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This is a discussion on Boost Gauge Issue within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So i got a mechanical boost gauge for my car, didn't really have any issues installing it. It was just ...

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    So i got a mechanical boost gauge for my car, didn't really have any issues installing it. It was just a little time consuming. I do have one issues though with the wiring. I decided to use the wires from my clock for my gauge because the clock doesn't work anymore so i thought it was would be a little more practical. The wire colors used for the clock are red, black, orange, and yellow. The wires used for my gauge is red, orange and black. If you already figured, the yellow wire is the odd man out with this i think. I completed the wiring for my gauge using the respected colors. Now the issue: I cant get the gauge to turn off when I take the key out of the ignition. I know i messed up somewhere. I thought the red wire controls that function? If any one knows what im talking about and can help please let me know because this is driving me nuts! Thanks.

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    Volt Meter? You can pick one of these up at sears for less than $10. My guess is that you have the remote wire backwards. Did you test it all before finishing the install? Find the wire that looses power when you turn off the car. What year car by the way..... that may help others with responses. fyi former 0311

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    What gauge?

    Do you have a multimeter? If not, get one.

    If I recall correctly (it's been awhile since I had it apart), my clock power harness was as follows...
    Red = Power
    Black = Ground
    Orange = Dimmer
    Yellow = Ignition

    Swap your gauge's orange wire to the yellow clock wire and see if that works.
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    Thanks, Ill try that. Its an 02' by the way. hopefully the switch will work.

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    @Medic_538, semper fi 0231- EAS: 09/26/2010

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    0311-8152-8154 eas 10/22/1999 Good times!!

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    old school.... haha

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    The best school!! Before the crucible..... but I'm not judging... lol

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    you were right EJ257. I switched the wires and now it works. Thanks for the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by eacooperusmc
    you were right EJ257. I switched the wires and now it works. Thanks for the info


    My recommendation of the multimeter still stands. They're inexpensive (you can get a Craftsman one for ~$20-30), and will make troubleshooting little issues like this much easier.
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