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Odometer - how to get the needle off?


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I wish to refurbish an instrument cluster and fix a broken needle. It seems rather difficult to get the old one off and I don't want to use any force in fear of breaking things. Surely somebody here knows a trick. Much obliged.

PS it's an early type odometer with silver 1/2"sized plate on the center of the needle. And btw I read this already: http://www.bmw2002faq.com/content/view/72/32/

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if it's just the white needle you're trying to get off the black flat piece, it sits in an insert and is glued. It pops off. May break because they are brittle.

If you want to pull the round black piece w/ the needle off, it's pressure fit on, possibly some adhesive was originally applied. It also pops off but takes some careful pulling.

Not sure how else to go about either.

Just sw your note re teh silver ctr, not sure how that differs either.

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back on in the same location or it'll read incorrectly--or if you're gonna change its position, you need to index its original position. Here's how.

CAREFULLY lift the end of the needle over the stop peg, and let it stop--it'll be somewhere above the highest reading on the speedometer. Mark the spot with a pencil. Now you know where the needle should go when you reintall--and if it's reading low or high, you can adjust the position according to the markings on the speedo face.

Once reinstalled in its final position, carefully move the needle back over the stop peg.

mike

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