Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

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Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Chaluska » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:55 am

I just recently did this upgrade to my car, so i felt like sharing, ill post any additional info borrowed from zilvia, and other sites to assist in knowledge.

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wiring...
I made a pretty close guide to wire color > gauge function at this link to show how i did it..

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key ... tWWc&hl=en

(per nurvcom on Zilvia, i found this to be pretty close, but depending on the year/options/tranny of your s13, and which NX cluster year/options/tranny )

::::Cluster requirements::::
Stock S13 gauge cluster wiring
NX gauge cluster
NX pigtails off of gauge cluster
NX speed sensor (S13 sensor will read double speed)
(stock fuel sending unit is fine)
(stock temp sending unit is fine)
(stock tach distributor works perfectly)


Wiring
S13 dohc harness and nx pig tails

Far Left White plug
s13 ~~~~ nx
Red/blk ~ green/White 2wire white plug
yellow/purple? ~ yellow/blk yellow plug
yellow/white ~ yellow/green white plug
yellow/green ~ yellow white plug
white/red ~ yellow/red yellow plug
green ~ blue and yellow wire from blk plug and yellow plug
red/white ~ red/white yellow plug
blk ~ blk blk plug
blue/blk ~ yellow/green blk plug

center white plug s13

s13 ~ nx
green/yellow ~ green/yellow yellow plug
red/green ~ blk white plug
green/blk ~ green/blk white plug
blk ~ blk yellow plug
white/ blk ~ red/blk white plug
yellow/red ~ blue/blk blk plug
blue ~ red/yellow blk plug
yellow/blk ~ red blk plug

black s13 plug right side

s13 ~ NX
red ~ orng/blk white plug
yellow/blue ~ green blk plug
red/blk ~ red/blk white plug
yellow/green ~ yellow/green blk plug
red/yellow ~ red/blue go into blk and yellow plug
green/ blue ~ green/blue blk plug

mounting of the gauge cluster requires trimming of the gauge surrounds. get that dremmel warmed up

-you must remove the entire upper portion of the OEM gauge mounting hardware.. there are 3 screws (must be unscrewed from behind, and then the first right OEM gauge support must be trimmed off.

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and as seen in the picture below, the bottom center area must be trimmed to clear the gauge.

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the original gauge trim (where the headlight retract / emergency signal buttons go) needs to have the back top portion trimmed back about an inch or so. once all of this is done, you can place the gauge cluster in the hole, and it almost reaches the origional mounting holes, i placed a couple long screws to reach the original mounting, and it held in tightly.the slide in the modified cluster trim, and your good to go!

thanks to HellsDrifter 666 for pics, and nurvcom for info.
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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby simmode1 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:48 am

*right click - add to favorites*

:bigthumb: Thanks! I remember showing some ppl your Zilvia thread a few weeks ago about this. I'm glad the instrustions look more complete now here! Some Mod needs to sticky this or put it in the Tech articles section or something...

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Chaluska » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:13 am

it's not my thread on zilvia, but I used both ones available.. Just sharing my expierience and knowledge with others.

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby turbonxsx » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:40 pm

Did you cut the back halve out of the 240sx dash in order for the nx1600 digital dash to fit because i have been playing around with the idea but i put it into my NX2000 instead it's cool idea none the less...

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby s13sickboi » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:53 pm

HOT DAMN thats sexy as all getout! I envy youuuuu so bad :chuckle: Hopefully one day ill be lucky enough to land one of these sweet clusters... Nice job OP! :dblthumb:

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Chaluska » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:55 am

turbonxsx wrote:Did you cut the back halve out of the 240sx dash in order for the nx1600 digital dash to fit because i have been playing around with the idea but i put it into my NX2000 instead it's cool idea none the less...
not much trimming was reqired. The dash did have to get cut on the top and bottom, but not the back.

it fit pretty well. I'd like to see an old maxima digital cluster installed.

overall I am pleased with how it came out.. Total money spent was 160 with the sohc speed sensor, and heat shrink tubing

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby simmode1 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:40 pm

Chaluska wrote:I'd like to see an old maxima digital cluster installed.
I'd never seen the Maxima cluster, so I googled it...
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It's fresh, but I gotta say... I think like the NX cluster better. The Maxima dual gauges are really cool, but I don't like how the analog speed cuts off at 115mph (even if the digital one keeps going...).

