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REFERENCE LIBRARY

1988 ANALOG INSTRUMENT CLUSTER (8-CYLINDER)

Revised June 22, 2016

1988 Cougar XR7 Analog Instrument Cluster

 

Functions



GAUGE / LIGHT DESCRIPTION
OIL GAUGE Displays the oil pressure between L (low), NORM (normal), and H (high).
OIL GAUGE Displays the oil pressure between L (low), NORM (normal), and H (high).
TEMP GAUGE Displays the operating temperature between C (cold), NORM (normal), and H (hot).
AMMETER GAUGE Displays the amps between C (charged) and D (discharged). Normal is a tick above the middle.
FUEL GAUGE Indicates amount of fuel left. Most gauges will sweep past F when full. On E, approx. 2-4 gallons are left.
TACHOMETER Displays engine RPM's up to 6000.
SPEEDOMETER Indicates speed of car. Stock gauge reads to 80 mph but ticks go to 95 mph. American models had mph numbers and kph numbers smaller. Canadian models had kph numbers larger and mph numbers smaller.
ODOMETER Indicates total miles/kilometers traveled. Note the lack of a 10th/mile indicator.
TRIP ODOMETER Indicates mileage since trip odometer was reset to 000. Note the 10th/mile indicator.
HIGH BEAM INDICATOR Displays when the high beam headlamps are turned on. Located in the middle, near the top.
TURN SIGNAL INDICATORS Display when the turn signal is activated; both light simultaneously with the emergency flasher. Located in the middle of the cluster toward the bottom.
SEAT BELT INDICATOR Displays upon ignition to remind driver to use seat belt. Located on the lower right side of the panel.
BRAKE LAMP Displays upon ignition, when the parking brake is engaged, and when there is a problem with the dual braking system. Located on the lower left side of the panel.
CHECK ENGINE Indicates a problem with the emissions system; have EEC computer checked. Located on the lower right side of the panel. NOTE: Not all cars had this light functioning from the factory!


Wiring



PLUG A (Grey)

Position

Function

Circuit No.

Color

1

Brake, tach & speedo 12V+

640

Red/yellow

2

(Check turbo - unused on V8 cars)

(160)

(Dark green)

3

Brake lamp

977

Purple/white

4

Fuel level sender

29

Yellow/white

5

Amp

655

Red/orange

6

Amp

654

Yellow/light green

7

12V to IVR

295

Light blue/pink

8

Oil sender

31

White/red

9

Temperature sender

39

Red/white

10

5V IVR return

367

Dark green/white

11

Seat belt lamp

450

Dark green/light green

12

Common ground

57

Black

13

Cluster illumination

19

Light blue/red

14

RH turn signal lamp

2

White/light blue

15

LH turn signal lamp

3

Light green/white

16

Tach in

11

Dark green/yellow

17

High beam indicator

12

Light green/black

18

Speed signal in

150

Dark green/white

 


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