Yes that is what I am talking about . Easy to fix on the dash gauges . Lots of room there and they move slowly . Almost impossible on tach. Best thing is not break it on tach in first place . Needle there pulls off like a second hand on clock, which you have to do to get under at the hairspring ( often mangled before you got it ) . If you just pull not knowing ( as normal clock) the wire breaks often right at the needle . It is some kind of spring temper thin wire , maybe steel , solder does not readily take to it and cannot solder the pointer end .. Wrapped around needle outer coating and welded or something . Or embedded in the red coating .
I would try to fix all intact , do not disturb pointer . Hard as anything to do .
Have an idea , on that , have not tried yet . But has to wait for next one .
Tach glass is plastic , usually bad shape ,scratched , a guy on e bay sells round real glass discs cut to size for about 4$ . Good deal ,have to glue to chrome ring . 3m sealant ?
The connection tang to the el dial is also extremely fragile , breaks off if you wiggle it at all , accidentally . Have seen that white wire cut and spliced inside tach body , ball of tape etc bad idea as that wiggles it . It will pull through the grommet ( often stuck)?or take grommet out too. Cut off red plastic end . These things very frustrating to work on . Maybe best to send to JC etc, but all this by way of sharing my trip . 3-4 of them .
Every one had been opened and mangled before I got car . Chronic problem ?
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