I'm reinstalling the center console with some gauges that will be there on a temporary basis. When I someday get the new DSE dash board completed, some of the gauges will move around to their final location. (This DSE is taking MUCH longer than I ever would have guessed.)
I just want two lines for now to support the temp and volt gauges. Gas is still in the dashboard locations and oil is still on the idiot light.
Anyway, I'm looking at the "incorrect" connector hanging down at the front of where the console harness plugs in, and there's the pink wire I need for the voltage gauge. That was easy.
I grab the manual to read up and understand more on the DRG (dark green wire) and I'm lost.
Hoping for an answer that was as easy as the pink wire...
1. There's a green wire at the old connector. I know it's not the light green wire, it certainly is darker than the light green wire, but is it the DRG wire? (Yes, these questions come from old age vision.) Earlier I said "incorrect", meaning, the car was an automatic with no console gauges. The harness had the purple neutral saftey wire, orange and white, pink and this green line running into it, to be plugged into the console harness. Do I infact, by some freak of nature have the DRG I need for the temp gauge sitting right here in front of me?
2. Assuming I don't have the proper green wire. I'm reading the schematic and I see the DRG coming off the temp sensor, through the firewall, off the wire block, past to the next page and up to the idiot light on the dash board, to which it goes back out. Uh? There's DRG20s all over the place.
- Can I reach up there, splice or drag the DRG20 down to the console harness and run it in to the
auto meter temp gauge?
- Does the temp gauge need a single line running in to it and not exit out to another location or in support of another function?
- What other purpose does the DRG20 perform?
A 47 year old tormented by a green wire. I love this stuff. Well, yeah, I really do!