How To Change Instrument Cluster / Dial Needles

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Post by markeg » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:15 pm

And the other one....


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Even more dusty. Double damn.

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Post by Bing » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:45 pm

Blue, not silver - cool :thumbsup:
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Post by pvr » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:46 pm

Looks like a Porsche 944 instrument like that.
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Post by Stuart Truman » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:39 pm

I quite like how they seem to reverse colours when the lights are on. They look dark in the middle, and red on the edges
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Post by Bing » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:53 pm

Stuart Truman wrote:I quite like how they seem to reverse colours when the lights are on. They look dark in the middle, and red on the edges
Yep, mine do this, though not as pronounced as your dials are backlit a different colour. It is a great wee mod - if you need to do it :oops:
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Post by Varilux » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:29 pm

Very cool mod (I've always thought the all silver needles were just a bit dull). Excellent instructions on removing the cluster (which I had to do a year ago, since there was a filmy buildup on the inside of the lenses).

While you have the cluster out, you can also reduce the volume of the warning chime speaker by putting just a bit of cotton over the speaker outlet (I don't know about you, but that thing sounded like a submarine dive-dive klaxon in mine...). With a layer of cotton in place, it now produces no more than a gentle "ding" that is just loud enough to remind me to take my key when I forget.

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Post by Woots » Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:16 pm

Does anyone know if you can get different decals for the zed so they look like the more modern e92 style??
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Post by AlienZed » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:51 pm

Well I stripped mine down today after reading through the guide , had dirt behind the plastic face which has been driving me mad for ages everytime I look at the speedo, so it had to go.Now all nice n clean :D
Just need to reinstall in the zed now,
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Post by Bing » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:28 pm

AlienZed wrote:Well I stripped mine down today after reading through the guide , had dirt behind the plastic face which has been driving me mad for ages everytime I look at the speedo, so it had to go.Now all nice n clean :D
Just need to reinstall in the zed now,
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Post by Z4Ilias » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:24 am

Where did you purchase the Red Neddles from? Have you got a Link by any chance

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Post by Umfaan » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:02 pm

Hi All ....reviving an old thread ....I fancy having white faces in my Z4 E85 2006 ..........i have found Tooth Discs ( the name for gauge faces ) and gauge needles on German Ebay . Seems quite a straight forward job, albeit a bit fiddly. Has anyone done this lately and know of any Uk suppliers of bits .There is also a bit of information about the project on YouTube . The other question is if a had a donor Gauge cluster ..........would the mileage etc info be in the ECU and then just a plug and play .

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Post by MACK » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:24 pm

Iirc the dash clocks are one of a number of units that store mileage data amongst other things. You can't just swap them over otherwise you will get the tamper dot on the mileage reading. It's better, well easier to just mod your existing clocks although the particular mod your talking about isn't that popular and could give you issues come resale time.
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Post by Umfaan » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:43 pm

MMmmm....that is why i thought about a Donor unit and keeping the original .....Thanks though .

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