Here is the post I found all this on : http://forums.hybrid...t=121339&page=2
The speedhut gauges are very customisable with colours and designs, but I am most impressed with what one member has done in keeping the gauges looking as original as possible. I'll attach the photos he put in the thread.
The poster answered a couple questions:
no, the lighting is built into the new gauge overlays. I disconnected all of the old lightbulbs and wired the controller into the old lighting circuit.
do the lights you use plug into the existing plugs?
Would it be very difficult for a electronic newbie to install these gauge faces? I am thinking of getting some now, they look really good.
its very simple. The hardest part is either taking the dash out to get the gauges out, or taking the gauges out of the dash while its installed. Once you have the gauges, these just slip over the needles and plug into their own harness. That harness is connected with 2 wires.EDIT:If you really wanted to do some work, you could get some illuminated needels out of a newer car, and modify them to work in your gauges. Just a thought.
Nope, those aren't before and after shots, those are Night/day shots. Now the drawback is that the needle becomes very hard to see, as you can see below, but I believe this would be easy to counter if it was painted in glow in the dark paint.
Anyway, hope someone found this interesting
Edit: Here is the speedhut site where you can customise the gauges: http://www.speedhut...._number-479.htm