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    Wiring Autometer Gauges?

    I've searched long and hard and I think I have my answer but I just want to be sure before I proceed. I have an a pillar setup with boost, egt, oil pressure. To wire the lighting for these is it ok to run one consecutive wire for ground and one for power(12v). Meaning I would splice each gauge off of one wire from one 12v source.
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    Re: Wiring Autometer Gauges?

    Should be fine, why don't you just give it a try?

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    yes, this is ok. i would wrap your power source around a fuse behind the dash, and run that up the a pillar to use for your power. i used the cigarette lighter fuse.

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    Hey this makes a lot of sense. I plan to have a similar set-up of gauges...so you'll telling me all I need is one power wire and one ground and I can branch off to each gauge from those wires?

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    I'll try to get some pictures up but it probably won't be until the weekend.

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    white wire

    So if you can just wire the Black to a ground and the Red to a power source, where does the white wire go? I want to be able to turn the gauge lights on and off, so i need to know where it goes.
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    *bump*

    doing a search on wiring..wondering if anyone was able to finish this and has pics to show or a tutorial

    i'm working on my wiring right now...

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    Connect your gauge lights lead to a fuse that is switched with the lights. It won't be dimmable but its by far the easiest solution.

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    I pulled off the under panel for the steering column and unbolted the lower dash panel and let it hang to the ground. There is a plug on the left side of the steering column that you need to find. I used a multimeter to determine which wire was for the parking lights. Then I tapped into that wire, and connected a plug to all three wires for the 3 gauges. Then I used a crimp on O for the 3 ground wires, and connected that to a bolt on the bottom of the steering column. My autometer gauges used black wires for ground and white wires were power. I am not sure about the other wire, what color is it? If you have any more questions, PM or email me.

    FYI I have the Lunar series Autometer gauges.

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