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Old 06-10-2020, 03:13 AM   #11
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Oh, and you can glue a little toothpick onto the speedometer needle. Nip the bent part off with a pair of dikes.
Do you use the whole toothpick to run the whole length of the needle, or just enough to overlap the very end you nip off because the whole toothpick would be too heavy?
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Do you use the whole toothpick to run the whole length of the needle, or just enough to overlap the very end you nip off because the whole toothpick would be too heavy?
I've heard about a few people doing this, but I never had to.

A plastic toothpick should look identical to the speedometer needle.
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Old 06-10-2020, 06:38 AM   #13
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Do you use the whole toothpick to run the whole length of the needle, or just enough to overlap the very end you nip off because the whole toothpick would be too heavy?
Pre-cut the toothpick. Don't try to super-glue it end to end. It usually won't work. Just overlap it a bit. Much easier. No it doesn't have to be full length when you get done. The toothpick must be on TOP of the existing needle, not glued on below it. Real fun holding it in place for the minute or two it takes for the super glue to dry.

It's a PITA. Had to do it once when I had the 89.
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Old 06-10-2020, 05:09 PM   #14
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My fuel light also comes on at random times. Usually around half tank real bright and then faintly on and off until it comes on bright when I’m low on fuel. Bugs me, but do t really feel like Messi g with it currently.
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Old 06-10-2020, 10:22 PM   #15
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While I'm doing maintenance on the instrument cluster while I have it out, where can I find the 7 large bulbs and 6 small bulbs to replace them? Am I looking for just bulbs, or bulbs with the sockets attached. ( I tried to pull a bulb out, but it didn't want to budge, and I didn't want to break it). I read Toshiba 158 on a large bulb. I read Toshiba A12V2W on a small bulb with a green base. I read A14V1.4W on a small bulb with a brown base. I read A14V2WL on a small bulb with a blue base. Is there a specific Nissan Instrument Cluster part number that correlates to make sure I purchase the right units the first time?
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Large bulbs are 194. Small bulbs are 74. Pull and wiggle gently. They'll come out.
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And if you are a Sci-Fi fan, you will put LEDs in their place.
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And if you are a Sci-Fi fan, you will put LEDs in their place.
Beat him to it didn't cha jp, lol
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Beat him to it didn't cha jp, lol
He would have written half a page. Single spaced.
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And if you are a Sci-Fi fan, you will put LEDs in their place.
I just talked myself out of the LED's because I realized with the orange number'ed face, the green filter bulb covers, the red warning lights, the green turn signals, and the blue bright beam icon, i would have no idea what colors I would end up with, lol. But then your comment gave me pause. Had to think, lol. But I think i will end up sticking with the classic incandescent bulbs.
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