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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 12, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Console gauge grounding question

I am in the process of converting my 69 over to have console gauges. I got the harness for the console and the adapter harness and have it all installed. The gauges appear to work properly and I have power to all the console gauge lights. My question is, does each console gauge need to be individually grounded to make the lights work? There is only one additional ground wire in the new harness I have and I connected it to the front console mounting point. Should I have connected it to a gauge instead? Any replies are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 12, 07:28 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Console gauge grounding question

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Re: Console gauge grounding question

If you had a ground wire and connected to the front console mount and everything works. What's your issue? I'm guessing your harness is mounted up to the gauges which would may mean that they are possibly daisy chained together. Then the grd wire you see needs to be mounted somewhere to the body. Do you have an AAW harness, Painless or stock? Many guys here have done their own console wiring and have done the daisy chain method. I'm sure there a pictures of some of the guys work here on the forums. I mounted my grd wires to the front brace or shifter brace.
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Re: Console gauge grounding question

Ground the remaining single wire to a good sheet metal ground like the transmission tunnel.That is how the factory originally did it, and you should be all set.

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Re: Console gauge grounding question

The ground is in the rear to the bracket on the tunnel as in the AIM.


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 26th, 12, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Console gauge grounding question

I guess maybe my post wasn't clear as to what the issue is. My lights arent working. Dash lights work fine, just not console gauge lights. I have the ground in the AAW console gauge harness connected to the sheet metal part of the front mount, and the larger ground wire connected to one of the shifter bolts. My question was do the gauges themselves need to be grounded? Because from what I can tell they arent at this point.
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Re: Console gauge grounding question

Yes they need to be grounded.
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