Hopefully you remembered to take a pic of your needles when the engine was warm, so you know here to place then when you re-install your cluster, engine warm of course.
That goes for tach, water, oil, volt, and fuel gauges. get it warm to normal operating temp, then press them on lightly, confirm position, push them more on the shaft.
Now you speedo....
#1: Are you following the how-to with the wires and the AA battery? The vid pretty much covers it all. The needle goes to 120? Is the cluster vertical when doing the battery trick + install of needle? Just to remind: to place the needle back onto the shaft, you need to do the battery trick AND install the needle simultainiously.
'01 XLT disguised as a '03 Fx4 Level II
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