Just installed mine, yesterday. I had my local Audio Shop do the honors. I must say Chris, from Sellers was an excellent "Walk me through" guy. Taking the face plate off of the radio and A/C controls is a hoot. You need the Jaws of Life to pull it off. The gauges look just great and I left the rubber pad in place. Maybe I will take it off later. The gauges are super, very clear, large enough. Money well spent on this upgrade. I will enjoy.