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Dakota Digital 78-83 Chevy Malibu El Camino GMC Sweep Dash, Silver Alloy/White

$802.75
SKU: VHX-78C-MAL-S-W

Availability: In stock

Handling Time: 30 Days

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Dakota Digital 78-83 Chevy Malibu / El Camino / GMC Sprint Sweep Dash, Silver Alloy/White

VHX-78C-MAL-S-W

VHX Instrument System


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 displays into Monte Carlo-style clusters. Upgrade your Malibu or Monte Carlo’s individual-gauge cluster! 

Fully lit needles, backlit faces, and two 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 our facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the VHX Series has completely revolutionized the instrumentation industry!

VHX-78C-MAL :Full 6 Gauge Instrument System installs into OEM bezel. Fits 1978- 83  Chevy El Camino and Malibu with the OEM long sweep style speedometer and gauges. Also fits 1978- 83 GMC Caballero.

*Bezel not included, shown for visual/presentation purposes.
System uses OEM or reproduction style bezel.

Specifications:

Analog Gauges

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

Tachometer
·0- 8,000 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 Centers


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

Gauges
·Speedometer (0- 255 MPH/kmh)
·Tachometer (0- 9,900 RPM)
·Oil Pressure (0-100 psi displayed in 1 psi increments)
·Water Temperature (100- 300ºF/ 40- 150ºC displayed in 1 ºF/ºC increments)
·Voltmeter (9- 17 VDC)
·Fuel Level (0-99% full)

Lighting
·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

Indicators
·Turn Signals (Left/ Right)
·High Beam
·Check Engine
·Parking Brake
·Cruise Control (On/ On & Engaged when vehicle is equipped)
·Gear Position (Optional GSS-3000 sensor required)
·4 x 4 (When vehicle is equipped)
·Wait to Start (When vehicle is equipped)
 **Not all OEM indicator lamp functions will be replaced.
  • If additional indicators are desired within the new instrument system, consider repurposing any unused indicators to suit your application.

Included Sensors

 

sVHX Specs GM (bottom)

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 Driven 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 (sold separately) allows for relocation of the pulse generator when additional clearance is required. (Tremec and Ford style adaptors available on request.)

Bushings
·Each kit comes with 1/8" to 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" NPT bushings along with bushings for 12mm and 16mm x 1.5 threads.

Calibration


Pushbutton
·Dakota Digital instruments are programmed and operated by the push of a button. Simply mount the included pushbuttons supplied with your gauges in a convenient and easily accessible location. These buttons are used to calibrate your speedometer, set the cylinder count and the fuel level gauge. Once properly configured these same buttons are used to access the wealth of information located in the Digital Message Centers.


Fitment Details

Year Make Model Trim Engine Notes
1978 Chevrolet El Camino
1979 Chevrolet El Camino
1980 Chevrolet El Camino
1981 Chevrolet El Camino
1982 Chevrolet El Camino
1983 Chevrolet El Camino
1978 Chevrolet Malibu
1979 Chevrolet Malibu
1980 Chevrolet Malibu
1981 Chevrolet Malibu
1982 Chevrolet Malibu
1983 Chevrolet Malibu