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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 22, 12:37am - #87828 

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fudge problem with s7 gauges need help badly

hey guys i just got my s7 gauges...installed it but now my rpm needle doesnt move because the needle was sorta pointing down so the part that has the rpm numbers is holding it and there is no room for the needle to move(i meen there is no gap between the needle and the gauge itself...man if there is no fix to this that 90 bux down the drain it sux angry
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Johnny178 Jan 22, 12:53am - #87829 

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you have the needle pushed too far donw, i have done this before take the needle off and do it again...
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VSGTS14 Jan 22, 1:09am - #87830 

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 22, 2:08am - #87831 

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Originally Posted by Johnny178
you have the needle pushed too far donw, i have done this before take the needle off and do it again...

no its not the whole thing but the needle itsself is pointing down see the picture i took it off already and put back the rev ind. i have bought b4 so i was thinking of just selling the s7 gauges since i have no use for it unless someone has a solution stoopid needle angry angry
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Johnny178 Jan 22, 2:11am - #87832 

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is the needle bent then?? There is no reason why this shouldnt work unless the needle is damaged.
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slidr Jan 22, 2:12am - #87833 

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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
Originally Posted by Johnny178
you have the needle pushed too far donw, i have done this before take the needle off and do it again...

no its not the whole thing but the needle itsself is pointing down see the picture i took it off already and put back the rev ind. i have bought b4 so i was thinking of just selling the s7 gauges since i have no use for it unless someone has a solution stoopid needle angry angry
So you pulled it off and put it back on again, and still doesn't work? Looks like you may have snapped it. Those things are hella expensive too. frown
Hopefully someone can tell you how to fix it. smile

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 22, 2:15am - #87834 

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Originally Posted by Johnny178

is the needle bent then?? There is no reason why this shouldnt work unless the needle is damaged.

the picture is sorta exagerated but you get the idea its not bended that much i doubt its damage coz its still workin fine with my other gauges
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VSGTS14 Jan 22, 2:55am - #87835 

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you can just buy replacement needles in various colors from this one website...someone on here has them and i was going to get them...only like 60 bucks
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 22, 3:09am - #87836 

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thanks for the help guys but i have decided just to sell them i dont wanna spend more than i have frown anyways iam selling it here-> web page

how do you take off the needle anyways?????????
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VSGTS14 Jan 22, 3:56am - #87837 

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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
thanks for the help guys but i have decided just to sell them i dont wanna spend more than i have frown anyways iam selling it here-> web page

how do you take off the needle anyways?????????


pulls off.

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UFCELI Jan 22, 4:49am - #87838 

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Did you try making sure that the 3d part is completely pressed down to the gauge. I had the same problem and it was just because of the 3m wasnt stuck all the way. So I just pushed it down thumbsup

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 22, 7:37am - #87839 

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Originally Posted by UFCELI
Did you try making sure that the 3d part is completely pressed down to the gauge. I had the same problem and it was just because of the 3m wasnt stuck all the way. So I just pushed it down thumbsup

thats waht i thought too but its defenitly the needle
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isaac Jan 22, 7:53am - #87840 
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i know the exact issue you are talking about... my RPM needle would stick when it got to about 500rpm... or even when the car was turned off it would still say 500rpm spineyes

the problem was solved by pulling the needle up from the base just so slightly so that it would not be pulled OFF the center pole... it solved the problem, but a few weeks after the install, I didnt like the gauges and removed them.

Im going with the stock black gauges and red leds now grin

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 22, 8:20am - #87841 

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Originally Posted by isaac
i know the exact issue you are talking about... my RPM needle would stick when it got to about 500rpm... or even when the car was turned off it would still say 500rpm spineyes

the problem was solved by pulling the needle up from the base just so slightly so that it would not be pulled OFF the center pole... it solved the problem, but a few weeks after the install, I didnt like the gauges and removed them.

Im going with the stock black gauges and red leds now grin

bro you got the problem to the dot, but i did try pulling ONLY the needle but it just slowly goes down again..so that didnt work, anyways i just installed back the regular rev indiglo i got from you they still look nice thumbsup

btw do you know if the pod gauges(not S7)by ac auto is also discontinued???...i just need something to match with the el gauge or would the s7 pod gauge match??
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Stephen Jan 22, 10:25am - #87842 
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I can help you here. I've been scouring the earth for my AC Reverse EL tach with no luck. The S7 Pod Gauges are pretty distinctive and seeing as you have the same EL Dash gauges as me from the ECelica store, I'd either get the D5 Race Gauges cause they look different (in a good way) or look on eBay for the EL series cause I know there are a lot of new ones for sale there. AC has discontinued the EL series (unfortunately) but I know you can still find the pod gauges around. If you see them at an online store email and check to see if the store knows they've been discontinued cause a lot of places still list them as "in stock"
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Stephen Jan 22, 10:28am - #87843 
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That first pic is the D5 style. It's pretty cool. Here's some links to new EL pod gauges on eBay. I got one of mine new off eBay and it's totally sweet.
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PBCelica02 Jan 22, 11:47am - #87844 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
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yikes!
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 22, 4:29pm - #87845 

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Originally Posted by Stephen
That first pic is the D5 style. It's pretty cool. Here's some links to new EL pod gauges on eBay. I got one of mine new off eBay and it's totally sweet.
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so they are discontinued? thanks for the update and links thumbsup
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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 22, 4:30pm - #87846 

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Originally Posted by PBCelica02
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
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yikes!

hahaha i knew you guys would like it rofl
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VSGTS14 Jan 22, 7:43pm - #87847 

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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
Originally Posted by Stephen
That first pic is the D5 style. It's pretty cool. Here's some links to new EL pod gauges on eBay. I got one of mine new off eBay and it's totally sweet.
Oil Pressure
Water Temp

Voltage - I bought this same gauge from this seller...fast shipping, really low price

so they are discontinued? thanks for the update and links thumbsup


yes I think they were.
I have the water temp and voltmeter in mine to match my AC reverse indiglo gauges grin

but I think they just went all S7 now and don't make the first design...I think both will still look good together though grin

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tru_Asiatik_Pride Jan 22, 8:11pm - #87848 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14


yes I think they were.
I have the water temp and voltmeter in mine to match my AC reverse indiglo gauges grin

but I think they just went all S7 now and don't make the first design...I think both will still look good together though grin


i was thinkin of mixing them up too if i cant get the original el gauge design pods. if you dont mind i borrowed your picture to see what the S7 pods would look with the original el gauge...
they look aight i guess
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VSGTS14 Jan 22, 9:04pm - #87849 

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looks good to me! grin
that'll look great d00d! thumbsup

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