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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 19th, 02, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all. I am in the process of installing the Auto-Meter gauge pod in my 1969 Camaro console. The problem that I am having is that I would like to install an electrical connector instead of hard wiring the gauges in case I need to remove the console at a later date. I have been searching for an 8 pin socket/flat/ plug style connector that I can wire into the factory harness to allow easy plug-n-play type activity. Does anyone have any idea where I can find an electrical connector? I have been to Radio-Shack and they have nothing remotely close to what I am looking for. I have tried searching on the web but am not having any luck as I apparently do not know the right terminology to locate what I need. I will try and simplify my search with the following statement: I would like to have a plug & receiver for my gauges such as the one you might find on the back of your car stereo.. You would think it would be easy to find such a plug-but it is not! If anyone has any links/leads as to where I can locate this electrical connector, please advise.. My only other alternative is to hard-wire directly into the harness and I would like to avoid that.. Thank You!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 19th, 02, 03:16 PM
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Most of the major ignition system manufacturers, such as Mallory and MSD, have the connectors you need in thier catalogs. Also, Painless Wiring etc. Actually, I am pretty certain that Autometer has them also. If you want to get it locally, look in the Yellow Pages for a "real" electronics parts supply house. Radio Shack does not qualify
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old May 19th, 02, 03:42 PM
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Go69, your search has ended. Jeg's catalog, part number 121-8185 for one of the best 8 pin connector, Deutsch Connectors. I did the same but with other connector I found at work.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old May 19th, 02, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you to all who responded. The previous reply was correct-my search has ended! I looked up the Jeg's piece and it is exactly what I needed. Thank you!

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