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post #1 of 16 Old 07-18-2010, 07:21 AM Thread Starter
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Question Gauges acting goofy

Recently, my gauges have started acting weird. I have boost, trans temp and pyro. They all used to work as they should. Now, my pyrometer stays at zero and my trans temp will go to 250 within a couple of minutes of running the truck (boost works normally). Whenever the ignition is on, the lights in the pyro and trans temp gauges come on as if the parking lights are on. The boost gauge doesn't. When you turn on the parking lights, all the lights (boost included), come on but are very dim. With the parking lights on, the pyrometer stays at zero but the trans temp goes wide open (past 250). Now, I know that this surely has something to do with the trans temp and pyro being electrical gauges. I unhooked the wire that runs to the parking lights and that didn't do anything. I'm guessing that this has something to do with the ignition. All the other lights on the truck work as they should. I've poked around with a multimeter and nothing (that I tested) is shorted. My remote start works as it should (which is tied into the ignition). What am I missing here

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Check all grounds...???

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Check all grounds...???
Grounds test fine

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...rewire, dump the silly crimp on connectors and buy a good soldering gun. just had to rewire mine for similar issues (after working flawlessly for the last 4 years)and the hot wire tap was not making solid connections

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...rewire, dump the silly crimp on connectors and buy a good soldering gun. just had to rewire mine for similar issues (after working flawlessly for the last 4 years)and the hot wire tap was not making solid connections
I guess I'm gonna have to tear into it and re-wire them

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Check all grounds...???
Ok, the grounds that were hooked up tested fine Found one unhooked, grounded it, and guess what? They work again

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Ok, the grounds that were hooked up tested fine Found one unhooked, grounded it, and guess what? They work again
lmao.. dont you hate that..

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lmao.. dont you hate that..
Yes, I do The bad thing is, the other day, I looked all over the wiring for 30 minutes and didn't notice it. I walked out there today and found it in less than 5 minutes

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Glad you got 'em working again. Good lesson here.........

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Glad you got 'em working again. Good lesson here.........
What's the lesson? Don't be a dumba$$ like me

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