Jump to content

Welcome to TheMalibuCrew!

As a guest, you are welcome to poke around and view the majority of the content that we have to offer, but in order to post, search, contact members, and get full use out of the website you will need to Register for an Account. It's free and it's easy, so don't hesitate to join the TheMalibuCrew Family today!

Sign in to follow this  
Travman

Tired of those 2000's factory red lit dash gauges

Recommended Posts

Travman

2004 Malibu wakesetter.

 I bought this boat last year and im a fan of blue! Took it out and did some evening cruising..and I noticed a lot of red! Now I know the boat is older but if my awesome Ford can change the dash color I want my boat to do the same. I had a stock tach sitting on the shelf from when the dealer installed the perfect pass in it's place..so I took it apart in mind of finding a easy way to add LED lights.

Edited by Travman
Miss spelled

Share this post


Link to post
Travman

Share this post


Link to post
braindamage

Share this post


Link to post
Rednucleus

Very cool!

Share this post


Link to post
onamission

I've wanted to do that forever,  can you write direction on the mod.  Are you going to do the switches too.

 

Share this post


Link to post
UWSkier

always heard those were sealed units and wouldn't come apart.  Interesting mod, though I don't mind the red either...  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Travman

 

On 5/27/2018 at 11:36 AM, onamission said:

I've wanted to do that forever,  can you write direction on the mod.  Are you going to do the switches too.

 

20171024_103336_zpsx9buibfs.jpg

20171028_142741_zpss2izllqp.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Travman
On 5/28/2018 at 7:05 AM, UWSkier said:

always heard those were sealed units and wouldn't come apart.  Interesting mod, though I don't mind the red either...  :)

Yes they are sealed units! The only thing that will come off is the chrome ring...I will go out and get specs off the old tach for where to drill. You want to drill behind the display but not into the main board. The only thing I hit while drilling were the factory bulbs no big deal..the lose debris that fall inside just shakes out after the holds are drilled.

Share this post


Link to post
formulaben

WOW, I love your ambition!  This is a very cool project and it is no doubt professionally done, but I must confess I appreciate the red lights, as the red light spectrum has a lesser effect on your night vision and I tend to do more than my fair share of night cruising, so I have a bias...having said that, again I applaud you, this so so very cool!!

:werule:

Share this post


Link to post
onamission
On ‎5‎/‎29‎/‎2018 at 11:15 AM, Travman said:

 

20171024_103336_zpsx9buibfs.jpg

20171028_142741_zpss2izllqp.jpg

Did you need to replace the entire switch or just the cover?

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...