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Old 08-04-2010
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Oil pressure guage needle on wrong side of low-end pin

While driving, I noticed my oil pressure guage showing 0, but the check engine light was not lit. To be on safe side, I stopped and checked oil level and it was fine. When I started up, I noticed that the guage was at about the 5 O'clock position (well below 0) when off, and when engine started, it went _up_ to the low-end pin. So it looks like the meter needle somehow got on the wrong side of the pin. What's the appropriate fix for this?
The truck is a 2001 Mazda B3000 with manual 5-speed, extended cab "Dual Sport" with 166KMiles.
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when i had my dash out and working on it i had the same problem but i just stuck a small wire in the gauge cluster and spun it back around to the right side. i dont know if that is how you are sapposed to do it or not but it worked.
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