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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 08, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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OK, still moving along with my re-wire and getting ready to connect some additional guages. Question I have is, where it states that for example, water temp plugs into the dash cluster in pin x, do I run a jumper from pin x to my aftermarket guage (no factory guages so I assume this powers the idiot lights) or do I connect it directly to my gauge and bypass the dash connection all together?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 08, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Aftermarket Gauges

Bump for the weekend.

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Re: Aftermarket Gauges

most people bypass the 40 year old wiring and run new wires for their gauges, particularly to electric gauge sending units that are sensitive to resistance.


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Re: Aftermarket Gauges

I'm not real clear on what you are trying to do. I know there was another thread or 2 on your rewqiring, but don't recall the specifics or if they relate at all to you gauges.

Question I have is, where it states that for example, water temp plugs into the dash cluster in pin x, do I run a jumper from pin x to my aftermarket guage

Where did that come from? What aftermarket gauges are you talking about, I've never seen aftermarket gauges with that level of detail in the instructions, unless you are talking about reproduction factory style gauges...





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I am re-wiring with a factory update kit from AAW. In making all of the connections to the dash cluster which identify various wires, water temp, oil presure and so on. I am adding some additional gauages so that I have a visual of these things. The question is do I run the AAW kit to the dash and then jump to the aftermarket gauge? Do I bypass the dash and go straight to the guage? Or do I connect the AAW kit as described, and then just wire the aftermarket gauge for a switched 12 volt and ground and then add the specific connection (water temp) seperately?

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Re: Aftermarket Gauges

Depends on if you are keeping the idiot lights or not.

Personally, I like idiot lights. They "make you notice them"

If you lose the idiot lights, you can use the wires for the idiot light senders as the sender wires for your gauges. If you keep them, you gotta run more wires and install more senders. Idiot light senders are different than gauge senders.





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Thanks...clears up my questions.

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