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Can anyone tell me how to pull of the Tach pointer needle and then put it back on???

 

My 91 Comanche has a column shifted automatic and the low end instrument cluster. I would like to put the instruments from the full cluster in my existing cluster, then change the instrument face color to black on white.

 

What I want to do is pull the needle off the fuel gauge I have. Then use that face plate with the nice cut out for the the transmission shift indicator. (When I reface the old fuel gauge, it will be with a white tachometer decal). Then put the tach in place of the old fuel guage.

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I used needle nose pliers, but, lots of things will work. Just get something behind the needle that will apply even pressure all around on the back side of the needle as close to the post as you can get and pull straight out. It should pop off. Be careful as the needle bends as easy as snot. Any ways thats how mine came off.

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I used needle nose pliers, but, lots of things will work. Just get something behind the needle that will apply even pressure all around on the back side of the needle as close to the post as you can get and pull straight out. It should pop off. Be careful as the needle bends as easy as snot. Any ways thats how mine came off.

 

 

Did you have any problems putting the needle back on?

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Geonovast wrote:

 

"You can't just swap the gauges themselves, the printed circuit board on the back is different for each type of cluster."

 

Serious question! Can I "easily" remove the printed circuit board on the back of the cluster, then move it to a different cluster housing??

 

I am looking to remove the printed circuit board from my 1991 column shift cluster, then put the gauges and the printed circuit board on the plastic instrument cluster I have with provision for the column shift indicator. To be clear, I am talking about using the plastic instrument cluster "housing" with a FACTORY column shift indicator and installing a printed circuit board from the 91 to 96 full gauge cluster. I "postulate" using my existing, full size fuel gauge face plate (with a new tachometer decal) on the "new" full cluster gauge.

 

If I am correct, that would let me have the "factory" original cut out for the column shifter and some nice white face gauges. As an extra, I would have a 95 mph speedometer in place of the stock 85 mph speedometer by using the faceplate files from "Go Jeep.com".

 

JJ

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