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Opps.. HELP!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I was taking my gauges apart to get to the lights because mine are extremely dim, i found out there are 2 behind it and one is dead. So in order to get to it i thought u have to take off the speedo face, and in order to do that, you have to take the needle off of the face plate.. BAD IDEA. I figured it just poped out and poped back in, so i just pulled on it a lil and it came right off, but it appears i snaped it off, its all metal though, so i dont know how it happened. Any clue how to fix this!!!?
     
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    Gently , with the right amount of force ( its a feel thang ) push it back on . I pop my needles off all the time , when I replace a gauge and the needles are wrong colors :k5: :k5:
     
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    Then again, this dude pops alot of things off in his truck, so i dunno
     
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    sry about the blurry shots to.. best my camera will do that close up
     
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    Not for nuthin but maybe the smallest little dab of jb weld or the equivalent?
     
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    i was thinkin a lil JB weld.. i never really had luck w/ that stuff though. Man i need the guage badly to, driving around here the cops already prob have a million reason to pull me over i dont need to be speeding on top of it.
     
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    It's broke, time for another gauge unit.
     
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    so just throw another speedo in it real quick ?

    whats the problem ?

    good luck
     
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    I just went and looked at my other one ( 100 mph older one ) and it came right off and went back one . If you broke the little thin needle that the pointer pushes back onto , you need a new one . Where ya at ? I have a 100 mph one in the garage , its off a 2wd truck though so no cutout for 4wd indicator . And from the color of your pointer you have an 80's truck ? They are abundant in yards , and maybe you can get close enough to right mileage showing :k5: :k5:
     
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    ya i have an 87, ill go to a yard i guess after i try jb weld as a last ditch effort. how do you get them off any way then if you cant pull them off?
     
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    All my gauges needles , in both trucks , just pull straight up and off , including the speedo . I had a temp gauge go , and a oil gauge read low , replaced with other gauges , but prior to 81 they were red pointers , so I swapped pointers . I did take the speedo one off anyway just because , and it took a little twisting and pulling up gently and it came right off , and it popped right back on , then I just turned it until it stopped at the beginning so it lined up wit 0 at rest ( leading me to belive technically I could reclock my pointer so its correct at 45 mph in town :thinking: ) :k5: :k5:
     

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