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    I just bought a 05 ion quadcoupe. Im swapping out the stock black face gauge pod for the silver face redline gauge pod. Does anybody know exactly what I need to take apart to do this and how [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_question.gif[/img]

  • #2
    look in the DIY section, there is a thread on how to replace the cluster bulbs with LEDs. you can follow that procedure

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    • #3
      That thread doesn't tell you how to get to the gauges,just how to put leds in them after you have them out.

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      • #4
        Has anybody done this or know of any references I can refer to on what I need to do [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_question.gif[/img]

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        • #5
          the gauges are a solid one piece not 3 seperat things
          Originally posted by ECOtec Gods
          Consider this: 800 hp is a lot on a 2.0L motor. With 750hp, three-quarters of a thousand you're basically dealing with 6.14 hp per cubic inch. Pressures and stresses of all kinds thermal and mechanical loading across the board escalate to extreme levels. A Chevrolet 5.7-liter LS1 V8 with this much specific power (horsepower per cubic inch) would be making 2,137 hp

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          • #6
            Oh yeah,I know. What Im asking is how do I take apart the dash to get to the gauges,so I can replace the whole thing.

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            • #7
              Find out and take pictures along the way with an explination of each step, that way the next person will know.



              Man...just start takign shit apart...Start with the cluster cover.
              -6S Resident Mechanical Forensics member #001.
              1995 SC2 Turbo 3.6L DOHC, 6sp manual, Ford 8.8 rearend running on MS3x.
              1998 F-250 5.4L triton...stock.

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              • #8
                under the cluster cover there is a semi-hidden 7mm bolt. remove it and you can pop the gauge cover piece off of it's tabs, then there's 3 more bolts teh same size, remove them. the clip is on the back of the gauges and is kinda funky to remove/reattach. don't force it, you'll see how it works when you get a look at it.

                doesn't the redline gauges go higher than qc? don't be suprised if you run into problems as to what it reads.
                -Vinny

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                • #9
                  redline goes up to 140 iirc
                  Originally posted by ECOtec Gods
                  Consider this: 800 hp is a lot on a 2.0L motor. With 750hp, three-quarters of a thousand you're basically dealing with 6.14 hp per cubic inch. Pressures and stresses of all kinds thermal and mechanical loading across the board escalate to extreme levels. A Chevrolet 5.7-liter LS1 V8 with this much specific power (horsepower per cubic inch) would be making 2,137 hp

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                  • #10
                    Thanks Schizzo97/SC2. Thats what I was looking for, just some general direction. I didn't want to dismantle the whole dash if I didn't have to.

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                    • #11
                      and fyi that thread about leds does tell you how to get to the gauges.


                      let me know if you need a hand with anything im in the flint area
                      Originally posted by ECOtec Gods
                      Consider this: 800 hp is a lot on a 2.0L motor. With 750hp, three-quarters of a thousand you're basically dealing with 6.14 hp per cubic inch. Pressures and stresses of all kinds thermal and mechanical loading across the board escalate to extreme levels. A Chevrolet 5.7-liter LS1 V8 with this much specific power (horsepower per cubic inch) would be making 2,137 hp

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                      • #12
                        I looked on the thread and site but couldn't find anything,I must have missed it.
                        What problems might I run into?

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                        • #13
                          well for one thing the car might not regester the actual mileage

                          might have a service vehicle light

                          hell the sob might not want to even start (i doubt it)

                          our cars and electrical changes = headache
                          Originally posted by ECOtec Gods
                          Consider this: 800 hp is a lot on a 2.0L motor. With 750hp, three-quarters of a thousand you're basically dealing with 6.14 hp per cubic inch. Pressures and stresses of all kinds thermal and mechanical loading across the board escalate to extreme levels. A Chevrolet 5.7-liter LS1 V8 with this much specific power (horsepower per cubic inch) would be making 2,137 hp

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the heads up AC66Bronco, I appreciate it. I guess worse case scenerio I put the stock gauges back in.

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                            • #15
                              yup and dont be alarmed to have a ses light it will go away just ignore it
                              Originally posted by ECOtec Gods
                              Consider this: 800 hp is a lot on a 2.0L motor. With 750hp, three-quarters of a thousand you're basically dealing with 6.14 hp per cubic inch. Pressures and stresses of all kinds thermal and mechanical loading across the board escalate to extreme levels. A Chevrolet 5.7-liter LS1 V8 with this much specific power (horsepower per cubic inch) would be making 2,137 hp

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