2002 custom gauge cluster - Honda Civic Forum



7th Generation Civic In the years from 2001 to 2005 Honda released it's 7th Generation Civic. Chassis codes: EM2, ES1, EP3, EU1

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-24-2012   #1
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 38
Rep Power: 0
Rejin267 is an unknown quantity at this point
2002 custom gauge cluster

i've spent the last hour or so trying to find a custom gauge cluster for my 02' civic ex only to come up empty. some site that do offer custom clusters only offere them for the 6th gen and under. is there something i am missing are are there no custom clusters available for a 7th gen honda civic?

any suggestion on site i should try would be very welcomed also i tried ebay as well but saw nothing there besides the stock cluster that comes with the vehicle
Rejin267 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2012   #2
Registered!!
 
tipnitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 390
Rep Power: 0
tipnitty is on a distinguished road
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

Swap in an 04-05 cluster. Or you could do an RSX cluster, which takes some wiring. Or you could do an s2000, but that is tons of wiring.
tipnitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2012   #3
Registered!!
iTrader: (1)
 
Aetoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 573
Rep Power: 111
Aetoc will become famous soon enoughAetoc will become famous soon enough
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

The other option is a custom gauge overlay, like this:


Those are called "L7" gauges, and are basically faces you stick over top of the existing gauge faces and wire up for the indiglo lighting.

I got mine on ebay for about $70
Aetoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012   #4
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 38
Rep Power: 0
Rejin267 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aetoc View Post
The other option is a custom gauge overlay, like this:


Those are called "L7" gauges, and are basically faces you stick over top of the existing gauge faces and wire up for the indiglo lighting.

I got mine on ebay for about $70
the picture link you provided isnt working but i will google L7 gauges. thank you both for your answers
Rejin267 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012   #5
Administrative Rice. WAT?!
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Administrator
iTrader: (22)

 
xRiCeBoYx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Age: 33
Posts: 17,531
Rep Power: 357
xRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud of
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

Pretty sure he meant "S7"

for better results, google "AC Autotechnic S7"

there are also a bunch of different kinds of overlays on ebay. Here's what mine looks like all lit up.
Name:  SDC10082.jpg
Views: 737
Size:  62.1 KB

What exactly are you looking for with regards to a custom gauge cluster?
xRiCeBoYx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012   #6
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 6
Rep Power: 0
gen3 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

is the 04-05 cluster a direct swap into a 01 civic ex?
gen3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-27-2012   #7
Registered!!
iTrader: (1)
 
Aetoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 573
Rep Power: 111
Aetoc will become famous soon enoughAetoc will become famous soon enough
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

Quote:
Originally Posted by xRiCeBoYx View Post
Pretty sure he meant "S7"

for better results, google "AC Autotechnic S7"

there are also a bunch of different kinds of overlays on ebay. Here's what mine looks like all lit up.


What exactly are you looking for with regards to a custom gauge cluster?

Yeah my bad, S7 is what I meant..kinda sad I don't even know what I own lol...

Pic should be working now too, but the ones I have are more or less the same...
Aetoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012   #8
Administrative Rice. WAT?!
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Administrator
iTrader: (22)

 
xRiCeBoYx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Age: 33
Posts: 17,531
Rep Power: 357
xRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud of
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

Quote:
Originally Posted by gen3 View Post
is the 04-05 cluster a direct swap into a 01 civic ex?
nope, you gotta repin your dash wiring to make it work. We have a guide here on the forums
xRiCeBoYx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012   #9
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 38
Rep Power: 0
Rejin267 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

Quote:
Originally Posted by xRiCeBoYx View Post
Pretty sure he meant "S7"

for better results, google "AC Autotechnic S7"

there are also a bunch of different kinds of overlays on ebay. Here's what mine looks like all lit up.


What exactly are you looking for with regards to a custom gauge cluster?
those gauges are gorgeous! and yea what you have is exactly what i am looking for. i hadn't realized they are just overlays instead of just being an entire unit. i kind of do need an entire unit though because there is a crak straight through the glass of mines. or is it possible to replace just the glass? also thanks for the tip
Rejin267 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012   #10
Registered!!
iTrader: (1)
 
Aetoc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 573
Rep Power: 111
Aetoc will become famous soon enoughAetoc will become famous soon enough
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

You can buy the glass on majestic honda for about $25, and the overlays are are about $75 or so...compared to like $150 for a used cluster...not a bad savings for getting new parts.
Aetoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012   #11
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 38
Rep Power: 0
Rejin267 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

