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Old 06-18-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Aeroforce Interceptor Gauges Install Question

I just installed a set of the dual Aeroforce Interceptor gauges in a dual piller mount in my 11 GT. Everything went well with the install, except that they stay on when the ignition key is shut off, and just flat do not shut off. I am assuming that I need to utilize the included 3 connector cables and wire the red wires to a switched 12V source. Can anyone confirm this please?
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Try wiring to a 12v power source that cuts off with the key. Like the blower motor
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yeah, that's what I meant. Did you do this on yours?
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I don't have them. But I have wired up a lot of other stuff that were similar. If you wire them to a source that's killed when the key is turned off you should be ok. Just remember a lot of things on this car have sustained power like the radio/windows that hold power for a bit after the key is off. The blower motor is killed instantly from what I remember. So that should be a good source.
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Re: Aeroforce Interceptor Gauges Install Question

Just did it. Same problem- won't shut off
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Just did it. Same problem- won't shut off
Do you have a test light or multi meter to check the source you're hooked into to make sure it's dead with the key off?
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They should plugged right into the obd2 port. Mine did
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They should plugged right into the obd2 port. Mine did
They obviously plug into the obdll port lol but the problem is the port still gets power even when the key is off.

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Just did it. Same problem- won't shut off
Guys on another forum I am on have said there's do this as well but will shut off after so many minutes.....
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If they're getting their power from a source that's dead with the key off then they should die immediately.
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Just did it. Same problem- won't shut off
I don't think the other wires are for getting power but used for adding other sensors....the obdll port is still providing the power.
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Re: Aeroforce Interceptor Gauges Install Question

If the obdII port is always on, then how would wiring a power line to a switched source help me? Will that override the "always on" power of the obd port???
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If the obdII port is always on, then how woyld wirung a power line to a switched source help me? Will that override the @alwatys on" poer of the obd port???
I don't think it will...the other wires aren't for power. And the obdll port isn't always on, it stays on for a bit but then shuts off. Guys have said it stays on for like 10 mins and shuts off and will randomly turn on again and off all while the key is off. Never drains the battery though, some guys have just unplugged it when the car is off and plugged it back in when needed to stout from coming on and off.
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If the obdII port is always on, then how woyld wirung a power line to a switched source help me? Will that override the @alwatys on" poer of the obd port???
If it's hooked to the obdII and that's where it's getting it's power then it'll stay on until that source has no power.
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Re: Aeroforce Interceptor Gauges Install Question

Hmm, well i think i will leave it plugged in overnight and see if it stays on
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Hmm, well i think i will leave it plugged in overnight and see if it stays on
Leave it plugged in and check on it like every 15 mins and see how long it stays on for.
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It should shut off after you pull the key out. That is how mine is. If I open door it will make my gauge flash. Mine take a min or so to power down after shutting car off.
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Yep plug and play and take a few to turn off. You shouldn't have to use any other wires unless your doing boost or something like that.
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Re: Aeroforce Interceptor Gauges Install Question

Just went out to the garage to check. After 15 minutes with the ignition off the gauges are still lit
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Just went out to the garage to check. After 15 minutes with the ignition off the gauges are still lit
Then something might be wrong with the gauges. Did you open the door to check them?
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Nope, i am peeking thru the passenger window
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Re: Aeroforce Interceptor Gauges Install Question

Do you have the connection right in the rear of the gauges? Seems strange I would think something is wrong with them as wtn2gofst mentioned.
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Re: Aeroforce Interceptor Gauges Install Question

There is actually only one way that the cable plug will connect with the gauges
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There is actually only one way that the cable plug will connect with the gauges
Very true. I just know there is a couple of other slots in the back of them. Hopefully you just got a bad set and they can send you out a new one.
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Re: Aeroforce Interceptor Gauges Install Question

I just sent an email to Aeroforce's service email address and posted on their in-house forum. Let's see what I find out...
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cool...good luck.
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Re: Aeroforce Interceptor Gauges Install Question

Finally got it figured out (and do I feel like a dumb s***). Turns out, while you are in Setup mode the gauges stay powered. Once you finish with Setup and go into Scan mode they operate in synch with the ignition switch. Glad I got that figured out- thank goodness for the online User Manual that I downloaded, the instructions that came with the gauges are crap...
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Finally got it figured out (and do I feel like a dumb s***). Turns out, while you are in Setup mode the gauges stay powered. Once you finish with Setup and go into Scan mode they operate in synch with the ignition switch. Glad I got that figured out- thank goodness for the online User Manual that I downloaded, the instructions that came with the gauges are crap...
Good deal man. You're not the 1st person I've heard say the instructions sucked to download the online manual either.
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Finally got it figured out (and do I feel like a dumb s***). Turns out, while you are in Setup mode the gauges stay powered. Once you finish with Setup and go into Scan mode they operate in synch with the ignition switch. Glad I got that figured out- thank goodness for the online User Manual that I downloaded, the instructions that came with the gauges are crap...
Awesome!! Yeah they are crap, and it isn't like the ones online are much better.
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amen brother!
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Post a pic of the gauge and how you have it mounted. I'll be ordering one soon.
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I have some pics here of mine mounted. Curious to see how others are doing it if differently.

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Here is a pic of mine mounted- glare from the flash makes the faces look silver but they actually are black
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Looks good.
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Re: Aeroforce Interceptor Gauges Install Question

OK- more Aeroforce venting here- as I said above, I got them mounted, programmed and all is good there. Today I thought I would look through the owners manual I downloaded to see how I can program one of the gauges so that the red lights work as a shift light. I know this can be done, but that doggone owners manual is written in fricking Greek! Very frustrating...
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Will this gauge display engine hp or torque?
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