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Old 04-13-2012, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: How To: 2005 - 2011 LED Guages

They are on the edge of the white backing part and the clear piece slips back in like normal.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:12 AM
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thats what i thought. might have to tackle this this weekend..

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do you think its possible to unbolt and lift up that clear piece without removing the needles and putting the strips in?
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:41 PM
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Nope the needles have to come off. The clear plastic is between the gauge faces and the board.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:42 PM
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I want to see what white 360 degree SMDx5 plugins look like in a stock 04+ cluster w/ red needles. There are several ppl who have put those bulbs in their stock 95-03 clusters and they look great.

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Old 04-13-2012, 03:17 PM
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I could just Imagine how bright that would be. I already have to keep mine on dim now as it is.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:01 PM
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Nope the needles have to come off. The clear plastic is between the gauge faces and the board.
my guage faces are cut in a way taht i can get the faces off without taking the needles off. so after the faces are off is it possible to complete the rest without removing the needles do you think?
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:38 PM
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I don't think so. I had to remove it so I could get the strips in all the way. It was so much simpler to take the needles off and do it right the first time. It is not hard to get them back on in the right spot after. Our needles don't need to have a jumper or battery. Just twist them all the way to the right till they stop. When you feel then stop start to pull up on them and twist them some more to the right and they will pull right off. Before you put the clear plastic back in twist the shafts back all the way to the left till they stop. After you have everything back together then just slip the needles back on at there original starting point. I took a picture of mine just before I spun them off. Just don't push them down really hard or they will stick.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:18 PM
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Awwwhh yeah, just bought the same LED strips as the OP. Gonna do this some time soon.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:38 PM
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Ok so you can't just pull the needles off? You gotta twist to the right then pop em, then twist em to the left before you put em on and then put them where they should be? Do the needle sticks have grooves in them? So you can just line up the groves to how it was? And if you sand it, shouldn't you just like get some new clear sheet? Cuz the sand marks would distort light. And if I want red lights, what do I paint the plastic with?
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:50 AM
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I did this a couple years ago, better than the stock green. Gonna be changing it up here in the near future though.
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