On Tue, 13 Feb 1996 email@example.com wrote:
> started calling the used/dismantlers on the vendor/parts list. I've
> been given quotes of a low of $100 for wood bezel ,three gauges and
> bulb booster to a high of $265 for the above plus complete harness.
> 1. Will I need a new ashtray or will the ashtray disappear
> 2. Is the bulb booster a must.
> 3. Should I spring for the wiring harness or wire it myself.
Just got through doing this myself last weekend... :) You can do it a
lot cheaper than that. The only part you will need from the dealer is the
cage for holding the gauges and the two bushings, and the cover. The wood
one is expensive, but the black plastic one is only like 10 bucks. Wiring
it yourself is a breeze, if you got the gauges from an autoparts place
they came with sending units and lights already. 2 wires per gauge and
one for the lights (common ground etc..) I had to paint the bulbs orange
though to match the rest of the instruments. There really is nothing to
it, but taking the dash ALL apart can be time consuming. This is a full
afternoon job, not just a couple hours after dinner thing.
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