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Jan 21, 7:00pm - #380093 
s7's

would you guys recommend taking these to a shop or is it pretty simple to do on your own?


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Jan 21, 7:20pm - #380094 
What the hell is an "s7"? Bulb? Rims? wtf is it!?? wtf


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Jan 21, 7:42pm - #380095 
its a gauge


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Jan 22, 5:24pm - #380096 
the layovers... do em urself man they are pretty simple im getting ready to do the same happywink

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Jan 22, 5:26pm - #380097 
thanks


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Jan 22, 5:27pm - #380098 
Supah easy.

Just take your time and make sure to keep the overlay as flat as possible across it's entire surface when you put the plastic trim back over top of it...this way there won't be any air bubbles. thumbsup

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Jan 22, 6:32pm - #380099 
oops i was wrong rofl


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Jan 22, 8:20pm - #380100 
it's easy
it just lays overtop your stock gauges, you can do it.
there is an install guide


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Jan 23, 8:17am - #380101 
ok, do these light up?


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Jan 23, 8:51am - #380102 
ye they light up. jsut used a fuse tap to my tailights and come on whenever lights come on. They jsut slip over ur needles. But one thing your going to encounter is your needle sis goign to stick proba aroudn 1k and 7k. becasue they are 3d. To fix this you are oging to have to take your needle off and put it back on but dont push it donw all the way.

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Jan 23, 9:41am - #380103 
ya, i found that out when i was smacking the needles into the gauge driving around...i just removed the needles and gently put them back on...i need to recalibrate them since they're slightly off, my idle is about 900rpm and speedo starts at 3mph

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Jan 23, 9:49am - #380104 
Originally Posted by sickcelica696
ya, i found that out when i was smacking the needles into the gauge driving around...i just removed the needles and gently put them back on...i need to recalibrate them since they're slightly off, my idle is about 900rpm and speedo starts at 3mph


how do you recailbrate them?


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Jan 23, 9:53am - #380105 
Is there anyway to take off the stock gauges or do you have to lay them over top?

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Jan 23, 11:00am - #380106 
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE OFF YOUR NEEDLE TO MAKE IT NOT HIT

simply push the 3d part on the correct way and it'll clear, they didn't design them so they would hit the needle and make you take off the needle.
i know because TimO's did not hit.


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Jan 23, 12:15pm - #380107 
actually timos hit since i have them.. and they are installed properly, he had the 3d part already on

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Jan 23, 12:56pm - #380108 
mb he messed them up when he took em off rofl
but they didn't hit on his when he didn't take his needles off
and isaac posted how to make sure they are put on right so they don't hit.


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Jan 23, 2:01pm - #380109 
Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
ye they light up. jsut used a fuse tap to my tailights and come on whenever lights come on. They jsut slip over ur needles. But one thing your going to encounter is your needle sis goign to stick proba aroudn 1k and 7k. becasue they are 3d. To fix this you are oging to have to take your needle off and put it back on but dont push it donw all the way.



Mine just stuck right at 5500rpm. I did not had the guts to take the nedle off. So all i did was to warm it up and genly bend it. Worked just fine. Just need to draw the power to it now.



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Jan 23, 2:30pm - #380110 
BTW. It is not the S7 gauges fault that the needle hit. Space between the plate and the needle is NOT the same thrugh the 1000 - 8000 RPM range. Like I said above everything was fine till 4000 then the needle started dropping towards the S7 plate and just stuck at 5500. On a friends car it stuck right at 1500 but moved just fine above 2000.



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Jan 23, 4:47pm - #380111 
ok, you all are scaring me into not buying them


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Jan 23, 5:04pm - #380112 
what wire hooks the lights up when using autolamps, i know the lt green is parking lights, which will work with a relay hooked onto a 12v source, but what if you want them to come on automatically like the stock gauges?


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Jan 23, 7:41pm - #380113 
i taped it to the tailights fuse. cames on when lights come on. Dont be afraid josh to get them They work great. Mine actually sticks when i turn the car on at 1st, but then after a bit it stops sticking onthe botton. For the top i out a little wad of paper between palstic and gauge and it hold it down fine. When i take off the gage to change needle leds then i will jsut not pusht hte needle sback on all the way.

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Jan 25, 7:30am - #380114 
I have the 3d s7 gauges, and they are fine...mine don't stick...what I would recommend is putting the overlay and 3d pieces in between a really thick book, or under a few magazines for a couple of days before you install them...it will help flatten th gauge overlay and the cardboard out...the install guide that comes with it says to flatten them out before the install anyway...and yes it is really straight forward, and yes, the install guide here on the site really really helps

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Jan 25, 10:19am - #380115 
mine came with extra double stick stuff tha ti gues was to keep it flat ont he gauge itself but i didnt trust that i had it ligned up right witht he CEL light and stuff so didnt use it

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