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Old 03-29-2007, 01:46 AM   #1
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Hey, I was wondering if anyone has actually installed one of the white face glowing gauge instrument cluster on their Bonne (this specific one is for a 92), and if they had any photos of the finished product.

Here'* an example
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...5618&rd=1&rd=1

On a side note, does anyone know of any place other than salvage yards where you can get the exterior side panels for a 92 SE?! I've ventured out to the salvage yards but usually the reason the car is there in the first place is body damage. I don't mind the color, I can give it a paint-over myself before snapping it on, but for crying out loud where can I find the 12 inch panels?! All the other models seem to have the 6-8" panels on them.

Thanks for all the help. These forums have, and continue to be the best Bonneville source on the net!
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yes, those gauges have been installed on other cars here. The only issue would be if you have a supercharged car, because it has no boost gauge. (but you dont, so no worries)
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Unfortunately she'* not a SC, had one of my dad'* car that was a 92 SSEi fully loaded, only lacked leather seats. That car ran better than new cars we'd bought... Wow I miss that car.... *sigh*

Anyways, the gauges pictured there are the right match for mine, I just wondered if anyone had a finished product so that I could kinda see what it'* going to look like before I sink my hard-earned cash into anything...
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IIRD, Mike1995 has that


do a search using that name and some key words, you shoulf find the thread




EDIT, found the thread for you, but all his pics are dead...you might want to PM him
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...light=gauge%2A
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Actually, I was wondering about the same thing when I saw those, if they actually WORKED! Wolfgang, if you find out from Mike about the cluster gauge, send me a PM or just put up another post here for me, that would be great, since I was thinking about changing the cluster in mine as well.
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Alright, dammit, I have to vent...

Rule #1: Do NOT let a mechanic ever attempt to do any aftermarket items for you.
Rule #2: If you want something done right, do it yourself, and LEARN from it.

Okay, I'm sorry I do not yet have results from the cluster swap, but the above rules are the reason why. Out of pure laziness (and the fact that the mechanic assured me he could do it), I have now wasted $140 on something I should've done myself. The mechanic apparently did NOT remove the original gauge cover when he installed the overlay, in fact he *&%$ing GLUED the new overlay on top of the old one, and even razor bladed a rectangle so that you could read what gear the car was in. On top of all this, he has screwed up my gauge readings, minus the tripo and odom. He is going to have an interesting time taking it all back off on Tuesday.

Needless to say, I am a little pissed off about this, so I am sorry if this has no positive results as of yet, however, I am going to take pictures of what it at least looks like (during the day of course, because the light doesn't go through since he simply glued it on TOP! Grr...) on there. You'll have to not mind the glue, he did that, and your application should NOT use glue AT ALL!

Note: If you have trouble getting the overlay to stay on, you may use some adhesive tape, but under NO circumstances should you GLUE it on.
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