Holy crap! The Z31 has a digital cluster, too?!
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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Chaluska » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:27 pm

yea most definately.

i think the NX cluster looked the most "agressive" of all of the clusters.. plus ive wanted to do this since like 2005

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby LoserCard » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:08 pm

Awesome. great guide! I recently discovered this mod and wanted to do it ever since. Plus the first day I scored an awesome near-perfect condition NX1600 cluster w/ pig tails for $60. Hopefully I will have this done by summer.

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Chaluska » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:44 pm

its just a matter of sitting down one saturday, and playing connect the dots..

I just got my SOHC speed sensor in the mail, so i am going to pop it in after work, and update if that gives the appropriate speed or not.. *keeps fingers crossed*

:woot:

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby elchoccolatte » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:15 pm

:bigthumb:

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby turbonxsx » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:07 pm

The speed sensor you may need is a 35 tooth electronic speed sensor i have a 36 tooth in my NX2000 with a digital dash and its way off and you may need another temp sensor?

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby project213 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:19 pm

simmode1 wrote:
Chaluska wrote:I'd like to see an old maxima digital cluster installed.
I'd never seen the Maxima cluster, so I googled it...
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It's fresh, but I gotta say... I think like the NX cluster better. The Maxima dual gauges are really cool, but I don't like how the analog speed cuts off at 115mph (even if the digital one keeps going...).

Holy crap! The Z31 has a digital cluster, too?!
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Lovin the old maxima cluster!! anyone know where i can get one and wanna help me wire it?? :gotme

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Chaluska » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:17 am

Ok, so i got a single cam KA24E speed sensor, and it still reads double.

going to have to get an NX speed sensor and just get it over with.

also, the temp sensor is fine, they have the exact same part number.. (dohc 240sx, and nx1600)

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby s13sickboi » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:37 am

let us know how it goes... you should do a write-up on this! :gapteeth:

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby newbs13 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:31 pm

get a new dash and your interior will be sweet and damn near stock looking.

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Chaluska » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:12 pm

ive been putting alot of thought into what i am going to do about the dash.. im really considering just getting the plastic dash cover for about 150.. it will never crack, ever.

going to wait until i get my last few nuts and bolts in, and go turbo..

once i get running good, then i will worry about looking pretty

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby turbonxsx » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:14 pm

I grabbed the above mentioned speed sensor (36 tooth) from a 2001 sentra 1.8 liter and it fits my nx's tranny which i switched from cable too digital so maybe if you find a 35 tooth from whatever model they come in??
I dont work in a junkyard anymore so i cant just go looking around anymore...

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby matty boi » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:31 am

did the same thing on my vert a few weeks back!! came out so nice everyone in the area loves it and i seem to be the only one around here with one.
here is mine
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took a while to do the wiring but its well worth the time.. plus i did it all for 70 bucks the cost of the cluster!!

*edit... my stock dual cam speed sensor worked out prefect with my 18's.. its only off by 1 mph

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Razi » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:00 am

Nice Matty!
Did you do anything to fill the gap on the corners?

Btw, I sent my manifold to Alex, woot!

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby matty boi » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:10 pm

thanks! I dont do anything to fill the gaps, it honestly doesnt bother me.

Nice!! You will be very happy with the outcome, i still have my manifold on and i love it!

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Razi » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:21 pm

Looks super nice though!

If I ever come across a cluster at the junkyard then maybe I'll think about doing it.

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Chaluska » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:12 pm

im confused as to why a DOHC sensor would work with one cluster and not another.. i suppose its depending if the cluster is auto or manual.

i know mine is a auto, because there is a O/D off light.

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby -RJ- » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:40 am

Guess whose heading to the junkyard

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby namawon » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:03 am

I may have to do this to my s13. I cant find any working gauge clusters for my car.

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Chaluska » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:02 pm

My suggestion, whichever car you pull the gauge cluster from (if you can find it) snag the cluster wiring, and the speed sensor.

just to make things easier.

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby Gypo » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:47 pm

Hey Chaluska,

In your Excel spread sheet, what does III+ and III- refer to?

only bit I'm stuck on, cheers.

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby PANDAemic » Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:22 am

I want to do this to my S13 so badly... But I'm scared I might do something wrong. I'm trying to do the LED cluster mod but I'm too scared to do that even though its super simple...

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby The_caveman » Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:57 am

A friend of mine had this done to his car, it looks so awesome...want one but can't find the cluster. His read fine with an sr

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Re: Nissan NX1600 digital cluster into S13.

Postby blazin240sx » Sat Oct 29, 2011 3:09 pm

i tried wiring mine and idk if i messed up on something but i got a spare cluster harness if i have to do it over again


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