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Old 10/8/18, 05:34 PM
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Retrofitting 2018 digital gauge?... Possible

Have been looking at pictures and this seems it might he possible looks to physically be very similiar but not sure if its something anyone here is considering?
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Old 10/10/18, 11:41 AM
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I looked at putting the LCD cluster from the 13/14 into my 05 convertible. Physically, it fit just fine, and many of the guages did work, but many others did not. I was able to fix some with rewiring, but the new cluster was still not understanding some of the signals it was receiving form the other modules in the car. I had Matt Honeycutt (Zeroaviation) help with it and decode some of the signals for the cluster. He was going to build a module to interpret the signals to what the cluster could understand, but he disappeared along with the clusters I had sent him (thief ...).

Long story short, it may fit, but it won't understand the signals its getting. And even if it did, you would still need to adapt the steering wheel buttons for the cluster too. Things like cruise may not work properly anymore. I was one of those that pioneered teh retrofit of the LCD cluster into 10-12 cars, and it was not plug and play. This will be on an entirely different level altogether. It would be even more involved than trying to get the 13/14 cluster into the 05, an that project is now dead due to being far beyond what we can actually do.

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Kinda what I was thinking also, i thinthink it would fit, but between the updated electronic systems in the 18 it would be mire trouble than its worth. Sadly
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If you can find someone that knows electronics and programming, like Matt Honeycutt (thief), then yeah, would work, assuming the cluster fit without too much customizing. Not something I want to be a pioneer on, though. I'm still working on putting on cooled seats in my car.
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Haha yea I still need to get my nav installed then want to start adding the seats from the s550 esp the rear seats... so adding this would be kinda crazy right now lol I would rather do a glass roof conversion.
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