Anyone have the Autometer gauge pods? How well does the plastic match the OEM plastic? In the pics, I does not look like a very good match - it looks like that cheap black plastic stuff from the 1970s.
Yep, I think the lower gauge is the defrosting issue culprit. It sticks out enough that its over the side vent and likely interrupting the intended air flow. Its a minor annoyance until the windshield fully warms up, but nothing that makes for unsafe visibility. Still, one of those things that's nice for someone to give you a heads up about.I bet those side vents with the lower gauge blocking the defroster flow enough to result in turbulence-causing the defroster air direction just enough interruption. there is no plastic on the AutoMeter that runs down and under the front defrost vents running parallel along windshield , are there? you mean the side defrost vents visible in picture 2 , i think?
If I'm recalling correctly, a hole had to be added for the small screw on the outer side of the a-pillar to help secure the new panel. The fit of the panel is pretty snug on mine, so you might be able to get away without that additional screw, but I figured it ensures everything stays in place.Did you have to add that screw in on the OEM panel just above the AutoMeter Panel?.