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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 19th, 08, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hi,
Wondered if the 69 Camaro "low fuel" mdule can be used with the autometer Ultralight fuel gauge.
Also those who have swapped in a Volts console gauge. How did you wire it up, and did you keep the Amps Gauge.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 19th, 08, 09:21 PM
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RJ, the low fuel warning module merely senses the resistance of the gas tank fuel sending unit to ground. When the tank is full, the resistance is like 90 ohms. When the tank is empty, the resistance is1-3ohms. The module "senses" the resistance. If the resistance is low, it completes the circuit to the warning bulb. Assuming the aftermarket gauges wire up the same as the stock gauges, the low fuel warning module should work.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 20th, 08, 06:28 AM
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A Volts guage is much more informative on what your battery health and charging system is up to, more easily to read, and quicker to detect if a problem is brewing. Basically any voltage less than 12.6v, the battery is not being charged. I have no use for an amps guage.

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Re: gauges

Thanks for the info, I am repalceing my "original" console gauges with aftermarket ones thta actually give you some information rather than just hi or low.
Just trying to decide which to use.
Somedody tell me how you wired your volts gauge, from where to where.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 21st, 08, 07:40 PM
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the same ignition hot wire that powers the other gauges are simply jumped to the voltmeter. that way, you'll know what the voltage drop is through the entire system, through the fuse block and in the cab. if you can get 14 volts though all of that, you golden!
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So for wiring the voltmeter, you don't need any heavy gauge wire like you do with the Ammeter, correct?
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So for wiring the voltmeter, you don't need any heavy gauge wire like you do with the Ammeter, correct?
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