As I now own a car with the government mandated tpms sensors, I was brainstorming what to do about the warning light while installing my winter wheels a few weeks ago. I decided I'd rather not pony up the cost of equipment to reset the sensors myself or pay the dealer to reprogram them. That basically leaves just ignoring the light or the classic electrical tape fix. I really hate having orange warning lights illuminated on my dash, if for no other reason than people always asking what that light is? or why it's on? like the car might blow up at any minute. That left the tape fix, but it can look kinda sloppy. So, I decided to go a little more in-depth with it and cover the light at the source. Out came the gauges so that I could put the tape over the light on the back of the gauge face.
Got them this far....
Then flipped them over and removed the white plastic cover. Just had the pc board left to go. I released the tabs circled in red in the pic below, but it was still caught somewhere down the middle of the board.
Seemed like it was at the base of the needles (the large round silver parts) I didn't want to twist/pull too hard on the board, so I settled for putting the tape right on the face of the gauges for now. Anyone have any experience with taking these gauges apart? Or anyone inspired to try something similar now that might be able to figure out how to get that last part out of the way? I'm mostly happy with it as there is no orange light and you can't see the tape at all at night. During the day though the tape sticks out a bit, so I'd really like to complete this how I originally intended. Any help/advise would be appreciated.