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3.5" OD Black Single Wall Exhaust Tip (3.0" Clamp-On)
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VDO Vision Series 12v Voltmeter
Vision series gauges feature the ultimate in illumination technology and OEM looks. Unlike older side-lit gauges, vision series gauges are fully backlit. Light is delivered through the lettering and behind the needle resulting in superb visibility day and night. Vision series gauges feature a low profile black bezel and black face.
This Gauge Includes
42 Draft Designs Wiring Kit
Bulb Socket & 194 Light Bulb
Because each installation is different, sending units and LEDs are
included with the purchase of an individual gauge and must be purchased separately.
Which LED do I need?
This gauge includes a white 194 light bulb. For the ultimate in visibility and color we recommend the use of a 194 LED. We offer a variety of LED options for this gauge including basic 194 wedge style LEDs, high intensity LEDs, and perfect match LEDs.
194 Wedge Style LEDs
Basic 194 wedge style LEDs are a great way to light a VDO vision series gauge. We have them available in 6 colors. Priced at $4 per LED, these LEDs provide an affordable and bright color change.
High Intensity 194 Wedge Style LEDs
Our new high intensity LEDs are the ultimate in brightness. When installed in a VDO vision series gauge these LEDs provide illumination which typically exceeds the brightness of most OEM gauge clusters. These LEDs are available in 5 colors and are priced at $8.50 per LED.
Perfect Match LEDs
Our perfect match LED system provides a perfect match to the OEM VW mk4 instrument cluster. The LED consists of a grouping of 9 LEDs exactly matching the wavelength of the stock cluster built into a custom base and lens. To drive this LED our power regulator is required to regulate voltage and current. When installed in a VDO vision series gauge a OEM color match is achieved. VDO perfect match LEDs are priced at $15 and the required power regulator is priced at $15.
194 Wedge Style LEDs
High Intensity 194 LEDs
Perfect Match LEDs
What is included in the wiring kit?
Shown to the right is a typical 42 Draft Designs VDO wiring kit. Each VDO gauge includes a wiring kit built specifically for that gauge. We use flexible 18 gauge automotive wire, heavy duty crimp terminals, and thin black zip- ties.
A voltmeter wiring kit includes two 4.5' lengths of lighting wire, two 6' lengths of power and ground wire, all necessary terminals, and zip-ties.
Recommended Electrical Accessories
We offer a variety of electrical accessories not included in the basic wiring kit. We have everything from crimpers to fuse boxes. For this gauge install we recommend scotchloks or T-taps to tap into existing dimmer switch wiring. We also recommend a mini inline fuse holder to protect your lighting circuit. A mini fuse add-a-circuit can be used to tap into a switched 12v power source. Browse our selection to learn more!
Electrical Tools & Accessories
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This gauge uses VDO's spin-lok mounting system. In some gauge mounts these spin-lok nuts simply will not fit. For these applications we recommend a stud mounting kit. VDO's stud mounting kit includes two threaded studs, two nuts and a U-bracket. In many gauge mounts, such as our VW mk4 triple gauge panels, stud mounting kits are a necessity.
2 1/16" Stud Mounting Kit
Installation instructions are included with any gauge purchase from 42. They are also available online for your convenience. Please visit our tech corner for installation instructions pertaining to this gauge and your specific vehicle. Also, check out our FAQ for common questions regarding VDO gauges and installation.
Tech Corner & FAQ
Part # 332-103
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