Im thinking of buying this cubby insert. A few questions though, did u have to drill a hole somewhere to run the wires and hose? Where did u a tap into? And are u able to use the dim lever to dim the gauge?Here are some pictures of my mechanical VDO boost gauge with the cut by caschy boost gauge pod
And here is the crappy indirect illumination with a regular 194 bulb and green gel cap
The cubby insert is great, its a pretty good match to the radio, and a convenient spot if you do not use the pocket often. There is no drilling necessary I ran the boost tubing to the grommet under the dash on the drivers side foot well by the obdII port.Im thinking of buying this cubby insert. A few questions though, did u have to drill a hole somewhere to run the wires and hose? Where did u a tap into? And are u able to use the dim lever to dim the gauge?
I bought a couple of different led bulbs unfortunately once you go brighter the green looks more and more off and they are so much brighter than the rest of the gauges/lights that it simply stood out to much for my liking.I like the VDO gauges. Also to remedy the indirect lighting, have you thought of an LED bulb?
Also how did you hook up your gauge NJGreenBudd? I hooked my friend's up and it didn't have the t-barb fitting. Granted you can buy them at hardware stores. It's still a pain.
Yeah I went with an antibuzz fitting, so there is no buzzing, I just wish I went with a Y and a filter instead of the normal T just to make the install a little cleaner.Did you put the filter on it? And the VDO should be equipped with a dimmer wire that you tap into a power source and can easily offset that brightness while keeping it from looking all crappy