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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 11, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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hi guys im converting my 69 camaro to have console gauges and i am confused as to how to wire the amp gauge. anyone have any input?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 11, 09:40 AM
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Re: amp gauge

Im guessing that you bought a conversion harness from aaw? If that is the case then its kinda a plug and play type deal. This is what I did on the engine compartment side.

black wire connects to positive battery junction block located behind the battery. Black/white wire to positve screw on horn relay. Both should have orange fusible links attached. Thats where it goes once it leaves engine side fuse block. Im assuming ur wires are already wired to dashside fuse block?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 11, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Re: amp gauge

no i didnt buy the harness just making my own. but thanks for the input itll help the process

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 9th, 11, 06:44 PM
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Re: amp gauge

If you did'nt buy the harness then the colors of the wires wont matter. Just make sure it is hooked up to the junction block and horn relay. Then the wires will run into the back of the amp gauge.
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If you did'nt buy the harness then the colors of the wires wont matter. Just make sure it is hooked up to the junction block and horn relay. Then the wires will run into the back of the amp gauge.
And add the fusible links! It'd be shame for all you work to go up in smoke.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 11th, 11, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Re: amp gauge

ok so both wires for the amp gauge to the horn relay would work? (for some reason my car doesnt have a junction box behind the battery). what size fuseable link should i use? i think the standard is two wires under the wire your are protecting

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Re: amp gauge

Hook one wire to the postive battery clamp and add 4-6 inches of fusible length, say 20 AWG. If meter defects in the wrong direction, reverse leads on back of meter. The standard for fusible link is 4 AWG less than the wire being protected.

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Re: amp gauge

You can get the junction post from all of the restoration part suppliers. Around 7 dollars

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