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Old 09-14-2010, 11:56 AM
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got a 1987 chevy blazer. installed a new voltage gauge. wired it to alternator and grounded it to frame. ok gauge stays on even with truck off. it works fine but is on all the time. will it hurt battery ? awful small draw ? thanks guys. it came out mint its almost all new. poly paint metal flake 4 coats cleat. better than new. i hate to drive it.

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Wire the gauge + to any ignition ON point.

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Move it off the alternator to a switched source. The small wire you are running to the gauge from the alternator will cause a fire if it shorts for some reason. The stud on the back of the alternator has full battery current available.
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