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I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors #44356 Sep 12, 9:24am Sep 12, 9:24am
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I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors
I install the blue gauge colors by myself, and i seems have some problems, first, when i drive on high way, seems like the speed is less than other care, my gauge showed 65 mph, but seems like 55 mph for other car, i called my friends who were in front of me and driving the same speed, he said he was driving 55 mph, so my Gauge is 10 mph less than other cars... who can help me with this problem?? Or does any of you have the same problem, plz let me know, thank!!


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Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: johnny] #44357 Sep 12, 10:10am Sep 12, 10:10am
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Sounds like you need to recalibrate. Did you take your needles off to install the gauges?

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: Mike00] #44358 Sep 15, 11:11pm Sep 15, 11:11pm
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yes i did, i have to right?? and also i paint my needles blue, what should i do if i want them to work right??


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Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: johnny] #44359 Sep 15, 11:14pm Sep 15, 11:14pm
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This is why I havn't done this mod yet. I've been too afraid to mess something up. Well, um, Either grow the balls again to tackle it, or take it to a shop/dealership where they'll rape you and your wallet to fix it.


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Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: johnny] #44360 Sep 15, 11:19pm Sep 15, 11:19pm
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Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: johnny] #44361 Sep 16, 3:14am Sep 16, 3:14am
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It's pretty easy to fix. Just don't put the plasti cover on your gauge cluster then have your friend cruise at a certain MPH then manually move the needdle to that MPH. And no you don't have to take the needles off in order to put the gauges on, however, you do if you want to paint them

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: johnny] #44362 Sep 16, 5:02am Sep 16, 5:02am
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I kinda have the same problem too, except that when I put mine back on, the rpm needle doesnt even move (the speedometer works fine).. the needle is stuck on 2! I havent gotten to fix it yet, i'm kinda scared to play around with it again.. how do you take the needles out n.e ways? can some one help me please...? confused

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: prince542] #44363 Sep 16, 7:22am Sep 16, 7:22am
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Just be sure the gauges are pushed down all the way (you may even need to use some sort of tape). And to take the needles off get 2 spoons and put the ends under the needle opposite eachother then carefully pull up

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: johnny] #44364 Sep 16, 1:17pm Sep 16, 1:17pm
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where can i get the recalibrate?? do you guys know what is the price for it??

Thanks for you guys' reply~


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Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: johnny] #44365 Aug 21, 10:25pm Aug 21, 10:25pm
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dude i dont think there is any methods to fix it really, i've been to the dealers and NOPE nothing... but one idea from above does seem like it would work... i've been wanting to do this method my self but never found a budd with a gt manual celica...

just find a friend with an auto/manual celi with the same model, GT/GTS and crus side by side with ur needles slightly on where you can easily move it and try ur best to match it up with ur friend... *only way i can think of to recalibrate it, because mines is also showing the wrong speed. going at 55 and it says 65... but yeah good luck thumbsup if you find any other way, let me know :whatever:

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: Quy] #44366 Aug 23, 1:37pm Aug 23, 1:37pm
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Not a good idea to remove the pins, I just slid my gadges under the pins, worked fine. thumbsup

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Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: DSGB4LYF23] #44367 Aug 29, 1:28pm Aug 29, 1:28pm
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Where did you get the stuff to change the colors of your gauge to blue!! I LOVE IT!


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Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: Tiffysblewcelica] #44368 Aug 29, 1:32pm Aug 29, 1:32pm
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just have someone pace you and put it in on that speed( i still need to do that heh) And there IS a way to paint the needles without taking them off.

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: fonz182] #44369 Aug 29, 1:36pm Aug 29, 1:36pm
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well if he have something like rj autos and want to change the color he has to remove the stock ones and that requires you to take off the needles.

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: johnny] #44370 Aug 29, 1:48pm Aug 29, 1:48pm
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use satoshi;smethod...i used it mine iswithin 4 mph now...thats good enough for me...dont tryin moving it manually while driving...god forbid ubreak those delicate needles...they cost a pretty penny thumbsup

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: celica2nv] #44371 Aug 29, 1:53pm Aug 29, 1:53pm
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Well since my avic-n1 supports digital readout of the speed, I just looked at the digital speedometer and put the needle on while I was slowly driving the car around 20mph. Mine's like 2mph off still but that's close enough for me. Yeah..those needles are a bitch, good luck.

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: celica2nv] #44372 Aug 30, 11:09pm Aug 30, 11:09pm
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Originally Posted by celica2nv
use satoshi;smethod...i used it mine iswithin 4 mph now...thats good enough for me...dont tryin moving it manually while driving...god forbid ubreak those delicate needles...they cost a pretty penny thumbsup

method 1 or 2?

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: fonz182] #44373 Aug 30, 11:13pm Aug 30, 11:13pm
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i had the same problem but i just keepd messing with it, wile the car was on, i know i mite be 3 to 4mph off but thats wat ur going to get no matter wat if you remove them, oh well no big deal thumbsup

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: Clos] #44374 Aug 30, 11:50pm Aug 30, 11:50pm
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NEEDLE CALIBRATION:

Put back to two connectors from behind the gauges.

With the gauge hanging, turn on the ignition to the ACC position. Wait for 20 seconds and the gauge cluster should calibrate itself.

Speedo and tach setting now is calibrated to be at zero.

Replace the needle, making sure it points to zero. Gently push the needle back on. Note: do not handle the needle by the arm. Hold it at the black plastic center while doing this.

Turn off the ignition. Wait 3 minutes and turn it back to ACC position.

Needle should move as the gauge calibrate itself and then fall back to zero.

If needle does not fall back to zero, carefully remove the needle and repeat this procedure again until needle show zero after calibration.


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Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: isaac] #44375 Aug 31, 9:47am Aug 31, 9:47am
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^^ Didn't work so well for me. Seems like the large amount of force it take to pop those needles off permanently screws the speedo mechanism itself.

Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: fonz182] #44376 Aug 31, 10:37am Aug 31, 10:37am
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Re: I have problem after I install the blue gauge colors [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #44377 Aug 31, 11:22am Aug 31, 11:22am
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^^^ Omar, I have a set for you if you want them $20 thumbsup

Simply unplug your previous ones at the gauge cluster and replace with these

I can ship them out this afternoon if you're interested...

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