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i am looking to buy a digital dash (for 50 bucks :D) and put it into my 89 daytona cs that has an analog dash... but i am wondering is this a simple "plug and play" project????

i have also heard of there being a "analog to digital" wiring harness adapter for this type of project... is that so???

pictures, threads, advice, instructions would be GREATLY appreciated
 

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Not plug and play - the connectors are different. You need to do some wiring work in swapping over the correct connectors for the digital dash. Not too hard once you have the wiring diagrams to compare against though.

Never heard of a wiring adaptor harness, personally. I suppose such a thing could be floating around out there somewhere.
 

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I did this once, but I did it correctly. Since I already have the digital heater control & anolog gauges, I swapped in a complete underdash harness from a mint interior car from a yard. Took alot longer than I expected but its better than cutting into your harness & maybe causing a fire if you do not hook it up right as I have seen things go bad before! Now I have a digital dash cluster & digital heater also. What was great is not one wire was bad when pulling it out & installing it back in then too. Sometimes you get lucky. But hey, I would do it like this over if I had to.

Does your car have a digital or a slider lever heater? thats a big factor because some Daytonas did not have this heater & I have seen this standard heater control & a digital dash in the past.
 

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I did this once, but I did it correctly. Since I already have the digital heater control & anolog gauges, I swapped in a complete underdash harness from a mint interior car from a yard. Took alot longer than I expected but its better than cutting into your harness & maybe causing a fire if you do not hook it up right as I have seen things go bad before! Now I have a digital dash cluster & digital heater also. What was great is not one wire was bad when pulling it out & installing it back in then too. Sometimes you get lucky. But hey, I would do it like this over if I had to.

Does your car have a digital or a slider lever heater? thats a big factor because some Daytonas did not have this heater & I have seen this standard heater control & a digital dash in the past.


no mine has the slider heater thingy
 

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Then my best suggestion would be is to find a Daytona that had a digital dash cluster & that slider for the heater control. Pull the entire harness. Its takes about a full hour to do. In the meantime I can se if anything turns up here ,but don't wait up nights for a responce from me, these cars are getting harder to find everyday even in the yards how, so is there someone out in turbododge.com that can help this fella out with a harness???
 

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You're going to need the digidash dash and its two connectors. Lots of cutting and splicing wiring involved.

Analog to Digital Convertion.


Forget the wiring diagram, they are all wrong. Just go by the COLOR of the wire and you'll be fine. You have to find a constant 12v pos for the red wire, you can find that wire in the head light control nub. You don't have to worry about display dimming. You don't have to worry about parking brake indicator lamp, because you already got the brake warning lamp.






Digital Dash


FUCTION COLOR Notes




1 Headlamp-high beam lamp Red/Orange
2 Right Turn Signal Tan
3 Left Turn Signal Green
4 Tachometer Blue/Grey
5 Engine Oil Pressure Grey
6 Distance Sensor White/Orange
7 Display Dimming Yellow/Orange
8 Air Bag Black/Brown
9 Water Temperature Purple/Yellow
10 Instrument Panel Illumination Orange
11 Driver Door Switch Black/Blue Doesn't work
12 Not Used Not Used
13 Not Used Not Used
14 Power Loss Warning Lamp \ Check Engine Light Black/Pink
15 Not Used Not Used
16 Fuel Pacer Lamp Green/Orange Doesn't work
17 Seat Belt Warning Lamp Red/Blue
18 Brake Warning Grey/Black
19 Parking Brake Indicator Lamp Black/White
20 Ground Black/Green
21 Fuel Gauge Sending Unit Blue
22 Engine Oil Gauge Grey/Yellow
23 Ground Black/Orange
24 Park Warning Lamp Black/Blue Doesn't work
25 12 volt Ignition Feed Blue/White
26 Battery Red

Sheet 2: Analog
Analog Dash

FUCTION COLOR Notes
Distance Sensor White/Orange
Water Temperature Purple/Yellow
Engine Oil Gauge Grey/Yellow
Power Loss Warning Lamp Blue/Pink
Engine Oil Pressure Grey
Air Bag Black/Brown
Brake Warning Black/Grey



Fuel Gauge Sending Unit Blue
Ground Black/Orange
Seat Belt Warning Lamp Blue/Red
Left Turn Signal Green
Headlamp-high beam lamp Red/Orange
Right Turn Signal Tan
Instrument Panel Illumination Orange
12 volt Ignition Feed Blue/White
Tachometer Grey/Blue



Left over from Digital Dash




Fused Battery Feed Red
Display Dimming Yellow/Orange
Parking Brake Indicator Lamp Black/White
Park Warning Lamp Black/Blue Not Needed
Driver Door Switch Black/Blue Doesn't work
Fuel Pacer Lamp Green/Orange Doesn't work
Not Used/Water Temperature Not Used or Red/Blue Doesn't work


 
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