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Old 08-18-2003, 10:19 PM   #11
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it is an indiglo kit. It lays over the existing numbers. you would have to pull the dials off the gauges put the indiglo kit over it and replace the dials. As far as I know you unhook or take out the dash lights so they won't shine throught, but I might be mistaken.
Yes, it looks like you would have to do that, or else you'd get some red light bleeding through.

The part I don't understand is what you do about the needles, since they're backlit via some clear plastic runners behind the panel that pick up light from the backlighting bulbs -- the same bulbs that it appears you would be removing when you put the kit in...?

Anyhow, I _like_ the red look, with the blue-green fluorescent displays in various places. People are always blown away by the look of it the first time they get into my car at night. You just don't get the same look with a stick-on Indiglo kit. Just my $.02...
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good point i have the same
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what about the sse and ssei dashs
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You would have to contact the seller to see it they have a sse or ssei dash, but I have been looking at this for about a year now and this is the only one i have seen
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I'm with acg_ssei, I like the red, as my son says "demonic", look of the stock lights. Even bought my stereo based on the red look.
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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).. i have gotten many ppl that like it so im sticking with it... but each to his/her own. I definatly think those could look very cool in a bonne
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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...
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