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300M cluster install

Found a 300M speedo from a 2000 300M (no idiot light problems) for a price so good I couldn't resist

Went from this



~30 minutes later I now have this

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OOh me likey alot. Was it simple to install?
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Very nice Joe.
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install was a piece of cake, it would of taken me less time but I forgot to switch the front clear face from my old gauges onto the new ones so I pulled it out, swapped them and reinstalled, then I didn't like seeing the factory part number in the bottom right corner of the cluster so I took it apart again

so figure under 30 minutes to remove OEM cluster and install the 300M if you do it right the first time

only tools needed are a phillips head screwdriver and a t15 torx head

I love the EL illumination but it's gonna take some time to get used to seeing black needles instead of red at night
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bah youll love, once you get used to it, youll find the red needles are actually distracting.
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Care to put together a how-to?
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Very Good! I like it a lot.
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Found a 300M speedo from a 2000 300M (no idiot light problems) for a price so good I couldn't resist
- I would guess no idoit light problems with the same model year and similar high trim levels(lucky bastard)
- How good of a deal ???


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I love the EL illumination but it's gonna take some time to get used to seeing black needles instead of red at night
My Police Cluster(150 mph-hee hee) has the EL and red needles-look kinda fluorescent red actually.
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Joe...what did you do about the white barcode that's visible in the lower right? Tape over it? Paint it? Remove it somehow? Inquiring minds want to know!!
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I have the LHS speedo in my car (99 Cord) and I had a Trep speedo as well. I actually like the Trep speedo (anything is better then the original 99 Cord speedo) alot the problem was it didn't have traction and it made my traction not work. Hey Joe does your Trep speedo have ABS and traction? Are you looking to get rid of it if it does?
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Black Tape

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Joe...what did you do about the white barcode that's visible in the lower right? Tape over it? Paint it? Remove it somehow? Inquiring minds want to know!!
Electrical tape
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Joe...what did you do about the white barcode that's visible in the lower right? Tape over it? Paint it? Remove it somehow? Inquiring minds want to know!!

When I did my gauges, I used nail polish remover to take off the bar code down to the original plastic. Then I taped it off and sprayed it with a few light coats of flat black spray paint. You only notice the difference when the light hits it just right. And then, all you notice is that the original layer has a semi-gloss or satin finish to it. Otherwise the color is identical. I'm thinking of spraying over the flat black again with some type of satin or semi finish black. I'm just being picky though because it really is almost invisible. I don't notice it while driving, unless I make a point of it.
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Thanks for the info. I just happen to have a can of satin finish black that I used for my door trim. I was going to tape around it and use a black permanant marker on it but I'll remove it with the nail polish remover and paint it.
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I just got a 300M Special speedo (150 MPH) so anybody looking to upgrade to a look like Joe's let me know.
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