo ratios for different tires sizes, etc
I have never tried to change gearing on these drives for the above reason. I only recall having to replace drive gear on my 9a 020 (red gear) many many years ago and before digital clusters even existed. I thought that the Drive gear must match the specific Trans Ring and Pinion.
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The VR came from a '97 GLX. I've read through the thread so I just wanna make sure that I understand what I am reading. It's my understanding that because it's a '91, the '93 cluster should plug up no problem and will fix my tach issue. I currently have the G60 cluster. Right now the tach readings are just too damn high, mph is spot on. Am I right or am I missing something? I'm also having some problems with my lights but I've yet to check the bulbs.
The headlights off flick off when I try to use the high beams. I'm thinking/hoping I just need to put in new highbeam bulbs. The front right corner signal stays on while the headlight signal does as well and does not blink. Driver side corner is out altogether and the headlight signal blinks, and stays on when turn signal is not actuated. The taillights function 100%. Are the corner lights supposed to stay on, blink?
Correct. Put the Vr6 Cluster in and your tach will be correct. Direct Swap.
Your other issues are unrelated to the cluster.