Dakota Digital - 86-88 Chevy G-Body Cars - RTX-86C-MC-X

Covering both ends of the 1978-87 Chevrolet G body production run, these direct fit systems combine the look of the early (RTX-78C-MC) or late(RTX-86C-MC) instrument clusters with full-color LED backlighting and TFT message center displays.

Use your stock, round-gauge style cluster for installation in your Monte Carlo, Malibu or El Camino! Does not fit sweep-style clusters. Bezels and housing not supplied.

Available with your choice of black or silver alloy gauge-face styling, each RTX 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 RTX 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.

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

**Will not fit rectangular sweep-style speedometer cluster.**

 
Analog Gauges

Speedometer
 ·0 -140 MPH (optional metric version 0- 210 kmh)

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

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)
 **Not all OEM indicator lamp functions will be replaced.
  • If additional indicators are desired within the new instrument system, consider repurposing any unused indicators to suit your application.

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. Sensor requires approximately 5" clearance extending between the cable drive output and any obstruction. Part # 130011 (sold separately) allows for relocation of the pulse generator when additional clearance is required. (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
 ·Dakota Digital instrument systems are programmed and operated by the push of a button. A two-sided rocker switch is included with each package; mount this switch in an easily accessible location when in the driving position. The rocker switch 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. Once configured, this same switch is used to access the wealth of information located in the digital message centers.

Mobile App
 ·RTX instrument systems can also be completely configured through the available mobile app, suitable to Android and Apple devices. Using your existing tablet or smart phone, download the free app, sync your device to the RTX 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 the included pushbutton switch 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.