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Old 29 October 2014, 08:14   #1
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Broken gauge needle!

Does anyone know if it possible to fix a broken needle on my tachometer?

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Like a complete idiot I managed to drop it It still works but the needle has snapped. Not sure if it is even possible let alone economically viable but I like it and wouldn't mind getting it repaired. A quick google search hasn't turned up anything so was wondering whether anyone else has tried or know of companies that fix gauges?

Thanks, Simon

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Old 29 October 2014, 08:16   #2
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Cant you open it up and then make something up using an old clock hand or something?

I managed to open up a load of my old gauges to try them out and re seal them, but it was a long careful process.

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Old 29 October 2014, 11:57   #3
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Replace the needle. Problem is finding a replacement, but contact the manufacturer as you never know...
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