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Old 05-20-2005, 11:46 AM   #1
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Angry Wiring for indiglo gauges?!

I bought some white gauges off ebay(probably a mistake) and have no idea how the wiring goes. The gauges came with a little black module with red and black wires coming out of it and also a cheesy on/off switch. Are all the aftermarket gauges this way or did I just get crap? And does anyone know how to wire these?


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Red goes to any power wire that comes on when you start the car. You can tap into a fuse in the fuse panel(radio fuse for example). Black goes to ground. THey are all like that, you need to hide it under the dash.
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Thanks a lot-I appreciate the info.
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It's easier and alot more userfriendly to tap (use a quick connect) into the ORANGE/BLUE wire on your headlight wiring harness. Also that allows you to use the 'dimmer' also on the gauges. For a ground, the top bolts of the fuse panel work perfectly.
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^^ right you are! Didn't take the time to do that when I had mine in, I had a dimmer on my guages.
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Well, thanks for the info guys. I just finished installing them and it went fairly well. Only problem I have (and I knew it was going to happen) is that my needles need to be calibrated. My gas gauge is way off, the tach is off by like 300 rpm, and I don't know about the speedo gauge because I haven't driven it yet. What sucks is I don't have cruise so fixing that is gonna be a bitch, unless there's another easier trick that you know about? If not, that's cool. You've already been a huge help. Thanks again!!
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To calibrate is easy....

Fill the gas tank, push the needle on full.

Run the car for 20 minutes, push the temp needle in the middle of the range.

Speedo needle, go on an open road with a friend, you drive to a certain speed according to your digital ODO (link is below) and get a buddy to push the needle on while you drive.

RPM, start the car, use the digital ODO and push the needle on to where your idle is showing on the readout.

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