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Original background was terrible !

Not sure who signed off on the decision to have black gauges on a GXP. :unsure:

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Speedometer Gauge Motor vehicle Vehicle Measuring instrument


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Gauge Motor vehicle Measuring instrument Gas Auto part


Just decals that are found on Ebay, (cobalt SS) 160mph variety.

When plugged back in, needles will return to original calibration.
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Now to solve the dreaded reflection, caused by curved dust cover.
I found a solution on Ebay too, and it's not a matte stick on film.

Will update this when it arrives.


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I'll run this one out again for how to reset your needles once you pull them off when changing faceplates:

There's a real trick to getting the needles back on and aligned at zero (not as easy as you might think). This is my step-by-step guide. Follow it exactly and you'll be fine. (Whatever you do, don't replace the window/dash etc, until you've driven the car and made sure your needles are aligned correctly!)

1. Start with the clear front screen still off, the wiring connector plugged back into the back of the cluster (if you previously removed it) and ignition off.
2. VERY lightly place at least one needle(s) on shaft(s) at roughly the 0/zero position. DO NOT PRESS DOWN (you will need to adjust placement later). This will allow you to see what's happening in the next step.
3. Turn on ignition and then off again, wait ~20 secs for the needles to settle to their 'negative' position (normally, below the 0's).
4. Turn on ignition and fake start the car by turning key to the start position with foot off the clutch (if you have an autobox, I guess you can start the car and turn it off again). Needles will do the test sweep and return to exact zeros.
5. Turn off ignition. During the 15secs or so while all needle shafts are at their zero positions, gently remove and replace needles to point exactly at each zero and push the needles down on shafts - but no more than halfway. NOTE: be careful, it's easy to knock/turn the stepper motor shafts round while doing this and you'll have to repeat. If you run out of time just do one or two of the needles at once.
6. Repeat steps from #3 above, to verify that needles are set correctly. If not remove/repeat. If they are correct, then push down all the way. Then test again! Go for a short drive then park and lock the car and go away for 10 minutes. Come back and check again!
7. If all's OK, clip clear screen back on and put everything back together.

Note: Doesn't matter how much gas you have, gas gauge will read 0 at step 5.
 
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I changed my 2007 Base Sky gauge graphics and back-lighting to LED, bought from Black Cat Customs. I also changed all the orange illumination to "daylight LED" everywhere except the steering wheel controls.
Speedometer Odometer Tachometer Trip computer Plant

Vehicle Car Speedometer Motor vehicle White

Speedometer Vehicle Gear shift Car Automotive lighting
 
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LOOK WHAT I SCORED today at a swap meet !
Saturn Sky REDLINE dash face.
$4.00 cash...including all 3 gauge needles.
Speedometer Car Vehicle Motor vehicle Gauge


Guy said it was off a JEEP.
If only he knew, huh? Hee..Hee ~

Time to construct a whole new dash, as soon as the rest of the items arrive.
No more annoying glare of set back gauge tunnels

Complete build will be finished in the near future

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LOOK WHAT I SCORED today at a swap meet !
Saturn Sky REDLINE dash face.
$4.00 cash...including all 3 gauge needles.
View attachment 119918

Guy said it was off a JEEP.
If only he knew, huh? Hee..Hee ~

Time to construct a whole new dash, as soon as the rest of the items arrive.
No more annoying glare of set back gauge tunnels

Complete build will be finished in the near future

Stand by
That's awesome! Which swap meet may I ask?
 
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