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This is a discussion on power sources for gauges within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; You tapped the power with your ground.... Which may have shorted something out with the electrical surge. The black wire ...

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    You tapped the power with your ground.... Which may have shorted something out with the electrical surge. The black wire under the clock is the ground, that was the first one I tried because black is always ground. Then I tapped the yellow-green, that worked but it stayed on ALL THE TIME. That was the permanent power. So then I tapped it to pink and now it comes on with my lights... Don't know what to say about your problem, try and clean it up, bring it to Subaru, and let them look at it.

    -Blue

    By the way dR, you were right, that clock really WAS a BI+CH to get off!
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    Originally posted by MidnightFLAT4
    I like A/C for the sole reason that it makes the idle sound meaner.

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    this is great info guys as i might be doing the same intall in a couple of weeks!! sticky in tutorial?
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    Originally posted by Racenut3.0
    I tapped my gauges off the clock wiring... ground, power, acc, and lights all right there. Even labeled on the back of the clock for easy reference.

    That's weird, my clock wasn't labeled.... I had to guess, but I got it right. Oh well, maybe they decided to make life harder for us '04 consumers
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    Originally posted by MidnightFLAT4
    I like A/C for the sole reason that it makes the idle sound meaner.

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    Originally posted by Blue2004WRX
    You tapped the power with your ground.... Which may have shorted something out with the electrical surge. The black wire under the clock is the ground, that was the first one I tried because black is always ground. Then I tapped the yellow-green, that worked but it stayed on ALL THE TIME. That was the permanent power. So then I tapped it to pink and now it comes on with my lights... Don't know what to say about your problem, try and clean it up, bring it to Subaru, and let them look at it.

    -Blue

    By the way dR, you were right, that clock really WAS a BI+CH to get off!
    I have an an '02 WRX. I am awake now so I am going to look at it again.

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    YEEEEUUGGHHHH BABY!

    After some rest, I went and checked things out again.

    I looked at the picture of the clock wiring diagram and I saw:

    FB-25
    F/B FUSE No. 9
    (Acc)

    Since I could not get power on the new hot line I figured that it was a fuse. So I took off the lower panel underneath the steering wheel and checked out the fuse box by your left knee (when sitting in the driver's seat).

    I figured FB (Fuse Box) fuse # 9. I pulled the #9 fuse out and it was blown. I popped open the main fuse box and saw a 15 AMP fuse in their, swapped it for the blown fuse and BLAMMO SA, the clock and my power line are "good to go."

    Thank you, God first, and whoever posted the pics of the fuse box and the clock wiring diagram! I was searching this board all night long, as I didn't go to sleep until 8 AM for some help! Well, time to finish the work and put the car back together!

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    Be careful. If you blew a 15 because more power is coming through, you might blow it again and have to move up in ampage.
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    Originally posted by MidnightFLAT4
    I like A/C for the sole reason that it makes the idle sound meaner.

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