Dakota Digital 1973-79 Ford Pickup Analog Gauge System Silver Alloy HDX-73F-PU-S
Dakota Digital 1973-79 Ford Pickup Truck, 1978-79 Ford Bronco and 1978-89 E-Van HDX Instruments
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In 1973, Ford turned the bump into a recess, and the “dentside” pickups were born. The triple-square instrument systems have always been tricky to update, but this direct-fit system brings 21st century tech to the vintage truck. Supplied sensors and available expansion modules allow this system to mate with the drivetrain of your choice, while the full-color TFT message center provides additional info at a glance(bezel is NOT included).
*Bezel shown in any pics is not included, shown for visual/presentation purposes.
System uses OEM or reproduction style bezel.
Each HDX system allows the user to select their favorite illumination color for the gauge readings and needles, as well as the TFT message center displays. RGB LEDs are incorporated into the circuit boards for fully-adjustable display colors, allowing the user to personalize their instrument system to match nearly any vehicle theme.
Calibration and personal settings are manipulated with the built-in, capacitive-touch buttons, or the Bluetooth app for Apple and Android devices. Each needle hub is black nickel plated spun-aluminum to match the buttons. All HDX instrument systems feature dead-faced indicators (turn signals, high beam, check engine, cruise control, parking brake, plus two user-definable), and a red, settable warning light for each gauge. With the central control box, installation is greatly simplified with vehicle-harness sourced signals and supplied, solid state sending units connecting cleanly to their respective terminal. Scroll through the listing below for a more in-depth look at the HDX series!
MDX-73F-PU-S Metric system (KM/H and degrees Celsius) is available as a custom option for no additional cost, but may take approximately 4-8 weeks to build.
The HDX series from Dakota Digital is the latest in aftermarket automotive instrumentation technology. HDX takes personalization and usability to a whole new dimension while retaining your favorite features from the wildly popular VHX-series such as LED backlighting for the numbers, tick marks and dead-faced dash indicators (turn signals, high beam, check engine, cruise control engaged and parking brake). Illuminated needles and a lifetime warranty are still part of the deal as well. These features add up to a clean, easy to read instrument system in all conditions. Precision stepper motors provide accurate needle movement along with a full-sweep at key-on, and the needle hubs are black nickel plated spun-aluminum.
With the instrument system dialed in, including calibration of the speedometer and fuel gauge, the system can calculate your remaining fuel range, expressed in miles to empty. Every kit is supplied with an optional buzzer for feedback each time a button is pressed. Further, the buzzer can emit a warning tone for each reading at a user-defined set point to coincide with the dead-faced, red warning lights incorporated into the gauge faces.
Vehicle integration through a central control box has become a calling card for Dakota Digital, and the advantages are substantial. Most notably, installation is greatly simplified; two power (constant and switched) and one ground connection get things up and running, while vehicle-harness sourced signals and sensor inputs run cleanly to their respective terminal. Supplied, solid state sending units with weather-tight harnesses ensure trouble-free operation. The control box allows for easier service, a nicer-looking finished product, in addition to an abundance of technology packed into a vintage dashboard.
HDX System Includes:
Analog GaugesSpeedometer - 0-160 MPH (optional metric version 0-260 kmh). Split scale provides resolution of a 120MPH speedometer, with a top end range of 160MPH.
Tachometer - 0-8000 RPM
Oil Pressure - 0-80 psi
Water Temperature - 100-260ºF (optional metric version 40-120ºC)
Fuel Level - E, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, F
Voltmeter - 9-17 VDC
Digital Message Centers
Odometer (One time user settable, Million Mile)
Dual (A/B) Trip Meter (0-9,999.9)
Clock (12 hour)
Estimated Range/Miles to Empty
0-60 MPH Timer (0-100 kmh)
1/4 and 1/8 mile time
1/4 and 1/8 mile end speed (trap speed)
High speed recall
High RPM recall
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