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Old 08-03-08, 12:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Why not red needles in Legend ???

They look OK to me but I don't like them much because I still ended up using the 2 overhead white LED to shine down to see those red needles at night. They are not luminating type needles anyway.

Well, the hunt begins for the luminated prelude needles.

Oh, FTW, those red needles are from 98 CL with day light pictures ...


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Those Red needles look great. Did you have to recalibrate after you installed the new needles?
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those look tight to me... i'd rock em in an instant
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Those Red needles look great. Did you have to recalibrate after you installed the new needles?
Thanks Earl. Yes, sir. You're right about the calibration.
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Old 08-03-08, 03:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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red needles ftw

Wow Phuong, interesting route you took...looks good!

Successfully removing the needles without puling out their metal shaft can be difficult, I just masked off the gauges and painted the needles pepper red.

I also need 2 white LEDs in the overhead spotlights too see the needles at night, works good though.

I still have the exact year civic and prelude clusters with the lexan illuminated needles that fit on our clusters sitting in my closet, not sure if I'm gonna attempt that PITA install or not yet.

If I decide not to, you want em?
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I like the look of the red needles. I got the white faced glow gauges in my Legend so I had to paint mine red so they wouldn't blend in with the background... I didn't replace them. In my opinion, red shows up much better than white on either black or white.
Here's a pic of mine before I painted them:

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95LegendGS: This is fun stuffs, send me your parts: GS OEM cluster and needles (if you have) + cover the shipping costs then I'll just do it ONLY for you. Seriously I'm not covering for the damages if it happened.

Bling: Thanks Mike for the compliment. Yeah, I saw your thread about you went ahead and paint the needles pepper red instead of removing them to avoid the PITA.
Well, since I had more comfortable to remove them off the CL cluster gauge in the junk yard then both of my hands wasn't shaking very much to do again on the Legend cluster lol ... practice is the key here.

I was using 2 flat head screwdrivers and pry them off easily w/o any marks or bend the metal shaft on the Legend gauge, the trick is that you need to apply pressure equally when pulling the needles.

If you decided not to use the civic or prelude needles, please let me know. Thanks.

Legendland: Your looks so awesome, red needles
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how did u get them collaborated? I had a set of those needles, gave em to my friend... might ask if he still has em sine he never put em on.
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I like them good job!!
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how did u get them collaborated? I had a set of those needles, gave em to my friend... might ask if he still has em sine he never put em on.
Well, nothing is fancy. First off I took notes of what levels for all 4 OEM needles rested when the engine was off. This is the fun begin:

When I first installed the red ones -> turn the ignition to position II: it was very funny as hell lol. that I travelled at 20mph/5000rpm, while the car just sat there, temp. gauge showed the car was overheated and the gas tank level was empty, of course none of the above were true. I then removed all of the needles.

(Note: I knew that I will need to remove the needles serveral times for calibration so I didn't stick them in pretty hard to the metal shafts).

Next, switch the ignition off and wait for a couple minutes for everything to settle down.

Now, stick the temp. gauge, the tachometer as well as the speedometer needles onto the metal shafts at zero levels while the fuel gauge needle at full level b/c I just filled up the tank the day before and I didn't drive anywhere.

Switch the ignition on again and watch them needles move, whoop nothing moved haha my lucky day lol.

I cranked the car up and let it seat idle for about 15 minutes with AC on. The temp. gause started rising about at the tick mark right below half way up and stayed solid, the tachometer was about 650rpm -> this was what I really expected.

Now, for a test drive: I took a couple blocks in my neighborhood at about 20mph and compare it to my Pioneer NAVI. Well, I would say that the accuracy is about .5% tolerance since I have TLs wheels 215/50/17. While looking at the NAVI @ 20mph -> the speedometer needle showed 19.5mph. The car ran a little faster than spec. and then I took it on freeway @ 60mph showed on NAVI -> the speedometer showed 59mph.

If you really really like to play this needles game, i would recommend a cheap GPS as a calibrating reference.

idk how LegendLand92 calibrated his.
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i like those dude wats the difficulty on paintin those bad boys... on a side bar i feel ashamed on asking this but wat does FTW means
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i like those dude wats the difficulty on paintin those bad boys... on a side bar i feel ashamed on asking this but wat does FTW means
FTW = for the win
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damn, thanks^ now i really gotta try it with an extra cluster.
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I still have the exact year civic and prelude clusters with the lexan illuminated needles that fit on our clusters sitting in my closet, not sure if I'm gonna attempt that PITA install or not yet.

so what year is the civic or prelude clusters I need to start looking for?
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