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Old 11-16-2012, 07:11 AM
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Where do I tap into the headlight circuit to light up my gauges?

Getting ready to mount a few gauges in the truck. Where are you guys tapping into the headlight circuit to get the gauges to light up at night?
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:18 AM
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I think it's here Gauge Installations at DieselManor - 2003-2007 6.0L Ford Powerstroke
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:35 AM
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Sweet! Thanks for the info. I sure do wish that my wiring was that clean under the dash. I've already added so much stuff that it's kind of messy down there.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:49 AM
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LOL

it's hard not to birdnest it when adding stuff
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:51 AM
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The bad thing is that I thought I was doing a good job at the time!! All in all, it is all pretty clean, but it's pretty much impossible to make it as nice and neat as the factory wiring.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:01 AM
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between the alarm remote start up fitters and other cra.p it just got a little fugly
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I actually used a add a fuse and used spot #45 to light my gauges up. I hope this helps you out. And yes mine is starting to look likes birds nest.


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Mine are always lit up, I didn't tap anything, but for the connection to power the gauges on ACC. I had to dig until I found the white wire with blue line, or maybe it was vise versa, coming to the OBDII plug BUT not connecting. It was in a bunch of wires, and only powers the gauges while ACC is on/truck is running. Took me 2 yrs to finally find the right wire after reading someones post on here.
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