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    A how to on changing dials?

    I can't find the how to section to see if there's anything on changing the dials on an Astra G. Thinking about changing mine to white. Is there anywhere you can buy just the white section to replace and is there a how to on how to do it?
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    There is no how too, be the first to do one, could be usefull in the future
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    Should be fun then
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    theres a how-to on removing the instruments

    dials should be fairly self explanatory to replace although i dont see the point personally. you can pick up a replacement set of clocks for not much outlay and whack em in - opcom to adjust mileage and sorted

    no worries about lining up needles and hoping they are correct!


    which dials are u specifically after? 120/140/160? x100/x10 rpm? 6/7k?

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    Where would I go to sort out an opcom?

    140mph clocks x1000rpm at 7k so they are the same layout as the standard ones. Or anything that will still read accurately.
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    Opcom = eBay, or ask some one in you region nicely
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    if your afterreplaceemtn dials I recommend lockwood dials and they are cheapish at £30 odd
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    Once you've taken the clocks out, it's easy mate. The most awkward parts after that are:

    1. Putting them back (if you haven't done it before. First time MAY take a bit of fiddling, but once you do it once, it'll be dead easy)
    2. Getting the 'latch' back on properly. I put it back on how i thought it went & luckily i had a backup set of clocks to compare it to
    3. Making sure you don't lose the rubber 'top hat' like thing for the mileage reset stick.


    It's just a case of undoing screws, pushing in bits of plastic, lifting out & replacing. You'll see what to do once you've taken the screws out etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gormenghast View Post
    if your afterreplaceemtn dials I recommend lockwood dials and they are cheapish at £30 odd
    For similar, or slightly more, you can get proper Vaux white dials, which imo look better than the lockwood ones anyway.

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    if you swap for black to white dials ,, the mileage figures dont line up exactly....
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