Re: Aftermarket Dash Gauge Wiring
I have my gauges pretty much wired up and ready to go...I still need to hook up the speedometer, and calibrate it.. I used T-Tap connectors on the stock harness , tapping into the turn signals, brake warning light, and high beam indicator..Trying to find a spot for the control box took some planning.. (mine is an A/C car) I found a spot on the upper dash area above the radio and used double sided tape to secure it.. This spot works good because it keeps the wires well out of the way and hidden, but still accessible of needed.
I installation is pretty easy, but time consuming.. The bezels don't quite fit in the dash the way the instructions show..They fit in the factory clusters perfect, but the instructions say to bend the cat5 cable flat on the back of the gauges to make them sit flush.It seems like there would be too much strain on the connectors and they will not sit flush, so I trimmed the bottom part of the openings so that the cables clear..
I have a 2004r trans and the supplied speedometer sending unit does not clear the trans tunnel, so I ordered a flexible cable from Dakota Digital to hook up the sending unit.
So far the quality of the unit looks top notch and I would definitely recommend it to someone looking for custom gauges.. They seem expensive, but for what you get for the money.. they are well worth the price.. The only critique I have so far is that both turn signals are located in the left, speedometer gauge, not left turn signal in the left cluster, and the right turn signal in the right cluster like stock..I guess I will get used to it..