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Old 03-28-2004, 08:02 PM   #1
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SpeedHut no-go on '04 PZEV

I just got the EL GLO SpeedHut gauge face yesterday for my 2004 ZTS PZEV.

It doesn't fit at all.

The centers are off - you can have like the tach hole perfectly centered, and the other holes are out of whack and will look like crap when the needles go back on. I could not get any 2 holes to look like they were centered properly at the same time.

YES, I pulled my needles -- it was the only way to get it on the '04 PZEV cluster. But I pulled them with the knowledge of how to recalibrate them. :)

I'm going to have to return it. I did call them before I ordered, and they said if it doesn't fit right I can return it, so that's promising.

Anyone know of anywhere else that sells guage faces? I like the idea of a entire face replacement rather that the "stick-on" overlays. They seem kinda cheap to me now that I've had my hands on one. I'd rather pay more and get something more substantial.

While I had the cluster opened up, I DID manage to change the LEDs with surface-mount Blue PowerTops for the following lights:

Turn signals - now blue, 2 PowerTop SMT LEDs each
Cruise Control ON - now blue, 1 PowerTop SMT LED
LCD Trip/Odometer - now blue. Had to desolder the LCD display, removed it to find SIX SMT LEDs below it. Desoldered the green LEDs, installed 6 PowerTop SMT LEDs. It looks SWEET!!! :)

Now I've just gotta get my ticks and numbers to all be blue and I'll be all set. :P


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Old 03-28-2004, 08:06 PM   #2
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that sounds sweet, i wish i had the know-how to do that.
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Old 03-28-2004, 08:07 PM   #3
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Do you have any pics we can see?
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Old 03-29-2004, 09:59 AM   #4
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eggyolk had a problem with his speedhut gauges too on his PZEV but he posted that he removed the needles to install the gauge and everything was fine.
I think he has an '03 PZEV.
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Old 03-29-2004, 05:06 PM   #5
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beee carefull with thoase needles, they are a pain to get back working right on the pzev......the rpm to be more specific!!
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Old 03-29-2004, 08:17 PM   #6
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I put the LCD in test mode and drive around, re-adjust my needles spot-on no problem. :)
I've had them off and back on 3 times now.

I've not heard back from SpeedHut, I sent them an email early this morning describing my problem. I know they read it, because I got a Read Receipt back in the email.
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yea my problem is my stupd guages suck a(*! they are too thick no allowing my needles to function right, when they are not on, my needles work 100%.....so im pissed

for thos ewho have used speedhut any problems...besides on ironbar??
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Old 04-01-2004, 10:03 PM   #8
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I cant get the Tach to stay low enough for the needle to clear. I get it in there and all looks good. but then it gets stuck on. Need more double sided tape or something. Don't know what to do.
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anyone know where I can get a needle removal tool?
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Where can i get some blue LEDs from since you installed new ones.
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