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post #1 of 13 Old 02-20-2007, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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new gauges installed in the niner

I bought the gauges off ebay and they were $50, here is the link if you want to pick them up yourself:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...1844559&rd=1,1

I also bought a couple things at the pharmacy to jazz up the install:



when I took the gauge cluster out to install the gauges i colored the bevelled lip in the rings around the gauges on the overlay with the silver paint pens, and took the red sharpie to the needles so they would match the gauges which have red writing instead of orange. This is how it turned out:







the gauges come with a brain and a switch that has a dimmer on one side and a switch from green to blue on the other side. I only use the green though since the interior lights of the jeep are green anyway. the switch even has a jeep logo on it that glows, im not sure if thats copyright infringement or what but it looks great.



gauges without the needles on:





with the needles:





heres a better picture of the switch installed so you can see it:



I took a voltage meter to the cluster of wires running from the back of the headlight switch and turned the switch and tested all of them and decided to tap into the wire that controls the auto headlights, this way when i turn the car off and the headlights stay on for a short period of time (i dont know what that feature is called but i think its so women dont get raped), either way i tapped into that wire and the gauges stay glowing until those shut off. i think the whole project took about 2 hours but thats because i take my time to try and make things look factory and not ricer. $4 worth of sharpies made a big difference in how it turned out i think too.


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i fixed it arlo repost it
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I bought the gauges off ebay and they were $50, here is the link if you want to pick them up yourself:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...1844559&rd=1,1

I also bought a couple things at the pharmacy to jazz up the instal-


when I took the gauge cluster out to install the gauges i colored the bevelled lip in the rings around the gauges on the overlay with the silver paint pens, and took the red sharpie to the needles so they would match the gauges which have red writing instead of orange. This is how it turned out:








the gauges come with a brain and a switch that has a dimmer on one side and a switch from green to blue on the other side. I only use the green though since the interior lights of the jeep are green anyway. the switch even has a jeep logo on it that glows, im not sure if thats copyright infringement or what but it looks great.



gauges without the needles on:





with the needles:




heres a better picture of the switch installed so you can see it:



I took a voltage meter to the cluster of wires running from the back of the headlight switch and turned the switch and tested all of them and decided to tap into the wire that controls the auto headlights, this way when i turn the car off and the headlights stay on for a short period of time (i dont know what that feature is called but i think its so women dont get raped), either way i tapped into that wire and the gauges stay glowing until those shut off. i think the whole project took about 2 hours but thats because i take my time to try and make things look factory and not ricer. $4 worth of sharpies made a big difference in how it turned out i think too.
fixed?

damn right it is, only took me a half hour (I was bored), do yourself a favor, ditch imageshack and go to photobucket/

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ahah i dont know i thought i did, THANKS

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post #5 of 13 Old 02-20-2007, 12:02 PM
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Totally unrelated, but I just realized the irony of the quote in ras2001wj's sig. from Blaine.
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Looks great! I like the look of white gauges in certain vehicles.

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Totally unrelated, but I just realized the irony of the quote in ras2001wj's sig. from Blaine.
I think that is why it was there. It was a quote from like 8 months ago...

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Now that you decided yo keep the dub, i guess i can take that out of there.......maybe not.......

I just stumbled on it by accident and realized it was funny

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Now that you decided yo keep the dub, i guess i can take that out of there.......maybe not.......

I just stumbled on it by accident and realized it was funny
I think you can keep it in there because I think Blaine again decided to sell the dub
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I think you can keep it in there because I think Blaine again decided to sell the dub
It is always for sale... I decided to keep it and get a JK in a few years.

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Nice job in the guage install. I was thinking about doing the same in my 97 since Its white and I think the guages would look neat.


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