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Old 02-25-2011, 04:00 PM
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Default I'm a *******!! gauge help!!

ok so I did the LED gauge mod but I was an idiot and did trace where the needles were set before I removed them so now my needles are all over the place!!!? I have no idea what to do can anyone help please!!?
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:11 PM
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Go here http://www.fordrangerforum.com/inter...03-trucks.html and go down to middle of page. Shows a simple way to fix.
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Old 02-25-2011, 04:43 PM
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Go here http://www.fordrangerforum.com/inter...03-trucks.html and go down to middle of page. Shows a simple way to fix.

ok so I have to do the AA battery trick with those cables? If so how will I know that it is calibrated because I didn't take the calibration number before I removed the needles.?? Do I use this method for all of the needles or is this just for the speedometer and rpms?
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:44 PM
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let the truck get up to operating temp. then stick the needles back on where they would be normal. for the speedo, i use my gps on the highway and set it at 55/60
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:47 PM
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lol thats waht I did.

I drove around with the glass off for about an hr to get all the needles exactly how I wanted them.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:48 PM
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lol thats waht I did.

I drove around with the glass off for about an hr to get all the needles exactly how I wanted them.
HAHAHA no way dude that is the exact same thing i did lol!
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:34 PM
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you can also get on a nice straight road and slowly get up to speed, all along keep hitting th cruise control, it sets at 30. Then you can put it on. The 4.0 idles at like 1100 to set tach. For gas, just drive until the check gauge light comes on then set to bottom of "E" or just fill up and set it 3 mark widths past "F"
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let the truck get up to operating temp. then stick the needles back on where they would be normal. for the speedo, i use my gps on the highway and set it at 55/60
x2. Took a couple of tries but got it just right. Thank god for GPS! lol
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:11 PM
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also, if you want to get it real close, if you invision a line form the top left corner of the "M" on mph to the "90" thats right about were the needle should be, set it to that and slightly lift the end up over the little stop there
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:28 PM
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let the truck get up to operating temp. then stick the needles back on where they would be normal. for the speedo, i use my gps on the highway and set it at 55/60
Thats a good idea, Troy is the man!
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