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Old 14th April 2010, 10:28   #1
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I got bored from the dials of my OHC .So tried to change the colour and look hope you like it.
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Old 14th April 2010, 14:33   #2
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Nice, are those White Dials available in market ?
Also post night pics with lights ON.
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Old 14th April 2010, 14:46   #3
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thts a neat DIY. u planning to change the backlights too ??
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It does look good buddy. The finish isn't that good at certain places. Night pics please..

And yes, since it is a DIY, total cost incurred?
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Nice DIY there bro. Please post some night time pics and also what is the total cost? and where did u source the dials from?
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Old 14th April 2010, 17:36   #6
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thanks friends for the comments. Total cost is only rs 1. I think cheap DIY. I took old dials and scanned them took coloured printout and fixed them.Backlights are red already. Will post night shoots. Photos are blur the odo looks pretty nice in real.

Friends speedo error was also taken car off.
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Old 16th April 2010, 08:28   #7
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some more pics of the DIY dials
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The letters arent that visible at night. Maybe brighter LED's can help. Red would be a good choice of colour, for the LEDs.
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Could you post the Step By Step procedure, would help other DIYer's do something similar. And if possible post some clear night pics of the dials with lights ON. Thanks
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I did not get your DIY. is the OHC dials different in color? if so then did you print these white dials or you purchased from somewhere?

Btw its good DIY nonetheless.
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I did not get your DIY. is the OHC dials different in color? if so then did you print these white dials or you purchased from somewhere?

Btw its good DIY nonetheless.

OHC dials are black in colour.Here is the step by step process

1. First take your car for a drive and note down the particular speed in particular gear at particular rpm. Lets say at 3k rpm the speed is 70kmph in 4th gear(this is just an example).This would be helpful when you are going to refit the needles.There will be less chances of speedo error.I didnt opened fuel and temperature needle as they are electronically operated and error in these two can be hazardous.Also note idle Rpm.

2.After you note down the rpm,speed at a particular gear . Now open the speedo meter console by opening the 4 screws in the picture.


3. Now take out the meter by removing two clamps behind the meter one on right and another on left side. Now remove the speedometer cable .
4. First take out the speedometer needle .dont put too much pressur just put a small screwdriver below it and lift up.
5. Once the needle comes out remove two screws holding the dial and remove the dial.
6.Scan the dial and do some photoshop work but dont resize keep the size same.Take the print out on simple paper as light wont pass from photo quality and the meter will not be of any use at night.
7.You can also change the bulbs to leds.
8. now cut the printout and fix it over the original Dial.
9. Fix needle in such a way so that it rest at 0 .Move the needle it has spring action and should returns to 0.
10. Fix the meter temperorily in car and go for a drive . Observe the speed at particular rpm and gear and compare it with noted down reading. if its same than its ok otherwise you can adjust the needle.
11. Now repeat the same steps and take out rpm meter needle and remove the dial.But Rpm dial has a metal stopper kind of thing which stops needle from going beyond zero. you have to bend it gently so that it dont break.than scan it and take the print out and fix that.
12. Now fix the meter but dont fix the rpm needle. start the car and let it warm up.Fix the needle according to the noted idle Rpm and for surity compare it with the noted reading on runninng car.
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