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Old 02-21-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Replacement Gauge cluster needles

Anyone know where to buy some of these? Specifically white ones, or anything other then the orange?

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Just buy a small fine-tip paint brush & paint them. Those gauges are delicate & trying to replace the pointers is just likely to break one or more of them. Or just live with the orange color, there's nothing wrong with it other than some don't like factory anything.

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Old 02-21-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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Just buy a small fine-tip paint brush & paint them. Those gauges are delicate & trying to replace the pointers is just likely to break one or more of them. Or just live with the orange color, there's nothing wrong with it other than some don't like factory anything.
That was pretty much the answer I expected. Just thought Id ask.

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Early TJs had white needles. Don't know what year it changed (probably '03 ) but my '97 has white needles.

Wouldn't like to try changing them though.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:41 PM   #5
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My '02 has orange as well. On the dash light mod thread (not sure which page/post) there is a guy that used something and stripped/scratched the paint off of them so that the led's he bought would illuminate them better. Hope that helps.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:19 AM   #6
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I have a 03. You can change the needle color. I did on mine because I was tired of the dim dull purple with the blue leds. I pulled the needles off. The orange color is on the backside of the clear needle. I scrapped it off with a razor blade and painted them white. They show up bright blue now. For the center button, I just did it all black

Turn the engine on and take a picture of the needles so you know where to put them back. I had to put the speedo needle back on while driving using a GPS to get the speed.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:00 AM   #7
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Yeah be carefull if you do remove the needles. I has to do it to install a reverse glow gauge face. Easiest to pry gently with a fork and an obd reader will help to set them back on properly in the right position. It is fairly easy to break the metal rod that attaches on the back of the needle or the magnetic part it seats into and then you would need new gauges as the needles would no longer move. I know people that have used a highlighter or translucent paint to change the needle color.
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It is fairly easy to break the metal rod that attaches on the back of the needle or the magnetic part it seats into and then you would need new gauges as the needles would no longer move. .
Knock on wood, I have takrn mine off/on several times without issues.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:23 PM   #9
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Knock on wood, I have takrn mine off/on several times without issues.
Do they just pop off? And when putting them back on, do they pop on or basically just slide back onto the metal rod?

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