I mean that the ES300 has the same shape, mounting locations and type of connectors. I checked by browsing eBay listings. The clusters are virtually physically identical, and it is very obvious that they will bolt up into either car.
However, I'm no fool, I'm not going to buy a >$150 cluster and just go and plug it into my car without verifying with the schematics if the wiring is the same, or if I need to modify it alot or a little. Heck, I don't mind having to re-wire the whole thing, the fact that the ES300 will bolt into our cars is enough for me. I just need to compare the schematics to be sure of what I'll need, like maybe I can ask for the wire harness stubs from a ES300. It's possible that Toyota puts signals on different pins or slightly different connectors between the 2 cars, but they most likely use the same colors at least for the wire codes.
My only concerns are that I have a MT, all ES300 I've seen of 97-01 are AT, so I'd need to black out the AT indicator...and my car has that little "SECURITY" LED. Not sure, but it doesn't really matter if that light goes or stays.
Yah, I know the gauge layout is different. But, like I said, the fact that it bolts in at least intrigues me.
remember, these gauges are blackout LED needle style, so they would look awesome in a Solara. I've seen the other gauge projects on here, and to be honest, the stock Solara gauges just don't "spruce up" or bling out they way I would like.
Gettin' pirate eyed.......
2002 BSP SE V6 5 Speed
5000K HID Headlights
3000K HID Foglights
Gen 1.0 Tails
Optitron Lexus Cluster