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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:43 am 
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After you take your Mk2 dash out, be shure to keep the Mk2 connectors of the old wiring. The new connectors that come with the Mk3 dash don't mach by shape.
Theese are the conectors you'll need:

http://www.teamswift.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=10814

The wires mach by colour on all of them except the one that goes to the front connector and then to front fogs. I'll check and edit this post later. (my GF 2000 is on the bed angry at me becouse I spend too much time on the car :? )

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Grey with red stripe that comes with the new wiring, doesn't connect anywhere on the Mk2 connector. It's a + wire for a signal light reserved for something on the Mk3 cluster that isn't there on the GS model.
Turquoise wire on the Mk2 GTi cluster has the same function, so that wire is left unconnected on the "to the front" connector when you connect all the other wires from the Mk3 wiring loom.
Turquoise with white stripe of the Mk3 wiring loom (front fogs switch) goes to the purple with white stripe on the "to the front" connector.

The wiring for the power mirrors doesn't match, so you need to use the old one. Just take it out of the old wiring loom.
White with black stripe goes to "the front connector", so does the black.
All the wires have grey dots on them, don't be confused by it.
That's it! All the other wires match.


The swap is easy, everything fits in it's place but the mounts need to be modified a bit. Here are the pics:

http://www.teamswift.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=10810
http://www.teamswift.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=10811
http://www.teamswift.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=10812
http://www.teamswift.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=10809
http://www.teamswift.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=10813
http://www.teamswift.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=10807
http://www.teamswift.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=10808

The door pannels use shorter rods that open and lock the doors, and Mk2 brown plastic pannel holders that are on the doors must be taken out before you mound the new pannels.

The mechanism that turns off the signals after you turn the steering wheel needs to be tweeked a bit, and that's it!

This is how it turned out: 8)
http://www.teamswift.net/album_pic.php?pic_id=10815


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Very good explanation Vela!

I need to keep this thread in mind if someday I decide to swap an mk3 dash in mine.

So, was the swap done with your car?

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Yes, that's my car. I did it all in 3 days. It's really easy, much easyer than I tought. At first when I saw the difference in connectors and the mounts I almost quit... But after a few deep breaths I started looking around to see what matched and layed the two clusters on the table next to each other... I went from one connector to the next and looked where each wire ends... I noticed that the wires are the same colour and perform the same function! That was all I needed! :D The rest you can read up here...
This is by far the best upgrade I've done to my car in the last two years I've owned it! It's like I bought a new car! I just love it...


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That is awesome, i am considering it myself all i have done is instal the mk3 door panels with the mk2 upper pieces and made my own wiring loom for power windows


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:D nice work :D
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Good stuff. This article is now linked in the Interior/Exterior Stickie for this section. :thumb2:

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How did you handle the vent and defroster hoses?

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the vent ducts are bolted to each dash. the heater motor assembly is the on all the years.

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All the hoses come with the new dash. No problem there. The glove compartment is great and the cup holders are higher so bottles don't drop out in the corners any more. I love how the dash is tilted towards the driver. If you have the means to do this, I highly recomend it, you'll love it!


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just curious does the mk2 wiring loom for the cluster match up colors to the ones in Australia?? :oops:


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I don't see why not. You guys from down under always have to be different don't ya! :lol:
It's easy to find out if you have both clusters and both wirings at hand. Just trace the witing at the back of the clusters to see where it ends and what function it has.


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from what ive been told i also have to ground it aswell. not sure how that is done and didnt get much into detail on how to do it with the person either. id pay him to do it but kind of short of cash at the moment.


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There's one black wire with a blue stripe and two grey dots that's coming out of the cluster... It must be grounded. Otherwise the cluster will be grounded via the gearbox cable and will work only in neutral. When you start moving - the ground is lost... It's not that hard, you can see everything if you have the new dash. That ground wire is connected behind the ashtray.


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I am considering doing this I just bought an MK3 Sedan that I am going to part out and install most of it in my MK2 Hatch back

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very good work vela super :clap: :clap:

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I am about 70% through with the swap and ran into a problem I had to cut the top mount off the steering column and use the one off the old steering column.


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I was also intersted in doing this, but I see that your MK3 dash is black. All the geo metro dashes that I've seen are grey. Do you what cars have a Black MK3 Dash? Because the rest of my intereior is black, so I dont want a grey dash, with black interior.


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the GTs come with a black dash or a can of spray paint should do ya :wink:


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Hey Guys
Well Im about to take the step and transform my Mk2 interior too Mk3!.. I almost have all the parts just awating on a few things..

So my question is.. has anyone else completed a transformation?..... Any tips.. things too look out for?


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