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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 20:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

The picture above is the full L400 dash.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 20:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay, as I only have the speedo part am I likely to have to cut off the KPH speedo part from the original before putting in the new MPH one?
Or maybe I can just lay the new one over the top?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

The issue to be aware of is that you will need it to light up in the dark, so you can see where the indicator lines are, relative to the needle. Plus the direction indicators.

Although the direction indicators will line up, the Mph indicator lines will not be in the same place as the Kph ones, therefore there will be no light coming through the old dial face to light them up.

So the answer is that you will need to remove the original one.

Try to overlay the new one so you can mark a line to cut it along.

Cutting two slots from the lower edge to the centre, to form a upside down V shape will allow you to remove it without disturbing the needle.

Remove the holding screws and the needle stop pin, then slide the old one out.

Personally I would also cut a single slot, in the new one, from the centre hole skirting around the trip meter cutout, so I could slide the new one in. A small strip of masking tape would then hold that back in place.

The alternative being that once the needle stop pin is removed; and you know where the needle drops to, you could gently lift the needle off, to remove the dial in one piece and refit the new one, hoping the replace needle is in the right place.  Though going for a drive without the plastic face on would allow you to drive, whilst matching it against a SatNav display, to get it spot on.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 0:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got this fitted today.
It was a right old faff and took me about 2hrs but I was being super careful not to break anything.
I pretty much had to destroy the old KPH dial getting it off...

Almost had a disaster where I creased the new dial right around where it fits under the needle, so the needle wasn't falling back to its stop position because it was catching underneath!

A small cut with a pair of scissors and some superglue underneath each side of the cut seems to have sorted it.
God I hope the glue holds!  Rolling Eyes
Took it for a spin afterwards and it seems to work fine.
The only casualty being the bulb for the back wheels on the Super Select graphic seems to have mysteriously blown.
I tested it by temporarily moving another bulb into its position.
A trip to the local auto electrical shop proved fruitless, "you'll need to get one from Mitsubishi mate" was the retort!

Anyone know where I can get one?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Capless instrument light, type 286

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 16:05    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brill thanks Lewis,
So they do come out of the black plastic holder then.
Is it just a straight pull upwards or is there a twist involved?

On a related note, is it possible to get the black bulb holders anywhere?
I noticed I have a fog light indicator on the dash but there is no bulb / holder in the back.
Would be nice to get that working too.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 16:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lamp holders

NB: cheaper source of lamps

Just in case you are wondering the lamps are also available as:- LED's

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 23:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lewis,

Just thought I'd let you know those lamp holders you linked to, don't fit my dashboard.
Gonna try sending them back but it was only a fiver down the drain if not...

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

They fitted in mine. I wonder if they have changed to a different supplier ? †Confused
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