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Old 08-13-2007, 03:16 PM
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Installing guages questions

Hello. Im thinking of installing some aftermarket guages, as my cluster swap did not work out veyr well. Who knows, maybe Ill get some digitial ones...

Anywho, do most systems just connect from the sending unit to the guage, with wires to the fusebox for power?

That seems logicial to me, but seems almost too simple. Id like the keep with a custom factoryish style cluster, and if its a matter of just running all the guages to a fuse, I could probably do that.

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Yup, that's about it.........maybe a little over-simplified, but that's about it. I remember the first time I did that with a 56 Studebaker, I hooked them all up, sat in the seat, closed my eyes and turned the key. They all worked fine when I opened my eyes (well, it took the temp gauge a little time) and I was thrilled! I remember I ran loops from gauge to gauge for the gauge lights. It's not tough....go for it!
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How about Odometer hookup? Sorry for the really stupid questions, but do I just set the new one, and plug it in?

Do all the guages go into one spot in the fuse box, or should I put them into the factory locations in the box?

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Doc here,

FIRST, in order for the gauges to WORK or be accurate...The senders must be resistance compatable..Refer to your Installation Instructions for this.

BE SURE, your INSTR cluster system isn't on an Instrument regulator (12 volt to regulated 6 volt ) Mopar's and Ford's are good for this..

Daisy Chain ALL the Vcc, (power) wires one gauge to another, then the first inline is the wire going to the fuse.

Do the same IF they have a ground terminal. If not daisy chain each hold down foot to a properly bonded ground.

The Odometer data (depending on the Type system) should be recorded in computer, and refresh when the gauge is powered.

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