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1st gen Speedo needle mod!!!!!!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jab08, Sep 14, 2011.

  1. Sep 15, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    travis9287

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    Dang! well i have to get a dif shade blue hahaha.
     
  2. Sep 15, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    That looks nice
    Where you get the marker from?
     
  3. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Walmart has them for like 3 bucks and some change.
     
  4. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:57 PM
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    you need 360 degree bulbs...if you got them than just the cam ! LOOKS bad ass
     
  5. Sep 27, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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  6. Sep 27, 2011 at 11:02 PM
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  7. Sep 27, 2011 at 11:07 PM
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    Looks great!

    And a suggestion...You can find some awesome neon nailpolish colors that would probably look good.

    dont ask me how I know...:spy:
     
  8. Sep 28, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    Haha!!! Thanks!! And man thats a great idea!! I did not even think about that.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    in the process of doing this and i cant seem to get the needles off the gauges and i dont want to pull to hard and break them.. im going to assume that if i break something im forking out some benjamin's for a new cluster!! so any help in the next few minutes would be great thanks
     
  10. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    i got the needles off and painted, i got them all lined up perfectly and went to drive the truck with my gps to accuretly place the mph needle and well it wont move and or work?? and of coarse i also have a flickering led on one of the 360 bulbs, this project went so well until the end... please someone help me i cant live with my truck messed up, hope this is fixable and i didnt ruin something...
     
  11. Oct 3, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    What all is not working? Everything or just the speed needle? Check that you connected everything up correctly. Also check the little spring in the back of the needle make sure that it is ok, but other than that I have no clue man. Hope you get everything sorted out.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:18 PM
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    only the speed needle is messed up. i relieved i set it while i was moving at a set speed, i thought thats what i needed to do not set it at a stand still and then check it.. so ill check for a spring in the morning. i just hope this is fixable and i didnt ruin something... and i got one led flickering on one of the 360 bulbs!! :( bad luck i guess lol
     
  13. Oct 10, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Hey glamis3000 did you ever get it shorted out??
     
  14. Oct 18, 2011 at 5:37 PM
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    Very nice Idea, I actually have thought of doing this same thing. I am planning on adding a few gauges in the future, I plan on getting the vdo vision series gauges. They will match the cluster perfect AFTER I repaint the needles in my cluster!!!!:cool:
     
  15. Feb 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    Sick mod :cool: did mine last night... it was pretty simple, the real PITA was reseting those damn needles!! But I've got em pretty accurate now and love the new look. Check it out!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Feb 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    Sweet!!! Looks sick with the green!! Brings back memories:(
     
  17. Feb 20, 2012 at 6:38 AM
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    The green looks sick man!
     
  18. Feb 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM
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    how do you reset the needles?
     
  19. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    You need a gps to get the accurate mph, and something to get a rpm reading like a scangauge or something similar.
     
  20. Feb 21, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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    day time pic :cool: neon green speedo needos!

    [​IMG]
     
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