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Old 10-23-2015, 01:01 AM   #1
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dash darkeners

I found on my 84 pickup that I had an extremely bright tach with no way to dim it. I found if you go to the dollar store and buy the flattest lens sun glasses you can cut out a circle the size of the hole and glue it in, it looks like a black blank space until you turn it on and it's still readable
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:04 PM   #2
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Re: dash darkeners

The "better" tachometers have wiring just for the light. This allows you to wire the light for the tachometer into the lighting circuit in your dash.

Then when you adjust the brightness of your stock gages, the tachometer will adjust also.

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Old 10-26-2015, 04:20 PM   #3
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Re: dash darkeners

Yep, What John says..
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Re: dash darkeners

I know this thread is a little Old but there's always someone dropping by and reading this again.
So this is what I would do if the Tach is on a separate circuit then dash lights, what for it...... wait for it....... get a lower amperage bulb. Now that wasn't too hard was it, LOL
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