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Old 01-26-2012, 07:16 PM
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gauge install

Looking to get my gauges off my bench and into the truck this weekend. Anyone have a good write up for install tips?
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:20 PM
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Do GOOD good wiring and connections. You'll hate yourself for having to pull em out and redo it if you didn't use enough wires and cheap connectors.
Other than that, it's pretty easy. Dieselmanor has good instructions.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:43 PM
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checked diesel manor that have a good write up for the superdutys but i did not see anything for the OBS trucks. I am sure it is close but what about lighting and stuff
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Old 01-27-2012, 04:17 AM
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Just get a test light and see what is clearance lights and tap it.

I did what 351 did. Tapped the dash lights and they dim perfectly with the dash.

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Old 01-27-2012, 06:34 AM
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i use the dash lighting for my gauges so they will dim as i dim the dash as well, what gauges are you going to be installing, that would make it alot easier to help lol, i kinda stuffed the wire in the fuse btw, but i did it on the side that makes it a fused link as well so i dont fry nothing
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:22 PM
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I got some fuse taps from the local parts store to power my guages. I also ran the lights on a separate switch so i can turn them off if im just cruising and dont want them on. Like what was said before, make sure you have plenty of wire and solder all connections so you wont have to redo it later. Take your time and dont rush things because then you will just end up making a mistake and then it will take you even longer.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:51 AM
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I HATE fuse taps. Had on for a CB. It sucked. If you looked at it wrong it'd lose connection.
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What color wire did the gauges dim with?
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I HATE fuse taps. Had on for a CB. It sucked. If you looked at it wrong it'd lose connection.
Haha I guess I got lucky! I guess that's a good thing because my truck rides like an Amish buggy.
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