I would like to get the glass out so I can clean the inside of the speedometer and tach. Does it come off Or is it glued permanently?
It is crimped on. Using a flat blade screwdriver, carefully work your way around the back of the ring. Patience so you do not break the glass.😉
Well, that is a matter of opinion. FYI, the last Alfa one I sent out there cost $297.37 but it needed parts for the odometer to be repaired.
You can certainly ask how little work any repair shop would be willing to do. But they're likely to reply: "all or nothing".I would just ask them what they would charge to clean up a check out a working speedometer.
Not suggesting that they take a job they don’t want. Just suggesting that he ask and see what they say. If they are smart, they will state a price that covers their concerns and the customer will either go with it or walk away.You can certainly ask how little work any repair shop would be willing to do. But they're likely to reply: "all or nothing".
In their defense, they have good reasons for taking this stance:
- Most instrument repair shops seem to have more work than they can handle. Why would they accept jobs that take just as much administrative time, but produce less revenue?
- If they are going to take responsibility for the gauge's operation and performance, they need to do thorough job. Sure, you will understand when it fails the day after you re-install it, since you only paid them to clean the glass. But other customers won't be so understanding.
Good job. Like many things with Alfa’s, patience is the key. That is why sometimes I have to close the door and try again the next day.😉I bought a used speedo to see how hard it would be to remove the glass as I have a gauge that needs the indicator re-painted. The metal ring holding the glass is pretty thin and easy to remove. As stated, taking your time is key. I just used a couple small screwdrivers. Took maybe 10 minutes to remove it and about the same to put it back on. I still have the gauge if you want to try to DYI.
I had mine cleaned up by my Alfa mechanic...while he did some other work on the car...don't recall what he charged...cost wasn't that bad..if it was Id remember