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Odometer gear replacement
May 28th, 2018 at 1:38am
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Hi everyone,

I'm partway through an attempt at a gear replacement. Odometer gears.com explicitly states to not pry straight up to remove the speedometer needle, but I watched a video where the person working on a cluster did just that. Pelican advises to pry up on the needle as well.
Should I or should I not?
  
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Re: Odometer gear replacement
Reply #1 - May 28th, 2018 at 10:36am
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Have you checked to see what is suggested in clarks-garage.com (a resource very popular here)
  

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Re: Odometer gear replacement
Reply #2 - May 29th, 2018 at 1:39pm
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When I replace odometer gears on any Porsche speedometer I have always pulled straight up on the needle to remove it. If there is any side to side movement you will break the shaft that the needle rides on.

I have always rotated the needle past the stop while applying pressure upwards. The needle will pop off the shaft into your hand with very little effort.
  

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Re: Odometer gear replacement
Reply #3 - May 30th, 2018 at 3:04am
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Had to sweat it out a bit, it came off with more resistance than I expected. Used a mini flat bar with a cushion on the speedo face.
All back together (with an impromptu lighting upgrade), ready for a test drive tomorrow.
Several nervous moments on this particular project!
  
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Re: Odometer gear replacement
Reply #4 - May 31st, 2018 at 12:55am
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Think I have bigger problems now. Started hard, idles poorly and runs rough at lower RPMs.
Was running well before the odometer gear broke.

Did I fry something when I had the cluster out?

Oh, and the speedometer doesn't work now either- as if it's either not getting power from the circuit board or I missed a pin on re-installation.

Sigh.....
  
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