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2008 F250 Gauge Face Replace

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So I successfully installed a new gauge face in my 2008 Super Duty and thought I would post this because I had a heck of a hard time finding how to remove my instrument cluster in the ’08 and newer trucks, so here it is with pictures. Just email me and I will send you the ‘how to” that I put together. I bought the new stainless gauge face with red numbers from a guy on ebay for just $19.95, free shipping. It is made my US Speedo but says “Regency” on it. This is way cheaper than the $200 the others cost but is the same quality and I love it! I also bought a set of new needles from a guy on Ebay for just $40 cuz I wanted blue needles on the speedo and tach and kept the old red needles on the four smaller gauges on top. Love it!
I hated the OEM black gauge faces cuz I had a hard time seeing them in the daylight. I also hated the sickly green glow at night. Now it is nice bright stainless steel in the day and super easy to read, and at night it is a gorgeous ruby red. I did not have to change any bulbs cuz the new gauge face has a red film on the back. Besides, I found out the gauge cluster is lit by LEDs that are soldered into the circuit board behind the gauges, which is something else I could not find online, so now you know. Anyway, the project is easier than you think—I had no experience with removing a gauge cluster or removing and replacing gauge needles and it worked out terrific. Be careful with the needles because they are a little hard to pull off and to push back on—you feel like you are pushing way too hard, but just don’t bend anything. Use a fork to lift the needles off if you don’t have the plastic tool that comes with the needle kits. Here are some pictures. I love my stainless gauge faces and the red glow at night!
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That looks pretty good man & I hear ya about the green lighting.



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Very nice...hadn't thought about doing this yet. My wife is going to be very upset with you for posting this.


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What gauge is that next to your fuel gauge? On mine its charging voltage but yours is obviously different.

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Gauge Question

The gauge next to my fuel gauge is the transmission temp (truck has tow package)

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I know this is an old thread but have a question. The gauge glass (plastic) cover on my 2009 F350 has cracked from the bottom left and is growing to the upper right. Is it hard to get the cover off to replace it?
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