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I am putting together a list of parts to install a clock in my 69's instrument cluster. Does anyone know if the lamp lens comes with the typical clock assembly?

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I would assume so, since it would match the dash. However, I have a friend who had a 69 and he hated the green because it was hard for him to see the dash. So I said “let’s take the green lens out”. What? That dash is way better without, because you can see everything. You’ll like it better without the lens unless you’re building a 1000 point resto. (My opinion) Try this, since you have to remove the dash anyway. Remove the green lens for the Speedo/fuel cluster and turn on the lights. (Obviously you’ll see it better if you’re in the garage with the lights off or at night). That way you’ll know either way which way you like it.
 

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Thanks. I'm not worried about the green filter as I'm using green LED lighting in my dash. I'm more concerned about the light mask not being there. I don't want it too bright as I am using seal LED bulbs.

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With multi LED lamps I can disable individual LEDs to adjust the brightness if required.

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I have a PWM LED dimmer for the dash lights but I can individually dim each lamp as necessary with this method. For instance, the turn signal and high beam dash indicators were too bright at night. Eliminating the center LED dimmed it just right. I left the oil, temp and gen light full brightness.. The brighter the better!
 

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Called the vendor and they said yes, it's included.
 

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I have a PWM LED dimmer for the dash lights but I can individually dim each lamp as necessary with this method. For instance, the turn signal and high beam dash indicators were too bright at night. Eliminating the center LED dimmed it just right. I left the oil, temp and gen light full brightness.. The brighter the better!
What kind of PWM LED switch do you have and how did you connect/mount it? I bought a new dash carrier and do not want to cut it up.
 

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I cut the power and ground inputs to the dash lighting and connected them to the input of the dimmer. Then I connected the other cut ends, (going to the lights), to the outputs. This module controls the ground side of the lights. If you have self-grounding sockets, (67 and 68), this won't work. You need to convert to isolated sockets so you can tie all the grounds together and connect it to the dimmer ground output.

I drilled a 1/4" hole in the lower dash frame to clear the headlight and wiper switches. The knob points down. It sticks out maybe 1/2".



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