What he said above. I had to replace my cluster and they told me the same thing. I could have sworn then, they were wrong. It would not budge. It does tho and it feels like you are going to break it if you tug any harder, but your not.
The best and easiest way that I found to do this is to place some paper or something on top of the guage face and place a flat head screwdriver between the needle and the face and slowly twist is so the blade goes from horizontal - to vertical | , but do it slowly. This should get it started for you. It will get to the point where the blade won't push it off anymore. You will have to use your fingers then, but it should be much easier for you at that point.
i put glow gauges in my car but i didnt remove the needles or anything. I just put the new gauges on top of the old ones. Was I supposed to remove the stock gauge faces and put the new ones there instead? Or did I do it right?
ok, thats good cause it was a real pain in the a** to install them as I am sure anyone who has done it knows.
Also, does anyone have problems with their needles sticking once in a while with the guages. Mainly my tach guage. I think it may be because of a wrinkle or somethin. I am gonna take it apart again this summer when it is warm again and hope i can fixem