Replacement YJ Dash - Dasboard RefittingPosted in How To: Body Chassis on July 1, 2007 0) (
The newest YJ is at least 12 years old by now. We don't know about your Wrangler, but we have been fixing to do something about the dashboard in our '94 for some time now. With 370,000 miles on both the Jeep and dashboard, it had some issues: the volt gauge never got above 10 volts (even though we knew it had 14.7 volts when it was running), the speedometer got to be different types of wrong with every tire change, the oil-pressure gauge read anywhere from 10-20 psi lower than it should've, and whoever came up with the idea of moving the 4WD indicator up in place of the clock should be shot.
We could go on about the problems our YJ dash had, but the thing that was keeping us from doing something was the amount of fabrication required. Until now.
Auto Meter offers replacement YJ dash panels for the speedometer cluster and the center gauge cluster. Those pieces, coupled with Auto Meter gauges and a Tuffy Security Products glovebox, made for a no-fab solution to our YJ dashboard woes.
We went with Auto Meter's new full-sweep gauges, plus the Cobalt series gauges we chose offer LED lighting for low-current draw, and we'll never have to replace a bulb again. Then, to top it off, we put a Flaming River Cascades steering wheel and adapter on the Jeep.
Now, our gauges read accurately, the wasted gauge location is used, and we did it all without any fabrication.