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Old 09-28-2008, 10:49 PM   #1
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Cougar gauge swap

So today I went to the junk yard and found that the newer Cougar has similar gauges as the Focus. The back was grey and the needles were different. I liked the look of them. I got them brought them home and took it apart. The surround wont fit but the back is the same although there is a extra plug on the back from the Cougar, I guess it goes to the other lcd.


After taking it apart, I took the background off of the plastic and sanded the green off so that I can convert it to blue.


Then I put it all back together. I had to cover the hole where the other lcd was and pull out the bulb for the shift light. There also was not a hole for the trip reset so I had to cut one. Here's the finished product:



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Old 09-28-2008, 10:55 PM   #2
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Nice find dude! That looks sweet!
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i want to see how the needles light up... but its a great find!!
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Oops I meant Gauge Swap. I don't think I can change the title.
Thanks. I don't care for the look of reverse glow. So I thought it would be a good mod.
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I'll post a pic after I get some blue bulbs.
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Here's what it looks like now. (Of course I still need to calibrate the needles.)
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wow man, that is AWESOME!!!!

looks great, good work
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oh just noticed that the new spedo goes up to 150 and stock is 140... are all the numbers in the same places as stock?
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oh just noticed that the new spedo goes up to 150 and stock is 140... are all the numbers in the same places as stock?
They start in the same spot. I think they are a little closer together. Not that big a deal. It wont be that far off unless I am going over 100 and I don't think that will be happening, at least not anytime soon
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Here's the finished product installed:
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