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Old 09-20-2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Reverse Glow Gauge Installation

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I am about to install Reverse Glow Gauges in my car and I had a small concern, really a brain fart. The Reverse Glow Gauges have a dimmer switch on them and I am not sure how to mount it. Will I need to drill into the dash to find somewhere for it to go? Anyone out there with Reverse Glow Gauges that can give some guidance? Thanks....
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Sorry I'm not really a help but I just bought probably the same set of gauge covers and ill probably install them tomorrow so if I figure something out I'll let u know
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Sorry I'm not really a help but I just bought probably the same set of gauge covers and ill probably install them tomorrow so if I figure something out I'll let u know
Sounds like a plan... LoL... Thanks
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my switch is behind the cluster..honestly keeping it on high is the best overall look. it's not as bright as you'd think
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Same thing as mine, that's what i did. You don't need to drill holes.
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Okay, so you guys just stashed it behind the cluster. Did you guys solder the wires or crimp them and for the ground did you drill into the chassis or splice into the ground wire on the headlight switch harness? Thanks....
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Okay, so you guys just stashed it behind the cluster. Did you guys solder the wires or crimp them and for the ground did you drill into the chassis or splice into the ground wire on the headlight switch harness? Thanks....
For that I added a longer wire and ran it down to a screw on the fuse box under the dash. And for the dimmer switch I have it hanging out between the air vent and the steering wheel. I have 2 wires coming from out of my dash, but it really doesn't bother me.
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For that I added a longer wire and ran it down to a screw on the fuse box under the dash. And for the dimmer switch I have it hanging out between the air vent and the steering wheel. I have 2 wires coming from out of my dash, but it really doesn't bother me.
Okay, so you added another wire to the black ground. I cannot tell what kid of gauge the black wire is in order to get a matching wire to add length. If I am not mistaken isn't the fuse box plastic? Thanks
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Okay, so you added another wire to the black ground. I cannot tell what kid of gauge the black wire is in order to get a matching wire to add length. If I am not mistaken isn't the fuse box plastic? Thanks
I just took an old electronic and cut the cord. The fuse box is plastic, but the screws are metal and it worked.
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I just took an old electronic and cut the cord. The fuse box is plastic, but the screws are metal and it worked.
So you did not have an issue with the wire you added having all the different gauges or smaller wires? The black ground wire on the gauge looks like it is just one copper piece in the middle.
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So you did not have an issue with the wire you added having all the different gauges or smaller wires? The black ground wire on the gauge looks like it is just one copper piece in the middle.
Nope all you need for current to flow is metal to metal contact. Just make sure the connection point holds.
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behind the cluster on the right side there is a bolt going into the big bar behind the dash...i unscrewed it and grounded my wire there...it works like a charm
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behind the cluster on the right side there is a bolt going into the big bar behind the dash...i unscrewed it and grounded my wire there...it works like a charm
What about the red wire?? Does that go into the thick brown wire or thin grey one?? I'm installing now and ran into this hindrance. Where the grey wire is supposed to be, mine is Brown... Still I'm the same place and same size wire... Doesn't light up though...
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use the brown wire then...could just be due to the model difference
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use the brown wire then...could just be due to the model difference
I did, everything works fine except for the speedometer :/
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use a test light to see where it's losing fire.
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use a test light to see where it's losing fire.
Could it be the fact that I got the GT insert and not the v6? -_-
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