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post #5 of (permalink) Old 9th February 2009
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Quite often the dash failures are caused by the processor that controls the gauges / warning lights, this processor fails when the temperature is cold and the gauges / warning lights go silly until the processor warms up a bit.
Your fault sound different to this but it could still be the processor causing it.

Anyway….if you haven’t actually pulled the needles off you should be able just to move them around a little until they are correct…if you had taken them off that’s a different matter.

Remove the dash pod from the car then remove the front part (the glass) so you can get access to the needles. Refit the pod back into the car & turn the ignition on…. both needles should be exactly on the 0 bar….if they are not just move them around until they are, as you do this you will feel them “Notch around”
When they look like they are correctly positioned turn the ignition off, the needles will move backwards to just before the 0 bar.
Now go into test mode, the needles will move around doing their test, each movement of the Rev counter should line up with the appropriate bar at 1000, 2000 3000 etc.
Each movement of the Speedo should line up with the appropriate bar as it moves around.

Switch off the ignition & carefully remove the pod from the car & refit the front onto it….now refit the dashpod back to the car….job done.

Let me know how you get on.

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