Re: New set of guages = no electric?
Not at all. A volt meter is a very high impeadance device meaning it doesn't take much amperage at all to make it register (micro amps in fact). A bad connection will have no problem making a volt meter register.
But, when you try to pull substantial current through a bad connection all voltage disapears because the resistance in the connection can't sustain the current demands.
Be careful with your meter. Volt meters and Amp meters are vastly different and if you do things incorrectly you could end up with a fire.
Actually, the factory amp meter in our first gen Camaros is a low-voltage volt meter--it measures the voltage drop across the alternator battery wire between the alternator and the battery to approximate amperage. If he previously had an aftermarket ammeter that didn't use a shunt, then yeah you are correct.
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