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Old 07-23-2007, 07:14 PM   #1
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air/fuel and voltage gauge installation

Hi this is a post i made on another forum i have copied and pasted it so that i dont have to type it again im lazy lol

Ive recently acquired some gauges but cant seem to get them to work im having trouble with volt gauge and air/fuel gauge on the instructions are simple and easy to follow it says connect so and so to engine ground and the other cable to the ignition wire ok i done this so when i start the car the gauges needles go up and then down and thats it they dead again nothing.

im using some thin led wire that i had lying around stupid as it may seem but does it matter what type of wire you use cos im thinking its not carrying the current right ?

ok i got the right type of wire but again its the same thing comes one and then goes off, im doing as the instructions indicate 1 2 wires for dash lighting 1 wire for ignition and the other for ground the ground im using is underneath the steering wheel cover bolted to one side.

am i using a ground that is too weak should and can i just use power from direct from the battery ?

and can i do the same with the air fuel one as well use battery for power.

any help appreciated please im a little desperate lol.

its an e36 1992 bmw 320i thanks.
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Old 07-26-2007, 02:24 PM   #2
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i wouldn't pull direct off the battery unless it's relayed/fused.. or pop.

i've never done this type of install, so bump 4this guy
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Old 07-28-2007, 04:54 AM   #3
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Is ok I done it, however the fuel air one does not fluctuate when driving so is a little dissappointing it stays on one bar on lean when starting it goes to 2 ???

may swap this one for a oil pressure switch instead
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