All right...Ivan (iv30) did all the wiring on my gauges, and he's far from a newbie when it comes to electronics. In fact, I don't know anyone better with electronics than him in the NW. With that said, we're both clueless as to what's wrong with my gauges.
First off, both the EGT gauge and Oil Temp gauge comes with the following wires:
12v Constant (Orange)
12v Ignition (Red)
Sounds pretty straight-forward, right? Well, here's the problem...I turn the key to the accessory on position, and the gauges come to life. My EGT gauge goes straight to about 775 - 800 C. No, the engine isn't on...it just goes straight to that. I then turn the engine on, and the EGT needle moves with the power fluctuation, but otherwise, it doesn't budge. I notice while I'm driving, at idle it stays around 750 - 775 C, and when cruising, it goes to about 810 - 825 C. It DOES NOT move any lower or higher than this. Obviously something is wrong, but what could it be? Could my actual gauge be faulty?
I've also got an Oil Temp gauge, but the sensor isn't plugged in yet, nor is it even connected to the wire that leads to the gauge. It, like the EGT gauge, goes up to a constant level without the engine being on, moves a little with the power fluctuation when I turn the crank, then just stays stagnant after the engine is turned on.
Does ANYONE have any idea what is going on?