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from actual experience if there is a high mph oem fit
speedo for our '97 cars? The tech article's not relevant
for the '97's and DanN says he doesn't have anything that
will fit?.....Anybody KNOW better? PLEASE...no guesses or
maybe's, already been down that road... so if you've got
a speedo you've already installed or have one that you're
POSITIVE will fit (just haven't installed it yet)....
PLEASE tell us '97 owners what, if any, our option(s) are...

Thanks for ANY KNOWLEDGABLE input....

(...that means...been there, done that, got the T-shirt)....

PS...that doesn't include SHO owners who say..."well seeing as
we have the same dash it SHOULD fit"...Homey doesn't go that
route...Now if it's a '97 owner that's ALREADY installed a SHO
speedo in his 'Bird...he be da Man...
 

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The SHO speedo will not work.The SHO uses a different VSS input than the TBird does,and it is not compatible.
Unfortunately,there is NO oem drop-in speedo for the '97's.
Your other option is to get a complete '94-'96 cluster,along with the dash trim,and swap out the cluster for the earlier one.You will also need to butcher the donor car for the electrical pigtails for the earlier cluster(cut them off of the underdash harness-make sure you leave your self enough on the plug end to work with...it's tight in the dash with a soldering iron :D),and will have to get the wiring pinout,and solder the pigtails into the harness in your car.
I left the old '97 plugs intact,incase for some unknown reason...I would have to put my original cluster back.
The only things you lose are the GAY idiot lights for the speed control,and low washer fluid,low coolant crap.
You will need another oil pressure sending unit..the '97's sender is different than the earlier cars.
JL
 

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JL....Thank you for your response....

it's really great to get a response from somebody
that actually knows what he's talking about instead
of the usual regurgitated cr*p from posters that
have read somthing somewhere, but don't have a clue.

Your response should be cut and posted into the
Tech Article "150 mph Speedometer Change" as it's
plain WRONG when it references the '97's....

Thanks for setting the record straight....
 

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Re: JL....Thank you for your response....

MagerThom said:
Thanks for setting the record straight....
Agreed 100%. Mager...now you have an excuse to buy all Autometer gauges :D
 
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