Kadett C GTE/SR Clocks will they fit

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Kadett C GTE/SR Clocks will they fit

Postby iety2004 » 13 Mar 2005, 21:24

Hi guys just been on ebay and im amazed how many things they have on there for my Kadett C.

The one thing ive noticed is theres a couple of sets of SR/GTE clock on there for a Kadett C, these are German and are in KMH but just will they fit my Kadett?

Should i also will the centre consol clocks be compatible as well?

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Postby Doive » 13 Mar 2005, 22:25

The dials would be a straight swap, all you would have to do is splice in a supply and signal for the rev counter as there probably won't be the appropriate connections in your loom. In fact the connectors on the back of the cluster may be different, but nothing a bit of fabrication wouldn't sort out. The centre console gauges should be easy enough to fit as well, but expect to do a bit of wiring.
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Postby iety2004 » 18 Mar 2005, 03:28

So the centre consol gauges are electrical? I think i'll get my mate to do the wiring, i'll just mess it up

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Postby Shellysowner » 18 Mar 2005, 10:46

Don't worry - it'd be a very simple job if the connectors are the same, the only even mildly tricky bit will be poking the rev counter wire through that rubber bungy thing in the firewall and neatly routing it to the LT side of the coil. If they're different it's a little more tricky (making sure the correct wire plugs intot he correct place) but nothing a good long read of the haynes manual, a poke about, a bit of a diagram and a cup of tea wont fix :)
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SR/GTE clocks

Postby RMARKS » 14 Dec 2006, 16:15

Hi

I got a set of SR/GTE clocks to fit into my kadett.

Wiring up the tacho is ok but what about the fuel/temp gauges ?

Planning on mounting a pair of Smiths clocks in the air vent holes in the centre of the dash.

My question is can the existing feeds be wired directly or does the voltage regulator have to be grafted in ?

Any help much appreciated.

Couldn't believe how much the last set of clocks fetched on ebay £128.Ouch.

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Re: SR/GTE clocks

Postby Neilyman » 14 Dec 2006, 17:47

RMARKS wrote:My question is can the existing feeds be wired directly or does the voltage regulator have to be grafted in ?


If you disconnect the `old` guages, you can use the original feeds on your `new` guages.
Don`t try & piggyback them onto the old guages, you`ll probably fry the regulator.

If you want all 4 clocks working, put another complete circuit in including a regulator.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 14 Dec 2006, 20:02

Don't use the dash air vent holes unless you want a really stuffy car with the heater on, as that's the cold air in!
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Postby 1000er » 22 Jan 2007, 20:44

if you look at my foto, you can see that the center clock console looks to the side of the driver, which is in german on the left side.
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was this the same in a HS Chevette, or did it look to the other side?
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