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dp35 Verified Driver
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What type & size gauges do you guys put in the '99 center dash vents? Would prefer idiot lights also.

Thanks.

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fishguyaz
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2 1/16"

edit: my vents have what looks like the outer ring of the vent was left installed in the car.
i think that is why my gauges are smaller than those using as posted below.
sounds like either will work.

[ 12-14-2010, 08:17 PM: Message edited by: fishguyaz ]

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Niklas Falk
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quote:
Originally posted by dp35:
Would prefer idiot lights also.

Regarding idiot lights I have pinched 10mm LEDs between the instrument cluster cover (the right side) and the dash.
I have aimed them (just bending the legs) so they hit my eyes by reflection in the windscreen (i.e. HUD). It works wonderfully for the shift light and oil pressure (coolant pressure will be added during the winter).
I have adjusted the power (the in line resistor) so it cant be missed even in direct sunlight (ok, we don't have the SoCal sun here....). If you run enduros in the dark you would need a trim pot to be able to adjust or you will be blinded.

Having the warnings straight in the line of sight have made me lazy and I don't look down on the gauges anymore, I don't know if that's better in the long run, but the OEM gauges doesn't tell you much anyway [Smile] .

George Munson Verified Driver
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For what its worth I just finished my 99 build. I used the 2 5/8's Autometer mechanical gauges in the vent holes. Pull out the whole vent cover and slide the gauges in. Its a snug fit but they don't move.

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I am doing the same as George. I'm still in the build process but did a test fit using the same size gauges. Mine are the electric version but same idea and perfect fit with no modifications to the dash vents.

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2 5/8 Autometer in the eyeball vent hole for me also. Fits perfectly. Very snug and looks like it is factory when it's complete.

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2-5/8" are perfect

   

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