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Unread 12-10-2006, 10:20 AM   #1
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Need help with aftermarket guages

I am thinking about swapping my factory 87 YJ guages to some Autometer ones. My question is which fuel guage should I buy that will work with my stock sending unit? Thanks in advance.

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Unread 12-10-2006, 11:37 AM   #2
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I just completed this in my 89YJ. I replaced the entire gauge package with Autometer Phantom gauges, and a new gauge pod from Quadratec. Below are the Autometer part numbers.

Water Temp Gauge: 2 1/16" WATER TEMPERATURE GAUGE 5737
Fuel Guage: 2 1/16" GM Electric Fuel Level Gauge #5714
Electric Clock: 2 1/16" ELECTRIC CLOCK GAUGE 5785
Oil Pressure Gauge: 2 1/16" Oil Pressure Gauge #5727.
Volt Meter: 2 1/16 PHANTOM VOLTMETER VOLT GAUGE 5791

The end result is very nice and all the gauges are of high quality.
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Unread 12-10-2006, 11:59 AM   #3
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How straight-forward was that install for you? Did you only have to plug in and drive off? Also, share some pictures if you have any.
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Unread 12-10-2006, 12:26 PM   #4
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It was very staight-forward since I have the FSM and I could map the correct wires. I created my own harness and plugs, so I can remove the whole gauge pod in a manner similar to stock. Unfortunately, I did not take any pictures during the process. Here are some post install pics.



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Unread 12-10-2006, 04:13 PM   #5
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fyi, summitracing has the cheapest prices on the phantom gauges that i've been able to find.... even comparing to eBay summit is cheaper after factoring in shipping... and they're in stock....
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Unread 12-10-2006, 06:55 PM   #6
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Has anyone ever cut up the dash where the speedo and tach are and installed after market gauges? If you have, do you have pictures?
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Unread 12-10-2006, 07:55 PM   #7
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How do those gauges illuminate? Also, I'm sorry but please tell me FSM is full service manual.
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Unread 12-10-2006, 08:03 PM   #8
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Unread 12-10-2006, 08:16 PM   #9
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I was close
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Unread 12-10-2006, 08:23 PM   #10
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Better to ask and find out the answer then to assume and be wrong.

Each gauge comes with its own light and two different light covers: one green and one red. I put the red covers on and I am pleased with the outcome. I had two bulbs burned out in the tach and speedo, so I put red bulbs in them too. It all turned out pretty nice.
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I replaced all my gauges with autometer lunar's and love it easy to do and looks great.
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Unread 12-10-2006, 08:59 PM   #12
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I just completed this in my 89YJ. I replaced the entire gauge package with Autometer Phantom gauges, and a new gauge pod from Quadratec. Below are the Autometer part numbers.

Water Temp Gauge: 2 1/16" WATER TEMPERATURE GAUGE 5737
Fuel Guage: 2 1/16" GM Electric Fuel Level Gauge #5714
Electric Clock: 2 1/16" ELECTRIC CLOCK GAUGE 5785
Oil Pressure Gauge: 2 1/16" Oil Pressure Gauge #5727.
Volt Meter: 2 1/16 PHANTOM VOLTMETER VOLT GAUGE 5791

The end result is very nice and all the gauges are of high quality.
Thanks for the info!!
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Unread 12-10-2006, 10:38 PM   #13
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I also swapped all my gauges, including speedo and tach with Autometer Ultra-Lites. Built my own custom polished aluminum dash that follows the stock contour. Got rid of the 4WD indicator and run speedo and tach in the stock locations and fuel, oil pressure, water temp. and battery volt. across the middle. Also on there are indicator lights for turn signals, parking brakes, and highbeams. PM me your email and ill send you some pics if you want.
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