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gauge face plate replacements

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I have been searching around and I know it should be out there - but I cant find it. I purchased some new red instrument gauges for my 996TT and I just need to know how to install them. thanks in advance.

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I have been searching around and I know it should be out there - but I cant find it. I purchased some new red instrument gauges for my 996TT and I just need to know how to install them. thanks in advance.

Having attempted this on a couple other vehicles I would highly, HIGHLY suggest you leave the install to either someone who has a lot of experience or take to a speedometer shop to have them installed. Just my $0.02

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I have been searching around and I know it should be out there - but I cant find it. I purchased some new red instrument gauges for my 996TT and I just need to know how to install them. thanks in advance.

For those interested in this project, I attempted to do it myself and would not recommend trying it. In addition, the red gauges are too dark and I did not like them once I got them in the car. Without going into all the details, the whole project turned into a mess. I now have a new GT2 silver gauge cluster and love it. My old cluster will be put back to stock one I get it working again (it’s too painful to explain what happened)

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I have been searching around and I know it should be out there - but I cant find it. I purchased some new red instrument gauges for my 996TT and I just need to know how to install them. thanks in advance.

For those interested in this project, I attempted to do it myself and would not recommend trying it. In addition, the red gauges are too dark and I did not like them once I got them in the car. Without going into all the details, the whole project turned into a mess. I now have a new GT2 silver gauge cluster and love it. My old cluster will be put back to stock one I get it working again (it’s too painful to explain what happened)

ok I'll bite, What happened?

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I do not know about the bezels . I only removed the gauges and the face plates. I have some pictures of how it all looks un-assembled that I can share if that helps.

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I just screwed up my gauge cluster putting new red faces on. It seemed pretty straight forward but now my speedo and tach don't work. This is a very expensive mistake.

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Having done this on a variety of vehicles in the past, they can either be REALLY straightforward, or as mentioned above an expensive nightmare. It is imperative to mark, label, etc. during disassembly. I would ALWAYS suggest at least locating a local speedo shop prior to taking it apart. Worst case you can drop it off with them to correct your errors. Hard to argue though against the appearance when completed though!

Good luck.

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Having done this on a variety of vehicles in the past, they can either be REALLY straightforward, or as mentioned above an expensive nightmare. It is imperative to mark, label, etc. during disassembly. I would ALWAYS suggest at least locating a local speedo shop prior to taking it apart. Worst case you can drop it off with them to correct your errors. Hard to argue though against the appearance when completed though!

Good luck.

I replaced my tach with a yellow one from Gemballa. Wasn't that bad (getting glue on gauge face was trickiest part). Everything worked fine afterwards......do agree that one must be very careful with this project.

jorge

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where'd u pick up the gauges from?

if u don't feel VERY comfortable with the install just don't do it, too many potential problems

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where'd u pick up the gauges from?

if u don't feel VERY comfortable with the install just don't do it, too many potential problems

FVD.....on sale for $35

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Is there a DIY for removing the gauges? I want to remove the tach and get the face changed, but I don't want to break anything!!!

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Is there a DIY for removing the gauges? I want to remove the tach and get the face changed, but I don't want to break anything!!!

Please do a search for "+cluster +removal" -- this has been covered many many times.

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where'd u pick up the gauges from?

if u don't feel VERY comfortable with the install just don't do it, too many potential problems

FVD.....on sale for $35

What's FDV? I too am looking to buy gauges

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