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Indiglo gauges install, or HOW TO REMOVE CLUSTER!! ( warning 22 pictures )

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    1. bigtigexplorer

      bigtigexplorer Elite Explorer

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      Espnfreak: That basicly what I did, but I used my GPS to tell me my current speed. Once it said I was doing 60 mph I sen the cruise control and gently put the needle back on pointing to 60.

      Spas: Whew!, LOL. I really dont know how hard they are to put back together, but I didn't realize you were using an extra set and not the originals. This might sound funny, but try using a fork. Gently slide it between the needle base and the guage face, use it like a lever to work the needles off. You don't really need to get the caps off to remove the needle, I just though it would be easier to deal with one item at a time.
       
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    3. Spas

      Spas It's all Jack's fault Elite Explorer

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      Y'know, I never would have gotten them off if it weren't for you, Tig, lol ;) I opened a pair of scissors and pried the little buggers off with the blade, since I'm not too concerned about not scratching the needle covers. I dunno if it's because they're off a wreck and have been sitting outside or what, but they were VERY hard to pry off, as 4 fingernails of mine can attest. I hope mine aren't that tough when the time comes, or I can gaurantee that the readings will be off!

      Here's a rough idea of what my new gauges will look like, if anybody cares....
       

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      Scissors, good thinking, glad I could help. So where are the pictures of your new guages installed?
       
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      HA! It takes them at least 3 weeks to make a proper copy of them, apparently, lol. Believe you me, the day I get them back is the day they go in the truck...I'm sick of not being able to read half my instruments! :confused: BTW, I have the aluminum dash kit by Exotic wood dash and it covers the black surround around the instrument panel-anybody think that's gonna cause a problem? I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to take fully half the dash off.......:rolleyes:
       
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      Spas, do you have any pics of the dash kit or know of a link where I could see it? The dash kit shouldn't effect the new guages in any way. If you would like to see the pictures I took through out the install, to get an idea of what you'll have to take apart, click here
       
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      Ahhh, no, unfortunately, there is no link that I know of. I have to take some pics of my new sidemarkers, however, so I'll take a few of my dashboard as well (besdies, I need some before and after shots, lol). Hang in there-I'll get them posted soon. (BTW, your link didn't work ??)
       
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      OK, the pictures are back up for those who needed them.
       
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      Thanks, Tig!


      I shoud have some pics of my aluminum dash kit to post pretty soon if you anyone's still interested, plus my new and improved gauges should be returned to me at the end of this month... :bounce:
       
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      Spas did you get your gauges in yet? Could you post some pics so we can see what they look like?
       
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      Two more weeks.....two more weeks....It's making me nuts :bounce:
       
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      okay.. I finally got my indiglo gauges installed thanks to this thread :cool: :D

      one problem tho.. my gear indicator is off now. When I pulled out the dash, the white clip thing that holds the line into the indicator popped out, and now I'm having a hell of a time gettin the indicator adjusted correctly..

      anybody have any secrets for this? :(
      It's too far to the left.. even after I pop the clip back into the indicator, it's still too far left. And unfortunately I'm a bit of a perfectionist, and I dunno what to do :rolleyes:
       
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      ok nevermind... finally got it :cool:
      I just decided to remove the steering wheel panel, and fidget with the indicator from there.
      Finally got the plug in all the way. Seems like it's still off by a hair, to the right this time :rolleyes: , but it's much better.
      and the gauges are sweet :D :cool:
       
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      Holy Moly! :eek: Thats a lot of taking stuff apart just to put in some indiglo gauges. Great write up tho.:thumbsup:
       
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      I used this thread to do mine... printed the damn thing out so I could use it for reference!! :D
       
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      When i installed mine I used it as well.....didnt print it out just had it on the computer during the process...kept running in and out of the house
       
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      Hey guys i just order my INDIGLOW guages and they should be here in a couple of weeks so i'll look forward to installing them with this detailed thread.
      Just one question: My guage has a picture of an engine for the CEL the indiglow has something else there just like mine has a picture for the door's open and the indiglow has words "DOOR AJAR" should this still be ok ans will i still be able to see the dummy lights even if they dont match exact?????
      thanks
       
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      Hey I installed my indiglos a while ago and they worked fine, but now when i turn on my headlights my indiglos flash bright for a sec then get dim, then they progressively get dimmer until they are like black with no light and u can barely see the speedo n stuff. I have the 6 color changing ones and only 1 green setting sort of works, but it still dims away. Is this a blown fuse or what do u guys think??
       
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      OK i got my guages and i will install them next Tuesday and let yas know.
      But 1 question my CEL light is in a different place than on the indiglow guages so can i re-route the wires at the back of the cluster to change it or not????
       
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      Any one ever done the reverse indiglo gauges???

      they seem a lil more complicated
       
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      vbtruk, No you can't rewire your cluster or at least I REALLY wouldn'ty recommend trying. Your best bet would to try and get new gauges that are correct.

      GreatXpectation, The reverse indiglo install should be the same. The only difference is in the guages them selves, not the way they install.
       
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      I used this write up on the reverse indiglo gauges. Worked great.
       
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      These indiglow's i got are the closest to my OEM guages the only thing wrong is the CEL is in the wrong place.
       
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      Whats up everyone , this is a great post. I installed regular white face gauges about 2 years ago. I just purchased a set of Reverse Glow gauges off ebay ? the ebay seller asked me if i want regular glow or reverse.

      My question is what is the difference ?

      I hope i dont have a hard time lining these new ones up , and i remember these white face gauges had some adhesive on them hope its not to hard to take them off the last time was a nightmare! I can't believe I am even doing this again actually,

      I've noticed you guys have had problems with the Light lining up also? I dred taking the needles off again

      what a P.I.T.A

      Nick -
       
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      The major difference between the normal indiglo and the reverse is that with the reverse only the numbers, letters, markings glow, instead of the background.

      Use the search and you should be able to find pictures of the reverse guages.
       
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