Q: Unreadable Speedometer and Gas Gauges

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The black Speedometer, Tach and Gas Gauges are recessed into the black-colored dash such that it is impossible to read them during the day. At night the lights for these gauges are very weak, but at least they are discernible. It drives me crazy to not know my speed during the day. Can anything be done?

My car has 18000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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