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monte gauge swap

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:53 am
by wadedog
I've read the info on swapping the Monte gauges into a Malibu and I have a couple questions,
Do I literly pull each wire out of my dash plug and put them in the holes the instructions say ?
I'm assuming the plugs are the exact same for both models ?
What would happen if I just plugged it in the Monte cluster without changing wire locations ?

Re: monte gauge swap

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:18 pm
by TURNA
If you just plug the sweep harness into the round speedo harness 90% of the cluster will not work correctly.

I also believe you also have to change the sending units

Re: monte gauge swap

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:57 pm
by wadedog
What are the 10% that does work

Re: monte gauge swap

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:15 am
by StreetBu
Yes, basically de pin your factory harness, moves the wires where they need to go, change sending units for temp and oil pressure, plug gauge cluster in. I did this back in 94. Took awhile comparing two wiring diagrams and figuring out here each wire went but it all worked!

Re: monte gauge swap

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:58 pm
by wadedog
Thanks, I wasn't sure if they easily pulled out of the stock plug and reinserted in the same plug or if I had to buy another plug.