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So i got a mechanical boost gauge for my car, didn't really have any issues installing it. It was just a little time consuming. I do have one issues though with the wiring. I decided to use the wires from my clock for my gauge because the clock doesn't work anymore so i thought it was would be a little more practical. The wire colors used for the clock are red, black, orange, and yellow. The wires used for my gauge is red, orange and black. If you already figured, the yellow wire is the odd man out with this i think. I completed the wiring for my gauge using the respected colors. Now the issue: I cant get the gauge to turn off when I take the key out of the ignition. I know i messed up somewhere. I thought the red wire controls that function? If any one knows what im talking about and can help please let me know because this is driving me nuts! Thanks.
 

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Volt Meter? You can pick one of these up at sears for less than $10. My guess is that you have the remote wire backwards. Did you test it all before finishing the install? Find the wire that looses power when you turn off the car. What year car by the way..... that may help others with responses. fyi former 0311
 

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What gauge?

Do you have a multimeter? If not, get one.

If I recall correctly (it's been awhile since I had it apart), my clock power harness was as follows...
Red = Power
Black = Ground
Orange = Dimmer
Yellow = Ignition

Swap your gauge's orange wire to the yellow clock wire and see if that works.
 

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eacooperusmc said:
you were right EJ257. I switched the wires and now it works. Thanks for the info
:beerchug:

My recommendation of the multimeter still stands. They're inexpensive (you can get a Craftsman one for ~$20-30), and will make troubleshooting little issues like this much easier.
 
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