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HELP WITH S15 DASH AND GAUGE CLUSTER IN 180SX... 

RB RB26DETT RB26DET 180SX HELP NISSAN CONVERSION S15 S15 DASH GAUGE CLUSTER
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#1 Niroshan Imiya

  • Joined:08-December 11

Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:26 PM

Hey there, I was wondering if anyone can shed some light with putting an S15 dash and gauge cluster into a 180sx.

So far I know there is complications with getting the gauges working properly, any way to combat that, or is there nothing I can do to resolve it?

#2 cazman

  • Joined:16-August 07
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 08 December 2011 - 07:39 PM

Speedo won't work without putting an s14 diff in and wring in abs sensors.
Temp gauge will read wrong unless you put an s15 temp sensor in.
Abs light will be on permanently.
PM me your number for a wiring diagram

#3 pmod

  • Joined:13-May 10
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:180sx, 4G Prelude

Posted 09 December 2011 - 04:44 PM

Speedo:
I originally thought the same as Cazman and wired up an ABS ECU... turns out the S15 cluster doesn't need a square wave.
All you need is a calibrator with high multiplication. Nothing else.
I used this one: http://www.gpsspeed....calibrator.html

Airbag LED:
I just desoldered mine, since my car never came with an airbag.
Legally you're not allowed to tamper with airbag globes, however I've only ever seen that said in the context of cars that came factory with airbags. Your call.

Engine warning light:
No equivalent in the 180sx loom, so ignore it.

Temp sensor:
Exactly as Cazman said. The midway point is 50% higher with the S13 sensor.

High Beam:
I wired it correctly, and had it working, but something changed during the process and it stopped. Very odd indeed.
I spent an amount of time troubleshooting it, but eventually moved on. I suspect this is an issue unique to my setup.

For everything else there's an equivalent. I didn't wire the demister to the cluster, as I converted it to work as a latching switch, and wired it to the S13 gear instead.

Edited by pmod, 09 December 2011 - 04:48 PM.


#4 STR8E180

  • Joined:30-April 03
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:GTR R34 V-SPEC

Posted 09 December 2011 - 05:40 PM

SDEWYZ would be the best person to speak to his wired up mine and his own and a few other peoples S13/180's with S15 dash + clusters

#5 imking

  • Joined:28-November 09
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx

Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:48 PM

hey can u post me some pics of u r conversion,and does the s13 cluster surround fit around the s15 cluster like flush........???????????

#6 pmod

  • Joined:13-May 10
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:180sx, 4G Prelude

Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:07 PM

View Postimking, on 13 February 2012 - 10:48 PM, said:

hey can u post me some pics of u r conversion,and does the s13 cluster surround fit around the s15 cluster like flush........???????????

No, but with custom work, yes. The S13 cluster is long and thin, whereas the S15 cluster is short and fat.
Peeps in the US have done it. Link:

http://zilvia.net/f/...ter-wiring.html

Edited by pmod, 14 February 2012 - 02:36 PM.


#7 imking

  • Joined:28-November 09
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx

Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:34 PM

Hey can anyone who has done put s15 door cards into a 180 please post pics or a. Video of how u mount it , coz in the video I have seen the s15 mounts on the door don't seem to line up and the s15 door mounts by srews all around the card, and when u cut them of how do u screw them on . So if anyone can help me out coz I'm doing a conversion and could really use the help.
Also just a long shot but I'm in need of a s15 cluster surround and also a gear boot surround... Anyone who can help me with these I can help u install a stereo system , I also have a boost gauge a kenwood 3rca and some sr fuel rails with the mani,

Please anyone .... Help will be much appreciated


#8 imking

  • Joined:28-November 09
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:180sx

Posted 18 February 2012 - 08:36 PM

Also I'm willing to come around and have a look at a
The conversion if that's ok. As long as your in Melbourne Vic....

#9 JTC

  • Joined:19-January 09
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:S13

Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:08 PM

S15 door cards won't fit into a 180 without modification, see meninto on here did a tutorial and everything about it. It's on YouTube.

#10 mikk

  • Joined:02-May 06
  • Car:1990 180SX

Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:09 AM

meminto - here's his channel: http://www.youtube.c...ser/memintoca18





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