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    Will this work??

    Can I swap in a JDM BH5 gauge cluster into a BG5 Wagon? My main conserned is I think the 1999 Subaru Outback is cable driven for the speedo?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 0227616260

    I guess I shall found out...
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    I'm pretty sure this will only work in a BE/BH. It says '98+, but I don't think that's right...
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    98+ is a BE/BH in Japan.
    (actually 99+)

    I doubt it'll work. But heck, with enough time and money, anything can work!
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    Funny thing is you can find it for other cars the other way around.. Electronic to Mechanical

    But not Mechanical to Electronic... All it is just a speed pulse with Magnets right?


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    what is this cream white piece on the back of the cluster?

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    Hmm someone told me I should be looking for a speedometer pulse generator.
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    Exactly why do you want a BE cluster in a previous gen?
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    No one makes any aftermarket white numbering gauges and the guy here from what I hear no longer works at the place to cut the gauges for the older gen So plan B... But plan B is something else a lot more then just this little cluster in the works
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    ive seen someone put the gd clusters in the bd. but it might be a pita to do?
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    It seems like all I need to do is buy a speed sensor from an 00 Legacy with a MT and it should work.. online it's showing as a $48 part but worth a shot..

    in the meantime how do most sellers power of the cluster without being in the car? I don't know how many KM it has on it.
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    the cluster it only runs at 5 volt
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    wow lower then I thought given all the bulbs and stuff.
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    Wow I just got this email...

    "Message from merchant: Hi,

    We did a final testing on the gauge cluster, but it doesn't work. So we sent it back to Subaru to fix. I'm refunding you now; if it comes back, we'll email you.

    I apologize for this, thanks for your kind understanding.

    keith"

    Not only that I got a refund until it comes back.
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