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Old 04-08-2019, 09:01 PM   #271 (permalink)
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I really enjoy reading updates like these. I guess I must have a similar affliction.

Looking forward to the day I can hopefully install at least one of these in my 2005 or my 2006 Insight.
Likewise. Nice to see updates.
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Thanks for the update! I enjoyed reading it in its entirety. Looking forward to installing one of these in my Insight someday!
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... there's some cool stuff you could do if you're willing to solder to a few test pads on the stock instrument cluster PCB. I want to add an optional extra "solder harness" that will have 4-8 connections or so, that you solder down to the cluster PCB ...
These would be signals like the fuel level sense, vehicle speed sensor, engine RPM, injector on-time, and the METSCI line. Some of these signals are available through the OBDII bus, but not to a high precision or speed. ...
Hope my ramblings aren't too boring!
Not at all... Extremely useful!

Is this interface and data documented in another thread? I've been looking for a way to obtain this other than OBDII.
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Is this interface and data documented in another thread? I've been looking for a way to obtain this other than OBDII.
By interface, do you mean the speed, RPM, etc. signals inside the cluster?
They're not specifically documented in one single place yet, unfortunately. I want to eventually make a nice post with all that info. But for now, you should be able to find information about all signals the cluster takes. A couple are documented in this thread, the rest are scattered around in various threads. Use the search function to search for the line you're interested in, like MTRTW, METSCI, etc.

Here is the cluster wiring diagram I made for myself, taken out of the service manuals. It has the names of all the signals:
https://i.imgur.com/CsogJBF.png
You can find the manuals here:
https://www.insightcentral.net/forum...df-others.html

If you're interested in a specific signal and you can't find info on it, just ask me and I'll be happy to help.
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Awesome. Thanks!
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@Mario

I bought an instrument cluster from a wrecked 2006 yesterday for my experiments. There are some differences between it and the cluster you have.

Of note is that the 5V regulator is a different type and does not have the large attached heat sink. Instead it is using the PCB as the heat sink.

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