Dakota Digital’s VHX and HDX lines of gauges are a perfect option for a custom modern gauge set-up with a like OE look. Unfortunately, they require you to mount the gauges to the already brittle factory gauge pod. These pods are often already broken which leaves nothing to mount to. New factory pods are not available so this leaves the user trying to epoxy repair their pod just to get the new gauges mounted. We have solved this issue with our newest shadow box made exclusively for Dakota Digital VHX gauges.
The VHX gauges mount to this smooth ABS black plastic shadow box and then the gauge and shadow box assembly mounts to the face plate rather than the gauge pod. The factory face plate is made from far better material meaning that they do not become as brittle as the OEM pod. If your face plate is faded, worn or broken, then we also have new GM Restoration face plates available. Mounting the gauges to the face plate also allows you to remove the gauges far quicker and easier in the future should you have to work on the dash… a few screws and a wiring connection and the gauges are out of your way.
ABS shadow box with smooth black finish
Mounting hardware and instructions