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  1. TRBO VNM

    TRBO VNM Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    thanks. yeah, an earlier post in this thread mentioned the needles actually do light up. which contradicts what they told me originally and didn't make any sense since they appeared to be so bright.

    we used to do the same thing on the lunar's from autometer with the resistors.
     
  2. black 10th vert

    black 10th vert Active Member Established Member

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    There is a small pigtail with a quick connect that has a small gauge white, and a black wire that goes into a little square box thing that's inline. The white is the 12v. source for the backlighting, and the black is ground. Wire that white to fuse #37, and then you will be able to dim it with the rest of the gauges.
     
  3. c6zhombre

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    these look amazing. now all we need is a combo speedhut/sos xmas special :D
     
  4. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Look down
    What Brain said^^^
    Speedhut1.jpg
     
  5. 03auto

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    Where did you find the high temp. tape? I have not been able to find any around here.
     
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    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I just used regular teflon tape,no problems here!
     
  7. 03auto

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    I want some high temp. to put around the wires. To keep the heat down on them.
     
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    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I used some sleeved heat wrap that I found at Discount Auto,just slide the wire through to protect them from the exhaust.
     
  9. Jomo1994z71

    Jomo1994z71 Can I get a KB WooWee! Established Member

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    I wrapped my temp cable with the plastic conduit, approx 5 feet, then wrapped the conduit with high temp electrical tape found at Napa...it was cheap...so far so good, just run the cable up near the tranny and keep it away from the exhaust manifold bracket
     
  10. 03auto

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    Do You have to cut a hole in the dash its self or in the metal? Also I am installing 2 gauges can I connect both white wires and both black wires from both gauges together and connect to the same power and ground point?
     
  11. Jomo1994z71

    Jomo1994z71 Can I get a KB WooWee! Established Member

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    Yes, you cut in the dash itself...I grinded a little of the metal too, but it was a tight squeeze either way...and yes you can connect both white wires and both black wires from both gauges together and connect to the same power and ground point, as well as lighting...
     
  12. OH3Cobra

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    i picked up the boost gauge and a fuel pressure gauge. Has anyone done a write up on the FP gauge install? Thanks!
     
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  14. gx00850

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    Quick question. What did you use to connect the small white wires (and red) with the larger white (and red) wires? I tried using one of the dual splice connectors but the small wires are so small that the insulation does not cut. Did you guys just cut and resplice the wires? Thanks.
     
  15. 03auto

    03auto New Member Established Member

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    I can not get the white plug from the gauge through the hole in the pod. Do I have to make The hole bigger?
     
  16. black 10th vert

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    yep, you can use a rat tail file to do it by hand, or a Dremel if you have one.
     
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    Yes, you will need to use a dremel to widen the hole in pods in order to get the plug through. Just be very careful there is not a lot of clearance in some areas so make sure you know where you are cutting before you start.


    I still need some help on how to connect the small white/black wires together. cut and splice? (refer to the two posts above).
     
  18. Nastystang

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    This was the BIGGGEST PITAAAA i will never install guages again....But it looks good!
     
  19. black 10th vert

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    you can just splice them in with the other lighting wires. Just carefully strip them, and twist the bare copper together with the other wire of the same color, then slip them into one end of a red butt connector and crimp. Then use a single red 18 gage wire from the opposing end to fuse #37, which will allow you to dim the lighting with your other dash lights. All of the blacks can just go to a solid ground screw, somewhere under the dash where there is bare metal for a good contact. If necessary, just drill a hole in one of the metal brackets, and use a self-tapping screw, and a crimp on ring terminal that fits the screw with a washer, and you're done. good luck!
     
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    For the small 12v wires:

    Can I just splice the wires from both gauges together and then run a wire to the #37 and then ground the black wires the same way?
     

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