Pod Inserts for '94 - 2001 Mustangs !
Photo of gauge inserts in white on factory stock gauge pod '96. Gauge
pod lit up.
update notes 10-1-99:
simplified the install to basically be 1) Remove the outer bezel. 2) Stick
on the pod using a small amount of soapy water. No removal of the gauge
pod electronic unit or lens is needed. We'll be updating this install
to illustrate this new procedure. You can read below to get an idea of
what how the product is installed however.
Mustangworld Speedshop Original.
Here's a unique product that allows you to have a colored gauge pod that's
long lasting and without painting. They are stick on which allows you
to change your mind and peel it off in the future. They are easy to install
and come in many colors.
Gauge insert close up.
right, they install ON TOP of the clear pod cover !
We spent many hours designing the kit so that it can be installed ON TOP
of the clear plastic lens and not obscure any of the gauges in the pod.
This allows for a much easier installation and gives your factory gauges
a deeper custom look ! More on why we designed it this way after the install.
ahead and install one.
people have installed the gauge pod inserts WITHOUT removing the
pod. They were just VERY careful not to spay the pod with water, but rather
lightly spray the gauge pod insert itself and stick it on the pod while
it's in place in your stang. If you are going to to this, make sure you
don't spray water onto the pod electronics and be careful. But it may
save you some time because you do not have to remove the gauge pod from
first step is to remove the gauge pod itself. More info on this
can be found in our White
Face Gauge How-To. We suggest you read it first on how to
remove the pod and remove the pod cover plate.
Practice re-installing the pod at this point ! See what
it will take to maneuver the pod back into place. Top first
and tilt-wheel full down.
the pod cover plate from the gauges. This is what we will be
clear lens is fused to the plate and very hard to remove without
special tools, so our kit applies on top of the clear lens.
It looks surprisingly good and very unique on the outside.
spray the whole face plate down with a soapy water solution.
worry about getting water inside the pod, we'll be rinsing everything
after the install is complete.
the soapy water solution around to have all areas on the clear
two hands, carefully peel back the gauge inserts. Do this nice
and slow. You can spray the sticky surface with soapy water as
you peel if you feel you need to.
carefully lay the insert onto the clear lens. You want to slide
it back and forth to make sure the soapy water get's under the
inserts to allow you to align it.
soapy water on it if you need to.
need to align the insert is only 2 places to get a good fit.
Position yourself at an angle to the faces. Center the middle
up with the black pillar while standing looking at the pod dead
height of the insert can be adjusted to suit your taste. We
aligned the the insert so that it is almost touching the bottom
of the trip reset button. If it's touching it, it's too high.
You want it "just" not touching the reset button.
needs to be checked on the pod to be sure it's where you want
the pod cover you are working on if fairly dry on it's underside,
then lay it on the pod. Check to see that you can see all the
gauges and that everything is viewable from an "in front"
sure it's not too wet when you do this ! If you find that it's
off you can peel and re-stick it by using the soapy water again.
know the insert is down where you want it, you can begin gently
pressing out any air bubbles you might see.
to press out bubbles as the insert dries.
IT'S DRY, (a few hours later) you can rinse the pod cover
gently under a sink. You can basically rinse the entire cover
plate at this point, inside and out. The COVER ONLY not
your entire electronic gauge pod of course !!
the pod cover with a towel to avoid water spots. Make sure water
is drained from the spring area on the trip reset switch.
just re-attach the cover to the gauge pod and re-install the
pod into your stang. Make sure it's 100% dry.
! Treat the insert with the same care as you would treat
the clear lens surface. You want to TAKE YOUR TIME when reinstalling
it, avoid scratching the insert and the clear lens. Hopefully
you practiced this (like we mentioned in step 1).
Installs on the outside of the cover !
Our first design was for the gauge inserts to stick to the black ABS
plate itself. However we ran into a snag that we believe everyone
out there will also run into below:
The Clear Plastic cover is "fused"
to the ABS back plate !
Our kit installs on top of the clear plate because of this.
did a great job fusing the clear plate to the black ABS plastic. Removing
the clear lens plate without damage is something that most people
might find hard to do. You can't pry it off because the clear plate
will crack. It will have to be cut off with a tool or with a hot wire,
etc. We wanted to keep the installation as simple as possible.
you have questions about the gauge inserts for your model stang please
email us here.
That's it !
Now go out and enjoy your ride !
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