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I found a few posts about how to make the gas gauge easier to see. i am still confused about the best and least costly way to do this. The darn thing is just way down there in the bottom of that dark tunnel and for me it's just about impossible to read it, except at night when it is better illuminated.

Is it possible to pull the gauges and just cut off the back of the tunnel to bring the gauge up maybe an inch? I see how to pull the dash but I don't to do it until I have a plan.

I'd like to avoid upgrading the LEDs but it does look like a viable solution. My car is a 2006 Solstice.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and my apologies if I missed this being covered in my search of the archives.

John
 

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Here's a trick that works sometimes: Grasp the steering wheel at 12 o'clock. The light reflecting off your hand illuminates the fuel gauge.
 

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I use the guage that tells me how much gas I have left in miles to empty. It shows up under the tack. It is turned on with button on the steering wheel.
 

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I was talking about the problem with my wife. She said, "Could I offer a low-tech solution?" Of course I said, "Yes." She replied, "Why don't you just buy one of those two dollar LED flashlights and keep it in the car."

Duh! Problem solved!

John
 

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Oh, I forgot - I want to thank all of you for your kind responses and solutions. I love to tinker with the car but I love to save money more than that!

This is a great forum!

John
 

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Blackcat custom makes replacement gauge clusters so you can have really BIG digits, or you can order the super bright replacement LEDs from them that will brighten up things a lot.
 

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A higher contrast gauge face may negate the need for a large font.
 

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