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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:23 pm 
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Has anybody pulled of the needles themselves to put in white dials in their cluster for example?
I've heard that taking the needles off means having to recalabrate after putting them back on beacsue they sit on little bearings?

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:33 pm 
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I think you just slide a fork under and pop them off, but make sure you pop it back on the exact way you found it.
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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:38 pm 
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i'm thinking about putting the ones in that have the tickford logo on the speedo side.
Not sure if there is a spot there for a globe, but I'd like to put one in there so it comes up red at night.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:00 pm 
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I pulled mine off with my fingers - not that hard. And to make them clear i simply scraped the orange off the back of the needles. Worked well

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:11 pm 
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Ive done mine and i just popped them of with a fork but as been said take note where the needles are sitting before hand so you can put them back in the correct place mine seems to be all fine. The other globes in your cluster should be more than enough to light up the ticky wings.

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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:14 pm 
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any chance of seeing your needles SleeperEL?

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:39 pm 
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Note the needles not put back properly.

 

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:12 pm 
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thanks, very nice!
do they appear all white at night?

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:32 pm 
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Havnt plugged it in in their current state as the Eprom is buggered.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:19 pm 
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i took my needles out and put them in, is it safe to go by the speedo sensor in the trip comp to re calibrate them? for eg set it to 60, then drive and when it beeps thats when it should be at 60, if its at 55 for example take the needle out and move it up 5km (jus an example) so yeah is the trip comp accurate??

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:30 pm 
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Steve (dcstraight) helped me changed my EL ones to EF white ones. Looks much better than the orange.
As long as you put the needles back at the lowest point you found them, you can blow on them to spin them up and then make sure they come back down to the right 0 spot.

The XR cluster backing with tickford wings doesn't have a light behind them, but I was playing with the idea of rigging a shift light up behind it...
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Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:35 pm 
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That would be funky, shift gears when teh Tickford logo lights up.
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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:04 am 
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so will the wings be seen at night?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:54 am 
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EL2XR8 wrote:
so will the wings be seen at night?


no, they're not illuminated, just printed onto the cluster.
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