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Old 10-27-2011, 09:20 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Somehow my pics broke, and I don't see a way to fix the original post. So here they are again... Kudos to Ben98gs, who inspired all the in-dash builds.

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Here's one for the Metro lovers - in dash installation!! Super slick.





You can do it too, if you're not scared of messing up the cluster. Oh BTW- this DOES mess up the cluster, meaning irrevocable damage done. But if you screw it up, the non-tach ones are only 20-30 bucks, don't worry. Go for it!


Super-quick how to:

1)Starting with a Geo Metro instrument cluster, no tach. Mine has no lights in the center. Remove from car.

2) Open the casing, measure, mark, cut, until you have enough room:







3)Doesn't fit yet? Repeat step two......Lather, rinse, repeat.

Should end up like this:







Hope this helps someone.

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:17 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Neat installation - a bit of black tape could reduce the stray light at the sides.
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I made one of these for a coworker. Here is how I made it.

I used an Arduino box which is heavily modified. Arduino with headers removed, A salvaged RJ11 phone jack from an old PCI soft modem, a standard LCD, and some small push button switches.

I think it turn out really good. I also added in the save data hack into the source code. In my opinion this makes the device much better.

If I had an older car ( I currently have a 2000 MT Insight and 2006 Prius ) I would love to build another one to play around with.





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Old 05-05-2012, 11:32 PM   #64 (permalink)
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I installed a " Kammback" on mine ( a sunshield really )

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Highly customized enclosure

I got some scissors and hacked up some cardboard and wrapped it with some sweet, sweet tie-dye duct tape
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:39 PM   #66 (permalink)
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I think pfunk678's enclosure is probably one of my favorites so far, it wins for having the most character for sure. I'm hoping to get some pictures of mine up soon.
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I have more pictures of the install, but this one is the end result of mocking and installing it over the week and weekend. Bezel needs detailing but I'll do that when I finish calibrating it.

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Old 07-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Here is my enclosure made from a Radio Shack project box. The only problem I really had was that I ended up having to cut a hole in the back in order to get the the fit I wanted. I wanted the screen to be flush with the front of the box. It looked at first like I could do it without cutting a hole in the back, but it needed to be done. I covered it with a little flat piece of plastic I cut out from an old drill bit container. So far it is held in place with velcro, it works pretty good, but it started to peel up a little after some extreme heat. I am thinking about building a visor for it, for night time driving. It reflects of the windshield a little to much, even on the low brightness setting. I am happy with how it turned out, but it took way longer to make than I expected. I probably spent 6-7 on making the box.





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Old 07-09-2012, 10:47 PM   #69 (permalink)
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Looks good... I miss my Integra. Would love to try and hypermile one as they are definitely a bit more fun than the Civic.
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It's funny you say that, I keep telling myself I would probably be better of buying a Civic if I really want to get good mileage. I think I'm about at the mileage limit for this car the way it sits. I could do more, but I want to keep it close to stock.

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