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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:23 PM   #1
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Gauge Cluster HELP!!

I recently installed a aftermarket gauge cluster but i noticed the needles aren't working. Is there any way they can calibrate them for the gauges to work again or do i have to replace it?
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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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did you install those glow gauges? if so, the needles are sticking to the glow gauges. just look at where the needs are sticking, it's usually the shorter end. U can sand under it.
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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't there a little plastic piece that the needle rests on when turned off? I remember when I installed some of those gauges my needle didn't work either and that was because I somehow got the needle past that plastic piece. If that's the case, just move the needle over it and you should be good to go.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 09:26 AM   #4
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My friend installed my gauges and I told him "Not To Remove The Needles!" He insisted that he couldn't get the glow gauge over the stock gauges and removed the needle for the speedometer. Now when I start my car none of the needles work and he only removed one. Can Honda fix it?
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Some friend, jeesh... There is no reason to remove the needles when installing gauge overlays. As for your issue, he could have replaced it wrong, or screwed up the gauges completely. Honda might be able to fix it, or they may say they would need to replace it which will cost you. If it turns out the gauges are fried (I doubt it but it could happen) then your best bet is to look for a junked car to get a replacement.
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hahha so screwed

honda is not going to help you, they don't deal with modified/voided warranty parts

what probably happened are

1) the needles were removed and not pushed in far enough
2) the needles were removed and not put in correctly ( ie, they were probably put too far negative so thats why it looks like they aren't moving)

you need to take it to someone that knows what the f**k they are doing ( doesn't sound like your does)
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I don't understand why you find this so funny. Can you tell me idiot?

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hahha so screwed

honda is not going to help you, they don't deal with modified/voided warranty parts

what probably happened are

1) the needles were removed and not pushed in far enough
2) the needles were removed and not put in correctly ( ie, they were probably put too far negative so thats why it looks like they aren't moving)

you need to take it to someone that knows what the f**k they are doing ( doesn't sound like your does)
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Old May 13th, 2010, 08:21 PM   #8
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hahha so screwed

honda is not going to help you, they don't deal with modified/voided warranty parts

what probably happened are

1) the needles were removed and not pushed in far enough
2) the needles were removed and not put in correctly ( ie, they were probably put too far negative so thats why it looks like they aren't moving)

you need to take it to someone that knows what the f**k they are doing ( doesn't sound like your does)
I really don't see how my problem is funny. Yes I know he screwed up my gauges but it's nothing to laugh about.
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I don't understand why you find this so funny. Can you tell me idiot?
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I really don't see how my problem is funny. Yes I know he screwed up my gauges but it's nothing to laugh about.
Basically you stated first that you installed the gauges, but then in reality it was your friend that installed them, even worse it sounds like he had no idea what he was doing and probably permanently damaged your gauges.

It would be like me saying "Hey guys I installed a new engine and it doesn't work.. actually a friend did it.. actually hes not really a mechanic he's a baker."

I think with things like this you either do it yourself if you know how to do it/research how to do it, or take it to someone who knows what they are doing.

I never insulted you, and even gave you advice (if you have any more questions, please posts away) but you could have saved yourself grief/time/money by finding someone with more experience.
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I will say this again...start looking for a replacement set of gauges from a junked car. Hell it maybe a good time to do a gauge cluster swap with something else.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 02:48 PM   #11
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Thanks for the advice guys I appreciate it!
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Basically you stated first that you installed the gauges, but then in reality it was your friend that installed them, even worse it sounds like he had no idea what he was doing and probably permanently damaged your gauges.

It would be like me saying "Hey guys I installed a new engine and it doesn't work.. actually a friend did it.. actually hes not really a mechanic he's a baker."

I think with things like this you either do it yourself if you know how to do it/research how to do it, or take it to someone who knows what they are doing.

I never insulted you, and even gave you advice (if you have any more questions, please posts away) but you could have saved yourself grief/time/money by finding someone with more experience.
I see where you are coming from but it came off as an insult at first. How can you truly tell if the gauges are worthless? If I do decide to swap out and get a new gauge the mileage will be incorrect right? My mileage is at 83,000 but it wouldn't make sense to get a gauge that have over 100,000 right?
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I see where you are coming from but it came off as an insult at first. How can you truly tell if the gauges are worthless? If I do decide to swap out and get a new gauge the mileage will be incorrect right? My mileage is at 83,000 but it wouldn't make sense to get a gauge that have over 100,000 right?
No worries, coopcoop28 is the only ******* in this thread, Sorry if you thought I was insulting you, just telling you that your current gauge cluster might have been screwed up.

As far as I know the mileage is stored on the internal motherboard, you can't reset it or change the mileage. What you can do, if your motherboard works, is swap it out with another gauge cluster that works in order to keep the same mileage.

That is assuming the motherboard works.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #14
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^^ Thanks for the help.
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No worries, coopcoop28 is the only ******* in this thread, Sorry if you thought I was insulting you, just telling you that your current gauge cluster might have been screwed up.

As far as I know the mileage is stored on the internal motherboard, you can't reset it or change the mileage. What you can do, if your motherboard works, is swap it out with another gauge cluster that works in order to keep the same mileage.

That is assuming the motherboard works.
how do I swap motherboards??
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how do I swap motherboards??
have your friend do it.
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^^ smh
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Old May 19th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #18
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I don't think I'll have him touch my car again
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how do I swap motherboards??
ugh like i said if you dont know what you are doing find someone local that does know what they are doing

motherboard = complete dissection of your gauges
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