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post #1 of 8 Old 09-17-2012, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
Hard_oNe
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Iʻm a bit old and I have slight issue in viewing the stock gauges at night....ok day time too.

I saw this mod from bloodsweatNgearz so here is my install. This will be a great way to document the before and after with daytime and nighttime shots.

Parts:
1987-1991 Jeep Wrangler White Face Gauges $19.99
Orange Needle Paint $2.50
Very small brush, cut bristle down by half (thanks to my daughterʻs makeup kit, LOL)

Stock guages:


With Red LEDS:


The process starts....


The only needle that needs removal is the clock.


25 years old and a bit yellow and faded.


Hint, paint the needles before you apply the overlays.


The easy gauges done.


The Tach and Speedo Next:

Opening them is like using a butter knife to open a can of tuna


I used the card as my squeeze:


Looking good. I was debating whether to keep it like this...one tach white and speedo stock.


I finally finished the fun job and installed the gauges back in the jeep.




Very easy to read during the daytime for older people like me.


Compared to Stock:


NIGHT SHOTS:






Very easy to read during the day time but a bit washed out with the Red LEDs. I might change it up to white LEDS to compare the night viewability. The only difficult part of this install is prying the covers off the tach and speedo.

To get them back on with least amount of damage is to use a line pliers wrapped with tape.


The last thing I did was spray enamel shiny paint to cover up the scratches from prying the metal off.

I hope this detail picture install helps others to decide to change them out also.




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post #2 of 8 Old 09-17-2012, 06:28 AM
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Nice job, looks good.

Green is easier on the eyes than the red and it won't be as bright as white on white will be, you may want to look into it.

Wave as you pass me :D

The problems of owning 2 Jeeps ... I never know which one to work on or which YJ gets the next mod ...
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-17-2012, 06:59 AM
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How easy are they to see in the bright day time with top off?
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post #4 of 8 Old 09-17-2012, 11:48 AM
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I added this one to my list. Great job!
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-17-2012, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Jeepsr4me
How easy are they to see in the bright day time with top off?
Very easy to see. Its the main reason why I changed it out to get a faster read of the gauges as I am driving. Drove to Lowes after the install and found myself able to read the gauges quicker.



Btw...I really try to avoid wearing my reading glasses while I'm driving. LoL.

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post #6 of 8 Old 09-17-2012, 05:03 PM
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I did this mod to my YJ about a year ago but kept the original clear bulbs and it made an unbelievable difference both day and night. I am also older and need all the help I can get. Simple mod and I highly recommend it.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it - Don't worry, something will break soon enough for you to fix.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-17-2012, 08:17 PM
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Mine are great dark or light. SOOO much easier to read..day or night. I just have the stock bulbs in and the difference is unbelievable!!

I wondered why the baseball kept getting bigger and bigger....then it hit me!
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-18-2012, 05:33 AM
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I'm all over this mod. My eyes are not so young also. Great post
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