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How do i get my temp needle back to right position i took it off to clean bexil and now it doesnt line up right

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Make sure engine is cold pull the needle again and clear cover off then put the ignition key on acc position while everythin connected exept your needle,after u put in the key install the needle,putting the key is zeroin the guage.

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