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get aftermarket gauge faces (archive)

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Posted by noah on August 10, 1999 at 16:09:49:

In Reply to: Re: Changing the Speedometer Dial (Canadian to U.S posted by Jim Cash on August 10, 1999 at 10:46:44:


You could get aftermarket gauge faces marked the way you want them. You wouldn't need to recalibrate anything. Just have them installed.

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: The dial is not a part that is able to be ordered. the instrument cluster comes as a total package. All the measurements are calculated according to the requirements for that country - which is determined by the "country code" software that is loaded into the unit at the factory.

: I have not pulled my cluster out, but I expect it can be opened to give you access to the face of the dial inside. At that point you could apply some stick on numbers at the appropriate place to give you the MPH points.

: Either that or find a wrecked US model and buy the instrument cluster and switch the dial faces (Assuming that the dial face is removable - it might not be)

: Note - you will not be able to use a recovered US instrument cluster since it is coded with the VIN for the other car - not able to be recoded that I know of)

: Cheers

: Jim Cash




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