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    I was going to buy Silver dials but they were
    out of stock & they didn't have a pic @ the time.
    For a "diy" job this is an easy one
    on my next day off ill take some more pics & do a how to for e46's
     
     

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    ..And some more-

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...1&d=1256930623


    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...1&d=1256931021


    The paint I used-

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Humbrol-12ml-A...item588392c61d

    I found this just the right colour for the needles.Shows up well at night.Just paint the top of the needles.
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    Blimey Ali Tait don't set the bar to high for me LoL

    dont think my how to will be that good but ill have a go for the E46'ers
     
     

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    Not my how to's,were already on here! I just put up the links to them.Can be a little awkward for noobs to find.Was for me anyway.Hope this makes it easier.
     
     

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    Nice work Ali Tait,
    Saved the lot to bookmarks... Might be on the cards one day! Cheers for the links& pics
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    No worries.A couple of things-
    1.If you buy the Lockwood dials,they don't slide over the needles,despite what they say,at least on my e36,so the best thing to do is remove the rest pegs on the speedo and rev counter,and then mark the needles rest position with a marker pen.Mark down round the edge of the clear plastic and underneath,so you don't lose the mark.Be careful with this,as if you lose this mark,your speedo will be out! This happened to me,and I had to get my girlfriend to follow me on the motorway at set speeds so I could reset it.Sorted now.

    2.Don't be a numpty like me and try and scrape the black dial paint off and then fit the new dials,as I did on the mpg dial.The dials are painted onto a thin quite hard plastic that is in turn glued onto the clear plastic of the cluster.You need to peel off this plastic.I did this the hard way,because I believed Lockwood when they said the dials would fit over the needles,so I scored the dials with a stanley knife (you need to do this quite firmly as the plastic is quite hard) and painstakingly peeled them off around the needles.It was during this I think that I nudged the speedo needle and threw it out.Because you have to remove the needles anyway,best do it before you start.I used a fork.Just ease the tines under the round centre of the needle and lever them off.They can be tight,but they will come off.

    3.Dunno about other cars,but on my e36 with non-adjustable steering wheel,the cluster can be got out without taking the wheel off.It's a tight squeeze but it does come.I took mine out by sliding towards the driver's side door.

    Hope this helps.
     
     

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