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Help with needles! #349389 Dec 11, 7:05pm Dec 11, 7:05pm
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Help with needles!
I just finished soldering all my LEDS to my board and now im trying to put the needles back on but they are going in all sorts of crazy ass directions. Does anyone know how to calibrate them so that they start up on 0 again. When i turn the key it jumps to 140. Please help me.

Re: Help with needles! [Re: kenshin811] #349390 Dec 11, 7:08pm Dec 11, 7:08pm
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eek ohboy laughsilly I knew i never should have messed with needles...wish i could help ya, but i know nothing about that. good luck bro! Youll get it eventually wave

Re: Help with needles! [Re: Rick] #349391 Dec 11, 7:09pm Dec 11, 7:09pm
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Damn!!!

Re: Help with needles! [Re: kenshin811] #349392 Dec 11, 7:36pm Dec 11, 7:36pm
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plug the cluster in and turn the car on acc. THEN put the needles in the zero position.

btw masuimi max thumbsup

Re: Help with needles! [Re: fonz182] #349393 Dec 11, 7:40pm Dec 11, 7:40pm
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^^yea..you gotta put the car to ACC...then put them on.


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Re: Help with needles! [Re: VSGTS14] #349394 Dec 11, 7:46pm Dec 11, 7:46pm
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hey thanks for the help and info, and yeah Masuimi max is a hot one,good eyes there.

Re: Help with needles! [Re: kenshin811] #349395 Dec 12, 12:32pm Dec 12, 12:32pm
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i had to pace a friend then place them on while drivin! that was interesting... haha spineyes


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Re: Help with needles! [Re: JesterDallas] #349396 Dec 12, 3:24pm Dec 12, 3:24pm
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I End it up giving toyota $300 angry To actually finish that project for me, Cause my dumb ass messed up the whole shit. So unless you know what ur doing don't mess around with it.

Re: Help with needles! [Re: JAYD] #349397 Dec 12, 3:36pm Dec 12, 3:36pm
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anothering thing that works is turn on the engine and plug the cluster into the OBDII plug in the engine bay. That recalibrates them as well.

Re: Help with needles! [Re: FloydianSlip6] #349398 Dec 12, 8:06pm Dec 12, 8:06pm
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Oh cool thanks thanks!!!

Re: Help with needles! [Re: FloydianSlip6] #349399 Jan 13, 7:24am Jan 13, 7:24am
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Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
anothering thing that works is turn on the engine and plug the cluster into the OBDII plug in the engine bay. That recalibrates them as well.


How is that done? Would I need any cables? confused

Re: Help with needles! [Re: FloydianSlip6] #349400 Jan 13, 8:45am Jan 13, 8:45am
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Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
anothering thing that works is turn on the engine and plug the cluster into the OBDII plug in the engine bay. That recalibrates them as well.


Yeah more about this please...

Re: Help with needles! [Re: GT2111] #349401 Jan 13, 9:54am Jan 13, 9:54am
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If you have a GPS then you can fix it easy. first find a long straight road with not too many cars. The GPS will tell you how fast youre going, when you get to a cetain speed set the cruise control then manually put the needle on. Thats what I had to do. I tried turning the car too ACC then putting the needle on put it was still like 5 mph behind my actual speed. Good luck!

Re: Help with needles! [Re: Barrett] #349402 Jan 13, 12:27pm Jan 13, 12:27pm
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this sounds like a mojor pain in the ass for what its worth


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Re: Help with needles! [Re: celicadragon] #349403 Jan 16, 9:33am Jan 16, 9:33am
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It really isn't that hard. And after the job is all said and done it looks amazing and is totally worth. Just ask anybody who has done it smile

Re: Help with needles! [Re: Barrett] #349404 Jan 16, 9:35am Jan 16, 9:35am
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Looks like Floydian and Billy took care of answering your question thumbsup

Re: Help with needles! [Re: FloydianSlip6] #349405 Mar 12, 11:41am Mar 12, 11:41am
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Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
anothering thing that works is turn on the engine and plug the cluster into the OBDII plug in the engine bay. That recalibrates them as well.


How do you do it this way? My RPM is 400 off and the mph is like 10 off.

Re: Help with needles! [Re: kenshin811] #349406 Mar 12, 12:41pm Mar 12, 12:41pm
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the ACC/0 solution works about 50% of the time... pacing another car or having a GPS receiver to help recalibrate are the only surefire options available

Re: Help with needles! [Re: Sultan] #349407 Mar 14, 4:38pm Mar 14, 4:38pm
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whats this OBDII way?


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Re: Help with needles! [Re: Jtultra] #349408 Mar 15, 10:02am Mar 15, 10:02am
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there is a really good install guide in the install section for this problem

Re: Help with needles! [Re: Marlyman] #349409 Mar 15, 10:17am Mar 15, 10:17am
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after you do ACC thgen put the needles on, tap them all the way arodun,t ehn all the way back. this way urs going to push the needles in the right direction. But yea i ended up paceing whith my dad

Re: Help with needles! [Re: hombredelassrtas] #349410 Mar 15, 11:55am Mar 15, 11:55am
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I stuck my needle for the rpm after i started the engine and i read off my 5" monster tach. For the speedometer, I was driving with my friends gps system and then i set the cruise control to 35mph and i stuck the needle back on.


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