[200q20v] Doh! Dropped my tachometer!

George Fairbanks george.fairbanks at colorado.edu
Mon Jul 30 19:04:25 EDT 2001

Following up to my own message...

Brian Link was helpful enough to have a tach lying around from an 89 
200.  Emboldened by the presence of a second part, I was more forceful this 
time in trying to remove the needle from my old tach.  I used two flat head 
screwdrivers on either side of the tach needle and gently twisted each of 
them to force the needle up off of the spindle -- and it worked.  I was 
able to press the needle back into the proper place.

Thanks Brian!


At 05:04 PM 7/16/2001, George Fairbanks wrote:
>I probably resoldered the instrument cluster six or eight times before 
>learning how to fix it properly.  That was on my previous 200.  Last 
>weekend I went to fix the current 200 which was showing the same 
>problems.  In the middle of the surgery, however, the tachometer fell out 
>onto the table, did a spin move, then headed straight for the floor.  I 
>didn't notice anything wrong with it at the time and sighed 
>greatly.  Later when it was back in the car (and all electrical gremlins 
>exorcised) I noticed that the tach reads 1000 RPMs too low all the time -- 
>so it starts in the digital clock, 2000 displayed = 3000 actual, etc.

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