Put back the screws on the back of the gauge cluster (green locations) and tighten.
Bring the assembly and the clear plastic Hood
cover to the car. Plug back the two connectors removed earlier. Put back the clear plastic Hood
cover. It will snap into place.
Find a position you prefer and mount the switch and dimmer assembly. This is my Andy's location... but you can put yours anywhere you choose.
Connect the 2
wires from the gauge assembly with 2
long wires. (i choose a red and a black colored set so i knew what was positive and what was negative). Pepboys or Autozone can sell you a package of wire for less then $2. Anything 16 to 24 will work fine. The green line is how my wiring is done from the firewall to the parking light assembly.
long wires are fed through the firewall at the rubber bushing. I removed the battery and used a coat hanger to punch a hole in the rubber bushing and fed the two wires through.
This is the parking light assembly
Untwist and take out the parking light socket. Connect the red wire to the green wire of the parking light, using a butt wire tap or solder it in after cutting the green wire, restrip and connect back. Tape the wires up real good and put the light socket back.
Connect the black wire to a good ground source (I cheated and just used a nut on the negative pole of the car battery). Turn the car ignition to acc position. turn on parking light to test the indiglo face. It should light up now. Check the switch and dimmer and make sure they function. It all should work. If it does not, check all your connection points (most likely not grounded correctly).
If all works fine, put back the cluster, attaching the three screws taken out earlier.
Put back the cover trim piece, attaching two screws taken out earlier.
Voila!!!!! NiCE ...Enjoy!!!!!!!!
Credit for the majority of photos and outline of the original write-up goes to Andy "bad Andy" Nguyen.
Revised with additional photos and text by Isaac DeCoursey.
Changes from the original write-up include are:
-Gauges originally used were indiglo, Isaac used REVERSE indiglo.
-Original write-up documented how to remove needles so that overlays could be placed - this update documents how to install the gauges without removing the needles.
-Original write-up suggested drilling holes in the accessory panels to install the controller switches. Since reverse indiglo gauge controller attaches by sticker - no drilling is required
-Added installation cautions.
-Corrected a few minor grammar and spelling errors.