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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old March 14th, 2005, 08:11   #16
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Read the article again...the adaptor is required only if you use the stock TDI tach face in the GLS cluster. Its desirable to use the TDI face since you otherwise would have an inappropriate gasser redline and would have to either live with it or modify it graphically...and, in either case, would have less of a factory TDI look.
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Old March 17th, 2005, 01:40   #17
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So Chris... what face did you use to get rid of the "unleaded fuel only". I remember people giving you crap about that
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Old March 17th, 2005, 07:41   #18
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Its covered by a printed graphic that pretty closely matches the flat black of the speedo face.
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Old April 23rd, 2005, 19:27   #19
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Thanks for the info..I have a few questions..I am have collected most of the parts do do the swap..I want to upgrade the cluster power source, and buy the pulse adapter.. From think "Digikey"?? is thsi correct does any one know th epart # for them?..and the send the converted cluster to the speedo shop to get the mileage converted to the right #... any help would be great.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 05:14   #20
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Can't help with the upgraded power supply, but hold off on the pulse frequency adaptor and mileage re-programming for the moment...there may be an update on this soon.
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Old April 24th, 2005, 05:46   #21
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ha..ok ..i hope to hear more from yaabout the new update..you had emailed me a few weeks ago about a update.... im just trying to get this dodne as my wife has been drivn with a non working cluster since december or january ha..keep us updated..
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Old April 24th, 2005, 05:46   #22
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ha..ok ..I hope to hear more from ya about the new update..you had emailed me a few weeks ago about a update.... thats not the update you are speaking about is it?..Im just trying to get this done as my wife has been drivn with a non working cluster since January ha..keep us updated..
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Old April 25th, 2005, 02:45   #23
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This would be a newer update. Greg is working on reprogramming the controller chip, but isn't there yet, so, if you're in a hurry, go ahead with the pulse adaptor method. Performance and appearance would be identical between the two methods.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 19:37   #24
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any luck with the new controller chip programn?..i've decide to hold off and wait for the "newer" conversion process..let me know when you get closer..thanks
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Old July 10th, 2005, 20:21   #25
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No word from Greg.
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Old March 4th, 2006, 15:45   #26
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I'm wondering if this "newer" update was ever finalized or not ?
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Old March 8th, 2006, 05:41   #27
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I never heard back from Greg, so I don't believe he was able to get past the read-only status of the chip in order to edit it.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 00:12   #28
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Has anyone looked up this part number? Maybe I'm reading ETKA's cryptic descriptions wrong, but it appears to be a gauge cluster for B4 TDIs with a 140 MPH speedometer and MFA:

3A0 919 910EX
dash panel insert / 140MPH / 1Z,AFN,AHU
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for vehicles with multi function indicator
F 3A-T-000 001>>


The Russian ETKA site shows a list price(?) of $296.97.

p.s. ETKA shows many Euro goodies that we never got here in the USA... such as a "taxi" console, a wooden shift knob, the automatic climate control system, and a rear-facing third seat for the B4 wagon!
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Old March 20th, 2006, 16:57   #29
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Does anyone have a rough estimate of the cost of the parts for doing this swap?

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Old March 29th, 2006, 13:54   #30
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I'm assuming that there would be no problem using a cluster out of a GLX with an auto tranny? Switching out the gauge face on the tachometer would cover the gear selector display, correct? Any input would be appreciated.
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