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Gauges and the grief they cause... #99204 Feb 7, 12:12am Feb 7, 12:12am
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Gauges and the grief they cause...
So I recieved my AC gauges today and was putting them in all fine and dandy when I figured out that my tach needle absolutely could not clear the '3d' portion of the gauges (the part with the MPH)...it was dragging along. So i tried it in car, same result, and ended up taking it all apart. As I was taking off these new gauges, I ended up breaking off the tach needle 'stopper' (that little tiny skinny piece that sticks up to stop the tach at 0). I successfully glued it back on, but I'm definately rattled...so, working at a Toyota dealership, I decided to price out a new one...and you have to get the whole gauge cluster, of course. $700.00 Canadian, and that is COST. List price is almost $1100.00. So...does anyone here know of aftermarket gauges that replace that whole cluster, or would sell me part of this cluster (the part with the stoppers + gauges) for a good price?


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Re: Gauges and the grief they cause... [Re: cHizler] #99205 Feb 7, 12:23am Feb 7, 12:23am
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taht sucks man, sry i can't help you, but that is y im staying away from aftermarket gauges and wiring on the interior i like the stock look better anyway everything matches on the 03


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Re: Gauges and the grief they cause... [Re: cHizler] #99206 Feb 7, 12:40am Feb 7, 12:40am
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Yea...i wanna change my lcds to red but the more i hear about stuff like this...the more i dont wanna touch it. Your best bet would probably be to go lookin through junk yards. I even see clusters on ebay every now and then. Hope that helps.

Re: Gauges and the grief they cause... [Re: cHizler] #99207 Feb 7, 5:57am Feb 7, 5:57am
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Sorry bro, that sucks. I was sketchy about removing my needle last week and it worked out OK but I knew in the back of my head that it was possible that I could accidently wreck something. Hope it works out for you.

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Re: Gauges and the grief they cause... [Re: cHizler] #99208 Feb 7, 7:41am Feb 7, 7:41am
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Originally Posted by cHizler

So I recieved my AC gauges today and was putting them in all fine and dandy when I figured out that my tach needle absolutely could not clear the '3d' portion of the gauges (the part with the MPH)...it was dragging along. So i tried it in car, same result, and ended up taking it all apart. As I was taking off these new gauges, I ended up breaking off the tach needle 'stopper' (that little tiny skinny piece that sticks up to stop the tach at 0). I successfully glued it back on, but I'm definately rattled...so, working at a Toyota dealership, I decided to price out a new one...and you have to get the whole gauge cluster, of course. $700.00 Canadian, and that is COST. List price is almost $1100.00. So...does anyone here know of aftermarket gauges that replace that whole cluster, or would sell me part of this cluster (the part with the stoppers + gauges) for a good price?

I happen to have 2 needle stoppers laying around from an old cluster I took apart. You want smile?????
Edit: just remembered, this might be a waste of $ but if you buy the GTS TRD overlay it comes with 2 stoppers.

Stephen- why did you take the needles off???

Re: Gauges and the grief they cause... [Re: cHizler] #99209 Feb 7, 9:31am Feb 7, 9:31am
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I had this problem too...i installed them and then the mph would go but my RPM's werent budging. I took the gauge back out and it turns out i just didnt have them screwed in tight enough. Once i Tightend it i had no problems.


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Re: Gauges and the grief they cause... [Re: Johnny178] #99210 Feb 7, 9:49am Feb 7, 9:49am
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Originally Posted by Johnny178
Originally Posted by cHizler
So I recieved my AC gauges today and was putting them in all fine and dandy when I figured out that my tach needle absolutely could not clear the '3d' portion of the gauges (the part with the MPH)...it was dragging along. So i tried it in car, same result, and ended up taking it all apart. As I was taking off these new gauges, I ended up breaking off the tach needle 'stopper' (that little tiny skinny piece that sticks up to stop the tach at 0). I successfully glued it back on, but I'm definately rattled...so, working at a Toyota dealership, I decided to price out a new one...and you have to get the whole gauge cluster, of course. $700.00 Canadian, and that is COST. List price is almost $1100.00. So...does anyone here know of aftermarket gauges that replace that whole cluster, or would sell me part of this cluster (the part with the stoppers + gauges) for a good price?

I happen to have 2 needle stoppers laying around from an old cluster I took apart. You want smile?????
Edit: just remembered, this might be a waste of $ but if you buy the GTS TRD overlay it comes with 2 stoppers.

Stephen- why did you take the needles off???


he cleared his needles - took the orange off


that sucks man..i heard the S7 get in the way of things in the celca...p00p...

why not get the other AC gauges instead?


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Re: Gauges and the grief they cause... [Re: VSGTS14] #99211 Feb 7, 10:49am Feb 7, 10:49am
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
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So I recieved my AC gauges today and was putting them in all fine and dandy when I figured out that my tach needle absolutely could not clear the '3d' portion of the gauges (the part with the MPH)...it was dragging along. So i tried it in car, same result, and ended up taking it all apart. As I was taking off these new gauges, I ended up breaking off the tach needle 'stopper' (that little tiny skinny piece that sticks up to stop the tach at 0). I successfully glued it back on, but I'm definately rattled...so, working at a Toyota dealership, I decided to price out a new one...and you have to get the whole gauge cluster, of course. $700.00 Canadian, and that is COST. List price is almost $1100.00. So...does anyone here know of aftermarket gauges that replace that whole cluster, or would sell me part of this cluster (the part with the stoppers + gauges) for a good price?

I happen to have 2 needle stoppers laying around from an old cluster I took apart. You want smile?????
Edit: just remembered, this might be a waste of $ but if you buy the GTS TRD overlay it comes with 2 stoppers.

Stephen- why did you take the needles off???


he cleared his needles - took the orange off


that sucks man..i heard the S7 get in the way of things in the celca...p00p...

why not get the other AC gauges instead?



ahh ok makes sense now...

Re: Gauges and the grief they cause... [Re: devilinacelica] #99212 Feb 7, 10:52am Feb 7, 10:52am
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Originally Posted by devilinacelica
I had this problem too...i installed them and then the mph would go but my RPM's werent budging. I took the gauge back out and it turns out i just didnt have them screwed in tight enough. Once i Tightend it i had no problems.

yup same problem with my tach gauge it just wont move so i took out the s7 and went with the AC "el" series and loving them. you can be part of the "el" crew along with me. vsgts and stephen thumbsup grin tongue
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Re: Gauges and the grief they cause... [Re: Johnny178] #99213 Feb 7, 1:46pm Feb 7, 1:46pm
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I happen to have 2 needle stoppers laying around from an old cluster I took apart. You want smile?????


I would absolutely love these! But do they actually come out of the original gauge face, or are they just kind of tacked onto it? So these stoppers you have would have to be glued onto the gauge face if i'm correct? Or do they actually pop out somehow?


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Re: Gauges and the grief they cause... [Re: cHizler] #99214 Feb 7, 2:18pm Feb 7, 2:18pm
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samething happened to me anyone else have some needle stoppers

Re: Gauges and the grief they cause... [Re: Bachus25] #99215 Feb 7, 2:23pm Feb 7, 2:23pm
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Maybe drill a small hole and put a very basic earring in it, glue it and it might work.

May sound like a crazy idea but I've seen it done befor

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