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jovak0423
03-01-2013, 05:53 PM
I took everything off and put everything back together just fine but once I plugged it in and the needles went way below 0rpm and 0mph. They work just fine but idk wat speed or wat rpm I'm at, it's about 20mphs off. All other gauge needles work just fine.
Before
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/02/aty6anut.jpg
During(with s4 needles and faces)(notice how I put them at 0rpm/0mph)
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/02/9a9e3yju.jpg
Once I put all the plugs in it goes all the way down,i need help with this.
Wat it looks like now
Car is off
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/02/7yruzypa.jpg
Car is on
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/02/ugevaqer.jpg

revolution337
03-01-2013, 05:55 PM
It looks like you simply placed the needles too far down in relation to the actual dowel.

jovak0423
03-01-2013, 06:06 PM
I put them at 0mph/0rpm before putting them in.That's wat I thought but while I was installing it I was watching to see if anything changes and once I plugged in the last plug into the car they go down.

Cybersombosis
03-01-2013, 06:25 PM
When you zeroed it, was there resistance at zero in the counter clockwise direction? You have to rotate the needles counter clockwise until there is resistance then keep twisting unit you reach zero.

Doug

jovak0423
03-01-2013, 06:38 PM
When you zeroed it, was there resistance at zero in the counter clockwise direction? You have to rotate the needles counter clockwise until there is resistance then keep twisting unit you reach zero.

Doug

Man idk I took each needle off very carefully and made sure it went right back the way it was on.

ddillenger
03-01-2013, 09:20 PM
Pull it back apart. Take the needles off. Push one halfway on with the needle at redline (or 160mph). Turn the needle back to 0 . When you feel resistance keep going (gently!!) until the gauge reads 0. Repeat for all remaining gauges.

jovak0423
03-02-2013, 05:45 AM
Pull it back apart. Take the needles off. Push one halfway on with the needle at redline (or 160mph). Turn the needle back to 0 . When you feel resistance keep going (gently!!) until the gauge reads 0. Repeat for all remaining gauges.

Ok ill do that thanks

jovak0423
03-05-2013, 03:42 PM
Worked perfectly! It's back together and works great

gtr3nos1
03-05-2013, 04:45 PM
how easy was this to do?

jovak0423
03-05-2013, 04:50 PM
Pretty easy, common sense. But I didn't use the LCD screen or the clock. For the LCD screen I used a piece of plexiglass with 2 pieces of 5% tint to make it dark but I can see the lights behind it for my trunk,gas light ect... It looks great in my opion http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/06/y5yru9a9.jpg

gtr3nos1
03-05-2013, 06:15 PM
came out pretty good. I might have to give it a try