Clock instrument cluster

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NinoB
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Clock instrument cluster

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Want to change the background to white color
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Hi, please where can I get the white background for this clock instrument cluster, just the background i want to buy whether is new or used
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GingerMagic
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Re: Clock instrument cluster

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The white dials were a feature on the very end of production, mostly on the diesel engine ( different rev counter )

All white dials are the 5 dial variety like your picture as far as I know

If you want a genuine complete cluster then you can find them online but prices vary.
Then it would need to be calibrated to your car if the mileage on the white cluster is higher than your car - if it's lower mileage then it doesn't matter.

Alternatively, there are replacement faces available online, however I don't know how hard these are to fit but I should imagine you would need to pop the needles off etc.
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Re: Clock instrument cluster

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Thanks sir.. Yes i can disassemble it.. All i need is the white background, i couldn't find anything closer to it online.. I dunno if you can help.. Even if it's a damage cluster.. Just the white background i need.. Omg
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Re: Clock instrument cluster

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I fitted the white dials to my old 406 - they looked great during the day but rubbish at night time.. :roll:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Instrument-C ... 635-2958-0

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/9650666280-d ... 635-2958-0

Quite expensive as I think I only paid around £30 for mine - I haven't found the thin replacement covers only, just the complete dials...
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Re: Clock instrument cluster

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2003 2.2hdi estate - mine
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2019 Citroen C3 something - the wife's
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NinoB
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Re: Clock instrument cluster

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GingerMagic wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:18 pm I fitted the white dials to my old 406 - they looked great during the day but rubbish at night time.. :roll:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Instrument-C ... 635-2958-0

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/9650666280-d ... 635-2958-0

Quite expensive as I think I only paid around £30 for mine - I haven't found the thin replacement covers only, just the complete dials...
Why rubbish in the night?
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Re: Clock instrument cluster

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Hard to explain, but the light that is cast on the black dials seems dull, so the numbers and the needles are clear to see.
On the white dials I found the background was reflected a bit so the numbers and needles didn't really stand out in comparison.
I did get used to it, but I found it disappointing at first.
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Re: Clock instrument cluster

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GingerMagic wrote: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:56 pm Hard to explain, but the light that is cast on the black dials seems dull, so the numbers and the needles are clear to see.
On the white dials I found the background was reflected a bit so the numbers and needles didn't really stand out in comparison.
I did get used to it, but I found it disappointing at first.
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Re: Clock instrument cluster

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The white dials are super on a night? Far superior to the black ones as there are better coloured leds inside as well.

Your night time problem would arise if you just change the dial faces as you suggested? You must at least change the hands as well as the faces? Standard ones on the black face are white and wouldn't show up well on the white faces which have red hands? Do it! :P
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Re: Clock instrument cluster

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NinoB,

I have a set out of a 2.0hdi like the set Ginger posted a link to if your interested.

The two issues I can think of.
1. I have no idea of the millage stored on the clocks
2. Your first picture shows a petrol set (6.5k red line), the diesel red line is around 5.2k from memory.

Kind regards

DDD.
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Re: Clock instrument cluster

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dirtydirtydiesel wrote: Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:42 pm NinoB,

I have a set out of a 2.0hdi like the set Ginger posted a link to if your interested.

The two issues I can think of.
1. I have no idea of the millage stored on the clocks
2. Your first picture shows a petrol set (6.5k red line), the diesel red line is around 5.2k from memory.

Kind regards

DDD.
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