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 #48856  by KansasKid
 Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:47 am
So the new Kizashi that I acquired recently as a peculiar defect, the tachometer needle doesn't illuminate when I turn on the exterior/interior lights. It still functions correctly while I'm driving, and all the other needles and gauges light up just fine. Just the tachometer needle doesn't want to light up.

Anyone hear of this happening or have any suggestions on what to do about it?

I don't do a lot of night driving, so it doesn't bother me too much, and it's a CVT so it's not super critical that I know what the engine revs are at all times. If it's going to take more effort than changing a fuse, I'm probably not going to mess with it. I'm pretty sure there's nothing I can do except replace the entire instrument cluster, at which point, I might as well just wait until something serious breaks on it.
 #48857  by KansasKid
 Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:52 am
Quick site search reveals that exactly one other person has complained about this issue on the forum. I wonder if that poster was the previous owner of my Kizashi... :lol:
 #48859  by KuroNekko
 Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:18 am
If it's just the tach needle light and nothing else wrong, it's likely just the LED emitter for that specific application that went bad. That's the good thing. The bad thing is that you literally need to take out the instrument panel, access the circuit board, remove the bad emitter, and solder in a replacement emitter to fix it. On the plus side, this process will allow you to customize the emitter to any color you choose. You can have a neon pink tach needle if you truly desire, assuming you can find the appropriate emitter.