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2011 Special OEM Instrumentation Catalog
   

VDO has manufactured many STYLES of automotive gauges and instruments. Within each STYLE many different TYPES of gauges have been made to monitor every type of vehicle function. This page is designed to help you identify VDO automotive gauges / instruments in existing applications; find replacements or chose instruments and supporting parts for new applications. 

Please begin by selecting from among the automotive gauge STYLES below (click on the name or picture of the STYLE)... or within each STYLE you can go directly to the TYPE (fuel, oil pressure, ammeter, etc.) by using the dropdown box.

The 10 or 12 digit part number stamped on the back or side of VDO instruments can be cross-referenced to the 6 digit VDO "Catalog" part numbers used here.

   
         
VDO Allentare automotive gauges  

VDO Allentare Gauges

Allentare marine gauges provide an ideal, cost effective solution for new boats or drop-in replacement gauge for older boats. Allentare gauges are designed to work with most commonly found marine senders and wiring harnesses used today.

   
         
         
VDO CANcockpit Generation III  automotive gauges
CANcockpit Generation III
 

VDO CANcockpit Generation III Gauges

VDO CANcockpit GEN III is a flexible, intelligent instrumentation system designed to operate in a CAN environment. The system can process digital signals from two CAN bus inputs simultaneously, as well as data provided from analog sensors, such as fuel level senders. It can process data protocols from all of the leading engine manufacturers and can be easily configured to meet specific application needs.

CANcockpit GEN III is built around a master instrument, which can stand alone or be used to control up to 16 additional display instruments. In addition to monitoring speed or RPM, the master instrument can also handle 25 additional engine signals via an integrated LCD display.

   
     
   
         
         
VDO Gauge Kits & Clusters
Gauge Kits & Clusters
 

VDO Gauge Kits & Clusters

   
         
         
VDO 356 Gauges
356 Gauges
 

VDO 356 Gauges

The new VDO 356 Replica Gauges are designed to match the style of a classic vehicle. Featuring a superb fit and finish, the gauges include a 120-MPH speedometer with a built-in LCD with odometer and trip odometer. A combination water temp and fuel gauge includes built-in tell tale indicators for battery, high beam and oil pressure. An 8000 RPM Tachometer rounds out the display and includes tell tale indicators for turn signals, parking brake and fog light. The gauges are offered in a standard 4” diameter.

   
         
         
VDO PRT Performance Tachometers
PRT Performance Tachometers
 

VDO PRT Performance Tachometers

VDO PRT Performance Tachometers feature multiple configurations for 4, 6, and 8 cylinder engine applications. These rugged, 10,000 RPM tachs are available in a choice of white dial face with silver bezel or black onyx dial face with a black bezel.

VDO PRT Performance Tachometers are prewired and require only 4 wires for hook up. They feature an adjustable mount that allows for multiple mounting positions and angles. All VDO PRT tachs feature a resettable shift point and a built-in shift light indicator.

   
         
VDO Cockpit White  automotive gauges
Cockpit White
 

VDO Cockpit White Gauges

Cockpit White features clean European influenced styling along with VDO patented movements and legendary quality. Black graphics contrast with white dials, black bezels and computer balanced red pointers. Standard 0.25" spade connectors simplify wiring and VDO Spin-lok™ mounting makes installation fast and easy, while providing a full 360° degrees of mounting force.

   
     
   
         

Camera Systems
 

VDO Camera Systems

The VDO camera systems greatly increase vehicle safety and visibility. They can be used to eliminate blinds spots around the vehicle and improve overall maneuverability, whether the vehicle is on the road, parking or being delivered to a show or jamboree.

VDO Camera Systems are offered with either 5.6’ or 7” color monitors (single and quad screen display) with cameras that offer normal / mirror modes, 100% waterproof housing, vibration resistance, and infrared LEDs for night vision. The VDO Camera Systems also meet all OEM specifications.

The overall program includes Mini Cameras for parking and rear-view backup, cameras offering enhanced visibility both inside and outside the vehicle, 120° View and Side View Cameras for better visibility and maneuvering and offered with optional audio and Infrared LEDs for enhanced nighttime viewing along with 16 ft. and 33 ft. extension cables.

Several camera kit models are also available, including 5.6” Display Monitor with Mini Camera with parking guidelines, 7” Display Monitor with Mini Camera with parking guidelines, and a 7” Quad Display Monitor with two Side Mount Cameras and one Mini Camera with parking guidelines.
   
         

Cockpit
 

Cockpit

The most popular of VDO instrument STYLES. There are more different "TYPES" of instruments in this line than any of the others.

  • The bezels are "peaked black"
  • Dial faces are "black with white lettering"
  • The pointers are "fire red/orange"

All instruments are lit with light bulbs installed from the rear of the instrument and shining around the edge of the dialface. Edgelit lighting- light bulb is installed from rear of instrument and is reflected around the solid dialface to the light the dial and pointer.

  • Connectors are 1/4 blade.

   
     
   
         

Cockpit International
 

Cockpit International

Cockpit International is an expansion of the Cockpit Style and can be used in a panel with Cockpit Style.

  • The bezels are "peaked black"
  • Dial faces are "black with white lettering"
  • The pointers are "fire red/orange"

All instruments are lit with light bulbs installed from the rear of the instrument and shining around the edge of the dialface. Edgelit lighting- light bulb is installed from rear of instrument and is reflected around the solid dialface to the light the dial and pointer.

