New Instrument Gauges - Installing

Over the last week, I've been busy fitting the new Faria instrument gauges that we purchased from ASAP Supplies earlier this month. The dials themselves were very easy to fit as all the wiring from the factory-fit Volvo Penta gauges were all colour coded and cable tied neatly behind the dashboard. This meant that all we had to do was remove the ring terminal crimp connectors from the Volvo dials and refit them straight back onto the new Faria gauges. A couple of the crimp connectors were in need of replacing but we've got a huge box of them so this wasn't much of an issue.

The new gauges went in quickly and easily and each one works with the existing sensors/senders that are fitted to the boat. The only things we need to replace are the fuel sender units in the tanks as we want to be sure the senders provide an accurate reading. Other than that, each gauge is now in and working. It's a huge improvement to the dashboard - not only practically but aesthetically. The gauges are far more reliable and look far better with the stainless steel bezels. The only thing that's left to do is straighten up the dials as some of them aren't quite lined up properly.


  1. Hi there. Good to see that Bandit is in good hands. Should you bring her back to the South you will find what an excellent sea boat she is. Keep up the good works. Kind regards Robert (we named her Bandit)


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