Speedometer Needle Lighting Issue

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Greetings all,

I just took delivery of my first Jeep, a brand new JL 2-door Rubicon. I am loving it so far, but there is a nagging issue and I don't know if it's worth getting fixed since it's only nagging.

Anyway, the speedometer needle has a defect, and when it is anywhere from 10-25 mph the back-light bleeds through and kinda shines right in my face. It's weird to describe and obviously taking a picture would be impossible (or at least grossly unsafe) but still I wonder if it's worth getting fixed. It's distracting, but only when the needle is in that range.

They would likely just need to replace the speedo needle, but I have no idea how difficult that is. It might be a 30-minute job or a 3-hour job.

I don't want to be a bother about this, but I also just spent a lot of pretty pennies on this brand new Jeep and expected things like this to be perfect.

Thoughts???
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I would try not to concentrate on it. Mine has a similar light bleed, but I don't focus on it. Mine is small...about the size of a needle. No worries.
 

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I'd just ask the dealer if it can be fixed.
 

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Greetings all,

I just took delivery of my first Jeep, a brand new JL 2-door Rubicon. I am loving it so far, but there is a nagging issue and I don't know if it's worth getting fixed since it's only nagging.

Anyway, the speedometer needle has a defect, and when it is anywhere from 10-25 mph the back-light bleeds through and kinda shines right in my face. It's weird to describe and obviously taking a picture would be impossible (or at least grossly unsafe) but still I wonder if it's worth getting fixed. It's distracting, but only when the needle is in that range.

They would likely just need to replace the speedo needle, but I have no idea how difficult that is. It might be a 30-minute job or a 3-hour job.

I don't want to be a bother about this, but I also just spent a lot of pretty pennies on this brand new Jeep and expected things like this to be perfect.

Thoughts???
Mine has it too. Yes it bugs me a bit. It's almost like a laser dot coming out straight to my eye.
 

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Oh great. Now I am sure I will see it too
 

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You spent a lot of money. Get it fixed or it will bother you. You can't un-see it.
 
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Thanks for the responses. I agree that it will bother me so I'll ask my sales person about it tomorrow. For what this thing costs, I don't want to settle.
 

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For what we pay for these things, I would have them fix it. I want that speedometer needle to move like a ballet dancer, glisten like a diamond, and moan like a porn star.
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Mine does same. I don’t look at speedo that much, tho. That should have been digital instead of analog anyway.
 

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To fix this, they will most likely have to take your dash apart to get to it, no? If so, do you really want them to do that? They may create a rattle that isn't currently there. I prefer a light bleed as opposed to a rattle. It's just not worth it.
 

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I notice the same with mine, but It doesn't bother me enough that I'm willing to risk having the dealer take apart my dash.
 

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Greetings all,

I just took delivery of my first Jeep, a brand new JL 2-door Rubicon. I am loving it so far, but there is a nagging issue and I don't know if it's worth getting fixed since it's only nagging.

Anyway, the speedometer needle has a defect, and when it is anywhere from 10-25 mph the back-light bleeds through and kinda shines right in my face. It's weird to describe and obviously taking a picture would be impossible (or at least grossly unsafe) but still I wonder if it's worth getting fixed. It's distracting, but only when the needle is in that range.

They would likely just need to replace the speedo needle, but I have no idea how difficult that is. It might be a 30-minute job or a 3-hour job.

I don't want to be a bother about this, but I also just spent a lot of pretty pennies on this brand new Jeep and expected things like this to be perfect.

Thoughts???

Side note: Two doors rock!

I have the same "issue" (not really an issue-- just a design flaw, really). Sometimes it catches my eye and I have a brief "oh, sh*t" moment thinking something is flashing on the dash. I suppose I could have it checked out.. but, considering most dealers can't even seem to put the correct amount of oil in during an oil change.. I think I'll ignore it.
 

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I actually never look at that speedometer. I just set it on the center screen somewhere and never look at it unless I’m comparing the two for some reason.
 

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So is there a "fix?" Isn't this designed this way and we all have it? Wouldn't every jeep on the lot have this? What do I say to my dealership?

Isn't this just a "Jeep thing?"
 
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