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Llew Mac
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Tue May 17, 2016 10:30 am

good day

I have just put my 1996 Hilux 2.8D Raider DC 4x2 back on the road after a lexus transplant. And what a transformation it is.

It was a hard road doing this conversion alone,after work in the evenings and on Saturdays. It took me 7 weeks of evenings and Saturdays, and it spent a week at the exhaust guy.But the driving experience is awesome.I have been driving my Hilux for 15 years, and in february the oilpump failed on the diesel.

I opted for the lextreme prewired 1UZ VVTi and kept the autobox. I'm new to driving automatic, but i rather enjoy it now.

I have got it starting from the key as it should but im completely baffled cause i cant get any of the instruments to work. i have the fuel gauge and the oil light and the heat gauge working, but what is the option with regards to a speedo and a revcounter??

I have a loose revcounter working on the a-pillar, but is there no option to get a more stock looking solution??

I have looked at the Acewell ACE-7659, but it just doesnt suit the hilux to my opinion......

Any ideas??

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Tue May 17, 2016 11:44 am

Llew, can't you get the OEM rev counter to work again. just get an electronics place to make up a unit as per in the link. Mine cost me R320! That was 1 Hour labour @R300 + R20 parts.

http://www.lextreme.co.za/solid-axle-hi ... -lexus-v8/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Tue May 17, 2016 11:59 am

i will have look around for a place to do it. Any advice on a speedometer??

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Tue May 17, 2016 1:39 pm

Llew Mac wrote:i will have look around for a place to do it. Any advice on a speedometer??
I got a quote for a Lexus V8 conversion yesterday from a guy and this is what he put at the top of the quote:

As the Lexus 5 speed gearbox has a digital speed pulse the older
mechanical speedo's will not function on 4x2 conversions


I hope I am not the bearer of bad news :surrender:
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1986 Hilux DC 4x4

Llew Mac
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Tue May 17, 2016 2:20 pm

is it really possible that all the SFA lexus powered hiluxes dont have a functioning speedo??

Oom Traffic gaan ons mos vreeslik likes.......

Thx Agteros...

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Tue May 17, 2016 3:18 pm

How about you get one of those racing clusters and see if you can fit the gauge into the existing unit

Something like this


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Tue May 17, 2016 6:04 pm

Speak to IZAK at Dynotech Okavango Industrial area - http://www.dynotech.co.za/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Hy is n bietjie kortaf in die begin. Maar KEN sy storie !!!!!


En hy het al BAIE Lexus conversions gedoen.

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Tue May 17, 2016 6:41 pm

You can opt for a gear driven GPS unit for the speedo from Auto Meter.
http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/interior-e ... converter/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I have two 4x4 vehicles fitted with the electronic interphase units. Very accurate and reliable.

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Sat May 21, 2016 7:28 pm

Evenings All

Can anyone maybe share some insight into the option of a Quantum or Hilux 20009 instrument cluster??

Or does these ones need some sort of computer interface to get it operational?

I seriously enjoy my Lexus! But in poefies-scared for oom traffic?

Any ideas gents??

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Sat May 21, 2016 8:41 pm

GPS will give you accurate speed reading - until you get the cluster sorted.

Most modern cameras also have such a GPS function.

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Sun May 22, 2016 8:56 pm

ou can opt for a gear driven GPS unit for the speedo from Auto Meter.
http://www.hotrod.com/how-to/interior-e" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ... converter/
Christo that looks like a great idea, can one get it locally or do you have to import it?
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Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:02 pm

I have the same problem.....


The idea I have is to fit a fortuner/hilux 2014 model speedo cluster with a unit to calibrate it to gps speed.

speedo healer for bikes but can be used on vehicles as well.
http://www.healtech-electronics.com/products/sh/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Can anyone tell if it will work?
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Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:18 pm

Die speedo opdie 4x4 werk mos met n kabel vanaf die transver box so wat is die probleem as dit auto is maak jy n adaptor tussen auto en transver box en hy werk met oorspronklike cable.

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