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Old 09-15-2009, 06:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Dash wiring question???

Hello everyone!

I'm new here to the forum and I got a question?

I'm looking to convert my 87 samurai into a 88.5 and up jx.

I bought a 88.5 and up jx tachometer and plugged it into my dash wiring harness and nothing worked. Not even the tach. I'm just wondering if the wiring harnesses are different?


Any help on this is greatly appreciated.

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I'm just wondering if the wiring harnesses are different?
Yup. The wiring harness and the dash are both different (among other things). 88.5 was the transition to the next generation of Samurai. If you are looking to put a stock tach into your 87 you need the early (85 - 88) model cluster.
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There really aren't enough differences to justify building a fake 88.5
If you are going to upgrade, why not just go to a 90+ wiring harness set and motor, then you would have fuel injection.
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I am aware of the dashes being different. Mine is already a jx. I have a dash out of a 88.5 with the wiring still attached to the dash(that's where the tach came from) what I'd like to know, is can I pull my 87 dash and harness out and drop my 88.5 dash, harness and cluster in?
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Don't think they are 'plug and play'. You may want to print out the wiring diagrams and double check. If you need them you can download them at www.suzukiinfo.com
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