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Old 07-09-2007, 03:19 PM   #21
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That don't look bad at all. I still prefer the red on black, but like I said earlier, I'm thinking more for The Missus'* van....

And, your mechanic is apparently an idiot when it comes to detailing items...
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The mechanic followed the man'* guide to HoneyDo'*.

Rule 1, if you never want to do it again..do the worst job possible.

After seeing what your mechanic did..you'll never ask him to do that again.
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Darn skippy Boosty....

Just for anyone thinking about doing this little gem on their Bonne, I'd give it a 5 out of 10 difficulty rating, only because you have so much to take off and you have very little wiggle room. Other than that, it'* pretty straightforward.

As far as appearance and overall use of the product, I'd give it an 8 out of 10 because of the bubbling problem I initially had.

Hope this helps anyone considering!
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Wolf...we need to talk about this.

What was tough or tight when doing this?
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I think they look great at night, but for the day time, personally looks kinda like a hack job just about, only because I can see the seam between the speedometer and the Systems Monitor.....If it could be all on solid piece it would have looked a lot better.

The font and shape of the gauges almost remind me of my parents old caravan, or anything Dodge just about, but that'* just a minor detail lol.

Lastly, that'* a LOT of white on the dash now, have you possibly considered some type of overlay to go over the open areas, to kinda separate everything? Something kinda like these:
http://www.speedhut.com/product_list...STER_CAT=BEZEL

I know they don't have one for a bonne,but wouldn't be too hard to make, I have a stainless one in my old Chevy that looked awesome.

Over all....Looks Great!
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Lakeville... Actually the overlay is about the only white on the car. Those climate control ***** you see I'm painting, lol. I have considered possibly trying a different bezel design to see how it meshes/clashes with the overlay.

In response to Boosty'*...
The confusing part is really only to do with taking apart the dash to begin with. If you have a FSM like I do, it'* pretty easy, but all in all, you'll need a Torx T15 for everything in the instrument panel, and a 13/32 socket for the sound insulator under the column. The real finger workout is trying to get to the torx screws that are connecting the clear plastic window to the spacer in between it and the panel. They are located facing the front of the car, and you'll have to turn the cluster left and right as much as you can to get your fingers behind it to get to them.

When I say tight, I mean I am not electrically inclined, nor am I very experienced with electrical diagrams (i.e. Disconnecting and reconnecting the cluster gauge itself), therefore I did the whole job with the panel still connected and simply pulled it a few inches out to do the install. A word of caution... be sure to pull the #7 fuse (SIR) and disconnect the battery for sake of safety. Otherwise, the airbag CAN deploy, although it is unlikely while doing this project.

The most difficult part was actually the weather (it was like 2000% humidity, bleh!) but other than that it was mostly caring for the needles. I think I am maybe a bit too cautious, but I surely didn't want to screw anything up to require a new cluster. The needles have a lot of free play, so it'* not exceedingly difficult, but it can be a test of patience trying to slide that last needle into its hole while keeping the other two in line.

I found that you don't have to take a whole lot apart to do the task if you simply unscrew the headlamp switch assembly and let it hang out, disconnect the cigarette lighter, and then you can rotate the upper cover out of the way while you work. When using the tape, I taped the backside of the overlay rather than the panel so that I wouldn't constantly be fighting the overlay trying to stick to the panel while sliding it on. For glue, I simply used some Scotch super glue gel and in my case only had to apply under where the speedo needle passed over the overlay.
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Honestly, it does not fit the car whatsoever, and the all white is borderline ricer.
Well, actually I put them in because it'* really much easier to read during the daytime on a white background. I was going more for practical use than aesthetically pleasing. The indiglos are also a beautiful match for my radio, not to mention the car'* blue to begin with, so it went well. I most certainly do see the tendency toward ricer status though. You hurt my feelings with that one! jk
Can I see a pic that includes the radio? I was thinking about buying a set because, like you mentioned, they look like they'd match the radio (I have the same deck you have) but the more I look at them the more it doesn't look like they're what I'm looking for.
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Crap, I didn't include the radio did I!?

I'll try to get one today/tonight. Sorry about that!
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it probably woulda been hella easier if you took the dash out
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Yeah, for a first time probably, but like I said, I wasn't real comfortable with that type of disconnect at the time, and after the first time I pulled it apart, every time following that has been a snap (just has to do with comfort in knowing what you're doing I guess, hehe) She'* also my daily driver, so I couldn't risk doing something that I may not be able to reassemble, know what I mean?

I got some pics tonight, but am fixing to leave for a late movie. Will post pics w/radio when I return.
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