Originally Posted by 00z71lt
did you have any problems afterward with the gauges not reading correctly?
I've removed my needles myself AND had a gauge kit installed professionally, both times at least one of the gauges was off. My wifes Saturn Vue has had to have the gauge repaired and it also does not function as it did stock. This was fixed at the dealer, in fact I think they had to send it out IIRC to a speciality shop.
It's never been a huge issue, it just makes the truck feel "messed up" IMO. For example, my wifes Vue now shows below "F" on the gas even when it's completely full. It originally displayed it slightly passed F when filled up, as it's supposed to... at least it has on the 3 GM cars/trucks I've personally owned and all of the others I've ever driven and filled up. Probably at least 8-10 others. So I assume that's how it's supposed to be. Point is, I think you'll F it up just because it's hard not to, and even if you happen to not, you'll likely always question that you did. Like, is your oil gauge really reading correct or does it just always show that now??
It's not worth it IMHO. I've tried marking the positions with the truck off, the truck started, and neither practice worked though I've seen people claim good results. But you never really know the eccentricities of people. Some people might not care about the really small details like that, for others like myself, it makes it not worth it to mess something up so important just for a cool look.