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    How hard is this install?

    I wanted to put white gauges in my trans am. Was just curioius how difficult of an install this was and if anyone can give me some input on how to do it?
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    easy installl... but... DO NOT take off the needles... simply slide them trhough the temp VERY carefully... if one needle pops off you're screwed on what ever gauge that was...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    easy installl... but... DO NOT take off the needles... simply slide them trhough the temp VERY carefully... if one needle pops off you're screwed on what ever gauge that was...
    how much does a new gauge cost, spaz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    easy installl... but... DO NOT take off the needles... simply slide them trhough the temp VERY carefully... if one needle pops off you're screwed on what ever gauge that was...
    This is totally the right process. Its easy to install. But you need to be gentle while sliding it through.



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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    I wanted to put white gauges in my trans am. Was just curioius how difficult of an install this was and if anyone can give me some input on how to do it?
    it is fairly simple like spaz said. . . check out macewen's website, i think they have their instructions online

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    Easy install. I found it best to drop the steering column, didn't say to do this in the instructions that came with em.

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    I removed the needles.
    Just mark where they are, and don't flip the ignition to on.


    Took about 20 minutes.

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    over time mine kinda raised up behind my speedo needle causing it to drag and hang up at 40mph. I took the cluster back out and with a little help from some crazy glue the problem went away. ill never be able to take it back out without the factory gauges looking like shit though . like louis said 20 min or so.

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    sorry. luos

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I removed the needles.
    Just mark where they are, and don't flip the ignition to on.


    Took about 20 minutes.
    Yeah, mine came with the printed instructions to either take to the car or read first.

    Either way, it doesn't take long at all and you don't have to disonnect the switch plugs from the trunk and fog light switches. Just leave the shrouds dangle.....lol. I know that sounds bad but, I had it all under control.

    Took me about 3/4 of an hour from start to finish. I bought the Macewen ones.
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