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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 14, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Warning lights and console gauges

Hi guys,

My car does not have a console gauges, and I am converting it to console gauges. I am thinking to buy classic update complete wiring harness for the car. My question is, can I run the dash warning lights at the same time console gauges. For example, use the temperature console gauge with the temperature warning light.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 14, 11:50 PM
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Re: Warning lights and console gauges

You could, but you would need a separate sender I believe. The gauge sender works on a changing resitivity based on temperature and the idiot light type just works on a on/off (short to ground/open) at the set temperature.

You would have to add another wire to the block cause I recall it only has the one green wire going to either type of sensor then that wire is either routed to the warning light or rerouted to the temp gauge in the console.

These are for a 68, but I would guess the 69 would be very similar.

http://www.americanautowire.com/PDFL...20IN%206.0.pdf
http://www.americanautowire.com/PDFL...20IN%207.0.pdf
http://www.americanautowire.com/PDFL...20IN%206.0.pdf

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 14, 09:26 AM
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Re: Warning lights and console gauges

Yes as stated. You already have a temp switch and the oil pressure switch. You would have to run a new line to new location for a temp sender. Maybe install a upper radiator elbow with a sender port.

You could in theory run a "T" at the oil pressure port on the block by the dizzy and use both the oil line to the gauge and the switch to the warning light. But be careful about clearances. This option would only work if you install console gauges without the Fuel light which uses the oil warning bulb and socket. You would have to run a new line and socket and bulb to the FUEL light from the console gauge LFWM (low fuel warning module).


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 30th, 14, 09:53 AM
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Re: Warning lights and console gauges

Assuming a 69 with small block...

There should be a pipe plug in the pass side cyl head for an additional temp sender

On my 69 there is a "FUEL" lens in the idiot light bar below the speedo to the right of the left signal indicator, just no wiring or socket.

Some sbcs have an additional oil port at the front of the block above the timing cover(Flint) and some also have one on the driver's side above the oil filter.


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Re: Warning lights and console gauges

Forget to say that my car is 69 with big block, ac, and manual transmission
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