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Any way to easily remove the lens of the speedo/tech to clean behind them? Some how mine has some thing sprayed on it.

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I guess better question is this. I've had gauges apart to the point of bulb replacement a few times (LEDs and what not). From that point cant I just remove the front face with out messing up the needles and circuit boards and electrical jazz?

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Come on dudes, tell me I'm not the only one with shmutz on the inside surface of the gauge lens.

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Shmutzless here. Never had a reason to take apart.

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Pretty simple once you get the back cover removed:

Just remove the screws circled in green. As far as I know the only way to do this is with the gauge assembly on the bench.
Oh, the red circles are the screws attaching the circuit board to the white base.

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or buy a brand new front. guaranteed clean as can be, and not expensive

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or buy a brand new front. guaranteed clean as can be, and not expensive
Let's see -- 2 cents worth of windex or fifty dollars worth of new front case. Hmmmmm ... which o' these?

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I have a somewhat related gauge cluster question. Mine seems to have a "clunk" whenever I hit a bump. I'm trying to isolate the noise and it has that plastic type of clunking sound which makes me believe it's the cluster. Do these things work loose or clunk around normally? If so, anyway to add some padding to get rid of the sound?

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i have been thinking about taking apart the guage cluster to make a new readout for the speedo to corect the speedo error... sort of as a poormans speedo healer.

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Sweet, thanks. It's weird. It's looks like some sorta lube or something not a humidity thing. Just a few speckles on the tech side.

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I have a somewhat related gauge cluster question. Mine seems to have a "clunk" whenever I hit a bump. I'm trying to isolate the noise and it has that plastic type of clunking sound which makes me believe it's the cluster. Do these things work loose or clunk around normally? If so, anyway to add some padding to get rid of the sound?
Is the gauge assembly loose on one side? If it is it may indicate one of the ribbed plastic supports (at the bottom of the picture I posted) is broken. Other than that there is little in there that could cause the noise you describe.
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i have been thinking about taking apart the guage cluster to make a new readout for the speedo to corect the speedo error... sort of as a poormans speedo healer.
A very sensible idea, and one that wouldn't kill the accuracy of the odometer, which is, incidentally, within 1% of dead nuts on mine.

The only difficulty is removing the needle to swap out the face and reinstalling it in precisely the same location -- not too much of a problem if you have a precision signal generator and a very fine set of tools that can remove the needle without stressing the air core driver frame. Otherwise It's not a job for the ill equipped / inexperienced.

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Is the gauge assembly loose on one side? If it is it may indicate one of the ribbed plastic supports (at the bottom of the picture I posted) is broken. Other than that there is little in there that could cause the noise you describe.
A very sensible idea, and one that wouldn't kill the accuracy of the odometer, which is, incidentally, within 1% of dead nuts on mine.

The only difficulty is removing the needle to swap out the face and reinstalling it in precisely the same location -- not too much of a problem if you have a precision signal generator and a very fine set of tools that can remove the needle without stressing the air core driver frame. Otherwise It's not a job for the ill equipped / inexperienced.

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ya that was my thinking... my odo is less than 2% off... speedo is up around 8... why get a speedo healer to fuck the odo up to make the speedo read right.

I was gonna take it apart and get some measurements n whatnot and see what i can do.

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I broke into my gauge cluster a while back thinking I would make a set of custom gauge faces... when it came to pulling off the needles I decided to call it quits.

I couldn't get them off & I was afraid of breaking them or doing some sort of irreversible damage.

But I do still kinda plan on getting back in there this winter to swap out the lights for some crazy bright white LEDs (...or something different).

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I broke into my gauge cluster a while back thinking I would make a set of custom gauge faces... when it came to pulling off the needles I decided to call it quits.

I couldn't get them off & I was afraid of breaking them or doing some sort of irreversible damage.

But I do still kinda plan on getting back in there this winter to swap out the lights for some crazy bright white LEDs (...or something different).
The faces themselves have a yellowish tint between the layers...good luck getting white to come out of it

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