Instrument Cluster Needles GM & Chevy
Instrument Cluster Needles GM & Chevy
Instrument Cluster Needles GM & Chevy
Instrument Cluster Needles GM & Chevy
Instrument Cluster Needles GM & Chevy
Instrument Cluster Needles GM & Chevy

Instrument Cluster Needles GM & Chevy

Regular price
$29.95
Sale price
$24.95
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per 

03-06 GM & Chevrolet Speedometer Needles in various colors. 

Included: 7x gauge needles

Select from

  • Blue needles with either black, silver, or chrome base
  • Red needles with either black, silver, or chrome base

Upgrade your 2003-2006 GMC or Chevy instrument cluster with our manufactured, custom gauge needles.

After you remove your instrument cluster & pop off the lens, mark the old needles at "0" and install the new gauge needles.

Customize your GM truck dash interior within minutes. 

Fitment:

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 GM Truck & SUV

  • Chevrolet Avalanche
  • Chevrolet Silverado
  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • GMC Sierra
  • GMC Yukon

Included:

  • 7x gauge needles 

Note:

  • The models listed above are the most common; needles may be used for other models as well.
FAQ

speedometer needles


Gauge cluster needles

Speedometer needles, also known as gauge cluster needles, are small support pieces used to ensure the smooth operation of the turning mechanism within the needle.

The speedometer needle is one of the main parts of a standard car instrument panel. It usually consists of two needles moving simultaneously along their own axis against rotating speed scales. One tells miles per hour, the other kilometers per hour. The information is transmitted to the speedometer via a cable.

The needles are supported on tiny bearings of steel or plastic which fit into their centers. They turn about a pivot in the center and have a small roller in front and one in back, usually with a thin piece of brass or steel between them. Red needles are made of steel and the spacer is bronze. Black needles are plastic (PVC) and the spacer is Teflon.

Where can I find instrument cluster needles?

The speedometer needle has a very important role in the proper functioning of the instrument cluster. The speedometer needle takes in and shows information about how fast the car is going, what gear it's in, and when you hit reserve. It also counts down to show how much gas your car needs for your next fill-up!

The speedometer is one of the most important parts of your car, which is why it's crucial to know how to replace them when they break or stop working properly.

Which needles work with the car?

You need to make sure that you get the needle set approved by your dealer for both parts (speedometer and tachometer) and the matching cable. This will guarantee that it's of OEM quality, made specifically for your car and that it will work perfectly with the rest of your instrument gauges.

What are the different types of speedometer gauge needles?

Speedometer needles can differ greatly in their appearance and function, but most fall into these categories:

·          Standard - single needle with a round face (black steel bearing with brass bushing)

·          Vacuum – single needle with an angled or curved tip (green plastic with Teflon spacer)

·          Electric – two needles with digital numbers (no bearings or bushing)

·          Mechanical - two needles moving along an axis (brass bearing with nylon spacer).

Standard gauge cluster needles are the traditional style. They have a round face and a single needle that move together on their own axis. This type of instrument cluster needle is found on older vehicles and usually consists of a black needle and steel bearing with a brass bushing.

How do you fix a speedometer needle?

Most speedometer needles are made of steel or plastic with a needle roller that turns on top of the needle. The needle is supported by a bearing that fits inside, which has two rollers. When the grip becomes too tight on the needle roller, this causes it to seize up and stop turning.

The sudden impact can also cause needles to break or stop working properly. Custom gauge needles are made of green plastic with a Teflon spacer. They are much sturdier, but can still seize if they are dropped or hit by another object.

How do you replace the speedometer needle?

Replacing a broken speedometer needle requires removing and dismantling the instrument cluster, and then replacing the gauge cluster's needles with new ones. Follow these steps:

·          Remove the electrical, mechanical, or vacuum components from the original needles before disposal. If you don't, the new needles won't work properly.

·          Remove any rubber grommets or seals on which the speedometer needle rests. These parts will interfere with the new ones and could cause them to stick.

·          Pull off and discard the old needle and bearing/bushing combination by hand or with tweezers. If this doesn't work, use pliers to remove the needles.

·          Check the seat of the needle roller where it rests on the new bearing. If necessary clean any oil, paint, or rust from it with steel wool so that the needle rolls correctly without catching.

·          Apply a light coating of clean engine oil to the tip of the new needle.

·          Slide the new bearing into place over the needle's roller and then place the needle onto it. If necessary, rotate it slightly so that it lies flat against its seat.

·          Test your work by spinning the needle with your finger to make sure it turns smoothly.

