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 Post subject: Right, Thats It, My Needles P!ss Me OFF!!
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:21 pm 
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Ok, I know I was warned, but my bloody needles are impossible to see at night. It looks dreadful cause the dash looks really nice, and there are all these dull needles.

I've experimented with several different ways of painting them, but there all s**t.

If anyone has a set of '"BRIGHT GLOWING"' Red EF FALCON needles. Im willing to buy them off you.

BTW, since I pulled my dash out and fitted the needles, the fuel light is coming on really early, I read somewhere that the white dials can be calibrated differently, but they appear the same.

When it is full, the gauge is in the right place and the needle doesnt appear to be sticking at all.

Any help or sellers??

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:34 pm 
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My needle sits just over full on a full tank
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 Post subject: Re: Right, Thats It, My Needles P!ss Me OFF!!
Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:34 pm 
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PeppyXR6 wrote:
If anyone has a set of '"BRIGHT GLOWING"' Red EF FALCON needles. Im willing to buy them off you.
I thought you bought those red ones off Ebay ??
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BTW, since I pulled my dash out and fitted the needles, the fuel light is coming on really early, I read somewhere that the white dials can be calibrated differently, but they appear the same.
You can put your dash in diagnostic mode - http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=12 . You can then compare the analogue and digital fuel readings - 10L or less will trigger the low level warning.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:39 pm 
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yeah, i bought them and they are crap!! dont illuminate at all!!

When the light came on, I filled the car and it took 58L, but the needle was still way over 1/4 tank. As far as I know, I only have a standard 68L tank, so not sure whats going on!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:49 pm 
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yeah, i bought them and they are crap!! dont illuminate at all!!
Yeah, sometimes you won't have a win - but you have to try . . .
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When the light came on, I filled the car and it took 58L, but the needle was still way over 1/4 tank. As far as I know, I only have a standard 68L tank, so not sure whats going on!
Try what I've suggested, you can then work out whether it's a sender or indicator issue, just by noting the digital readout - I would've thought it was an indicator issue, considering that was the area you disturbed - maybe the needle was positioned wrong, or not seated properly - they will slip if they're sitting on loosely. Check the range of movement by lifting the pointer to full and watch it return to empty.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:47 pm 
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I would think the needle isa sticking..take the face off and hold thecluster vertical, watch the needle drop and get stuck
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Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:36 am 
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I had to get some white needles off a EF falcon for my blue LED dash mod... The blue light wasn't lighting up the needles at all at night.

That might be an idea for you to consider.

I will try to get a pic up for you if i can.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:07 pm 
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Thats what I looked at doing if I got the EL Fairmont cluster I was looking at, oputting the white EF needles on to get the lbuness to show through.
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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:07 am 
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Have you tried painting your needles white?

The fuel thing, dunno - ive also had my needle go down faster than i thin kit should n then i go to fill up after the light comes on n not get nearly 60L in there, ah well, prolly just me driving.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:19 am 
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g'day cobbers

just a thought about dial accuracy for all you guy's painting needles the extra paint makes the needles heavier which will effect the accuracy. shouldn't be to drastic though.

 

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