I swapped an 04 LM7 (5.3L) and a 2WD 4L60E into my 1990 chevy RCSB C1500. I used the 04 truck harness and just modified what I needed for powers and grounds etc.
My question is this:
the stock 90 speedo has the same 4K pulses per mile as the output speed sensor in the 4L60E. If you hook the speedo to the sensor it works fine. If you hook the speed sensor up to the factory 04 harness and PCM it reads fine in the PCM. If you try and splice the 90 speedo harness into the output speed sensor circuits (with the PCM still hooked into it) niether will work. Has anyone run into this and did they find a cure? diodes in line maybe or is it just too much resistance for either to work correctly? Thanks in advance.
I had not thought of that. I will check into the schematics and see if it is still the same 4K pulses coming out of the PCM. Thanks for the input.
I checked on the GM SI and this is what it said:
The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the vehicle speed on the analog speedometer based on the vehicle speed signal from the powertrain control module (PCM). The PCM converts the data from the vehicle speed sensor to a 4,000 pulses/mile signal. The IPC uses the vehicle speed signal circuit from the PCM in order to calculate the vehicle speed.
The speedometer defaults to 0 km/h (0 mph) if a malfunction in the vehicle speed signal circuit exists.
I checked some other years an 88-91 has the DRAC built into the cluster. the 92-94 clusters had a seperate DRAC module. So it seems to me that I can use a 92-94 cluster and just run the 04 speedo output to the new cluster input and be good. I think I have a 92-94 cluster that I will try it on. Or I could bypass the DRAC in the 90 cluster.