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1947- 53 Chevy Pickup HDX Instruments


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1947- 53 Chevy Pickup HDX Instruments

Don’t settle for adapter rings and tiny round gauges crammed inside, go for a direct drop-in solution instead! Chrome plated, machined aluminum instrument housings replace the stock bezels for an exact fit into stock 1947-53 Chevy and GMC pickup dashboards. A pair of capacitive-touch buttons and a full-color TFT display in each gauge allows full personalization.

Available with your choice of black or silver alloy gauge-face styling, each HDX system allows the user to select independent illumination colors for the gauge readings and needles, as well as the message centers. Calibration and personal settings are manipulated with the built-in, capacitive-touch buttons, or the available 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 our central control box, installation is greatly simplified with vehicle-harness sourced signals and supplied, solid state sending units connecting cleanly to their respective terminal. Click the tabs below for a more in-depth look at the HDX series!

*Machined aluminum and chrome bezel included.

  • Pictures
  • Specifications
  • Options
  • Expansion
  • Manuals

Pictures

Silver Alloy Background
Black Alloy Background
Theme: Ice and Fire
Theme: Ice White
Theme: Wild Aqua
Theme: Yellow Flare
HDX-47C-PU: Rearview

Specifications

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.
   (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.
sHDX 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.
   (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 and Use


Pushbutton Control
 ·All HDX Series Instrument Systems include LED-lit onboard capacitive touch pushbuttons through the gauge face. These pushbuttons provide quick and consistent access to all functions, either in driving mode or while in the setup menu. Button-press feedback is available through the TFT Message Center, or through the included buzzer. Additionally, remote mounted switches can be wired into the HDX system if this proves more accessible based upon seating position. The HDX Series can also be completely configured through the Bluetooth app, suitable to Android and Apple devices. Using your existing tablet or smart phone, download the free app, sync your device to the HDX system, and enjoy quick and convenient menu navigation and real time gauge readouts for diagnostic use or a secondary display.

Calibration
 ·All calibration settings are handled through onboard capacitive touch switches or the remote Bluetooth app. While many calibration settings exist, the speedometer and fuel level are completed in most cases (unless GPS-50-2 is used, negating the need to calibrate the speedometer) through a few taps of the pushbuttons and a short test drive of the vehicle.

Options

Which extras items that are not included with this kit does Dakota Digital recommend that you consider?

Because Dakota Digital includes the required sensors for the Oil Pressure, Water Temperature and Speedometer with all its VHX and VFD instrument systems, in many cases no additional parts will be required. However, you may wish to consider the following optional items.

GSS-2000 - Universal Gear Position Sensor 

All Instrument packages contain a gear shift indicator display allowing the transmission gear position (Park, Reverse, etc.) to be shown within the message center. The GSS-2000 accommodates automatic transmissions with 2- 4 forward gears and enjoys a simple and straightforward installation.

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DIM-1 - Light Dimming Knob

Although Dakota Digital instrument systems are programmable for both day and night intensity levels, the DIM-1 will allow rotary, or on-the-fly brightness adjustment added convenience.

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SEN-06-1 - Fuel Level Sensor

Dakota Digital instrument systems are designed to utilize a stock or aftermarket fuel level sensor. If a universal or replacement sensor is desired, the SEN-06-1 is a great choice.

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BIM-01-2  - ODB II/ Can Interface Module

The BIM-01-2 OBD-II (J1850/CAN) Interface connects directly to the ECM diagnostic port to extract engine and transmission data and supply it to the VFD/VHX instrument, making installation a breeze. 

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BIM-17-2 - Compass w/ Outside Temperature Module

The Dakota Digital BIM-17-2 makes it easy to add compass and outside air temperature information to your VFD3/ VHX instrument system. Readouts are visible in the instrument system's message centers; sending units and mounting hardware included.

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Expansion

Expansions

Dakota Digital is proud to introduce the BIM Expansion modules for Dakota Digital VFD and VHX instrument systems. The introduction of the Dakota Digital BIM modules allow you to add up to an additional 16 gauges, that's right we said SIXTEEN specialty gauges to your vehicle without the need to cut extra holes in the dash or installing pillar and pod mounts to your columns or under the dash. 

Please note that the BIM modules are only compatible with current VFD, VHX and RET control boxes which have a black plastic housing. Control boxes with metal housings are not compatible with the BIM modules.

CLICK HERE FOR ALL BIM EXPANSION MODULES

Manuals

Wiring and Setup Manual


Mounting Manual


Technical Support:
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8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (CST)
605-332-6513 (request a technician)
dakotasupport@dakotadigital.com

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4510 W. 61st St. N.
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
800-593-4160