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of the Speedo pulled out and ready to work on.
little retention clips are tricky to get off. Don't go from the clear plastic
front plate. Use a small straight screwdriver and get under the spring from
the side - should pop off - watch where if goes (I lost one).
the trims lift up on the silver trim - they will pop out on the side opposite
the needle...be careful!
Once the trim
is out far enough you can carefully slide the trim down the needle.
the profile of the trim that goes over the needle. The other two remove the
jump from Marvin's face to the stock face. Marvin up until this point was a
paper printout placed infront of the stock face - not too good looking at night..so
we are removing so I can add a thin layer of frosted Plexiglas and an updated
face on plastic.
of faith time. If this is the first time you might want to hold your breath!
With a pair of pliers you securely grab hold of the centermost portion of the
needle and lift STRAIGHT up. The first time this will be on tight and might
make you second guess your choice to do this mod.
the handle of a plastic knife (stole the idea from someone on the 'org) slowly
ease it under the gauge at the odometer opening - careful not to scratch the
the knife 360 degrees pushing deeper each rotation.
is what your speedo looks like 'undressed'
is a shot of the back of the stock face.
is a shot of the Plexiglass backed speedo - the exposure isn't really true to
the look. The numbers do light up green so you can see them. I'm still working
on it and going to try white styrene instead of the plex to see if it will transmit
the light more evenly.
just go backwards....
Once again -
use your own judgement...it's your car, your warantee - I'm just letting you
know how I did mine. Good luck to all those that attempt.