put in a 300E 160 mph speedometer, painted my dash bulbs blue so that the light shows up blue (waiting for dark), painted the needles red, and changed some things on my gauges. i replaced the whole speedo assembly from the 300E (with some modifications) and it works great- about 5mph off at all speeds so i guess the needle wasnt on quite right. i also fixed my oil pressure gauge and my vacuum gauge... and some other random things- but now my odometer works really nice!
well that doesnt look very good. i had a crack in the pcb for the left light- i scratched off the covering and tried to solder the copper- well the left dash light still doesnt work (even with a known good bulb).... damnit- plus the light is kinda green colored....
Just soldering the copper and bridging across with solder alone won't work, at least for long-solder is very brittle and it won't last in a car with the vibration. You must put a thin wire across, then solder both ends to the copper.
so as an update- the paint turned black from the heat of the bulb... no light shown through after a while. i went to pick and pull and found a 190E they just brought out- so i nabbed the little PCB for the dash lights- didnt paint the bulbs- thinking about gettting blue tinted bulbs from walmart though... now both sides work. also found a driver side air vent that wasnt cracked- a bunch of switches as back up- a new vacuum switcher thing- makes no difference to heat so problem is somewhere else...
got a bunch of random things i need so that was nice.
i like the 160 mph gauge mod- just had to trim the faceplate of the 300E gauge and change out the trip reset arm.... not much- just a little mix and match- also the sensor hook ups on the back had to be swapped. easy stuff though- works nice!
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