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Old 10-06-2013, 05:59 PM   #1
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Reverse gauges

Thinking about getting the white reverse gauges for my 01 gt. Wondering if anyone knows how difficult the installation process is?
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I never installed them but I have heard people have problems with their needles getting stuck since you put reverse gauges over your exisiting gauges. I hear its a bit connecting them too.
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Yeah I heard that too. I like the way the blue looks and it easier to read during the day time. I'll have to do some more research on the wiring process
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Yeah I heard that too. I like the way the blue looks and it easier to read during the day time. I'll have to do some more research on the wiring process
Or you can lood for a cobra gauge cluster which you can find for around 125 bucks or you can get these off AM http://www.americanmuscle.com/simco-...-99-04-gt.html
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Or you can lood for a cobra gauge cluster which you can find for around 125 bucks or you can get these off AM http://www.americanmuscle.com/simco-...-99-04-gt.html

Yeah I saw those. I really like them too.
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Yeah I saw those. I really like them too.
If only they werent so pricey.
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If only they werent so pricey.
Yeah I know. It's crazy. Guess I'll put it on my Christmas list lol
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My brother did the reverse gauges on his old sixer, he didn't have any trouble that I can remember. Looked pretty badass though
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I installed the white reverse glow gauges on my 02 v6 from AM. Ill help you if you need it. Its not that difficult but i tend to make things hard. They shouldn't mess up your gauges cause you just slide them over..
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I installed the white reverse glow gauges on my 02 v6 from AM. Ill help you if you need it. Its not that difficult but i tend to make things hard. They shouldn't mess up your gauges cause you just slide them over..
Awesome. When I get em I'll shoot u a message if I have any trouble. Thank u
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Awesome. When I get em I'll shoot u a message if I have any trouble. Thank u
Okay kool. And just so you know the hardest part is getting the headlight knob off!(first step)
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Okay kool. And just so you know the hardest part is getting the headlight knob off!(first step)
Yeah I was just thinking about how I'm supposed to get it off. Sounds and looks like it's kinda difficult
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Yeah I was just thinking about how I'm supposed to get it off. Sounds and looks like it's kinda difficult
Yea. I think the instructions say it "slides" off..hehe..nooo. You'll have to pull pretty hard. Ill send you some pictures when i get home so you can figure it out better.
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Yea. I think the instructions say it "slides" off..hehe..nooo. You'll have to pull pretty hard. Ill send you some pictures when i get home so you can figure it out better.
Okay cool. Thank u
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I wonder if you get them would a mechanic do the install or how much it would be
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I wonder if you get them would a mechanic do the install or how much it would be
Yea i wondered that too. They're not the hardest things to install but it can be tricky. But you do learn more of your car and if something goes wrong you'll know how to fix it...
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I found a video on YouTube but I still would just rather not mess something up

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http://youtu.be/ElUiJFjRt4w
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I found a video on YouTube but I still would just rather not mess something up

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http://youtu.be/ElUiJFjRt4w
!! I used that video too! But, and maybe it was cause my headlight knob is rusted, you cant just use the screwdriver to pull it off. You have to physically pull on it and use the screwdriver on it at the same time.
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But thank you for that video. Once you get the cover off, apply adhesive or glue to the back of you gauges and slide them on. Make sure none of your needles stick or seem to go down slowly. Then..you can put the cover back on. But dont put the gauge cluster back on until you solder the wires!
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Okay cool. Thank u
For the headlight knob turn.it.all the way to the driver side door.
Then take a nail(or a screwdriver i had to use.a nail) and bend it like that.
Then you can.see.the metal bar.you use the nail on.
Try to use the nail and.pry the metal bar up/outwards toward.the door while.pulling.on.the headlight knob. Itll take some force so.yeah.

Also for the dimmer switch you can drill a hole for it in the bezel underneath the headlight knob like i have here.

Sorry if theyre side ways didnt have much time.with the flash cause battery is low :/
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What do you guys think about these?

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What do you guys think about these?

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I saw those yesterday but because I already have mine installed I didn't buy them haha. But I like the red on them. They look pretty sweet.
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On my GT

Wanted to keep a stock look



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How did you get the blue? Just swap bulbs?
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Yea. I think the instructions say it "slides" off..hehe..nooo. You'll have to pull pretty hard. Ill send you some pictures when i get home so you can figure it out better.
You don't pull hard .. You have to release a pin on the side and it easily slides off
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I've always wanted te glow i. The dark green from a cobra does anyone sell that would having to buy the whole cluster
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I've always wanted te glow i. The dark green from a cobra does anyone sell that would having to buy the whole cluster
I'm thinking your best bet to get one cheap is to hit up a couple junk yards or pull-a-parts
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I've always wanted te glow i. The dark green from a cobra does anyone sell that would having to buy the whole cluster
You can't expect to just get another cluster and make it work on your car, it's not that system .. You guys forget about the PATS system , and how it won't let you due to the theft protection
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Reverse gauges are the Devil!... Murica!

Anyway, here are some $30 MAC overlays I installed in about a half hour to 45 minutes.






Good holdover till I do the Florida 5.0 cluster to the tune of $700 or so...
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I wonder if you get them would a mechanic do the install or how much it would be
I plan on doing it myself. The wiring should be the only hard part. Doesn't seem too hard to do. If u have the money to pay someone to do it then go for it but the gauges are pricey as it is and then ur looking at paying more money to have them installed.
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I installed them on my 03 F150. Wiring is easy. Sliding over the old needles not so easy at all. My needles get stuck all the time! If I had to do it again I would remove all the needles and reinstall which isn't easy either.
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Pulling the needles is very easy. Use a plastic fork, not even kidding. An 03 F150 is going to have a digital readout at the bottom for the odometer that you can change to tach/speedo to get that dead on accurate. The oil gauge is whatever because that goes to the same spot every time and volts will be the same too. Record/take a pic of where the gas gauge is and where the temp gauge is at idle after 10 minutes and put them back on when the car is running.

I've never used overlays, always pulled the stock black gauges off and put white ones right back in place and got my needles right back where they go.
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The overlay isn't in the greatest shape now but I found out about the digital readout after the fact. My mustang already has the cobra gauges so no need to go through that again unless I have to replace the one in my truck. For anyone that needs to know how to access the digital readout for speedometer and rpms: with the vehicle off, hold in the trip meter button and start the vehicle. This will take you to the info on the readout.
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Yep I showed that to a guy who had just done white faces on his F series truck and it blew his mind. He had someone pacing him on the highway in a straight line with the cruise on at 55mph and just stuck the needle on lol.
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You don't pull hard .. You have to release a pin on the side and it easily slides off
Good luck with that. Mine was rusted.
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