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I can't say I've heard that before... There should be no relation between ABS and the instrument cluster (besides the warning light), as the speed is transmitted over the CAN bus rather than directly wired to the cluster. Is it possible the random speed discrepancy could be from the needle sticking randomly?
Do you have the plexiglass cover installed on the cluster? On one that I did for someone when the car would get hot the plexiglass was expanding and flexing inwards, just enough to intermittently touch the needles. I couldn't get it to happen here when he sent me the panel until it was an unusually hot day (for the East cost) and the car sat in the sun all day.
It could be a speed sensor issue, but would be a very odd timed coincidence to happen just after doing the instrument cluster, right? I'm not sure what else the ABS light could be though...
(And Chris - just saw your question.. Unfortunately I never came across a source for the factory needles.. All of them that I've had have been pretty sun-faded unfortunately, or I'd send you some. )
I couldn't find stock replacement needles, so I disassembled my cluster, removed the needles, gently bent them back until they stayed straight, and painted them with flourescent orange needle paint I purchased off eBay (for about $8). It took some patience and lots of coats of paint, and the paint goes on thin and a little uneven at first. I changed the orientation of the needles a few times as I applied paint (and let them dry) in order to even it out. I used a hair dryer to help the paint dry faster. They look great now.My stock tachometer and speedometer needles have faded and warped a bit. I would prefer to replace them with stock needles in good condition. Does anyone know where I could get them? (Lotus doesn't sell them, and I couldn't find any other sources online.)
Hi everybody !
Does anyone try to remove needles on dash after 2008 ?
It's impossible !!! I tried with a fork but nothing to do, there is too much glue...
Do you have any idea?