Dakota Digital 1973-87 Chevy Pickup Truck, 1973-91 Chevy Blazer, GMC Jimmy and Suburban Analog Dash Gauge System VHX-73C-PU

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Dakota Digital 1973-87 Chevy / GMC Pickup Truck, 1973-91 Chevy Blazer, GMC Jimmy and Suburbans VHX Instruments - VHX-73C-PU

For 1973-‘87 Chevy & GMC Pickup (including heavy-duty trucks through 1991)
1973-’91 Chevy Blazer & GMC Jimmy
1973-’91 Chevy & GMC Suburban

The 'square body' GM pickups have enjoyed a boom in popularity recently, and VHX-73C-PU is the perfect finishing touch for many of these builds. Easily installed using an original dash bezel (not included) while providing up-to-date information with world-class technology, the system allows use of OEM gear indicator and turn signal locations.

*Bezel shown in any pics is NOT included, shown for visual/presentation purposes.
System uses OEM or reproduction style bezel.

Fully lit needles, backlit faces, and highly visible LCD message centers are a few of the things that you can see which set the VHX Series apart from yesterday’s traditional approach to instrumentation. A few of the features which you don’t normally see are the micro-controlled precision stepper motors, solid state sensors for unparalleled accuracy, and user-customizable display feedback, all supported by an unrivaled limited lifetime warranty which has become the standard for Dakota Digital instrumentation systems. Completely engineered and manufactured at their facility in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the VHX Series has completely revolutionized the instrumentation industry!

Please scroll through the listing for more information and pictures of this system.

MHX-73C-PU Metric system (KM/H and degrees Celsius) is available as a custom option for no additional cost, but may take approximately 8-16 weeks to build. Some systems may take a little longer due to COVID-19 and high demand affecting production. 

VHX System Includes:

Analog Gauges

Speedometer - 0-160 MPH (optional metric version 0-255 kmh)
Tachometer - 0-8000 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

Lighting - Back lit technology is popular with performance instrumentation due to precise lighting allowing you see what is truly important when you really need it at a quick glance. Each number, tick mark, annunciator, needle, indicator and digital message center is lit by a series of LEDs behind the gauge face.

Digital Message Center

Standard Displays:

Odometer (One time user settable, Million Mile)
Dual (A/B) Trip Meter (0-9,999.9)
Clock (12 hour)

Performance Meters:

0-60 MPH Timer (0-100 kmh)
1/4 mile time
1/4 mile end speed (trap speed)
High speed recall
High RPM recall


Speedometer (0-255 MPH / KM/H)
Tachometer (0-9,990 RPM)
Oil Pressure (0-100 psi displayed in 1 psi increments)
Water Temperature (100-300ºF / 40-150ºC displayed in 1ºF/ºC increments)
Voltmeter (9-17 VDC)
Fuel Level (0-99% full)


Auto-contrasting LCD display for optimal view in the brightest of sunlight.
LED backlit at night to match/complete the look at night.

Built-In Indicators

Turn Signals (Left/ Right)
High Beam
Check Engine
Parking Brake
Cruise Control (On/ On & Engaged when vehicle is equipped)
Gear Position (Optional GSS-3000 sensor required, sold separately)
4 x 4 (When vehicle is equipped)
Wait to Start (When vehicle is equipped)

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 Drive 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.


Pushbutton - Dakota Digital instruments are programmed and operated by the push of a button. Simply mount the included pushbuttons supplied with your gauges in a convenient and easily accessible location. These buttons are used to calibrate your speedometer, set the cylinder count and the fuel level gauge. Once properly configured these same buttons are used to access the wealth of information located in the Digital Message Centers.

More info about this system and pics are available below. This listing is for ONE VHX gauge system with your choice of style and backlighting color. Please let us know your options when you make your purchase.



VHX-73C-PU with SILVER ALLOY style and BLUE display (bezel is not included):

BLUE display at NIGHT:

VHX-73C-PU with SILVER ALLOY style and RED display (bezel is not included):

At Night:

VHX-73C-PU with SILVER ALLOY style and WHITE display (bezel is not included):

At Night:

VHX-73C-PU with CARBON FIBER style and BLUE display (bezel is not included):

At Night:

VHX-73C-PU with CARBON FIBER style and RED display (bezel is not included):

At Night:

VHX-73C-PU with BLACK ALLOY style and BLUE display (bezel is NOT included):

At Night:

VHX-73C-PU with BLACK ALLOY style and RED display (bezel is NOT included):

At Night:

VHX-73C-PU with BLACK ALLOY style and WHITE display (bezel is NOT included):

At Night:



Limited Lifetime Warranty through manufacturer, see installation manual for details

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  • 5
    Great quality

    Posted by Dillon Kundert on 6th Jun 2022

    As always, great product. Easy install.

  • 5

    Posted by RICHARD W FAW on 14th Apr 2022

    I have not installed this at this time. We are in the middle of a move that will take several months. However, this is made very well, and the installation looks straight forward. After ordering it I identified all wires needed in my original bundle and have all the vampire connections I will need. I am sure if I run into problems, the techs at DD will be able to help.