JK Wrangler 2007 and up
7mm Hex driver, 1/2" Scotch Permanent
double stick tape,(This tape is NON-Destructive and
removable) or 3M Spray Adhesive, ISO-alcohol or suitable cleaner.
We highly recommend the tape as the best adhesive product for these overlays.
Not as messy!
purchase the flames or yellow overlays, it would be a good idea to color the
pointers/needles to make them more visible against their background. We
recommend using a black 'Sharpie' permament marker
to color the top surface of the needles.
take the time to read these instructions completely before installing.
normally be done in about an hour, but allow yourself plenty of time so you
won't be rushed. Work gently and slowly. Do not force anything. DO NOT remove the pointers.
They can be gently moved through their normal range of travel. Be sure the
pointers do not touch the overlay.
overlays MUST be installed under DARK conditions to align them with
the original gauge markings.
NOT USE METAL OBJECTS ON THE BLACK CLUSTER FACE. They can scratch the surface and
render a white mark at night.
REMOVE and PREP THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
off, Keys removed.
1. Remove the lower dash panel
below the steering wheel.
Pull down on the small
grab handle; it un-clips at the top and hinges down to remove.
Tilt steering wheel to gain
2. Remove 2 small black
hex screws, one on each side of the steering wheel.
Tilt steering wheel
to gain access needed.
3. Remove the upper dash
cover by lifting up on the bottom, then pull up and towards the steering
wheel. It is only held with clips.
4. Remove the 4 screws that hold
the cluster to the dash. Remove the cluster enough to release the
electrical connectors in the rear, then remove the
(Shown here without
the bezel and clear lens)
5. Remove the clear lens from
the cluster assembly by releasing the clear tabs around the edge.
6. Remove the
black/silver bezel from the cluster by releasing the black tabs around the
Tip: If you have the
black bezel you can now paint it silver or what ever
color you want. This also is a good time to color the needles if necessary.
7. Clean the original cluster
gauge faces with iso-alcohol to remove any
8. Re-connect the wiring
harnesses and install the cluster back into the dash "As-Is".
Tip: Just use the 2 top screws to
hold the cluster in place for now.
9. Your cluster should look like
this, ready for the overlays.
INSTALLING THE OVERLAYS:
sure your hands are clean before handling the overlays.
Install only one overlay at a time. Keep the others in the envelope out of harms way.
3. Use a
toothpick to release a slightly out of place overlay before the final
use metal objects on the black cluster face.
TJ overlays shown for
1. Do a test install of an
overlay without adhesive/tape to get the knack of slipping it over
the pointer and lining it up in the dark with the dash lights on.
(See Photo and
instructions in Step #3 below)
2. Install the clear
adhesive tape lightly to the rear of an overlay as shown. (2 strips is
OK for the small overlays, but use as much as possible on the larger ones.)
If tape overlaps the edge, cut the excess off with a scissors.
Do not remove the tape or
you will damage the overlay. If using 3M Spray Adhesive, apply to rear of
TJ overlays shown for
DASH LIGHTS ON
3. Gently install the
overlay over the pointer, then around the hub.
4. Align the overlay to
the original gauge markings shining through. Take your time and be exact.
Then "Press Down" firmly all around to set it
in place. The pointers and hubs must NOT touch the overlay.
5. Be sure
the pointers are moved back to the zero positions.
6. Tilt steerning wheel full down and re-install the black/silver
bezel, then the clear lens. It is not absolutely necessary to remove the
cluster again to do this.
you have a plain black bezel you can paint it bright silver, or any color you
polish the clear plastic lens. Using a plastic polish will restore it to
"Like New" condition. Many brands are available in Marine supply
stores. They also work good on plastic soft top
windows. We used "Meguiar's
Mirror Glaze 17 Clear Plastic Cleaner".
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