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The Tach needle in my 1995 SC400 went out recently so I purchased a replacement meter online for $100. Turns out the meter I purchased is for a 1998 and the harness connectors are different between the 1995 and 1998.

My question for the board is this: Can I canibalize the meter from the 1998 to fix the meter on my 1995?

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I'm bumping this back up to see if anyone feels like commenting. I've completely lost the tach and speedometer needles and will be tackling this project soon. There's a guy in Gilroy, CA that has replacements but he's asking $280 and as long as I've already spent $100 on the "98" I might as well try to use it.

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I've done the easy part. I got the needles out of the "98". It was pretty painless. About 1 hour start to finish including cleaning up and posting this. Here's some photo's.

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Poping the needles off was very much like popping the arms off a clock. The only difference here is the electrical connections. I will test the resistance in the needles before tearing into my guage. Hopefully, as long as there is some continuity, the needles will illuminate.

Sof far so good.

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I've done the easy part. I got the needles out of the "98". It was pretty painless. About 1 hour start to finish including cleaning up and posting this. Here's some photo's.

post-29217-1260429653_thumb.jpg

post-29217-1260429682_thumb.jpg

post-29217-1260429696_thumb.jpg

post-29217-1260429720_thumb.jpg

There are 4 clips that need to be pressed in order to seperate the halfs. Two on top and two on bottom.

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post-29217-1260429765_thumb.jpg

post-29217-1260429860_thumb.jpg

post-29217-1260429885_thumb.jpg

Poping the needles off was very much like popping the arms off a clock. The only difference here is the electrical connections. I will test the resistance in the needles before tearing into my guage. Hopefully, as long as there is some continuity, the needles will illuminate.

Sof far so good.

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