Mk1 rev counter sender unit

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Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:40 pm

Ok guys a quick Q,

Where does the rev counter in the cluster get its data from? I have a new cluster but the rev counter is dead, i suspect the sender unit to be fault if there is such a thing...

Everything else on the cluster works
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by jetta786 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:14 pm

Did your old cluster not have a rev counter? if not and u fitted one to accomodate rev counter, then the signal comes from the negative of your 2 pin coil.

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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:11 pm

thank you velly much. will check tomorrow moring. the old cluster did have a rev counter, but the board connector was f'ed. so got a new one. the rev counter has never worked. so thus i believe that to be the problem. ill look for a wiring diagram for the cluster online. to make sure that the wire is running to the coil.
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by marnus » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:26 pm

What management are you running dicktator?

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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by marnus » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:27 pm

Are you running any aftermarket management?

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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:07 am

Hi Marnus,

Yes I'm running Dicktator......
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:31 pm

bump, what does Dicktator have to do with the issue? Please explain?
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by ACiD_Omega » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:23 pm

Your dicktator can also supply tach signal, but the diagrams on the website doesn't work on my PC, good luck

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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:32 pm

what is the website
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:34 pm

no worries, i found the diagram. i see the pin that supplies the output. now to find one for the cluster.
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by VWicked » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:36 pm

Bru its pin 4 on dicktator that supplies rev counter signal. you using square dash cluster so it will work fine without resistors etc.
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Post by VWicked » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:37 pm

i think the wire is green for rev counter on the cluster but check. its been over two years that i had a look at a citi type cluster
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:48 pm

ill have a look, I'm just scared I'm gonna cut the wrong wires and break something.
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:10 pm

There are to many wiring diagrams on the web, making my head spin........


http://www.veedubz.co.za/tech/VW%20Hayn ... AGRAMS.pdf
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:44 pm

found this, does it look right?

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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:47 pm

and this,

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seems like its the red and black wire
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by jetta786 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:40 pm

on what car is this? i see your profile reflects caddy??
check this link. make sure the ecu is connected correctly.
http://www.dicktator.co.za/diagrams.html

hope this will help.

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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:33 pm

ok, so i cut the blue no 4 wire running to the ecu, connected that (ecu side) to the cluster. Nothing.

My harnes plug looks like this,

Gray
Brown
Purple
Yellow with a red stripe
Red with a black stripe
Red
Blue with a white stripe
Thick Black
Thick Black
Blue
Blue with a red stripe
Black

I connected it with the Yellow/white and the red/black.

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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:34 pm

jetta786 wrote:on what car is this? i see your profile reflects caddy??
check this link. make sure the ecu is connected correctly.
http://www.dicktator.co.za/diagrams.html

hope this will help.


Used it thanx bud. Jip Caddy 82 and 2006 cluster
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by marnus » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:24 am

Is this for the old shape dashboard?

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Post by klippie » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:16 pm

that is correct sir!
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:45 pm

Ok, so i will be running a new wire through from the coil, to which wire do i connect this new one? See above for colors.
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by marnus » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:34 am

I had the same problem but I have the new dash. I have a old wiring loom laying around. Will have a look and maybe trace the wires for you.

Check this. Here the guys say on the old dash its the thick green wire but dont see a thick green wire on your wires.

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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by klippie » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:19 am

thanx, no green wire on the loom, will rip it all out this weekend and do some testing.......
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Re: Mk1 rev counter sender unit

Post by CeeTwo » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:10 am

marnus wrote:I had the same problem but I have the new dash. I have a old wiring loom laying around. Will have a look and maybe trace the wires for you.

Check this. Here the guys say on the old dash its the thick green wire but dont see a thick green wire on your wires.

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How did you solve the new dash rev counter problem? im running dicktator with new dash?
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