I’m not a huge fan of the color of the gauges in the civic but I can’t stand those after market conversions where you end up with something that looks completely out of place at best and at worst like you feel Vatozone is the end all be all of automotive.
Then you can swing the whole thing out of your way just by disconnecting the emergency flasher. It’s the easiest to disconnect as well.
Next up four screws to pull the gauges. It’s the two that are set farther back. The closer screw and the one on top are for removing the clear plastic, which doesn’t need done for this. Same location on the other side.
I’ll try to get a clean windshield pic of this, but you pull a big plug at both sides and a clip holds the speedo in. Very simple to get all apart.
This one happened to be burnt out on me as well so all the more reason to replace. Notice the bulb has a blue sleeve over it. This is because the gauges also have two smaller front lights that shine through a red panel on the under side of the top of the gauge housing. So they balance each other out a bit. No idea why this is done, I’m sure someone else knows though.
That’s the write up for now until my bulbs arrive. As I mentioned before, I’m doing red. My friend Mike (Killa_ef_uat on the civic wagon forum) is doing his in white. So I’ll probably post pics of both.
One thing to note the LEDs themselves are polarized, which means they only work when installed one way. So check your lights before screwing the gauge cluster back down as you’re liable to have some that don’t light up. I was only 2 for 5 the first time =(
All right. Gotta load a couple pics off the phone, but I did get some with the camera showing the difference.
Intro pic is the before but I’ll post it here again