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Just received these! They look amazing (actually got to see the finished/operational cluster) and it just freshens up the look of the cluster so much.

I'm definitely looking forward to getting all the materials I need to complete the swap.
 

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Got mine from Terry. These are definitely OEM quality...and I don't mean Lotus OEM. More like BMW OEM. It's probably the only part on my car that isn't going to fall apart. I got the aluminum surrounds and the gauges finally looks like it matches the car.:clap:
 

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Nice write up. Does anyone know if these newhaven displays work in the 08's? The display readouts look slightly different.
 

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Newheaven just quoted me $21.90 for
NHD-0216K1Z-NSW-FBW-L-D6 guessing that's before shipping, btw
I just ordered 5 of them just now, i apologize for not mentioning about the $10 pin soldering fee. The LCD itself costs $11, and they charge $10 to solder the pins specifically just for our cars. I'll go ahead and update it :)
 

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whats the difference between the standard header?
 

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The standard header uses pins that are too big to fit the receptacle Lotus uses on the circuit board.. The cluster needs the machined round pins (from Mill-Max) rather than the typical square-post type of pins that would plug into breadboards, Arduinos, etc... You can get the pins from Digikey / Mouser / etc, but if you're ordering just those it's probably $10 in shipping anyway..

Mill-Max type pins: (Digikey P/N ED6816-ND 'should' be gold plated pins)



Standard square pins:
 

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The standard header uses pins that are too big to fit the receptacle Lotus uses on the circuit board.. The cluster needs the machined round pins (from Mill-Max) rather than the typical square-post type of pins that would plug into breadboards, Arduinos, etc... You can get the pins from Digikey / Mouser / etc, but if you're ordering just those it's probably $10 in shipping anyway..

Mill-Max type pins: (Digikey P/N ED6816-ND 'should' be gold plated pins)



Standard square pins:
Thanks Bob!
 

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Just an FYI, the listing for those harley needles ended and I don't see another listing with that part number.
can't believe he sold like 40 needles in a week lol I just checked, New Harley Davidson Speedometer Gauge Cluster Pointer Needle Only 16241536 | eBay

this one might actually work better! the original harley needle in the discussion is only 3mm longer. this one is almost identical to it except it's 3mm shorter. there are 10 available so jump on it quick.

The LCD company also just receive a huge order from us lately and the current lead time is 2 weeks.
 

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can't believe he sold like 40 needles in a week lol I just checked, New Harley Davidson Speedometer Gauge Cluster Pointer Needle Only 16241536 | eBay

this one might actually work better! the original harley needle in the discussion is only 3mm longer. this one is almost identical to it except it's 3mm shorter. there are 10 available so jump on it quick.

The LCD company also just receive a huge order from us lately and the current lead time is 2 weeks.
Digital dash solutions on ebay has two different posts for that needle. Both had 10 sets available and were selling. They'll take an offer of 2 at $10 each($20) shipped.

:popcorn:
 

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Digital dash solutions on ebay has two different posts for that needle. Both had 10 sets available and were selling. They'll take an offer of 2 at $10 each($20) shipped.

:popcorn:
that's a steal!


You should be asking for a commission from these guys! You're single handedly driving up their monthly sales.
oh yeah they should haha :D
 

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I just made a little comparison between some of the needles that can be purchased from eBay/Alibaba:

from top to bottom:
1) dodge intrepid
2) purchased from forum, but can be found from Alibaba, $50 for 100 needles.
3) Harley needle
4) Harley needle painted in fluorescent red

#4 is the closest to what's in the 2008+ elise/exige clusters.
 
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