Instrumentation Swapping

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Instrumentation Swapping

Post by Bluey1978 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:34 pm

I have a BX19RD - This does not have the luxury of an oil or temperature gauge only a little light to tell you when things go wrong!!! (Touch Wood).

I am not interested in a rev counter so if any other BX or Pug 405 has a basic binnacle with temp & oil I'd be happy. Is it possible to do a straight swap for an instrument binnacle that has these 2 gauges, ie is it a straight clip in and go, or do you need to re-wire a few bits.

I have been having a look at the Citroen Do-It-Yourself section on www.tramontana.co.hu/citroen on this particular web-page

http://www.tramontana.co.hu/citroen/coo ... oling.html

and it appears to require minimal soldering work to fit a PUG 405 GTI binnacle.

1) Do they just refer to a PUG 405 GTI binnacle as they are much easier to source.

or

2) Do they refer to the GTI binnacle as it is the ONLY binnacle to have these 2 gauges.

Any help by anyone who has done this would help greatly.

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Post by Mr B » Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:45 pm

They are referring to the Pug 205 not the 405. You can swap bits around and create a BX binnacle without a rev counter but with a water temp gauge. You need to use a taller blue topped sender unit on the engine and can use the original wire to the binnacle. The oil temp gauge will require another sender, which fits in a separate hole in the sump behind the bottom engine mount. The BX doesn't have this extra hole unfortunately; you will have to find a sump pan with one on. Pug 205 diesels have one. If you can get hold of a 205GTI binnacle, they fit straight in but the rev counter is wrong and you will need a flywheel sensor to make it work.
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Post by Bluey1978 » Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:10 pm

Thanks for clarifying that. :lol:
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Post by peterbot » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:16 pm

What if youv'e got the proper bx instrument cluster with the extra 2 guages and you try and fit it in a bx with standard cluster. Will the extra guages work or does it need extra bits?

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Post by Mr B » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:06 pm

You can swap and change the bits around, it's all interchangable. My red BX (now with Marty 8) ) had a temp and oil gauge from a 205 GTI. The needles are slightly different and it light up orange instead of green but does the job.
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Post by M » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:46 pm

Mr B wrote:You can swap and change the bits around, it's all interchangable. My red BX (now with Marty 8) ) had a temp and oil gauge from a 205 GTI. The needles are slightly different and it light up orange instead of green but does the job.
I can confirm - it does indeed do the job :D

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Post by Ian_Fearn » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:53 pm

Come on Marty, get some pictures of this lovely BX up!
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