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Old 03-25-2013, 09:35 AM   #1
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Anyone know the threading/pitch? I'm talking about the screws which complete the circuit between gauge and flex circuit.



I took apart my cluster to modify the gauge faces so that the OEM gauges and the AEMs matched. I also wired up LEDs warning lights and a shift light while I was at it.



Anyway, I had a box with the gauge hardware under my desk and the cleaning crew at work tossed it (along with 50 bucks worth of 8mm inconel studs for my downpipe)

I'm looking to order replacements off Mc-Carr, however, they don't thread into any of the thread checkers I have in the shop. I'm assuming it's a pretty standard screw.

Anybody know what the hell these screws are and/or have 6-8 they want to mail me for a price?

-Zach
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If they're anything like the other million screws on the car, they're m6x1.
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If they're anything like the other million screws on the car, they're m6x1.
Definitely not m6.

I'm leaning towards m3 or possibly m4. Fortunately, we have some left over hardware from a project at work so I can see if m3/m4 nuts will match. It's a shame all the good metric hardware stores are defunct.

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At least on the NB gauge cluster they are definitely not metric - they are tapping screws as they go into the plastic housing.
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At least on the NB gauge cluster they are definitely not metric - they are tapping screws as they go into the plastic housing.
There's a few tapping screws for certain components. However, the ones used for the gauge circuit connects are machine screws (not self tapping).

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