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Picture of Customized Car Instrument Cluster Gauge Face
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Our trusty old Mazda 323BG's (1994) instrument cluster is clearly showing its age. Its lights are too dim to see at night and the design is clearly outdated so I decided to do something about it and give her a much needed "face-lift" :-)

What you'll need:

  • Workshop Manual for your car
  • Screwdrivers
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Semi-matte or matte sticker
  • Scissors or Cutter
  • Diffuser plates (can be found on old LCD screens)
  • You can also use 2-3 sheets of tracing paper instead of diffuser plates

Step 1: Remove Your Instrument Cluster

Picture of Remove Your Instrument Cluster

Since different car models have different ways of removing their instrument cluster, I would recommend you download a Workshop Manual for your particular model. Some are pretty easy, but some might require you to remove your dashboard entirely.

This instructable is about replacing/customizing the gauge faces, so I won't be detailing here how I removed my cluster.

That looks really nice. I like it.

JenieT (author)  DIY Hacks and How Tos1 year ago

Thanks. Glad you liked it.

3366carlos1 year ago

good job

JenieT (author)  3366carlos1 year ago