  • Connectors are 1/4 blade.
  • "International Symbols" label each instrument and "metric scales" appear under the "US Scales".
  • Connectors are studs with washers and nuts

Cockpit International is aimed at industrial applications that require "worldwide understanding" and it fits well with Cockpit in a panel.

   
   
   
         

Cockpit White &
Chrome
 

Cockpit White & Chrome

Cockpit White & Chrome Series are the same as Cockpit White, but have

  • "Chrome bezels"
  • Very popular today
   
   
   
         

Cockpit Royale
 

Cockpit Royale

The perfect choice for the custom car builder who wants the look of the 30's and 40's.

  • Dialface has antique look
  • Antique weathervane style pointers
  • Chrome peaked bezels
  • White dials contrast with flat black printing and pointers
  • Lighting is same as Cockpit Style
   
   
   
         
VDO Heritage Chrome automotive gauges
Heritage Chrome
 

Heritage Chrome Gauges

Heritage Chrome recalls the era of Spats and Zoot Suits! Black pointers and the antique font offset the parchment colored dials and polished chrome bezels, for the distinctive look found on early American cars. Behind each dial are modern VDO movements and technology. Standard 0.25" spade connectors simplify wiring and VDO Spin-lok™ mounting makes installation fast and easy while, providing a full 360° degrees of mounting force.

   
     
   
         
VDO Hourmeters
Hourmeters
 

VDO Hourmeters

Our VDO hourmeter line has been expanded to offer hourmeters in many sizes, styles and configurations. We offer illuminated and non-illuminated models and recording hour ranges from 10,000 to 100,000 hours. VDO hourmeters are not resettable.

   
         
         
VDO Mini Pressure Gauges
Mini Pressure Gauges
 

VDO Mini Pressure Gauges

1 1/2" direct mount pressure gauges feature standard 1/8"-27NPT thread connection, precision machined brass movements, built in restrictors and polished stainless steel housings. Compatible with all fuel management systems.

   
         
         

Series 1
 

Series 1

Instruments feature "step-type:

  • Chrome bezels
  • Black dialfaces
  • Large easy-to-read US scales
  • White numerals
  • White pointers
  • Lighting same as Cockpit Style
   
   
   
         
VDO Viewline Ivory
Viewline Ivory
 

VDO Viewline Ivory

In creating the new VDO Viewline series, our engineers started with a clean sheet of paper to create an instrument line like no other in today's market. Fully sealed dual lens, lifetime LED lighting and warning indicators assure that Viewline can easily withstand even open cab environments. VDO patented stepper motors and resistive movements ensure accuracy, while testing to 25 G continuous vibration and 100 G shock assure long life reliability. IP67 water resistance means, that no matter how wet it gets, our gauges keep on working. Anti-corrosion materials mean no oxidation or rust will develop – Viewline will continue to work and look like new.

Viewline Ivory can be customized with your choice of 9 different bezels or be mounted from behind the dash to be flush. Viewline instruments feature a long list of standards such as LED illumination, built-in LED warning lights, short circuit protection, IP67 water resistance and anti-corrosion materials.

   
     
   
         
         
VDO Viewline Onyx
Viewline Onyx
 

VDO Viewline Onyx

Viewline Onyx can be customized with your choice of 9 different bezels or be mounted from behind the dash to be flush. Viewline instruments feature a long list of standards such as LED illumination, built-in LED warning lights, short circuit protection, IP67 water resistance and anti-corrosion materials.

   
     
   
         
         
VDO Viewline Sterling
Viewline Sterling
 

VDO Viewline Sterling

Viewline Sterling can be customized with your choice of six different bezels, or it can be mounted from behind to be flush with your dash or instrument panel. Our new wiring harness makes installation a simple “plug-n-play,” and like every VDO gauge, Viewline is built with our own, patented components to ensure rock solid reliability. Viewline features include integrated turn signals and warning lights, LED illumination and multifunction LCD displays, built-in LED warning lights, short circuit protection, IP67 water resistance and anti-corrosion materials.

   
     
   
         

Vision Black
 

Vision Black 

Looks like Cockpit but

  • Has a "flat" bezel (black)
  • "Translucent dialface" (lighting comes through the dial, instead of around the edge)
  • "Lighted pointer"

Vision Instruments feature crisp black dials and matching bezels. High contrast clear white graphics and red pointers make Vision instruments easy to read. VDO patented movements provide smooth and accurate performance and long life dependability. Standard 0.25" spade connectors simplify wiring and VDO Spin-lok™ mounting makes installation fast and easy while providing a full 360° degrees of mounting force. Included light diffusers allow the dial illumination color to be changed to red or green.

   
   
   
         
         
VDO Vision Chrome
Vision Chrome
 

VDO Vision Chrome

Vision Chrome features crisp black dials and polished chrome bezels. High contrast clear white graphics and red pointers make Vision instruments easy to read. VDO patented movements provide smooth and accurate performance and long life dependability. Standard 0.25" spade connectors simplify wiring and VDO Spin-lok™ mounting makes installation fast and easy while providing a full 360° degrees of mounting force. Included light diffusers allow the dial illumination color to be changed to red or green.

   
     
   
         
         
VDO Vision Silverstone
Vision Silverstone
 

VDO Vision Silverstone

Vision Silverstone features stunning silver dials and matching plated bezels, clear white graphics and red pointers. VDO patented movements provide smooth and accurate performance and long life dependability. Standard 0.25" spade connectors simplify wiring and VDO Spin-lok™ mounting makes installation fast and easy while providing a full 360° degrees of mounting force.

   
     
   
         
         
   

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