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It's pretty much impossible for the shafts not to move. So one trick is to bring them to their furthest counter clockwise position (Or detent) and mark 'em. I have a special tool to pull the needles where all you need is to twist it a little and it pops off.






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I just replaced my SS/TC gauge face with one from blackcatcustoms.ca, and their blue LED kit. A fork works wonders as well
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I really liked this post but I have a question do you have to replace the face plate when you change the bulb color or can you use your stock face plate ? My car is orange i wonder if they make orange led bulbs and how it would look thanks
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thank you I ordered the lights and asked my friend Doug if he can bring the cluster and a soldering iron up to me I just hope I don't get into trouble doing it in the hospital
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thank you I ordered the lights and asked my friend Doug if he can bring the cluster and a soldering iron up to me I just hope I don't get into trouble doing it in the hospital
lol youll be fine, its not like your making a fire in the middle of the room and starting a smithy!

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I'm so excited my orange led's were delivered to me today so I'm going to start on it tomorrow and hope I don't get into trouble doing it here
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Remember LEDs have a polarity

---------- Post added at 07:41 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:38 PM ----------

Just follow post 6 of this thread and you should be good! Bend the leads as shown and you can surface mount them.

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thank you for reminding me because I am so excited I would have just put them in without checking
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I haven't changed it yet, weather's been too cold and not sure if I want to go through all this just for brighter lights.

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