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I am new to B5 and have found this site very helpful. I have the 1.8T with manual trans and am going to add gauges. Has anyone installed the Autometer Colbalt series and do they match the blue factory dash light?

Besides a bost gauge what other guage would you suggest? I plan to chip my car.

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i have the cobalt boost/vac and A/F gauge. the color match isnt perfect but its close, the only reason i got the A/f was my friend gave it to me for $30, boost is the main gauge to get.
 

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IDriveB5 said:
i have the cobalt boost/vac and A/F gauge. the color match isnt perfect but its close, the only reason i got the A/f was my friend gave it to me for $30, boost is the main gauge to get.
Thanks for your reply. Where did you mount your gauges?
 

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Here ya go , It wasnt cheap

 

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mine looks just like that, except i have the AF also in a dual pod, look over in the general forum, i posted a pic of my car, u can see the pillar mount :thumbup:
 

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Thanks to both of you for the response, they look good. I like the trim around the gauge. I am thinking about the the dual pod that mounts on the steering column. I know the colbalt gauges are not cheap but i think overall they match the stock look the best.
 

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Go to 42 Draft Designs:
http://www.42draftdesigns.com/perfectmatch.htm

They sell LED bulb replacements for your gauges that match the factory colors EXACTLY.

I got one for my (not yet installed) boost gauge.

Phatdub - where did you tap in to get illumination for your gauge? Is it dimmable?
 

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Its not Dimmable. I tapped into a wire behind the light switch.
 
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