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post #1 of 8 Old 01-20-2009, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Autometer gauge problems

Anybody else having issues with the cobalts? My trans and pyro only last a year before they need to be replaced. The needles will start sticking in one spot giving me abnormally high readings until I cycle the key. The pyro just did it again a couple days ago so now it won't be long before I'll need to replace it. Autometer has been good about warranting them but it's still freakin aggrevating.........

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is it a ground problem? sometimes they will go crazy with a bad ground
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I don't see how it could be. They last a year everytime then when extreme temps hit they start acting crazy. It was in the 20's when it did it the other day and that's cold for here. Hasn't done it since but it's been in the 40's. Last time it would only do it when my cab temps went over 120* or so.

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Ground issue somewhere in the truck.

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I don't see how it could possibly be the ground but I double checked it yesterday and it is good. I also have a fuel pressure gauge and boost gauge hooked to the same sources and neither of those have stopped working. I use a autozone fuse block for my power sources and a chassis ground for the grounds. The ground is the same ground I use for everything aftermarket in my truck and these 2 gauges are the only things I have a problem with.....

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mine suck as well, I have no problems with them, but I need something that I can see better at night. I have the autolight's which are backlit and I want the ones where the actual numbers and incramints are lit up.

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Well the cobalts are almost to bright. I wish I would've tied them into my dimmer...

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