Originally posted by street rodder 1937
hey guys.i have a auto meter volt gauge.when i hook up the battery the needle shoots all the way to the right.Should this happen?The car isnt running will the needle drop once the car starts? hope you can help. randy
You have it wired wrong.
There should not be any reading with the ignition switch in the OFF position. When the key is turned to the ON position you will read the battery voltage. Once the engine has been started, the gauge should read the alternator output.