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1968 Chevy Chevelle, El Camino HDX Instruments


From Dakota Digital
1968 Chevy Chevelle, El Camino HDX Instruments

A one-year-only car gets a one-year-only dash design, and this HDX kit fits directly into your original or reproduction 1969 Chevelle, Malibu or El Camino instrument housing! With three analog needles and a full-color TFT message center in each large opening, the analog clock between the two is icing on the cake! Take your pick from black or silver face styling. 

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!

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

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.

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Analog Gauges

Speedometer
·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- 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

Digital Message Centers

Standard Displays
·Odometer (One time user settable, Million Mile)
·Dual (A/B) Trip Meter (0- 9,999.9)
·Clock (12 hour)
·Estimated Range/ Miles to Empty
Performance Meters
·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
Gauges
·Speedometer (0- 255 MPH/kmh)
·Tachometer (0- 9,990 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)

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-2000 sensor required)
·4 x 4 (When vehicle is equipped)
·Wait to Start (When vehicle is equipped)
·Two Auxiliary input indicators with user-programmable labels
·Each analog gauge sweep contains a red LED indicator for quick notice of a warning condition (except speedometer)

Lighting Technology

Colors ·Over 30 user-selectable color options allow you to independently change the needle color, sweep color and digital TFT display color.
Brightness ·Both daytime and nighttime brightness can be easily controlled through the HDX setup menu, allowing you to choose your preferred lighting intensity level, toggled by the activation of the headlight switch. If on-the-fly rotary type control is desired, the DIM-1 is a common accessory to add this functionality.
Themes ·With 12 factory preset color themes, you can quickly create a beautiful looking system. Or, for the ultimate in customization, choose all of the color zones yourself.
Technology ·Full LED backlighting provides a strikingly visual gauge package, with sharp contrast for ease of viewing both night and day. Full RBG backlighting allows you to create the specific color you want, with a unique daytime and nighttime theme if desired. Whether your goal is an OE look or something truly bold, the HDX Series lets you make that choice.

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 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.

Day Images

Silver Alloy Background Black Alloy Background

Night Images

Theme: White Hot Theme: Emerald Theme: Fire and Ice Theme: Ice and Fire
Theme: Ice White Theme: Wild Aqua Theme: Yellow Flare

Alternate Gauge Images

HDX-68C-CVL: Rear View HDX-68C-CVL: Black Alloy Background w/ Indicators shown HDX-68C-CVL: Silver Alloy Background

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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