Would lie to convert from 2 clock to 3 clock gauge

Started by 93minirover, November 17, 2022, 10:45:20 AM

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93minirover

Hi everyone,

New to the forum/mini ownership and happy to be here.

Just picked up a 93 mini rover, 1275, SPI. Would like to change from a 2 clock to 3 clock gauges. Can I use separate Smith Gauges or do I have to purchase a used cluster Nippon Seiki speedo kit? Are there alternative/universal temp/water/oil gauges I can use? Appreciate the insight.

94touring

Welcome to the forum!  If I understand what type of dash you have, is there even a spot for another gauge? 

Willie_B

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Welcome aboard. Glad you could make it. Brad

Just to make it clear. You now have the 2 gauge cluster in front of the driver. Do you want to change to the center oval binnacle 3 gauge cluster?



MiniDave

Whew, those are some spendy gauges, but good looking and easy to read....
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2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

MPlayle

I checked the triple gauge you linked and it has almost everything necessary. 

It is a GPS speedometer, so no worries about that connection.

It comes with a new temperature sender, so also no worries there (replaces the existing sensor in the cylinder head).

The downloadable instructions give the steps necessary to calibrate the fuel gauge to your car's sender in the tank.

From there, it is a matter of comparing their wiring with the diagrams for your car to determine which lines to tap on the connector that plugs into the back of your current "two-clock" cluster.


93minirover

Thank you everyone so much for taking the time to respond and providing further insight. I do realize they're a bit on the expensive side but if I'm spending $'s on Smith gauges, the upgrade tech/lighting of these aftermarket gauges make it worth it. Then again, this may be first mini but they're hard to not spoil/fall in love with, aka...stretch the wallet more than necessary.

MiniDave

"stretch the wallet more than necessary"

nah, that never happens........... :grin:  :grin:  :grin:  :grin:
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

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