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Old 04-15-2006
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HELP, gauge cluster mod problems

Hey everyone, me and Kris were painting my guages to light up blue today.....well now my speedometer wont tell me how fast im going..just stays on zero, my rpms work but i think are just a little off as well as the gas and oil levels...nothing i cant fix.....but the speedo..uh oh, and my dimmer wont work to brighten the gauges and turn the dome light on....anyone know whats wrong? thanks in advance.
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Check and make sure that everything is plugged in properly to the back of the cluster and make sure you didn't press the speedo needle on too tightly so that it can't move. They're pretty touchy. Hope it all works out and looks good.
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Did you plug the dimmer switch back in when you put the dash back together? and for the speedo, did you push the needle onto the face too much so its "stuck" in one spot?
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its not appearing to be that, is there anyway i could have actually broke something where i got to buy a new gauge? thanks guys
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when i did my gauges, i accidently pushed the speedo gauge in too far, so it wouldnt move at all...

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ive never taken off my gauges but check and see if you put the actually gauge peice in far enough, it may be out a little to far and the needles hanging up on it...

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it only has two plugs on the back and i did plug them back in, and i check to make sure it wasnt pushed in to far, we'll have to figure something out.

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Evan (Rangererv) has this same issue, the needles are pushed in too far and they bind up until his truck warms up some.
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Evan (Rangererv) has this same issue, the needles are pushed in too far and they bind up until his truck warms up some.
i checked them and it was pulled out fine, it was actually kinda loose, do you think maybe i snapped something....the needle can do a full 360...im pretty sure thats a bad thing lol, wat u think? thanks.
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ok somehow the gauges are fixed now, i replugged the cluster back in while the truck was on and now they speedometer works haha. dan messed with the needle some so maybe it was stuck after all, just when i felt it it turned loosly, i dont know. anyways i will probably be buying some super white bulbs to replace the lights behind all the intrument panels...they stock ones give off a yellow glow that lights up the blue paint bluish green so i gotta fix that, thanks everyone for your help and input.
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White leds would be better than the super birghts as they generate a good amount of heat.
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arent leds splotchy> or is there a kind that isnt?
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