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This is a discussion on Gauge Install Problems within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I recently bought a triple gauge dash mount pod to replace the clock pod. When wiring i cut the connector ...

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    I recently bought a triple gauge dash mount pod to replace the clock pod. When wiring i cut the connector that plugs into the clock and now the clock isnt working along with my stereo, keyless entry, dome light, and maybe other stuff. i matched and twisted the wires together to re-connect the plug but they still dont work. any help would be great, thanks

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    What year is your car? Did the clock have a passenger weight-sensitive airbag indicator in it?

    Please tell me you didn't cut into that.

    Put it back together like factory.... reset the ECU.... and use the factory stereo harness to power your gauges. You can vampire clip everything you need, and not cut a single wire.
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    its a 2006 wrx wagon. i wired the clip back together and pluged it back in but its still not working. how do you reset the ECU? i tried disconnecting the battery but that didnt work. it does have the passenger air bag thing. right now all the clock says is passenger air bag off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoTrunk206 View Post
    its a 2006 wrx wagon. i wired the clip back together and pluged it back in but its still not working. how do you reset the ECU? i tried disconnecting the battery but that didnt work. it does have the passenger air bag thing. right now all the clock says is passenger air bag off.
    The airbag indicator is supposed to say "off" if there's no one sitting in that seat.

    Don't EVER start hacking into the airbag system..... BAD BAD BAD idea.

    If you disconnected the battery.... you did reset the ECU.

    Are you getting an Airbag light on your dash? If so.... stop there.... and take it to Subaru. Don't go any further.

    If it is just a matter of certain electrical items not working... check your fuses. You may have blown something by crossing wires. I'm cringing right now by asking you this question.... but did you disconnect the battery before hacking into the airbag wiring system, or did you just cut the wires with the battery attached. Those airbags are still hot and still work when the car is off.

    Good fuses, good wiring..... still no work??? Take it to Subaru. That little mistake you made hacking into the airbag system is going to cost you.
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    It sounds like you popped a fuse.

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    yes i did cut it without disconnecting the battery, i dont know why. i havent worked on a car in a long time and i just did it. i dont know. their was an airbag light on but its off now. the only actual problem is the fact that those things dont work: stereo, keyless entry, dome light, and i think thats it. i checked the fuses and they look burnt but they are still intact so i dont know if they are blown or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoTrunk206 View Post
    yes i did cut it without disconnecting the battery, i dont know why. i havent worked on a car in a long time and i just did it. i dont know. their was an airbag light on but its off now. the only actual problem is the fact that those things dont work: stereo, keyless entry, dome light, and i think thats it. i checked the fuses and they look burnt but they are still intact so i dont know if they are blown or not.
    If the fuse is burnt, change it.

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    Yea... you gotta pull the fuse out to actually check it. You'll see the "wire" going through the center of the fuse will literally, have a space between the connections.

    Be thankful you don't have an airbag light..... or even worse, closed the connection and set those airbags off while you were cutting.

    I agree.... sounds like fuses... pull em out and check em all.... every one.
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    YouTube - air bag going off
    Think about this going off while you are leaning forward wiring that. It will help you to remember next time.

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    OK, so it was a fuse in the box under the hood that was burnt out, got it replaced and everything is back to normal and ready for me to wire up the gauges. thank you everyone who replied i really appreciate it. i'm waiting on an oil galley bolt to get here and then i'll get the gauges hooked up. thanks again

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