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Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Chicago West burbs
4 gauge pod not all working correctly
I just bought a car and of course it has some issues.. It is a console car and all the wiring is new. It has a 4 gauge console setup(reproduction) and all the wiring seems to be connected. I think there is a common reason why they are all acting up but, I'm not sure yet. I have briefly tried to look into these problems but, ran out of time today. I am just hoping someone may have already had these issues. If not, I will have to do a full on test on each gauge/ issue. Here are the problems.
At first, I had no back lights on them but, found a ground screwed into the plastic. I screwed into the chassis and now all the back lights work. Other than that, I think all the wiring is correct.
1. The alternator gauge shows "0". It never moves. I tested the alternator and it is working.
2. The temp gauge reads the correct temp. It use to go to full temp when the headlights turned on. I found a random ground not connected. I connected it and now it works(along with all the backlights).
3. Oil pressure works 100%
4. Gas gauge - it is pegged past the full lark all the time(regardless of headlights on or off). If i shut the ignition off and turn on the headlights, it goes to complete empty. I looked under the car at the sender and the ground wire was missing. I made a wire and connected it to the closest tab on the sender and ran it to the tank strap mount hole. I thought that would fix it but, it acts the same exact way.
any suggestions on any of the above would be great. I am going to start trouble shooting each one tomorrow night.
Thanks in advance!