For those of you who know, Can a 2.0 speedo cluster be replaced with a 2.3 cluster if they are both auto. And for those who dont know, the 2.0 is pretty basic were the 2.3 has illumination and blue indiglo. Plugs on the back of both seem to be the same.
Well on the basic cluster you can see everything when the car is not running and when it is running, glows the red amber color as the rest of the dash. On the 2.3 model, the cluster gauges are not shown when the car is running and when on the gauges appear and also has the blue indiglo color at the top of the 3 panels. Other than color appearance both are the same and have the same gauges.
Honestly I thought the i model would be the same as the s. I see what you are saying... the s model has what's i think is called electro-luminecent. I know the i model is slightly bigger body wise, but am not sure if the dash would be different.
You mostlikely will need to get the cluster reflashed as the keys are tied into the cluster and the ECU. Not to mention the mileage would need to be enter correctly to keep the car legal and/or for warranty purposes.
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They won't do it for nothing, and you'd have to figure out what their labour rate is, as it varies from task to task. My guess is that it would not be cheap.
Someone tried putting a cluster from a 2.3 into his 2.0 and the car wouldn't start until he'd replaced the original cluster. That being said he didn't try having the chips reflashed so that's probably why.
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