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Digital dash on my 86 Daytona? Plug and play?

Discussion in 'Daytona and Laser' started by torgtoe, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. torgtoe

    torgtoe Member

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    Hello again - its been a while, but im still here in old Norway, waiting for dry and hot days.
    Thing is, i found an 85 le Baron GTS turbo 1 for sale. Now the car is to old and rusty for me to bother with, but there is a digital dashboard that i have always wanted for my 86 Daytona.
    So does anybody have a feeling if this would be an easy install ?

    Chrysler Le Baron (at https://m.finn.no/car/used/ad.html?finnkode=91235267 )
     
  2. marty mopar

    marty mopar Member

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    #4312654 1984-87 Laser/Daytona are the same

    #4374208 1986-87 H Body

    the car you have pictured is a 4 Door and is an H Body

    the 2 types listed above DO NOT interchange !!!!

    I have 14 of the G Body ones and all have some sort of problems....poor reliability to say the least!
     
  3. torgtoe

    torgtoe Member

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    hey
    Really ? That was disapointing, - but since you have 14 of these, i quess you know what you talk about? Could you see my link?
     
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  4. valiant67

    valiant67 Rich Corinthian Leather Level III Supporter

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    Usually he digital and analog dashes have different wiring harnesses so you may need wiring pigtails to transplant one.
    At least it's old enough I don't think you have to swap computers to make it work.
     
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  5. torgtoe

    torgtoe Member

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    Thanks Valiant . I quess ill need to compare a couple of dashes and see if i can manage to Exchange pigtails :)
     
  6. Lee N. Burns

    Lee N. Burns Member

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    Typically the reliability issues are ancient capacitors on the circuit boards, or cold solder connections. A person with knowledge of electronics can usually handle those issues.
     
  7. torgtoe

    torgtoe Member

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    Yes that is a good tip - reminds me that i actually did this repair myself on my Dodge (Chrysler)Stratus dash some years ago, - i had forgot.