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Old 12-02-2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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Please post your pictures of auxiliary center gauges!

Playing with the idea of adding in some VDO gauges into one of my center console cubbies, for oil temp / oil pressure / voltmeter.

Would like to see some pictures posted from those of you who may have preceded me with this thought, for inspiration purposes.

A "search" did not bring forth much.

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This is the thread you are looking for.

Most of the ways I have seen it done are similar to these. Pedro sells a kit, which is the only prepackaged one for the 986 I know of.


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Old 12-03-2016, 06:33 AM   #3
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Here is a link to Pedro's Gauge set

TechnoGauges - For all Porsches. What the factory did not include
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Old 03-29-2017, 04:19 PM   #4
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Done!

I bought an old used CD holder and hacked it apart so to serve as the framework for the aluminum bezel. So now it slides right into the console like it was made for it.

The original VDO hot incandescent illumination bulbs were replaced with cool amber LED lamps, so to match the OEM gauge lights. Looks nifty in the dark.

Super pleased with the results.





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What bulbs did you use, I didn't wire mine up because I didn't want the stock bulbs and also I never thought I would care if it was dark out and I couldn't see the gauges, but now it I bugging me. I too cut apart a cd holder to make the base

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Old 03-30-2017, 02:04 PM   #6
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What bulbs did you use, I didn't wire mine up because I didn't want the stock bulbs and also I never thought I would care if it was dark out and I couldn't see the gauges, but now it I bugging me. I too cut apart a cd holder to make the base
Nothing fancy, just some low powered generic amber LED lamps.

Last time I was at my local branch of a well-known national auto parts chain, I noticed that they had a wide variety of these LED lamps hanging on the peg. Just pull one of the incandescent lamps from one of your gauges and match them up.

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I've always liked the combination of idiot lights to get your attention and gauges to keep you informed. Do any of these add-ons keep your idiot lights functional?
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As far as the oil pressure goes, you replace the OEM idiot light sending unit on the cylinder head with a VDO one which has outputs for both the light and the gauge.

So yes, you then have the best of both worlds.

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Very nice job
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