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p0rsch3

Changing 997 Gauge faces for OEM painted ones - easy or PITA?

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Anyone come across specific info on removing the needles yet?

pull them off. nothing specific. here is cayenne info that comes with gemballa faces.

cayenne_dials.pdf

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Anyone come across specific info on removing the needles yet?

pull them off. nothing specific. here is cayenne info that comes with gemballa faces.

Thanks buddy- I couldn't confirm whether 997 is same as CTT, tried calling / emailing Gemballa and no one responds.. If I feel brave today I might give it a shot.

the instructions seem kind of retarded- looking at #5, it says "turn needles to left until stop then pull up" - but the arrow shows turning to right! Also, not all of the needles can go left because of their arrangement, for example the oil pressure gauge on right side (997). Did you find the instructions odd and do something different?

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Does anyone know how to remove the clock and trip odometer button tips on the gauge pod? that is holding me up from pulling apart the gauge pod. I can't see how to take off the knob tips.

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ok I just got it done- what a total pain changing the faces! The clock and trip counter knobs pull straight off. they are press-fit. The plastic cover on the gauges is a hassle to free up due to inner locking tabs on the top of the silver cover. You'll need to pry around with a small screwdriver to get the center top portion of the cover off.

The needles are press-fit so you just have to make sure they are at "0" when you take them off and put them back on. You'll need to use two small screwdrivers under the head of the needle to "pop" them up and then pull straight off with fingers. It is not a task for the faint of heart, becuase if you pry crooked you'll break the needle shaft...

Then, after needles are off you have to pry out the little black locking circles that go around the needle hole. These black snap-in circles hold down the OEM gauge faces. You'll need a sharp dental pick to get under the rim and twist them out. When they pop out, they fly 5 feet. Again, not for the faint of heart.

This was like brain surgery- you have to be very precise and very careful. I don't think I would do it again.

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To completely remove the first plastic/leather piece under the cluster:

1. Pull it out

2. Seperate leather and plastic on steering column by pulling leather/plastic toward cluster.

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I'm resurrecting this thread to make suggestion. To pull out the gauge cluster, I used small suction cups to assist in forward pulling of the cluster. The acrylic lenses are cleaned to ensure that dust does not scratch the face. I then used small automotive suction cups to help pull the instrument cluster forward.

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