I recently wanted to add a V8 W124 cluster to my spares hoard. In particular since the engine speed tachometer is V8 specific and impossible to find here.
Then there is also my E36 AMG project car. That is a 1987 W124 saloon in which I have installed for w202 C36 running gear and wiring harness - running but not complete or road legal yet. I wanted an electronic w124 speedometer head for it (V8 only) hence also the want for a V8 cluster. (The donor C36 gearbox was installed as well and has the electronic speedometer output. I have read this is a 500E gearbox on the C36 models- not certain of that)
In steps my first oversight. I agreed to buy a cluster from board member Benz. It was after I agreed to buy it that I realised I actually needed a Non ASR cluster since my donor C36 did not have ASR. Being a man of my word I said nothing and completed the purchase as I said I would.
I then bought another W124 V8 cluster off Ebay to come from USA and it arrived today also. It was stated as Only for non ASR Models. Of course, you guessed it they sent me the wrong V8 w124 cluster being another ASR model.
Hence this question - is it possible at all for me to swap on another 160mph w124 faceplate (I don't mind about gear shift point indication accuracy - doesn't matter on the E36) which will cover up the ASR lamp and it would function as normal?
Ideally if any board members have a non ASR V8 speedo head in your hoard could you snap me a couple of pictures looking at the rear electrical connections of the speedometer head please? I would like to compare to the ASR units I have to see if it is simply an extra "lamp" plug connection that I can leave off.