·          Remove the needle and, if necessary, turn the needle so that it's pointing in the direction of rotation. Re-insert it into its seat and test it again. If you need to adjust your new speedometer needles they're usually set at the factory with a limited range of adjustment tolerance.

How do you remove a needle from a speedometer?

Insert a knife between the needle and seat, then gently twist it back and forth to break it free.

Once you do that gently remove the bearing/bushing combination by hand or with tweezers. If necessary, use pliers to firmly grip it and pull it off.

If you need to adjust your new speedometer needles they're usually set at the factory with a limited range of adjustment tolerance.

The needle can be removed by inserting a knife between the needle and seat, then gently twisting it back and forth to break it free. Once you do that, gently remove the bearing/bushing combination by hand or with tweezers. If necessary, use pliers to firmly grip it and pull it off.

Once you remove the needle, turn the dial on the cluster until it rests at 0. If you have an analog cluster, carefully remove the needle and mark it with a pen. This will make it easier to replace correctly later.

How do you recalibrate a speedometer needle?

Recalibrating the speedometer simply requires turning the dial on the cluster until it rests at 0.

If you have an analog cluster, carefully remove the needle and mark it with a pen. This will make it easier to replace correctly later. White led's installed on the gas, temp, and oil gauges will do the trick. An easy way to make new needles is to cut an old worn one apart. A good source for gauges is the junkyard, or online.

The gas, oil, and temp needle can be replaced with ones that light up when activated by the light on the dash. Also, you can buy clear replacement gauge faces. Replacing these is also easy to do yourself.

The gas, oil, and temp needle can be replaced with ones that light up when activated by the light on the dash. Also, you can buy clear replacement gauge faces. Replacing these is also easy to do yourself.    

What is the digital speedometer called?

A digital speedometer is sometimes called a trip computer. Custom gauge needles.

If you need to adjust your new speedometer needles they're usually set at the factory with a limited range of adjustment tolerance. Tanin auto electronix provides car accessories.

To recalibrate the speedometer, simply turn the dial on the cluster until it rests at 0. If you have an analog cluster, carefully remove the needle and mark it with a pen. This will make it easier to replace correctly later.

How do you fix a broken speedometer needle?

Remove the electrical, mechanical, or vacuum components from the original needles before disposal. If you don't, the new needles won't work properly. Tanin auto electronix provides car accessories. Customer reviews can also be used to determine if a particular needle is compatible with the stock speedometer.

Electrical components in the original needles can interfere with new ones, causing them to stick. Remove these before disposal and mark them for easy replacement later.

How do you remove a speedometer needle?

Insert a knife between the needle and seat, then gently twist it back and forth to break it free. Once you do that gently remove the bearing/bushing combination by hand or with tweezers. If necessary, use pliers to firmly grip it and pull it off. Red LEDs installed on the oil, fuel, and temp gauges will do the trick. White LEDs installed on the speedometer will do the trick. A needle removal tool can be used as well.

Once you remove the needle, turn the dial on the cluster until it rests at 0. If you have an analog cluster, carefully remove the needle and mark it with a pen. This will make it easier to replace correctly later.

To recalibrate the speedometer, simply turn the dial on the cluster until it rests at 0. If you have an analog cluster, carefully remove the needle and mark it with a pen. This will make it easier to replace correctly later. A new "speedo" is on my mustang...its already too low....how do I raise it?

To recalibrate the speedometer, simply turn the dial on the cluster until it rests at 0. If you have an analog cluster, carefully remove the needle and mark it with a pen. This will make it easier to replace correctly later.

Once you remove the needle, turn the dial on the cluster until it rests at 0. If you have an analog cluster, carefully remove the needle and mark it with a pen. This will make it easier to replace correctly later. I had a problem with the speedometer of my car on a country road, and I was going a bit fast. The problem is that the needles of my speedometer and tachometer spontaneously broke.

gm cluster needles for sale at ISS Automotive

ISS Automotive offers OEM replacement for speedometer, tachometer, and oil pressure gauge needles. Gauge needles are available in pink, yellow-green, light green, dark green, and white. They are used to indicate the position of various instruments on a gauge. The needle of a speedometer, for example, will move to indicate the speed at which the vehicle is traveling. The position of the needle should never have to be moved manually. Blue - Oil Pressure Pink - Fuel Level Yellow-Green - Temperature Light Green - Speed Dark Green - Tachometer White - Trip Odometer

Iss Automotive also offers gauge needles for the following brands: Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel / Vauxhall, Porsche, Renault, Saab, Seat, Skoda / VW.