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Old 08-06-2012, 01:04 PM
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4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

Ok so im tired of the boring dash in my 5th gen and i was wondering if it was possible to swap in the entire dash from a 4th (cluster, digital gauges) but maybe still keep my climate controls. Anybody done this?
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

5th gens are a whole lot wider than 4th gens. I have both and compared them while out of the car. 5th gen dash is about 6 inches longer than 4th gen, if I remember correctly.
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

Im sure its still possible though, and im sure someone out there has done it. Not giving up quite yet lol
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

Of course anything is possible with enough modification. Good luck with your plan bro. If it ever happens make sure to post pics
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

Try it out. I doubt it will work though.
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

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5th gens are a whole lot wider than 4th gens. I have both and compared them while out of the car. 5th gen dash is about 6 inches longer than 4th gen, if I remember correctly.
but yet when Im in the car the 4th gen dash seems soooo wide lol
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

make it happen, cause you might be the first to do it and post pics, that way when this subject comes up several more times again, people will know if it's possible or not
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

yeah it came up about a month ago and never heard anything else
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

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Im sure its still possible though, and im sure someone out there has done it. Not giving up quite yet lol


Keep thinking that it's been done before
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

do s2000 cluster.
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do s2000 cluster.
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

I thought about doing an s2k cluster. too expensive. i wanted to spice up my dash just a bit, so i tried to make new gauge faces. ended up ruining the temp and fuel gauge, so i just ended up doing chrome rings around the gauges, but i still want more so thats when this idea popped into my head. i want a spaceship dash!! :P
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

Reviving a 3 year old thread here, but I wana know if anyone made it work? I am in the process of rebuilding my car right now and I'm about ready to pull the dash out, its either swap the dash, or make one from sheetmetal. also how do you get a new vin tag for the windshield if the dash went missing?
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

Three years on, and no one to my knowledge has done it.

The 4th gen dash sweeps into the doors. Slapping that dash into a 5th gen would look like **** with the standard 5th gen door panels To make it look right, pretty much every panel would have to be changed.
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

Yeah, I have both cars sitting here, mostly intact interior in my 5th, except no dash, no seats, I prefer the 5th gen panels and console, and in the 4th gen, everytime I get in to shut the door my knee gets crushed between the dash and the door panel, I hate that sweep b.s.
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

As far as I know, you cannot get a new vin tag. But i'll ask around


If anyone needs to check your vin - it's in the door jam as well as on the firewall just beneath the cowl.
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Re: 4th gen dash in a 5th gen...anyone done it?

I'll make my own, it will say F@<K OFF!
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