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Old 11-11-2012, 02:27 PM   #181 (permalink)
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Every other car manufacturer has a procedure to transfer the mileage from one dash to another, but that is no guarantee that Lotus can do this.
Point of reference, I had my '08 dash replaced under warranty. So perhaps they can not or they didn't care to but my new dash was at zero miles when I got the car back.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:50 AM   #182 (permalink)
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OK black dash enthusiasts!

I have found a source for all the connectors required to make a plug-and-play wiring harness adapter to plug an 08+ instrument cluster into a pre-08 car. However, they're rather pricey and the supplier has asked me to gauge interest to see how many to order.

In summary, here's what you'd need to convert to the black dash:
- 08+ instrument cluster ($~800 new, but come up here for ~$350?)
- black dash ECU reflash from BOE ($495 or $195 with tune)
- connectors for adapter harness (~$80 plus ship from UK)

Please reply here if you're interested in the connectors and we can get some ordered up over the next week if anyone else is interested.

Thanks!
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Wish this could be done on the 05
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:12 AM   #184 (permalink)
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MTribe - just saw your post. Have always been interested in this - do you have any additional information?
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #185 (permalink)
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Aim/Stack/Race Logic connector

sorry to hi jack this thread

is there anyway a connector/bridge unit could be made up for plug and play installment of a Aim or Race Pak digital dash?

my 05 clocks have the on/off working issues and out of warranty
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:13 PM   #186 (permalink)
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I do actually have all the pieces now. 08+ cluster, ECU flashed from Phil at BOE, and finally the connectors required to make a plug n'play harness, so no tapping into the factory harness and totally reversible. Just have to find the time to make the adapter, put everything in, and try it out.


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MTribe - just saw your post. Have always been interested in this - do you have any additional information?
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:12 PM   #187 (permalink)
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I do actually have all the pieces now. 08+ cluster, ECU flashed from Phil at BOE, and finally the connectors required to make a plug n'play harness, so no tapping into the factory harness and totally reversible. Just have to find the time to make the adapter, put everything in, and try it out.
You found the connectors!!

Very cool. I'd be interested in a set.
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OK black dash enthusiasts!

I have found a source for all the connectors required to make a plug-and-play wiring harness adapter to plug an 08+ instrument cluster into a pre-08 car. However, they're rather pricey and the supplier has asked me to gauge interest to see how many to order.

In summary, here's what you'd need to convert to the black dash:
- 08+ instrument cluster ($~800 new, but come up here for ~$350?)
- black dash ECU reflash from BOE ($495 or $195 with tune)
- connectors for adapter harness (~$80 plus ship from UK)

Please reply here if you're interested in the connectors and we can get some ordered up over the next week if anyone else is interested.

Thanks!
OK, I'm UK based, and I'm up for the connectors...

I guess i can send of my ECU to BOE for a flash...
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:48 AM   #189 (permalink)
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I'm definitely interested. I'd like a little bit of background on the connectors if you have some, though.

Thanks for checking into this.
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Old 03-04-2013, 11:09 AM   #191 (permalink)
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More info please! This sounds good
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:09 PM   #192 (permalink)
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Progress!

After some life events I was finally able to get to this. I wired up a harness adapter so you don't have to touch factory wiring and it's completely reversible.

I am getting a TPMS warning and P0630 code, which is apparently a VIN/ECU mismatch, so I have an email in to Phil at BOE to see if we can fix that.

I have to say... I had sort of lost interest in doing this after a while, as the newness of the updated instrument cluster had worn off. Though I think the original white cluster of the S1 as a motorcycle-inspired theme, with Stack logos and all, was awesome, the Elise has lost some of the other motorcycle-inspired elements since then, leaving the white cluster neither here nor there. Now that it's in there, the black cluster feels much more high quality and in line with what the rest of the car has become to me. Plus at night only the numerals and dials are illuminated, so it's a more subtle/sophisticated look. I don't have the car all back together yet so I'll reserve final judgement until then, but switching to this cluster has a bigger visual impact than I thought it might.

I'll keep you posted as I get the OBD codes and TPMS sorted out with Phil.
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Bumping a dead (or just sleeping) thread? Anyone know if the female crimp terminal on the 2005 harness is available? I've searched the TE / AMP catalogs and can't quite find the same connector.. I see the male pins / socket in your pic; was it the '08 connectors that were hard to source, or both? I have a loose contact on my CAN bus wire which is causing my cluster to drop out on big bumps. If I can't find a new terminal to crimp on I'll try and clean it / bend the tab for a little more pressure, but prefer a new one if available. Good work on the conversion guys!

Note.. I just found the same connectors on a Ferrari 550 dashboard that I had lying around..
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:17 PM   #194 (permalink)
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Yes! I got this completely sorted and working! More as soon as I can...
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:27 PM   #195 (permalink)
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nice! i'm wondering for the people who have done the k swap is it a plug and play for them?
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