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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 13, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing amp gauge in 69

I am getting ready to replace my amp gauge in the console of my 69 Z28
looks like I need to unplug the wire connector in the console and then remove the whole console?
Any suggestions on how to remove the old gauge
would be a big help.

Thanks in advance
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 10th, 13, 04:55 PM
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Re: Replacing amp gauge in 69

If this is a factory gage cluster, you don't have to remove the whole console. You undo the screws that hold the gage cover onto the console and access the individual gages. Check out the A.I.M. for the 69.
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Re: Replacing amp gauge in 69

Take off your shifter plate, and there are 2 screws facing up just under the fwd edge of the opening.

After this removing the screws you should be able to gently pull the gauges straight back ( 'bout 1/2" ), and lift the gauge assembly out.



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I am getting ready to replace my amp gauge in the console of my 69 Z28
looks like I need to unplug the wire connector in the console and then remove the whole console?
Any suggestions on how to remove the old gauge
would be a big help.

Thanks in advance
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Re: Replacing amp gauge in 69

CRD is correct with his post, disregard my destructions . . .

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Take off your shifter plate, and there are 2 screws facing up just under the fwd edge of the opening.

After this removing the screws you should be able to gently pull the gauges straight back ( 'bout 1/2" ), and lift the gauge assembly out.
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Re: Replacing amp gauge in 69

Just be really careful not to damage the oil line....

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Re: Replacing amp gauge in 69

Ok, I looked on every page of the AMI and there is nothing showing a picture of the gauges installed in the console.

I am trying to remove the amp gauge which is in the back section of the gauge cluster in the console.
I removed the 3 screws in the top of the instrument housing but the gauge will not move.

I guess I need to disconect the wire plug and lift up the console to get under the amp gauge to disconect it?
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Ok, I looked on every page of the AMI and there is nothing showing a picture of the gauges installed in the console.

I am trying to remove the amp gauge which is in the back section of the gauge cluster in the console.
I removed the 3 screws in the top of the instrument housing but the gauge will not move.

I guess I need to disconect the wire plug and lift up the console to get under the amp gauge to disconect it?
I attempted this today on my 69 Camaro.I had to replace the Amp guage also.The first set of guages(fuel/temp)in the center of the bracket there is a small flathead screw which holds it down,for the Amp/temp gauge bracket there are 2 -3/8' bolt head screws in each front,L&R corner.I had to use a mirror to actually see them.The left corner screw also has the ground wire attached to it,which is also screwed into the center of the guage bracket.

Unfortunately for me after installation and putting everything back together,the new amp guage still doesn't show a reading(needle is at "0"),and after putting more gas in the fuel tank,come to find out my fuel gauge is stuck on it's previous reading,so now that's screwed up.Been thinking about a new autometer gauage set,and getting rid of the ancient gauges.
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Console attachment: See #5, Screw in each corner.
Ammeter has a wire on the horn relay buss bar and battery junction block.
Disconnect them and see if ohmmeter can read the ammeter. Ammeter should move to one side with ohmmeter leads attached.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 13, 06:07 AM
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Re: Replacing amp gauge in 69

What are the 4 steps indicated on the diagram for removing wires for?Is this a fix for the ammeter guage to work correctly/I don't understand what this document is for.Can ya help me out?
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