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    Unhappy More replacement dial woes. :(

    Last night myself and my long suffering mechanicaly minded mate Mark, took my dash to bits again to get the melted dials out to replace them with these new Lockwood ones.

    After clearing up the dials we carefully applied the new ones, ensuring the calibrations were correct. Stuck it all back in the car and we found that:

    The fuel gauge is playing up. It said I had 3/4 of a tank after 155 miles. Hmm, that aint going to ever happen in a GTT unless I was rolling down a HUGE hill in neutral. I filled the car up and the gauge then went right off the end of the scale.

    My water temp gauge has now died completely, which is VERY worrying with the GTT engine. Not knowing how hot the car is could be fatal for the engine.

    This morning the tacho started to stick! Flippin heck, I wish I'd never bothered. Supposedly these are the easy fit ones as well, God knows what the difficult ones are like then!!
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    Hi Mate,
    Did you disturb any of the connectors, circuit board round the back when the old dials came off / new dials went one?
    I cant think of any other reason - or do you replace more then the fascia - as in is it a complete swap out of the complete dash, as opposed to just replacing the fascia of the dial.

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    It's just the dial fascia yeah. You just pop the gauges/dial box out of the dash, cut the old dial fascia off then slide these in place, adjust the needles to allow for the needles moving to keep your calibration, then put it all back in the car.

    Nothing difficult, but a little tricky. Ah well.

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    Originally posted by Lowe
    It's just the dial fascia yeah. You just pop the gauges/dial box out of the dash, cut the old dial fascia off then slide these in place, adjust the needles to allow for the needles moving to keep your calibration, then put it all back in the car.

    Nothing difficult, but a little tricky. Ah well.
    Being french, im putting money on either one of the tracks on the circuit board having a bad joint or the multipin connector is playing up - thats the only reason I can think of as to the reason why the gauge has stopped working after the change...
    Good luck on your trip to Bristol

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    Get saving and treat the car and yourself...




    White one looks quite cool...


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    Stack dials - my Dads other half works for Stack. I can get em dead cheap.

    As for that one gauge not working we put the dials back in the dark so I wouldn't be suprised if we missed the connector for it! Still, I'll know by this afternoon.

    Can't believe it though, talk about a wounder. Car's huh?

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    Stack dials - my Dads other half works for Stack. I can get em dead cheap.
    I'll take two...

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    More news... took the dials to bits to fix them and it seems they're all kaput now. The motors have been burned out.

    Just had to buy a whole new dial set. 47 quid...

    Ow.

    Back to black for me! One the upside my car has now only done 70,000 miles lol.

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    The joys of a French motah
    At least you’ve got them working again - my pug went through a weird spell around April with electric problems, never did track them down - though (touch wood) its been OK since

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    Aye but after spending nearly 100 quid I'd expect to have something to show for it other than a lie on the odometer!

    Gotta change all my other dials to black now.

    Anyone want a mint Splitfire boost gauge and cup?

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