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I have my truck tore apart and am attempting the install of my Speedhut guages. The tape they supply wont stick for anything, so my guages keep moving around. Not going to work out like this i dont think. I cant even plug it in to calibrate the guages. It just falls. Plus if it isn't sticking the needles wont ever work right i dont think.

Anyone else have this problem or have any suggestions???? If so let me know, i am sitting here with truck tore apart waiting. :crying:
 

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I had the same problem. I ended up takin the back of the original cluster and setting it in the dash without the clear cover piece and without the needles. Push down on the taped spots long enough to stick making sure the right side speedhut wire is out of the way of the clear cover piece clip. I keep getting everything lined up and it keeped getting messed up by the clear piece clip. Once you have bent the wire into a position that it is not in the way you can align all your needles. Turn your key into the second click and then you can set your gauges at zero(make sure to align the gas light up I had to let the truck get low on gas so I could see the light). Once your gauges are aligned you can snap the plastic cover back over the gauge and screw it back on but be careful not to let the clip on the right side screw it all up. Another trick is putting blue painters tape or masking tape around the sides of the instrument panel so when you're putting the top of the dash back on you don't scratch up the sides of the dash. Good luck it took me three different times to make sure it was straight.
 

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Ok i finally ended up getting the gauges on right. After i put EVERYTHING back on for the second time............i turned on the lights and it worked. Then i tried to adjust the inverter and a whole side will now not light up. this has been a crappy install and i blame the quality of the product on it all. dang!!!! I dont know what to do now.....take it apart and try again or wait till i hear back from speedhut.
 

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baseballfanz had a lighting problem too. He had to solder a connection back on, might want to PM him.
 

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TitanBlue said:
baseballfanz had a lighting problem too. He had to solder a connection back on, might want to PM him.
Does he even get on here anymore? I havent heard anything from him in a minute. I am almost positive it's the inverter. I took it all back apart and checked my connections. I can see it flickering when i mess with it. Plus it makes a loud whining noise when it's turned up all the way. It's rather annoying. From this experience i would be hesitant to suggest this to anyone unless they are just wanting to waste a few hours and scratch up their interior like me. I am sure once the problem is solved i will be happy with the end results, but now this is how i feel about Speedhut products. :fu:
 

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He is active elsewhere. PM me if you need more info.

I'm pretty pleased and impressed with mine, though the line up is a bit of a challenge. I need to tweak it a bit.
 

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Surprisingly someone at Speedhut replied to my email today! So that makes me feel better about them taking care of me. However they want me to remove the current gauges and send them back then they will send me a working set in return. Not really how i wanted to handle it, i wanted them to send me a set then i remove and install in one day instead of dong it twice again. They mentioned the switch was bad, like it wasnt the first.
 

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That's great news! Yeah, it'd be nice if companies would send replacements first, but too many would call with problems and end up with a free second set. So, it just isn't handled that way too often.

Interesting that they said the switch was a problem. It is a fairly inexpensive, and compact design, making failures a little easier to happen.
 

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I would offer my C/C # if they would work with me on the bad one. We will see what happens. It's quite obvious it's the switch on the inverter, when i switch it back and forth i can see the ones trying to illuminate that are broke. Does yours/anyones make the high pitched whine sound when turned up like mine?
 

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I don't hear anything. Only problem I've had is the physical placement. My right side is a little low.
 

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TitanBlue said:
I don't hear anything. Only problem I've had is the physical placement. My right side is a little low.
Yeah that right side wire placement is a biaatch. It's in the way of the clip, so no matter how you hold or place it it will move upon installation.
 
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