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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-31-03, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Speedo problems on EF

Well I thought I had done a wonderful job in updating the dash in the ol' EF. it now has a blue backlighting to it including the odometer, the clock, etc. I also sprayed the surround which sits ontop of the dials a nice metallic silver and it just adds that little bit of extra class. It looks fabulous at night now!

Just one problem, I have obvoiusly done something to the speedo, as it no longer sits at zero. Running along and pacing myself with other cars it would appear that it is reading ten kilometres less than it should. (ie when it reads fifty kms I am actually doing sixty, etc).

What I have done? And is there a way I can rectify this. I tried using a small metal pin to stop it falling below the zero mark which works, but the speedo is till reading incorrectly!

Your expertise would be most welcomed.
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Re: Speedo problems on EF

I'm guessing you've replaced the needle incorrectly. I did the same thing with my white dials. What you need to do is pull your cluster back out, pull the speedo needle back off, then put it back in gently, and have it facing about 40km/h, then slowly push the needle back to zero, then push the needle the rest of the way onto the shaft.

The speedo and tacho sit on zero when the ignition is off, while the other 2 or 4 (dep. on model) will sit below zero.

Good luck, hope this helps

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Thanks for that, my problem however is that I didn't have to remove the needle to do what I did. Do you think if I remove the needle and repleace as you suggest it might fix the problem.
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