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el guage installed..now car wont start

i have a 93 prelude vtec..i bought an el gauge from a 96 prelude vtec and

ordered a wiring harness off ebay..it came off a 94-96 prelude si non-vtec automatic.

I took out my original wiring harness and swapped over the 94-96 prelude harness

The gauge works except the tach needle is slightly stuck above 1000 rpm and

the speedo needle is above 20 mph and my car now wont start..Is it because

wiring harness came from an automatic? Don't know if anyone else came across

this problem but I really dont want to swap over everything again..
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Re: el guage installed..now car wont start

got car to start..it was the clutch depress switch..its been broken so i jumped the plug so i can start my car without pressing in clutch..i guess the jumper wire came out..only the speedometer is not functioning properly..its stuck on 20 mph..anyone have any ideas where to start?
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Re: el guage installed..now car wont start

it might just be a bad cluster
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Re: el guage installed..now car wont start

For your new harness, you wont have a clutch safety switch and if you are looking at resetting the speedometer, have a buddy drive next to you and manually adjust it once you match speeds and see if it starts to move, if not, it is more than likely a bad cluster.
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Re: el guage installed..now car wont start

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got car to start..it was the clutch depress switch..its been broken so i jumped the plug so i can start my car without pressing in clutch..i guess the jumper wire came out..only the speedometer is not functioning properly..its stuck on 20 mph..anyone have any ideas where to start?
Yup. EL clusters are JUNK. Both tach and speedometer are notoriously bad. I've had two of them that had issues. Currently using cluster number two. The third cluster I tried had problems hanging up as well.
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Re: el guage installed..now car wont start

took it for a test drive and speedo doesnt go above 30 mph..at least vtec still engages..i might just have to go back to my original non-el boring looking gauge..
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Re: el guage installed..now car wont start

Swap it to LED, and tint it.
There are write UPS on all sorts of stuff u can do
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