Where to wire gauges
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6

This is a discussion on Where to wire gauges within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I read a while back about some power wires above the radio that you should use to wire your guages ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    7

    Where to wire gauges

    I read a while back about some power wires above the radio that you should use to wire your guages (boost, egt, etc), rather than using the clock wires. The wires are for the oem guage but if you dont have the oem guage the wires are tucked away. I cant find the thread that mentions these wires. I did search. Could someone link it for me. Thanks.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    26
    I heard this before, I heard that it was actually a plug, so if you buy the oem+gauges it's a simple plug and play, but if it is a plug, should be a simple splice of the wires and finding out with wire is what, right?

  4. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    7
    yea I heard the same thing but when I looked I didnt see it so I wired my gauge to the ashtray light. Works fine obviously but I still wanna know.

  5. #4
    Registered User Searcher's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Red Bluff, CA
    Posts
    41

    Guages

    I just did a 3 gauge pod install where the clock used to be. I was unable to locate anything else so I tapped into the clock wires which has everything you need; 12v always live, 12v ignition on, 12v with lights on and the ground. Some folks dig down to the radio harness, but isnt that the same thing and the clock wires are more readily accessible. Guess I am lazy...
    95 ERA Cobra - 396ci SVO block blown and injected
    04 WRX WRB - Stage 4 - 298whp on a Mustang Dyno - FOR SALE
    06 Legacy GT - Soon to be Stage 2
    07 Legacy Wagon 3.0R
    08 C6 Z06 427.ci, 505hp

  6. #5
    Registered User Darrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Indy, IN
    Posts
    715
    They're there, I used them for my bezel gauges. I believe one of the wires is purple and the other is orange, but it's been a while. Mine were taped back onto themselves and the rest of the radio/clock wiring harnes, so I didn't see the empty connector at first. If I recall correctly there are two male spades inside the white plastic connector, so I used some female crimp-on connectors and they snapped right in. They work like a charm. The gauges dim with the rest of the dash lights.
    Mine: '05 PSM WRX 5MT Sport Wagon, Cobb AP
    Wife's: '05 SRR 2.5RS 5MT Sport Wagon

    The Knack. It's a rare condition characterized by an extreme intuition about all things mechanical and electrical ... and utter social ineptitude.

  7. #6
    Registered User afbluesv1k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    433
    Quote Originally Posted by Darrell
    The gauges dim with the rest of the dash lights.
    Will have to find those wires instead of the clock, it would be nice to dim the gauges too!!

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •