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Installing Indiglo Gauges -- need help
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:01 pm
I just got my reverse indiglo gauge face off of ebay yesterday and I'm currently trying to install it right now. Here is where I am right now and I'm not sure how to carefully remove the stock face without messing with the needles?
The included instructions are very generic so I was curious if anyone has already done this and any advice you can give.
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:44 pm
I actually put mine on overtop of the stock overly. I only had it on for a few monthes though before going to the stock + LED look.
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:48 pm
It's not possible, unless you slit the face straight down from all the needles then slide it out from underneath the needles, which would also mean slitting the brand new face in the same way to get it on.
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:03 pm
^I don't remember how I did it, but I was able to slide the new one on w/o removing the needles. It took a lot of finaggling.
Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:08 pm
I didn't have too much trouble getting my needles off and back on. I mean yeah, I broke the smaller two, but that wasn't anything a little krazy glue couldn't fix.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:58 am
The overlay should go over the needles with a little tlc. just a tip u may need to put a dap of superglue in certain areas so the needle doesnt get stuck.
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:31 am
So you don't take the stock one off first?
Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:34 am
No they stay there. If u took out the factory one u would have no way of telling what the idiot lights were. Thats why they call them overlays.
Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:12 am
Thanks for the help guys
Gonna finish up the overlay tomorrow morning and hopefully with reasonable success
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:23 pm
you can remove the "big" needles w/o any car. To reinstall them just turn ignition on and the needles will go in "ZERO" position. Okay, it's tricky to reinstall them (to find the freakin right position that it stays on ZERO) but it works...
Just plug the needle in, ignition off and on again and look where the needles stays now.
But easier is to find a way not to remove them
Oh: And try to use doublesided tape that you first stick on the gauge surface (not on the overlays!).
Reason: When the overlay comes of (and it will!!) - it will block the needles and in worst case this will destroy your gauge.
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:39 pm
i haven't done it in a neon but in another car i used to have i installed them. it took some time, thought and a slow hand but it was possible to slide the overlays over the needle and into place. i would suggest going that route, and even a few attempts, before removing the needles. why cause more work if you don't have to?
Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:59 pm
nineball wrote:i haven't done it in a neon but in another car i used to have i installed them. it took some time, thought and a slow hand but it was possible to slide the overlays over the needle and into place. i would suggest going that route, and even a few attempts, before removing the needles. why cause more work if you don't have to?
I agree, it might take a little more time but you shouldn't have to remove the needles at all. The ones I had for my 97 Eclipse slid right over the needles and even had a small screw that kept them from impeding the needles.
Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 11:22 pm
Yea dont remove the needleds no need to. Just take your time with em, but You will need to superglue them in place. the double sided tape will make the needles rub and get stuck. Trial and error for me.
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:46 pm
don't use too much glue on em, the ones that were in my car when I first got it stopped working after 3 months luckily they just used some electrical tape when they installed them so it was easy to go back.
Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:29 pm
yea i said before just a couple of drops here and there. lol
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 3:04 am
I put some overlays on my 03 sentra. Man, it took some time and luck to get them on without taking out the needles. Thing is, I was trying to take off the needles but didnt know how to. I ended up messing up my rpm needle. It stays stuck on 3 grand when the car is off and once in a while it works while I'm driving. I'm just glad I didnt mess up my speedo. For my neon I think I'll just take it to a shop next time.
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 11:47 am
I will do it for ya!! LOL just may take some time. I have done like 3 friends of mine up here and all have come out great.
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 4:41 pm
Yeah, It can be done. Patience and a steady hand is all thats needed. Dont the freaking needles pop off, tho? It seems purrty dumb for the manufacturer to make them to where they dont pop off. I mean, dont they know that we are gonna get bored with oem look and eventually upgrade with overlays??
Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 5:24 pm
No they think their product is 120% perfect and customizing is not needed
Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 11:12 am
In having problems with the wiring for my glo gauge face and yeah the needles are stuck. Any help out there