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Old 04-03-2011, 12:24 AM   #51
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so i did this today and was able to get the tach and speedo needles almost perfect (they were way off to begin with) but i cannot get the fuel and temp to work right it doesnt matter where i put the needle it just drops down a little bit and when i turn the car off they dont move back down on their own and they are not rubbing i dont think, and if i push them down to off position when i turn the car back on they barely move at all

did i screw them up or what?
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On temp, I think if you have the needles off, and let the car warm up to operating temp, that needles shoot be positioned straight up and down in middle of gauge.

On fuel, fill the tank to absolute full, then place the needle to absolute full.

If that doesn't work, someone smarter needs to chime in.
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so i did this today and was able to get the tach and speedo needles almost perfect (they were way off to begin with) but i cannot get the fuel and temp to work right it doesnt matter where i put the needle it just drops down a little bit and when i turn the car off they dont move back down on their own and they are not rubbing i dont think, and if i push them down to off position when i turn the car back on they barely move at all

did i screw them up or what?
Tjboston. Make sure you don't push the needles down too far. Also in the test mode when you hold down the odometer needle sweep the gauges and make sure they move all the way. Like miragesmack make sure the tank is full and run the car a while and put the temp needle in the middle. How do the gauges look?
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it doesnt matter what position i put them on they dont seem to want to do anything at all as if the motors are jacked up or something....i will get some pics up sometime soon
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I have auxiliary gauges in my dash pod now, but since I have a non SVT Zetec, I can't hook them up. They still look better than the coin tray though.

I would like them to match my silver gauges though, is that something you could do? Or maybe down the road, I plan on getting new faces all together, just not sure which route I am going ye.

lemme know on those silver aux gauges.
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got mine in and after redoing it i got everything working fine

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Just tore apart the cluster and am going to be putting in a different overlay and blue LED backlighting. I am trying to keep from damaging the original gauge face, what is the trick for the 'High Beams, Traction Light and ABS Light?' Would like to keep the original idiot lights but can't seem to figure the trick out with those three lights.
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I couldn't think of how to do it without cutting the gauge face
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idiot lights that stay

I got my colored guages from Mtothaj a while ago. Had the same issue with the 3 idiot lights. Since the factory svt gauge is like a sticker I just cut around the lights while holding the area to stay, then peeled the rest of the gauge face off. The 3 places stayed stuck to the backing like a stcker and didn't move. Mine is done and looks great. I got red. Also the odometer was brighter than the rest of the face so I put 2 pieces of white paper in front of the red and it matches pretty well now.
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I got my colored guages from Mtothaj a while ago. Had the same issue with the 3 idiot lights. Since the factory svt gauge is like a sticker I just cut around the lights while holding the area to stay, then peeled the rest of the gauge face off. The 3 places stayed stuck to the backing like a stcker and didn't move. Mine is done and looks great. I got red. Also the odometer was brighter than the rest of the face so I put 2 pieces of white paper in front of the red and it matches pretty well now.
Glad you got everything installed. Have any pics?
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