Originally Posted by Trunk_Monkey
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.
I just tried hook up the cluster first to see how is the lighting. It looks similar to yours (red). At that point I only used one condon per bulb. Could you explain why you used two per bulb? Wouldn't that dim the lighting a bit, but make the lighting even more red? I will use two condoms like you said just in case.