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Re-fitting speedometer needle !!

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Re-fitting speedometer needle !!

Postby DBX » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:58 pm

OK, i fitted some custom speedometer sticker i had made up, it required me to remove the needle which i did so is there a process to fit them back on ? like on this youtube video, skip to 1.27 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au4kT4WEP9c&feature=related this video isnt from a lexus or altezza only shows how to make the speedometer reading accurate !

I only ask as i removed the petrol needle too, refitted it back on the needle rest then soon as i switched the ignition the needle shot up to 'full tank of fuel' !!!lol i only got a little more than half tank !! i somehow positioned the needle to below the needle rest & now thats back to normal ! did drive past some speed cameras 29/30mph on a 30mph zone cameras didnt flash lol but yet again dont want to be driving slower than i should be !!

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Re: Re-fitting speedometer needle !!

Postby mike_01 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:46 am

worst thing you could ever do is remove the needle unless you now exactly where it was when you took it off, petrol would be easy enough brim the tank while ingition is on stick needle to top, speedo you need a satnav, passenger, refit the clocks without the lens then drive at 60 on the satnav speed reading while the passenger sticks the needle on that speed :wink:

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Re: Re-fitting speedometer needle !!

Postby DBX » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:30 pm

Not 100% but think its ok, if anything the speedometer may show its going faster than i actually am ! think i borrow my mates sat nav to see, spoken to someone that made these custom dials for lexus, all required removal of it, he says the speedometer has been set up to calibrate on start up he even done same on his is200 anyway.

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Re: Re-fitting speedometer needle !!

Postby DBX » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:22 pm

mike_01 wrote:worst thing you could ever do is remove the needle unless you now exactly where it was when you took it off,


Reading this again, while i removed the needle it was on the needle rest, i wouldnt touch that bit while the car is in motion or ignition on..

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Re: Re-fitting speedometer needle !!

Postby mike_01 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:57 am

they are never at rest, there is always a bit of tension on them

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Re: Re-fitting speedometer needle !!

Postby DBX » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:20 pm

I checked with my friends sat nav, when it says 30 on speedometer it reads 26mph on sat nav, 100% it was always like that so i been driving abit slower than i should be :roll:

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Re: Re-fitting speedometer needle !!

Postby mike_01 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:53 pm

when at 60 you probally be doing 50 or less as the faster you go the more the speedo runs out :wink:

atleast you save some fuel :lol:

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Re: Re-fitting speedometer needle !!

Postby wullie_trd » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:57 pm

Do you have pics of the stickers you put on?
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Re: Re-fitting speedometer needle !!

Postby SilTezza » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:33 am

i had to do it manually.. mine is 5 speed auto so to make it read the correct speed reading, i drove it till 5th gear and rpm is on 2500 so the speed should be 100km/h.. you need to remove the needle and fit it back till it read the correct speed.. i had to adjust it 4-5 times and now the reading is correct..


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