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Old 09-23-2011, 04:23 PM   #1
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Reverse glow gauges not working!

So I just installed my new reverse glow gauges going by the steps of the directions every way and I put it all back together and they don't work. Any ideas anyone? Because it's not gonna be fun driving around til I fix them.
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Old 09-24-2011, 06:18 AM   #2
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Re: Reverse glow gauges not working!

mine works fine, but i paid someone to install it
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Old 09-27-2011, 12:57 AM   #3
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How did you do the ground wire?
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How did you do the ground wire?
I drilled a hole behind the steering console in the frame and bolted it up there
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I spliced it into the black wire like the directions say.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:36 PM   #6
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I recommend grounding it right to the chassis like the person above did. I had a buddy solder mine to the chassis and it works perfect. I had the same issue trying to use the black wire.
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Such a pain in the ***. I just moved to Florida so I don't have all my tools. This should be fun trying to do that.
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Are the reverse glow really worth it? I've looks at tons of mustang parts websites and saw them and thought they'd be a good addition.
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I heard those gauged don't match up exact as far as the red line on the tach compared to stock reading
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I've never heard of the redlining..but I don't think its a big deal unless your pedal is on the floor 24/7
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I just meant that they weren't an exact match
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:58 PM   #12
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Ohh.I haven't looked that far into it. They just look good haha.
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They look sweet at night.
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I'll post pics and let everyone know how they look when mine actually start working. Probably this weekend.
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I heard those gauged don't match up exact as far as the red line on the tach compared to stock reading
My gps says that my gauges are right on with my reverse glow gauges. I attached some pics of my gauges with illumination up and with it faded down.
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The second picture where there's no light besides the needles....that's what I've been driving around with the past 2 weeks cause my gauges aren't working.
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If you end up taking the dash out try directly touching the wires to the battery to make sure you didn't get a defect. I did this after a failed install, it worked, reinstalled using the chassis as a groundinstead of the wire.
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I think my next move is to try installing the wire to the chassis. How did you install it to the chassis?
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Are the reverse glow really worth it? I've looks at tons of mustang parts websites and saw them and thought they'd be a good addition.
You will love reverse glow !
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You know that metal bar that was behind your gauges, that is your chassis, ground it to that. You can drill a hole and bolt the wire to it. Or solder it in place.
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Thanks. I just wasn't sure how everyone else was attaching it to that bar. You have to sand down the paint I would assume?
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Mine wasn't painted...
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Maybe mines not. I don't remember. Haha. I guess I'll find out when I do it this weekend.
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Thanks. I just wasn't sure how everyone else was attaching it to that bar. You have to sand down the paint I would assume?
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Maybe mines not. I don't remember. Haha. I guess I'll find out when I do it this weekend.
If it is painted, you'll want to sand it to make a nice contact on the metal.
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Yea that's what I was thinking. Just wanted to see if anyone elses was painted.
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