Originally Posted by bmsgaffer86
I love my red dash.... sory those kits did look cool but one of the coolest things about these cars (IMHO) it the red theme.. (now everything in my car is red from red interior lights, red interior (stock), to glowing floor lights that come on w/the headlights and more red to come)...
Some years back I had a '79 Dodge Diplomat Medallion Series. This was the same model used for a lot of cop cars, and had a honkin' big engine under the hood, only mine had the full luxury package instead, including red leather, power bucket seats, power sunroof, etc.
(Pause while Andy daydreams about his old car, starts drooling slightly, etc...)
Okay, I'm back. So anyway, Chrysler did silvery, brushed-aluminum gauges in these cars and lit them with green lighting. I liked the gauges but hated the green light. I found that the lighting used green pop-in lens covers over the bulbs, so I removed the covers and swapped in 194NA (Natural Amber) bulbs -- back then I don't think red ones existed -- and the result was _way_ cool. That was around about the time that Pontiac started doing red lighting, in the late 1970s I think, although I'm pretty sure I had nothing to do with giving them the idea...