December 20, 2011, 3:23 pm
[quote name='stealth_titanium' timestamp='1324393140' post='157416']
hi all here are some usefull pictures if you are looking to fit a focus st gauge pod and clocks to your 07 onwards focus tdci
firstly i obtained a gauge pod and gauges from eBay at £40 posted then stripped down the clock cluster and gently removed the clock hands then removed the printed circuit board which is useless unless your a bio chemist/work on space craft!! lol i then used the green printed circuit board as a template for my substitute board. i used the plastic from a dvd case as the thickness is correct for the housing and being clear you have the advantage to see where everything is when your mounting it together .
1 remove green printed circuit board
2 press the 3 pins of the original circuit board tn ti the soft plastic of the dvd case and make the impressions for the holes for your new clocks / needles
3 obtain x1 electrical oil temp gauge x1 electrical oil pressure gauge and x1 mechanical boost pressure gauge preferably cheep ones mine cost £12 each off eBay and also a sandwich plate to go between the oil filter and clock to take the readings from !!
4 strip the new gauges down as you only require the guts out of them take extra care not to damage the windings or the delicate brass mechanism inside the boost gauge
5 fit the needles through the holes you made in the dvd cover and secure the gauge mechanisms in place using there original screws
6 obtain your desired colour of led bulbs i opted for the standard look and colour so chose white for clocks and red for needles you can buy these from eBay pre resisted to 12v and at £2,50 for 5 bulbs pre wired
7 fit bulbs in the correct place on the white plastic block
8 this bit was the most tricky you will need to lengthen the red clock hands as the needles from the guage mechanism will not be long enough to reach through now. I cut them in half and added a 5mm section or cuppa chops lolly pop stick to make them longer using araldite to bond them in place (take extra care to get them straight )
9 i had to cut the back out or the plastic casing to allow the gauge mechanisms to poke through
there should be more pictures to follow unfortunately im am better at making things than using computers so I am sorry if my format is a little shit lol