Dakota Digital 1978-88 Chevy Monte Carlo Analog Gauge System Kit VHX-78C-MC-S-R

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Dakota Digital VHX Instrument System for 1978-88 Chevy Monte Carlo, 1978-87 Chevy El Camino/GMC Caballero and 1978-83 Chevy Malibu with round speedometer and gauges (will not fit rectangular sweep-style speedometer dashes)

VHX-78C-MC-S-R with SILVER ALLOY style and RED backlighting

Finally, a good-looking solution for Chevy G-Bodies! A simple installation into the stock instrument housing, Dakota Digital squeezes six analog gauge readouts plus two digital LCD message centers into Monte Carlo-style clusters. Upgrade your El Camino, Malibu, or Monte Carlo's individual-gauge cluster! Will not fit sweep-style speedometer dashes.

Full 6 Gauge Instrument System installs into OEM bezel (bezel is NOT included). Fits 1978-88 Chevy Monte Carlo/ 1978-87 Chevy El Camino and Malibu with the round speedometer and gauges. Also fits 1978- 87 GMC Caballero.

*The VHX-78C-MC fits into a stock or reproduction style dash bezel (bezel shown in any pic is NOT included, shown for demonstration purposes only).

**The VHX-78C-MC gauge system will NOT fit the rectangular sweep-style speedometer cluster.**

This system fits the following vehicles:
  • 1978-88 Chevy Monte Carlo
  • 1978-87 Chevy El Camino / GMC Caballero  (with round gauges / does not fit clusters with sweep-style speedometer)
  • 1978-83 Chevy Malibu  (with round gauges / does not fit clusters with sweep-style speedometer)
Fully lit needles, backlit faces, and three highly visible LCD message centers are a few of the things that you can see which set the VHX Series apart from yesterday’s traditional approach to instrumentation. A few of the features which you don’t normally see are the micro-controlled precision stepper motors, solid state sensors for unparalleled accuracy, and user-customizable display feedback, all supported by an unrivaled limited lifetime warranty which has become the standard for Dakota Digital instrumentation systems. Completely engineered and manufactured at their facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the VHX Series has completely revolutionized the instrumentation industry!
MHX-78C-MC-S-R Metric system (KM/H and degrees Celsius) is available as a custom option (no additional cost) but may take 4-8 weeks to build.

VHX System Includes:

Analog Gauges

Speedometer - 0-140 MPH (optional metric version 0-225 kmh)
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

Lighting - Back lit technology is popular with performance instrumentation due to precise lighting allowing you see what is truly important when you really need it at a quick glance. Each number, tick mark, annunciator, needle, indicator and digital message center is lit by a series of LEDs behind the gauge face.

Digital Message Center

Standard Displays:

Odometer (One time user settable, Million Mile)
Dual (A/B) Trip Meter (0-9,999.9)
Clock (12 hour)

Performance Meters: 

0-60 MPH Timer (0-100 kmh)
1/4 mile time
1/4 mile end speed (trap speed)
High speed recall
High RPM recall


Speedometer (0-255 MPH / KM/H)
Tachometer (0-9,990 RPM)
Oil Pressure (0-100 psi displayed in 1 psi increments)
Water Temperature (100-300ºF / 40-150ºC displayed in 1ºF/ºC increments)
Voltmeter (9-17 VDC)
Fuel Level (0-99% full)


Auto-contrasting LCD display for optimal view in the brightest of sunlight.
LED backlit at night to match/complete the look at night.

Built-In Indicators

Turn Signals (Left/ Right)
High Beam
Check Engine
Parking Brake
Cruise Control (On/ On & Engaged when vehicle is equipped)
Gear Position (Optional GSS-2000 sensor required, sold separately)
4 x 4 (When vehicle is equipped)
Wait to Start (When vehicle is equipped)

Included Sensors:

Water Temperature - 1/8" NPT, ground isolated sensor with a 10 ft harness.

Oil Pressure - 1/8" NPT solid state sensor with a 10 ft harness.

Cable Drive Speed Sensor/Generator - Replaces GM style speedometer cables with a 10 ft harness. Sensor requires approximately 5" clearance extending between the cable drive output and any obstruction. Part # 130011 (sol

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