I'm very interested. Any news or examples of a final production along with price?
Wow, what a great idea! I've only had my Fire for a few weeks, but the idea of a plug-n-play digital setup sounds great. Many years ago I had a Buick Somerset with the digital setup...and I love it. And I had a Cadillac Seville with a digital dash. The difference there was things like fuel, temp, and oil pressure had digital bar readings instead of numerical readings, which was great. The color was more of a green/blue flouresent. A question I'd have is how are these going to be readible in bright sunlight, i.e., top down cruising? I've seen some digital dashes completely 'wash out' in bright sunlight. I look forward to seeing your progress.
i would probably buy one from you. i think it would be sweet if you could use black lights for the gauges
I'll keep watching this to see whats new. I will also start saving my money
I've wanted another digital dash since I sold my old camaro.
nice dude!! ill be listening!
Can we program in our current mileage onto the new cluster???
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As of right now, I have not yet addressed the odo. The way I'm working the units, the factory one can still be used. However, I don't like the idea of having a mechanical odo with a digital dash, and the late 98's and 99's don't exactly match the displays I'm using. I want to get the main pieces of the design handled, then I will address the odo. The prototypes will have a factory one, though. When I do address the odo, I will definitely make it possible to update the mileage.
On another note, I have a 'Fire cluster, and I'm working on that now. There are some things about the fire clusters that make things easier, and some things that present other challenges, but they should look sweet when done.
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On another note, I have a 'Fire cluster, and I'm working on that now
So I take it you don't need the circuit board... I've been trying to track mine down, but its in my spare room / storage room, probably in one of the umpteen millions of boxes of parts....
Fire cluster with lens in place for you Pontiac guys.
Looks really nice
If I get tired of my setup, I know who to ask for a new one
I'm not normally a fan if digital clusters.... but this is looking way cooler than I thought it would........
Do you think below freezing temps ( I live in MN) will effect/hurt them any.. (make them sluggish for awhile like my stereo face).... and whats the average lifespan for something like this (before lights start burning out) ?
And another thing.... will you be making these for an extended period of time... or for just a short while? (I need a new tranny... ie.. low on burnable cash)
Looking awesome! I'm in if Im pleased with the results...
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Looking good! I will definitely keep my eye on this!
I know you already addressed the issue of the tach changing colors on redline, but what about the other numeric gauges? Say, the fuel light being blue for default, then changing to yellow at 30%, and red at 20%. Ditto for the temp and speed gauge. A temperatue readout means nothing to me, but if the temp light turned red, I'd notice it. It'd be even cooler if the end-user could customize at what values the lights change (different speed limits per states, etc).
I'm not sure of the inner workings, but I know the digital odo in my Cav used to be a yellowish orange with a white bulb, but now that I've put a blue LED in behind it, it's blue. Maybe you could have whatever makes the actual numbers and the light source be seperate like that, so it'd be possible to put 2-3 LEDs right behind it so it could change colors?
That's not a bad idea, but I have not yet seen any LED readouts capeable of more than one color. I could possibly add a warning light near the readouts if people are interested in that, or have the label change colors (for example, where it says "Coolant Temp", that could change to red, and maybe even flash, if it got over a safe limit.
hey man... we use some tri-state LED's here at work... red/yellow/green. it's basically a 3-pin LED. pin 2 is ground. when +5v is on pin 1, it lights red. +5v on pin 3, it's green. +5v on pins 1 and 3, it lights yellow.
if you want, I can get the mfg's part number for you.
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