Quote:
Originally Posted by Aetoc View Post
You can buy the glass on majestic honda for about $25, and the overlays are are about $75 or so...compared to like $150 for a used cluster...not a bad savings for getting new parts.
i believe i had read something once on ebay about a used cluster having miles on them. if i were to get a new cluster does that mean my miles would change as well?
Rejin267 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2012   #12
Administrative Rice. WAT?!
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Administrator
iTrader: (22)

 
xRiCeBoYx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Age: 33
Posts: 17,531
Rep Power: 357
xRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud of
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rejin267 View Post
those gauges are gorgeous! and yea what you have is exactly what i am looking for. i hadn't realized they are just overlays instead of just being an entire unit. i kind of do need an entire unit though because there is a crak straight through the glass of mines. or is it possible to replace just the glass? also thanks for the tip
Thanks for the compliment. Mine is just an overlay I found on eBay for $20 back in 2004.. The simple ones like mine are a bit harder to come by nowadays. I was super picky about finding this one, too. A lot of eBay overlays had cheapo brand logos all over em, and I finally managed to find one without. Also, my needles are custom. I took em off the cluster, used rubbing alcohol to get the orange off, and painted the backsides of the needles white so the blue light from my home made LED instrument cluster bulbs would "travel" down the needle. In the daytime, they're white, but still visible.
xRiCeBoYx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2015   #13
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Springfield Missouri
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 0
kmf22789 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

This is exactly what i want in my 02 civic. How can I do this? I have $ for it right now.
kmf22789 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2015   #14
Administrative Rice. WAT?!
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Administrator
iTrader: (22)

 
xRiCeBoYx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Age: 33
Posts: 17,531
Rep Power: 357
xRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud of
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

ebay, yo.
http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...960911&alt=web

As far as the needles, well, that was a DIY job, and quite frankly, quite a pain in the *** to do

Edit: those gauge face overlays are hella hard to find these days. If you want your cluster to look like mine, better hop on it before it goes away
xRiCeBoYx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2015   #15
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Springfield Missouri
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 0
kmf22789 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

Ok man thank you so much. Is this something you use to replace the old clusters with or is it a layover? And man..those needles tho lol what did you use to do it? Also, did you have to replace any lights? I legit want it to look exactly like yours.
kmf22789 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2015   #16
Administrative Rice. WAT?!
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Administrator
iTrader: (22)

 
xRiCeBoYx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Age: 33
Posts: 17,531
Rep Power: 357
xRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud of
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

The eBay link is an overlay. Same deal as what I got.
Needles: pulled them off the cluster, used cotton ***** and rubbing alcohol to take off the orange, and used a white paint marker on the back of the needle.
Lighting: this was the tricky part. I basically made custom LED bulbs using the sockets as a base. I had to take the cluster pretty much all the way apart so the LEDs pressed up against the clear plastic diffuser. That way, I got the most efficiency out of the LEDs, since LED light dissipates quite differently than incandescent.

Reinstallation of the needles was an über pain. I had to put em back on with the engine running. I have another tach output signal, so i used that to ensure my tach was accurate. Fuel, I just had to remember which mark it was on prior to removing them. Engine temp, i just waited for the car to heat up and put it just below half. Speed.. lol.. i did this in the not safest manner. I drove it and found the minimum speed at which my cruise control would engage. Then I put the needle on pointing at 25. Its pretty damn accurate, especially considering my calibration methods.
xRiCeBoYx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2015   #17
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Springfield Missouri
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 0
kmf22789 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

Thank you so much. Wish you could help me do it all lol I'd pay mad good if I could. Final questions, the milage area, did you replace a light behind or does the overlay have a blue tint to create a blue look? And wherr does the overlay plug into? I ordered the overlay today. Should be here in 3 days.
kmf22789 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2015   #18
Administrative Rice. WAT?!
Hey! Look At Me!! I'm a Supporting Member!!
Administrator
iTrader: (22)

 
xRiCeBoYx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Age: 33
Posts: 17,531
Rep Power: 357
xRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud ofxRiCeBoYx has much to be proud of
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

You have to tap the overlay's power apply into something. Seriously just find a +12 DC line that's hot when your parking liguts are on and ground out the negative, and you should be good.

My odometer light is another custom LED bulb, since every other bulb I tried wasn't bright enough for my liking.
xRiCeBoYx is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2015   #19
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Springfield Missouri
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 0
kmf22789 is an unknown quantity at this point
Re: 2002 custom gauge cluster

Ok thanks a bunch man!
kmf22789 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Honda Civic Forum Replies Last Post
Wanted 2003-2005 Civic Oem Cluster (AUTOMATİC) fatih717171 Wanted Parts (WTB's) 2 07-25-2016 07:22 PM
2002 Civic keeps blowing ingnition Coil Fuse Civic65 Electrical, Wiring, and In Car Entertainment 3 07-19-2015 11:13 AM
2002 Civic overheating EliseKStewart 7th Generation Civic 3 07-15-2015 12:11 PM
What if you cannot get your bolt threaded? manfredww1 Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum 9 07-14-2015 11:24 AM
HELP ME 2002 CİVİC cluster fatih717171 I.C.E. & Electrical 1 07-08-2015 01:14 AM


Tags
01, 02, 0405, 2001, 2002, aftermarket, civic, cluster, custom, gauge, gauges, gen, honda, instrument, s7gauge

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:32 PM.


All Content Copyright © 2017 CivicForums.com We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.