Cluster wiring diagram needed?

Tiny
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  • 1998 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF
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Golf MKIII Cluster wiring diagram

Hello, I need to know which pinout is which for the following:
Power
Ground
Speedometer
Tachometer
Transmission gauge

Thanks
Saturday, April 20th, 2024 AT 6:39 PM

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Tiny
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Sure, here are the instrument cluster pinouts and wiring diagrams for clarity, this guide can help you with the testing.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

1- Outside air temperature sensor -G17-, Ground (GND) 1)
2- Engine Coolant Level (ECL) sensor -G32-
3- Terminal 31, Ground (GND)
4- Multi-function indicator memory switch -E109- (reset) 1)
5- Terminal 31, Ground (GND)
6- Multi-function indicator memory switch -E109- (memory) 1)
7- Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) output
8- Oil pressure switch -F1-, 1.8 bar
9- 0.3 bar oil pressure switch -F22-
10- Terminal 1/terminal W
11- Terminal 30, battery positive voltage (B+)
12- Terminal 58b, lighting
13- Terminal 15 (B+ with ignition switched on)
14- Open
15- Multi-function indicator mode select switch -E86-1
16- Generator (GEN) warning light -K2-, terminal 61
17- Engine oil temperature sensor -G8- 1)
18- Brake and parking brake warning light -K7-
19- Outside air temperature sensor -G17-, signal 1)
20- Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) -K83-, or glow plug indicator light -K29- (Diesel)
21- Fuel gauge -G1-
22- Left turn signal indicator light -K65-
23- Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) gauge -G3-
24- Right turn signal indicator light -K94-
25- Headlight high beam indicator light -K1-
26- Input signal, fuel consumption 1)
27- Vehicle speed signal from speedometer Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) -G22-
28- Transmission Range (TR) selector lever display (AG4)

1) Only with multi-function indicator -J119-

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Sunday, April 21st, 2024 AT 11:01 AM
Tiny
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Thank you. Can you highlight which pin is the power, ground, speedometer and tachometer?
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Sunday, April 21st, 2024 AT 1:47 PM
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Sure, there are two power pins one is switched while the other is constant battery.

3- Terminal 31, Ground (GND)

11- Terminal 30, battery positive voltage (B+)
13- Terminal 15 (B+ with ignition switched on)

7- Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) output

26- Input signal, fuel consumption 1) TACH

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Monday, April 22nd, 2024 AT 10:07 AM
Tiny
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There are 2 plugs, one orange one black. They have the same pin count, but which one do I use?
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Monday, April 22nd, 2024 AT 6:10 PM
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I would try either one to see if whatever you are doing will work.
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024 AT 10:04 AM

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