Speedo - Did I wreck it

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    Kevin Bisgrove Well-Known Member

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    Picked up my gauge cluster from the bench today and one of the speedometer pins snapped. Didn't come right off but it's only hanging by a thread.
    Are the other ones supposed to be missing?
    Is it fixable?
    I'm in Victoria BC. Anyone know sometime close that would restore the whole cluster? IMG_20200408_182608.jpg
     
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    • Kevin Bisgrove

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      Got screwed by them way to many times back in the 80's & 90's...
       
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      • Photon440

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        Take it into an electronic supply shop, ask them if they think it can be soldered. They probably see stuff like that from time to time.
        They might know who does those repairs if you are apprehensive about it. If you do have missing pins, they might have them in stock too.
        https://www.interiorelectronics.com/
         
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        • Durandal25

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          Bite the bullet and buy a new board....shop could fix it, but those pins can be a pain in the ass if not crimped
           
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          • hunt2elk

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            Buy a new board. Those 5 repaired pins will a weak point and maybe more are already failing.
             
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            • Kevin Bisgrove

              Kevin Bisgrove Well-Known Member

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              I'd say they are. Quite brittle I can tell
               
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              Probably best. Thanks
               
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              I've been down that rd 2x now.......YearOne is a pain in the ass......but the boards are good.
               
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                If you do get a new one get it with the solid state voltage regulator built in.
                 
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                • dadsbee

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                  I'd fix it... but that's what I do! LOL Are the missing pins inside your harness connector?
                   
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                  • Kevin Bisgrove

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                    I will check but I would think they are
                     
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                    The pins need a mechanical crimp to be strong, as well as a solder joint for good conductivity. Someone on here or the A body side had crimped some with a homemade fixture.
                     
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                    The pins are hollow and the broken off ones can also be pinned to the board and soldered. Like I said above I'm an old school "everything CAN be fixed" kind of dinasour, not a throw it away and buy new millenial.
                     
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                      What year is it?
                       
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                      • Kevin Bisgrove

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                        69 GTX
                         
                      • Kevin Bisgrove

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                        I like this thought too! You think most circuit board repair places could fix it?
                        I don't think I'm the right guy to try to repair it, though I'm not an idiot, just haven't done it before
                         
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                        It can certainly be fixed if you have anyone local that actually does stuff like so anymore. That's unfortunately how the throw away society started though as a repair at $50 to $80/hr end up costing the same or more as some offshore reproduction.
                         
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                          I fixed a couple of mine by inserting some copper wire strands in the pin with a little left hanging out the end, which were then flattened out on top of the original crimp. Heat and flow solder into the pin and base.
                           
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