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    Boost gauge install troubles for my 2010 sedan ltd

    My friend and i spent the afternoon installing my new defi boost gauge and single mount pod. After the install we noticed the gauge was showing a short circuit warning by hovering in between 10-20 when idle. We checked everything, all looked good. I think it might be something with the sensor because when i remove the line the line that goes from the vacum line to the sensor the gauge goes to normal. Any thoughts on this guys sorry im a bit of a noob lol

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    RTFM

    But seriously...Defi has trouble shooting steps on their website. Start there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    RTFM

    But seriously...Defi has trouble shooting steps on their website. Start there.
    whats RTFM lol

    and... I might be blind, but I cant find any troubleshooting area on their site?
    link?
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    It means Read The Freakin Manual

    You can download it on the Defi site...

    Here is the link to the racer series...I'm not sure which series you have though

    http://www.defi-shop.com/product/rg/rg_manual.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    It means Read The Freakin Manual

    You can download it on the Defi site...

    Here is the link to the racer series...I'm not sure which series you have though

    http://www.defi-shop.com/product/rg/rg_manual.html
    lol oh ok . sorry like i said im a noob. but on the realy. i read the manual .. everything seems to be installed corectly

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    Was it the racer series?
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    If it is an electric gauge you need to make sure that the gauge's 12V+ wire stays on while starting the car.

    If it does not the gauge will fail the start up test and read incorrectly. Most of the accessories lose power when the car is actually cranking. I had to find a 12v+ wire that was always on during starting in the fuse box.

    Thats probably in the manual somewhere....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Was it the racer series?
    yeah racer series.. ok so imback at it today and i noticed that the guage wont turn off even when the keys are out of the ignition. so this is evidently a wiring issue right?

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    Sounds like you got a constant 12V instead of the ACC 12V. I'd say wiring, but no first hand experience other than with head units.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    Sounds like you got a constant 12V instead of the ACC 12V. I'd say wiring, but no first hand experience other than with head units.
    you think this could be the reason why its showing short circuit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tripintaz View Post
    If it is an electric gauge you need to make sure that the gauge's 12V+ wire stays on while starting the car.

    If it does not the gauge will fail the start up test and read incorrectly. Most of the accessories lose power when the car is actually cranking. I had to find a 12v+ wire that was always on during starting in the fuse box.

    Thats probably in the manual somewhere....
    which wire did you tap into Tripin?

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