Installation of Digital meter for honker2000 (factory solution)

By way of introduction that is, where do these clocks come from....

In 2018, the army ordered the last (as it later turned out) batch of honkers from the Lublin factory. In fulfilling this order, the manufacturer encountered a serious problem, which was the lack of availability of counters for honkers2000 on the market. The factory bought out from the stores all the counters available as spare parts, it also took them out of all its factory cars(including prototypes), even we as honkerteam got offers to resell the counters from its cars! Despite such an extensive campaign to obtain parts from the market, it was not possible to collect enough. There was a need to produce new clocks.

New clocks, already in digital technology, were ordered from the Lublin-based ELTEM company. They were prepared with a view to future upgrades of the honker, it has, for example, icons from ABS, check-engine, front bridge lock, etc... They already have a tachometer and a voltmeter, i.e. indications that were undoubtedly most lacking in the standard 2000 honker clocks. In addition, the icons are visible even on a sunny day, which was the bane of the old clocks, which were legible probably only at night... So you can say that the main defects have been removed, the only thing to which you can complain is the questionable beauty and, in addition, completely unsuitable for a military car blue dials. I completely do not know where such an idea came from. But it is said that tastes are not discussed....

They were produced according to various information 100 or 200pcs. Some went to new cars, some to the army, and some as spare parts to Motorpol, where I bought mine. They come in 2 versions for cars with TS5/21 transmission and Gniezno reducer, and for cars with KIA transmission (with knob-controlled reducer). They differ in calibration and a different type of pulser used.

What do we get in the kit?

Clocks, harness, pulser, reducer-impulser adapter, approval document, connection instructions.

The new-type clocks use a digital pulser to indicate speed instead of a cable, which screws onto the reducer. The advantage of this solution is quieter speedometer operation and the absence of various sounds coming from the counter. As I mentioned they come in two versions, I needed a set for the TS5/21 transmission.

Calibration marking


As part of the installation, the old clocks must be removed, the cable driving the speedometer unhooked, and the supplied harness for the pulser must be installed in its place.

The pulser should be screwed to the reducer with the supplied adapter ring, and then pinned to the previously routed harness.

The most work lies in reworking the plugs for the clocks themselves, as the old plugs from the original meter must be cut off and new ones soldered according to the included instructions. This is time-consuming, however, the included documentation is clear enough that this is not much of a problem.

Factory scheme for converting old plugs to new ones:

Finally, install two momentary buttons (included in the kit) on the dashboard, with which we will control the new clocks:

Button 1
Short press - change brightness 5-step
Hold - change time and date

Button 2
Short press - switch between voltmeter and
date and time
Hold - delete daily mileage

The electrical system in the 2000 honker is factory-adapted to support the tachometer, so when you install a new meter, the tachometer works right away without additional modifications.

The supplied clocks have zero mileage, so remember to perform the appropriate technical examination after their installation so that we do not become criminals reversing the mileage. Unfortunately, there is no option to order clocks with a specific mileage already generated, so if someone cares about its continuity (like me, for example) then you need to "tighten" it somehow. There are several methods, I used the simplest one, that is, driving at 160km/h for more than a week on the table in the workshop... Fortunately, I had only 16tys km to drive....

Tightening the mileage with a drill. Unfortunately, this cannot be done by computer (according to info from the seller)

Finally, we enjoy clear and well-functioning clocks.

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