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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 18, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Console gauges and wiring.

I'm putting console gauges in my non gauge console. I have the gauges but notice by researching that the gauges require a front and back mounting plate. I have not opened up the console yet because it being just too hot to work in the garage lately, 110-118 degrees. Anyone know if the non gauge consoles have the brackets already installed from the factory for gauges to be installed down the production line. If not I will pre buy them. Also I plan on buying the complete console wiring kit that includes the oil line. Will the console wiring kit be a plug and play with the factory wiring harness or will it require cutting and splicing into the harness. I plan on just unpluging the current factory gas gauge (big gauge on the right of the dash) and eventually replacing it with a tach.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 18, 06:49 PM
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Re: Console gauges and wiring.

You will be better off buying a complete gauge kit for your console. This will come with everything that you need to install them into your console. You will also have to buy a separate wiring harness from the dash to the console gauges. If you get an assembled gauge kit it will be plug and play. If not stand by for a tedious job of figuring out where the little ends go and for which gauges they go to. The also have to be isolated from ground and can be easily assembled with them grounded.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 18, 07:51 PM
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I too would buy a assembled gauge pod. AAW sells a console gauge to non console wiring harnes. Its not plug and play though. The kit bypasses the fuel gauge, and the wiring goes through the firewall to the engine compartment. The instructions will get you where you need to go, but read them a "few times" before doing anything.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 18, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Console gauges and wiring.

Thanks for the replies Donnie and Keith. After reading my original post, it appears that I only had the gauges. I have an assembled gauge pod like this one but nothing else.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 18, 08:07 AM
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Re: Console gauges and wiring.

Also note that depending on which kit you get, you may have to get a new engine bay wiring harness. Hopefully you don't have to, but if you are converting a non console car there might be a few wires missing under the hood. If you are a decent electrician it's not an issue, but when you order an engine bay wiring harness they distinguish console or non console. So there is that. Good luck, it's worth the upgrade!

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