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Got the dash and steering column in and the gauges power up and the vintage air works. Thought I would try and bump the starter over and nothing happens. Actually the power to the gauges go out when I try and turn the starter over. Ugh.. I am sure I got something wired wrong..
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Is your battery fully charged?
 

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Sounds like you wired you gauges to accessory rather than ignition (pink) power. What did you do for a neutral safety switch? AAW classic update?

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Is your battery fully charged?
That was actually my first thought, but discounted that because the battery is brand new. I will have to check it.
 

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Sounds like you wired you gauges to accessory rather than ignition (pink) power. What did you do for a neutral safety switch? AAW classic update?

Don
The Dakota Digital controller takes constant power and accessory power. The status led light blinks like everything is okay.
I used the AAW classic update neutral safety switch.
 

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I think it takes constant power and ignition power. At least if you want the gauges on while cranking it does.
 

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I’m going to guess you didn’t wire the neutral safety switch correctly. Either that or it doesn’t think you are in park or neutral.
 

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Jumper across the neutral safety switch and see if it cranks.
 

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I think it takes constant power and ignition power. At least if you want the gauges on while cranking it does.
From the instruction. Maybe I am confusing accessory power and ignition power.
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I’m going to guess you didn’t wire the neutral safety switch correctly. Either that or it doesn’t think you are in park or neutral.
You are correct. I just realized I forgot the ground out one side of the neutral switch coming off the transmission. One of those I will go back and do and forgot. Hopefully that will fix it.
 

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From the instruction. Maybe I am confusing accessory power and ignition power. View attachment 265150
If you connect it like that then your gauges will go off while cranking. So you got what you asked for.... 🙂

Apparently I didn’t read the instructions because I wire mine to the ignition wire and they stay on while cranking... 🙂

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If you connect it like that then your gauges will go off while cranking. So you got what you asked for.... 🙂

Apparently I didn’t read the instructions because I wire mine to the ignition wire and they stay on while cranking... 🙂

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That’s what I get for reading instruction, lol. I am totally confused. Maybe that is why hooking up the ground didn’t fix it. So accessory power is actually ignition?
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No accessory power is off while cranking. Ignition power is on while cranking. Accessory is on in accessory position and ignition is off in accessory position. Sorry I confused you.

Maybe post up some details of your neutral safety switch and how you have it all connected.

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No accessory power is off while cranking. Ignition power is on while cranking. Accessory is on in accessory position and ignition is off in accessory position. Sorry I confused you.

Maybe post up some details of your neutral safety switch and how you have it all connected.

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Thanks Don. I fixed it. It turns over now and gauges stay on. I am ashamed to say what was wrong. Let’s just say it was operator error, lol..
 
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