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DrBee 12-04-2010 05:45 PM

Gauges Help
 
I wired all of my gauges and now I have problems. The gauges are Autometer and are new. After the installation, the voltmeter does not show any voltage at all and the oil pressure gauge pegs immediately when I turn the key on. The water meter appears to be working.

I have triple checked the wiring and it appears to be wired correctly. I am using an American Autowire Highway15 kit.

Could a bad ground be the problem ? I'm using a temporary ground at the moment.

Any help would certainly be appreciated.

pepi 12-04-2010 06:34 PM

Very first thought is that the wiring for the volts and the oil pressure have been mixed, the volt gage is wired to the sender for the oil pressure and the oil gage is wired as the volt gage .. You say it is wired correct as per instructions, it maybe be but it would not be the first time a set of instructions were wrong.

Color of a wire for instance may have changed and the instructions were never corrected type of thing...

Follow the wire from the oil gage it should go right to the sender. It is not a bad ground the water temp operation is telling you that.

The volt meter would need a hot lead on one side and a ground on the other, check to make sure it is not running down to the oil pressure switch. I think that is the kind of thing you are looking for..

alittle1 12-04-2010 09:09 PM

Have you gone to the Autometer web site and looked for troubleshooting?

pepi 12-05-2010 05:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alittle1
Have you gone to the Autometer web site and looked for troubleshooting?

http://www.autometer.com/

Not finding that want to point that out for us?

Frisco 12-05-2010 07:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pepi
http://www.autometer.com/

Not finding that want to point that out for us?

Go HERE and either the first page or one of the links on the first page should provide some help.


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