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 Post subject: changing dial cards
PostPosted: September 1st, 2009, 6:27 pm 
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right then so you now have some new dial cards and cant wait to get them fitted
so after taking out your dial cluster viewtopic.php?f=15&t=8906 you will be left with this
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when you have your cluster out turn it upside down
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you need to remove 3 screws they are phillips screws they are the 3 that are recessed in you will see
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when you take them out you need to remove the clear plastic cover. be careful doing this i found that its easier when it is hot so brake out the hairdryer. oce that is off the black bit will come off easy.

when they are both off you will see the 6 small screws that hold the cards in remove them. and very carefuly remove the needles (havnt found an easy way yet they are a bit fidily)

you will be left with this
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remove all the cards so that you are left with an empty set of dials
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replace with your new dials and put the needles, dont press to hard as they will stick.
place in car and make sure everything works and doesnt stick (go for a drive) by this time engine will be at optimum temp and make sure that your petrol level and temp is at usual level.
if all is ok replace plastic covers and the three screw that hold them in.
replace everything in the car and enjoy your new dials.

hope this helps everyone if you need more pics when hayleys new ones come i will get more as i do hers

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 Post subject: Re: changing dial cards
PostPosted: September 1st, 2009, 6:38 pm 
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Thanks mate, need to clean mine lol, theres a bit of dust/hair trapped in mine, how the hell did it get in there lmao. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: changing dial cards
PostPosted: September 1st, 2009, 11:19 pm 
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how do you remove the needle?????/

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 Post subject: Re: changing dial cards
PostPosted: September 1st, 2009, 11:27 pm 
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Your better off buying EL dial kits as they slide over the needles and sit directly ontop of the old dials.

Alternatavly, you may be better warming the car up so the dash is set to it warmed up temp etc. Take the cluster apart but leave the dials on with the needles. Push the cluster back into place with the engine running at its warm level and then remove the needles. Beleve me when i say this...Its near impossible trying to put the needles on when they are set to 0 as when thing move they wont go back to the 0 mark.

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 Post subject: Re: changing dial cards
PostPosted: September 3rd, 2009, 12:51 am 
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thats why i recomend to only gently put needles on and then put it back in car and run it for 5 mins by that time fuel and temp needle will have settled and then just take off and put were they should be.
take a pic or remember were your fuel is before taking it off


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 Post subject: Re: changing dial cards
PostPosted: September 3rd, 2009, 12:52 am 
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garyskisplym wrote:
how do you remove the needle?????/

it very fidily but be patient and if you have new cards you can put a blunt knife under and gently prise them off temp and fuel are the worst in my opinion


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