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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. [Note: STYLES with asterisk * should be used in new applications as they are more readily available than the other styles.]

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.

   

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 &

Sportline
 

Cockpit White & Sportline

Cockpit White and the Sportline Series are the same as Cockpit, but have

  • "White dialface with black lettering"
  • Very popular today
   
   
   

Cockpit Vision
 

Cockpit Vision* 

Looks like Cockpit but

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

It looks beautiful at night and is becoming popular in Street Rods and Ski Boats.

  • Vision is a growing and very popular line. We expect to see more "types" added as more applications use Vision Style.

[Note: looks like the older Night Design Style but with "red" pointers.]

   
   
   

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
   
   
   

Heritage Gold
 

Heritage Gold

VDO Heritage Gold features

  • Highly polished, clear-coated brass bezels
  • Antique weathervane style pointers
  • Period graphics on rich, cream colored dials
  • Lighting same as Cockpit Style.
   
   
   

Industrial Black &

Standard Line
 

Industrial & Standard Line Black

Specifically designed for industrial, commercial, marine and automotive applications.

  • Bezels are "peaked" and "black"
  • Dialfaces are black with white lettering
  • US and metric scales accented with blue arc
  • All have International symbols
  • Pointers are white
  • Lighting is same as Cockpit Style
   
   
   

Industrial Chrome
 

Industrial & Standard Line Chrome

Same as Industrial & Standard Line Black, except ...

  • Bezel is "Chrome"
   
   
   

Pro Cockpit
 

Pro Cockpit

Same styling as Cockpit Style, except...

  • The panel hole sizes are 2 5/8" diameter instead of 2 1/16"
  • Larger, easier to read dialfaces
   
   
   

Pro Cockpit White
 

Pro Cockpit White

Same as Pro Cockpit, except...

  • Dialfaces are white with black lettering
   
   
   

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
   
   
   

Severe Duty &
 Ocean Line
 

Severe Duty* & Ocean Line*           

When an extreme working environment calls for a tough gauge, Severe Duty will get the job done.

For additional protection against the elements, we incorporated

  • Corrosion proof materials
  • Silver contact connectors
  • Special seals
  • Dual lenses

The dual lens system is made up of contoured impact-proof plastic that not only prevents gauge fogging, but also minimizes reflections, making the instrument readable in almost any condition.

For versatility, Severe Duty instruments also feature

  • Built-in warning lights
  • Availability of 12/24 volt applications

As a finishing touch, we incorporated our unique Spin-Lok (TM) mounting system for fast, positive instrument mounting.

* Note: Instruments can also be adapted to a square bezel gauge by using an accessory kit.

* Note: Ocean Line has same styling.

   
   
   

Blue Line
 

Blue Line

Blue Line Style is in many high quality boats (and in other severe applications) and features

  • Dual lenses sealed over a black dialface
  • Large, easy-to-read US scales
  • A tiny ship's steering wheel in the bottom of the dial
  • Bezels are interchangeable square or round (with silver accent stripe) attached with a "twist-lock"
   
   
   

Midline
 

Mid Line

VDO's Mid Line instrument provides for a complete engine monitoring system.

  • The dual convex-lens system is ultrasonically welded to the dial face, sealed and heat-staked to the instrument bezel to avoid condensation or fogging.
  • This durable line of instruments also has VDO senders available for both gasoline and diesel engines.
   
   
   

Vanguard
 

Vanguard

Vanguard DEFANGED_STYLE is also in many high quality boats (and in other severe applications) and features:

  • Dual lenses sealed over a "black" dialface
  • Large, easy-to-read US scales
  • Most bezels are square and attached with "twist lock"; but round can be used
  • Dials are "translucent black"
  • "White" lettering
  • "White lighted" pointers
  • "Bi-color" LEDs allow the choice of red or green lighting which is compatible with the illumination of today's modern navigational equipment.

Other features include:

  • Individual or four gauge combi-cluster for design flexibility
  • Unique mounting system reduces installed depth
  • Speedos, Tachs and 4 gauge clusters all fit 4" holes
   
   
   

Vanguard White
 

 Vanguard White

Same as Vanguard, except...

  • "White" dialface
  • "Black" lettering
  • "Black" pointer
   
   
   
   

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