There's no doubt that the dash cluster of the C5 Corvette can be a little dusky in appearance, and this is only accentuated when the interior of the car is also completely black. West Coast Corvettes has a white-faced gauge kit that will turn up the volume on your dreary cluster, making it look great day or night.
With the console back in the car, it's evident how much of a difference something as simple as changing the color of the gauge faces makes. It can't be stressed enough that you should take the time to align the gauge faces so the lettering matches that of the original gauges. It will be obvious every time your dash lights come on if you don't. That one step can make or break the whole job. Once the job is done, the next thing you must do is take your Corvette for a drive.
Like you needed a reason.