I installed an OEM clock in my 95 today that I yanked from a 95 Pathfinder V6. The clock is plug and play but requires a tach face with a clock cutout to work. Well I took that from the 95 Pathfinder as well. Everything bolts right in and works except the tach is different. Instead of having a 5750rpm redline is has a 6000rpm redline. Could this mean the calibration of the entire sweep of the tach is different? The tach does read rpm changes slower, or at least to me it's slower.
Overall this is an easy swap and I like having the clock. My mistake is I didn't take the entire cluster from the Pathfinder with me, only the clock and the tach so I don't have the proper clear plastic cover with the clock adjustment stick hole drilled out. Got to get me one.
Since I have to take the cluster apart one more time to install the correct cover I am going to check the needle motor part numbers to see if they are the same. If they aren't I might transplant the HB needle motor behind the Pathfinder tach face. Doesn't look hard but I'd like to see if someone has been through this before and if they recommend swapping the needle motors to correct what I think in my head is a calibration problem. Anyone?
1986.5 Nissan D21 Hardbody Long Bed 2WD V6 5Speed
1991 Nissan D21 Hardbody Base 2wd Auto(undergoing 5spd swap soon!)
1995 Nissan D21 Hardbody XE 2wd 5spd
2012 Nissan N17 Versa 1.6S 5spd