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New gauges, now car will not start

I am installing new gauges in my 68 and when i have all of the new gauges hooked up the car wont start. I reinstalled the original gauge cluster and the car started right up. I was wondering if anyone knew how i can bypass this problem. Or maybe I need to short 2 wires together. Any ideas please send them my way. I would like to get this settled soon so i can drive on Monday.
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New gauges, now car will not start

I am installing new gauges in my 68 and when i have all of the new gauges hooked up the car wont start. I reinstalled the original gauge cluster and the car started right up. I was wondering if anyone knew how i can bypass this problem. Or maybe I need to short 2 wires together. Any ideas please send them my way. I would like to get this settled soon so i can drive on Monday.
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Re: New gauges, now car will not start

First question i would ask is.

What is your new gauges( Brand new) or Reproductions?

Do you have pictures? of the circuit board on the back of the gauges?

That would be a start...



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Re: New gauges, now car will not start

Improperly connected Tach grounding the ignition perhaps?

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Re: New gauges, now car will not start

I am just installing auto meter gauges, tach, and mph. just generic. The car will only start with the original gauges installed. i think it needs that conector on the back connected
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Re: New gauges, now car will not start

Is this for a 68?

Does it crank and not fire or no crank at all?
I am going to guess its not firing.

Hook up the wiring on the new gauges and disconnect a few (try the tach first) try and start, if no luck, disconnect a few more.
Once it starts, hook wires up again starting at the beginning until you find the culprit.

That said the only wire that I can think of that will keep the car from starting would be the one for the tach, coming from the coil. Sounds like that on may be going the wrong place.
Did the car have a tach before? Or did you have to add that wiring in?
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Re: New gauges, now car will not start

What new gauges? (exactly...) car won't crank or won't fire?





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Re: New gauges, now car will not start

i got auto meter gauges and installed them in the covan dash. I finally figured out why it would not fire. it turns out that the conector that plugs into the orginal dash had to have the bottom right 2 prungs shorted together. I ended up just making a jumper wire and testing each prong until she fired, took about 2 hours and 2 batteries lol.
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Re: New gauges, now car will not start

ya live and learn.....



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