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1973 - 1976




Porsche 914 Voltage Gauges (Center Console)

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Concurrent with the introduction of the 2.0 liter four-cylinder Porsche 914 models in 1973 was an optional three-gauge center console (part of the "Appearance Group"). This console contained a clock, an oil temperature gauge and a voltage gauge. Although many subsequent Porsche and VW models offered similar console and gauge packages, the VDO units used in the Porsche 914 cars are a unique 60 mm size. Subsequently, the more common, smaller 52 mm gauges from the later Porsche and VW vehicles will not fit the 914 center console without modification and they are styled differently. The 60 mm units used in the Porsche 914 console are no longer produced by VDO or any other company.

As noted above, the optional three gauge console (with the voltage gauge) was available only after the Porsche 914/6 was discontinued, so original 914/6 owners need to invest in a good set of jumper cables.

Current eBay listings for Porsche 914 volt gauges (compare listed gauges with those pictured on this page to ensure authenticity and model year utilization):

Porsche 914 Center Console Volt Gauges on eBAY

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Unlike the clock and temp gauges, all Porsche 914 volt gauges provided in the optional center console are the same, regardless of model year (with the exception of the print face used for the date engraving on the side... and the date itself, of course... see comparison pictures at right). The voltage gauges, designated part number 914 641 115 10, are sealed units with glass lenses; the mechanisms and gauge faces are accessible only by prying off the molded steel bezel ring. Problems common to the 914 volt gauge are needle fading, bezel ring rusting and lens fogging.