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Ok so I finally got around to installing my blue LED kit from blackcatcustoms on my stock gauges. Everything went real smoothe until I had to put the gauges back in. So I put everything back, then put the needles back on with a turning motion. I plugged te gauges in and turned the car to the 'on' position without the engine on. I then turned the speed/gas needles to the positions they were at before I took it apart. This is what the blackat instructions said. It took me a few times to get them right and I tested them and they seemed to work. Then half an hour ago I walk outside and turn the car to the on position again, and the gas gauge was way below the zero mark and only goes halfway up even though my tank is full. The tachometer went higher than it was supposed to and when I turned it to the off position it only went down to about 500RPM mark. Can someone help me fix this? Or give tips on howtobset it right? Really appreciate it, since I have to drive around tonight with an in-calibrated tach and gas gauge.
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pay attention to the gap between the needle and the gauge face.... Meaning don't press the needles back on too far/hard. As long as you don't break the stems the needles hang on you should be fine.... Remove the gauge, take it apart.... Go refuel the gas tank and try again......

**dont put needles back on in a turning motion you goof! That's for removal, not for re-installation.... Just press em back in just don't press too hard
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im sorry i can't help. I have not taken apart my gauges yet [have on other cars] so i am of no help. Sorry buddy.





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pay attention to the gap between the needle and the gauge face.... Meaning don't press the needles back on too far/hard. As long as you don't break the stems the needles hang on you should be fine.... Remove the gauge, take it apart.... Go refuel the gas tank and try again......

**dont put needles back on in a turning motion you goof! That's for removal, not for re-installation.... Just press em back in just don't press too hard
Lol I think the turning motion was what Messed me up man. Thanx for the tips!
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no turning or wiggling to put needles back in.... Turn key to on position, place them on the stems and press them into those pre-determined "marked" spots like the instructions said.... Yep.... Just follow the instructions

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post pics... I wanna see the upgrade in the stock face and see what color you went with
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no turning or wiggling to put needles back in.... Turn key to on position, place them on the stems and press them into those pre-determined "marked" spots like the instructions said.... Yep.... Just follow the instructions

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post pics... I wanna see the upgrade in the stock face and see what color you went with
Lol ya I remember doing it right in my civic but I totally forgot how to put the needles on this time. I just did it now in the cold darkness look. So far it looks and works as it should, needles are where they need to be. We'll see if they stay that way I don't see why not though. Thanx fr the memory jog killarowa and I'll take an iPhone pic before I leave for me friends' birthday. It's the blue kit in stock gauge face. They also started including fluorescent vynil to put in all the red spots, I put it also in the base of the needles and it does a real good job of keeping the needles and red parts the right color ( a bit more of an orange red but looks good!)
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