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Pillar guge install, now battery light is on

I connected all of my illumination wiring to the "headlight on" hot wire at the headlight harness. The "key on" hot I used a random wire under the dash that I found with the test light. Do you guys think that is the issue? I think I may have tied into the wire that throws the dummy light on? I think it is the trans. temp gauge that needed the "key on" hot wire..

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This the link too Diesel manor's instructions, I follow it too a "T" everything went perfect.

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I used diesel manor for my install, I could not remember which wire to use for the "key on hot" so I just started checking wires with the test light. I will disconnect that one and see if the battery light goes away..

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Find the light blue with red trace, that's the one your looking for.

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Here is the hot connection under the steering wheel

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it was the stupid alternator from Oreilly's I just put on 3 months ago. The bearings were going bad. This is the 2nd one I have had to replace due to bad bearings. Thank God for a warranty!

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it was the stupid alternator from Oreilly's I just put on 3 months ago. The bearings were going bad. This is the 2nd one I have had to replace due to bad bearings. Thank God for a warranty!
What where the odds that as soon as you hook up gauges the alternator blows up years ago I thought the bearing had gone in my alternator so I replaced it with a unit from Ford, ended up being the belt making the noise

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Guy at counter- I wonder what is screwing these up?

Me-Maybe change rebuilders..

Guy at counter- Why?

Me-

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Guy at counter- I wonder what is screwing these up?

Me-Maybe change rebuilders..

Guy at counter- Why?

Me-
Sounds like is "clueless"

I would have told him it's that awesome 7.3L we own

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