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Old 01-12-2013, 01:55 PM
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I wasn't willing to attempt it myself so I spent the $280 (I'm close to Long Beach, so I dropped it off and picked up a couple of hours later and saved the shipping cost) and had the cluster and the MID done by this guy:


Was done almost a year ago and I've had no problems with it since.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:08 PM
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wow, very good info, thank you for your contribution.

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I have looked on you tube and there are a couple guy's showing the pixel ribbon replacement and they are attaching it to the circuit boar with scotch tape. he is making it look very easy. Yet He does not show the needles being removed he only shows them being put back on. I know you can damage the stepper motors if you just pull them off. taking the speedo out is easy, taking it apart is not too hard just have to go slow and have two sets of hand ready or zips ties and flat head screw drivers. there is also a you tube vid on removing the needles by holding the needle motor shaft with a pair of small needle nose pliers. has anyone done there own repair. I might look for a junk speedo to practice on. You can buy the pixel ribbons for the speedo for $8 to $40 on ebay. you can have it repaired by sending it out for around $150. someone out there must have attempted this DIY.
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