F430 Red to yellow tachometer swap successful - Ferrari Life
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post #1 of 11 Old 06-17-2015, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Red to yellow tachometer swap successful

Ever since I picked up my F430 in January, the red tach has been bothering me. It's just so... dark... and not backlit! It might as well be black at night.

I thought I was going to have to buy a used cluster with a yellow tach and do a swap, at great expense. Fortunately, I finally managed to track down a *430* yellow tach overlay! There's no shortage of yellow tachs for 360s, but the 430 model didn't seem to exist. It's different from the 360 overlay in that there is 1 piece shared between the tach and the speedometer. I'm thinking if you were careful you could probably use a 360 overlay on the 430 if you carefully cut the existing overlay and spliced in the 360 overlay, but I know I'd screw that up...

It finally came in the mail today, and I got my tools out and installed it. It took about 2 hours and was accomplished with a skinny phillips head screwdriver and a 4mm allen wrench. I didn't have to take off my steering wheel because the lower 2 allen bolts in the bottom of the cluster were missing





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post #2 of 11 Old 06-17-2015, 09:26 PM
 
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Where did you get the yellow dial?
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-17-2015, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Where did you get the yellow dial?
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-17-2015, 09:54 PM
 
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price?
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post #5 of 11 Old 06-17-2015, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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About $650
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post #6 of 11 Old 06-17-2015, 10:13 PM
 
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sent you a PM. How much for your red dial set?
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post #7 of 11 Old 06-18-2015, 05:29 AM
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Yes I felt the same with my 430 Spider, I chose Red from new and then regretted it. Fortunately due to a loud buzzing noise in the cluster, Ferrari replaced my Cluster under gurantee and they only had Yellow available ...
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post #8 of 11 Old 06-21-2015, 05:50 PM
 
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It's nice to see it's not too challenging to do. I've added it to my list- I'm really not a fan of the red tach, but I couldn't see that small detail preventing me from purchasing an otherwise perfect car!

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post #9 of 11 Old 08-17-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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Did you get the 3 dials, temp and pressure? If you do, want to sell me those?
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-01-2017, 12:59 AM
 
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I have the full set with needles for 545. They are for sale because I fitted a Scuderia cluster.

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post #11 of 11 Old 05-30-2017, 01:15 PM
 
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Hi,
Is the f430 dial inserts with yellow rev counter still available?
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