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Old 01-21-2004, 10:08 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how to safely remove the needles from the speedo, tach, ect? And also how do u go about reinstalling them...
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Old 01-21-2004, 11:11 PM   #2
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There is no guaranteed safe way to remove them because they aren't meant to be removed. If you're installing glow gauge faces or whatever it can probably be done by slipping the face over the needle rather than removing it. Many who have attempted this type of install have damaged their instruments beyond repair and wound up buying a new cluster.
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Old 01-21-2004, 11:45 PM   #3
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would a dealership be aable to replace the needles, with other aftermarket needles, like the ones on ebay that glow blue instead of orange?
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Old 01-22-2004, 01:35 AM   #4
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Messing with the needles will see you at the dealer ordering a new cluster.
It is a very expensive thing to learn the hard way.
It has been TRIED many times...
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:46 AM   #5
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A dealership will not touch this. Stay away from the crap on Ebay.
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Old 01-22-2004, 12:33 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Uncle Scotty
Messing with the needles will see you at the dealer ordering a new cluster.
It is a very expensive thing to learn the hard way.
It has been TRIED many times...
Exactly what Uncle Scotty said.

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Old 01-28-2004, 05:51 AM   #7
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Thanks for the advice guys, i think i'll leave the needles be
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Old 10-11-2004, 04:55 AM   #8
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this sucks. I really want to make my gauge cluster red.

Its not the money for the STi cluster than keeps me from getting it either, its the whole 'odometer' issue. I know it can be set professionally but it seems your car is still 'branded for life' as a potentially false odometer reading vehicle. Should i ever want to sell it I'd be screwed

has anyone succeeded since this post was last edited?
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Old 10-11-2004, 12:07 PM   #9
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....buy a 'new'(used) cluster....remove stock one and put in safe place......experiment on 'new'(used) cluster........reinstall stock one when needed.
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Old 10-12-2004, 01:09 AM   #10
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that is a remarkably simple but good idea. i dont know why i didnt think of it. thanks! usually they arent even too expensive used.
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