Dashboard styling, guages and digital dashboards

thexav

Pro Tuner
Staff member
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387
Car
2002 Clio 172
Never overlook the interior of the car. You will spend much time looking at the dashboard of the car and you certainly don't have to stick with the standard plastic, and dials that come with the car. Often people concentrate on what others see outside the car but this often generates an anticlimax or disappointment when they start looking inside the car.

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HDi fun

TC ModFather
Points
637
Location
Buckinghamshire UK
Car
Passat 2.0 TDi
I am not a huge fan of TFT panels in place of analogue mechanical instruments. Obviously these are all digitally controlled now, rather than the old fashioned speedometer cables etc. TFT panels are very invasive due to backlighting. I do like Lexus' electroluminescent displays, I used a Peugeot 508 for a week or two back in 2013 and that had lovely easy on the eye electroluminescent instruments.

As for digital RPM and MPH (or km/h) readouts these are useless unless accompanied by something analogue as well.

The problem with electroluminescent display lighting is that the panels fade over time. LEDs are a better option.
 

ICEDEMON

Wrench Pro
Points
48
Location
cambridge
Car
vauxhall corsa 1.3
Speaking of dials and dash boards how easy is it to change the color of the lights in a standard set and who can do this for 2013 corsa
 

DL07

Newbie
Points
0
Location
London
Car
XC90 Volvo
Never overlook the interior of the car. You will spend much time looking at the dashboard of the car and you certainly don't have to stick with the standard plastic, and dials that come with the car. Often people concentrate on what others see outside the car but this often generates an anticlimax or disappointment when they start looking inside the car.

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Definitely would like to get a new dashboard but cannot find anyone who can do it. Where can I look ?
 

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