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gtscelica05 Mar 7, 6:54am - #412869 
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Needles recalibrating

I need help recalibrating my needles. I tried the ones in the installation guide but doesnt seem to work. They are off by like 5-6mph. Like when im my speedometer says 30mph, im really going 25mph. Anyone that has done their gauges please help!. Thanks in advance

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maingear Mar 7, 7:06am - #412870 

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spaztikid Mar 7, 7:16am - #412871 
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u need to drive next to someone going a designated speed, then put your needles on.
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gtscelica05 Mar 7, 8:11am - #412872 
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
u need to drive next to someone going a designated speed, then put your needles on.


isnt that dangerous? I dont kno mayb i'll try that if thats my last choice

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morris Mar 7, 9:48am - #412873 
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Originally Posted by gtscelica05

I need help recalibrating my needles. I tried the ones in the installation guide but doesnt seem to work. They are off by like 5-6mph. Like when im my speedometer says 30mph, im really going 25mph. Anyone that has done their gauges please help!. Thanks in advance

Relax, that tricks yourself rofl makes you thinks you're speeding when you're really not... rofl rofl rofl rofl
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amtemp Mar 7, 9:50am - #412874 

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Drive past the speedometer thing on the streets where it tells you how fast you are going.
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hombredelassrtas Mar 7, 1:45pm - #412875 

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Mine was off by 10mph whne i did my led swap. Just htis weekend my dad paced me. We drove down a street side by site only goign 30, then i just put the needle on 30. Wasnt to hard. Just dont go like 60 doing it wink

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bajoconstruction Mar 7, 1:59pm - #412876 

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Originally Posted by amtemp
Drive past the speedometer thing on the streets where it tells you how fast you are going.
That or you could "speed" past a cop and see what he tells ya when he pulls ya over LOL rofl
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hombredelassrtas Mar 7, 3:35pm - #412877 

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rofl

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HypnoticJester Mar 7, 6:22pm - #412878 
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I actually thought about pulling up to one of those cops just sittin on the side of the road and asking them to chase me to test my needles rofl

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gtscelica05 Mar 7, 7:51pm - #412879 
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Originally Posted by bajoconstruction
Originally Posted by amtemp
Drive past the speedometer thing on the streets where it tells you how fast you are going.
That or you could "speed" past a cop and see what he tells ya when he pulls ya over LOL rofl


LOL only if i can find a "cool" cop

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gtscelica05 Mar 7, 7:52pm - #412880 
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
Mine was off by 10mph whne i did my led swap. Just htis weekend my dad paced me. We drove down a street side by site only goign 30, then i just put the needle on 30. Wasnt to hard. Just dont go like 60 doing it wink


so you start off driving without the needle, and then when you were side by side with your dad he told you the speed he was going and you stuck the needle back on to that speed?

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hombredelassrtas Mar 7, 8:02pm - #412881 

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exactly. there is a nice striat road near us, had him drive on the left lane so if there was a car he coudl go over and i woudlnt have to worry aabout it. We drove with wondows down and i told him before that we woudl pace on 30 so we both knew the speed. When we hit 30 he told me and i stuk on the needle. then we preceeded to go up by 10s to make sure it stayed consistant. Yea I took off the plastic covering (so you dont have to detach all teh stupid wireharnesses behind it.) Then put it back with like only that top screw holding int he bezel. Had the needle off and then went smile I suggest taking the needle off before starting the car, dont know if more damage could be done or not. Only problme i have now is, at aobut 5mph it says i;m at 0. i dont know what happened there but oh well smile

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gtscelica05 Mar 7, 8:04pm - #412882 
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hey thanks hombredelassrtas. I'll try that

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hombredelassrtas Mar 7, 8:22pm - #412883 

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after that i just hauled ass in 2nd gear because around 8000 you shoudl be at 60 so checked that way smile

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renfield90 Mar 8, 6:11am - #412884 

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Here's what you do, so I've heard...

Plug in the dash with the needles off.

Turn the key to the "on" position but do not start the engine.

Wait about one minute, then put your needles back on.

At any rate, a 5 MPH difference isn't that bad, that's about what I'm getting.

BTW my friend has tried this on his car and he tells me it worked, so that must be worth something.
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Creep1234 Mar 8, 6:44am - #412885 

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Originally Posted by amtemp
Drive past the speedometer thing on the streets where it tells you how fast you are going.


I always get the high score!!

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hombredelassrtas Mar 8, 5:37pm - #412886 

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yea renfield thats waht i did the 1st time and it was off by 5. then i took the neeldes back off to apint them, and did that agian and then they were off by 10. so prettmyuch my only option was the pacing and puting the needles on 30 smile

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