DONT PUSH IT. You want to get the rings, not the needle! Push down reasonably hard remember they are only a thin piece of plastic, take your time and be precise. Looking back at this I'm surprised no one has really broken anything yet, you need to take it easy, these things are as delicate as watches, threes a reason they are covered with glass. BTW, fuel and temp are ok if they feel sticky, but make sure all the rings are down. As for bulb covers, I used two per bulb.