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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:59 am 
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Hi, the black tape under the Au instrument cluster just wondering the purpose of it , help would be appreciated
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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:15 am 
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what black tape just had mine out today , dont recall seeing any black tape. then again mine could be missing it
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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:27 am 
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Acc to the workshop manual it needs to be put back after assembly why I dont know
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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:56 am 
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are you talkign about the thin black tape between thecluster screen and the cluster itslef?

 

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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 2:04 am 
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it looks kinda like felt or something.. Dunno what the purpose of it its but its a pain in the a***
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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 11:59 am 
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Stop dust and s**t acculating probably.
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Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:54 pm 
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I got mine out now and from what I was told is that its there so when you slide the cluster back in it wont scratch your dash.

I took my felt off as I had to replace the hole front due to me braking it. It hasnt had any problems with it off.

I can say im sick of taking out my cluster and hope the maddness can end today.

Wait its worse i just dropped my cluster now its not working
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Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:25 am 
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Ha ah oh thats painful.
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Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:47 am 
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Yup very can anyone say good bye $350 in about 0.2 seconds.

Actually $450 considering im going to now upgrade to XR cluster.... might as well.

That fordmods document is gonna come in handy now.
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Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:32 pm 
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hahah nice 1 :(

at least teh au cluster is a piss easy to take out

you might as well do the LED conversion

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:48 pm 
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If I do the led conversion I will probably fry the cluster.

If I can upgrade and then pay vdo to change the km's I will never touch my cluster again.

The white dash of ebay sucked the plastic was too thin and when you indicate it lights up other sections.

I tried gluing it down like he suggest and several other methods but in the end the dash was just not good enough. I was going to live with it but... it wasn't going to live with me so it decided to make a run for it and hit the floor.

And the money I was saving was mag money :cry:
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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:59 am 
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mmm nar if u base teh led voltages on 14volts it will be fine and run a jump wire to teh leds no worries!

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:44 pm 
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blinkAU wrote:
I got mine out now and from what I was told is that its there so when you slide the cluster back in it wont scratch your dash.

I took my felt off as I had to replace the hole front due to me braking it. It hasnt had any problems with it off.

I can say im sick of taking out my cluster and hope the maddness can end today.

Wait its worse i just dropped my cluster now its not working

i feel your pain mate..

/fuel guage no longer works correctly.. :cry:
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