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Old 12-29-2013, 01:31 PM
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Gauges won't go off even with key in off position!

I have a 2000 f250 7.3...I have a 4 pillar gauge setup and the bottom one will not shut off when key is in off position...I'm confused and can't figure it out. All fuses are good and there are no shorts and unhooked wires...


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Old 12-29-2013, 01:54 PM
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Did you install the gauges yourself or were they installed when you got it?
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:43 PM
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I installed them about a year ago.


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Old 12-29-2013, 02:59 PM
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Have they always done this or is this a new occurrence?
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Never done this tell now. Also top 3 gauges remember their last color but the bottom one doesn't. I have color changing gauges..


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Old 12-29-2013, 04:47 PM
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Lemme guess... Glowshift?

Mine wouldn't turn off either. I believe it's because of a short inside one of the gauges itself. This makes one of the constant wires touch one of the switched wires. I'm assuming you connected all the constants and all the switched wires from all the gauges together when you connected them. This in turn makes all of the switches act up.

Quick fix: Connect your constant wires to a switched source instead. (I left my switched source disconnected)

Longer fix that'll be the correct way to do it: Disconnect every gauge and test each gauge individually on a 12v source (battery) and see which one will turn on when you touch the ground wire to negative and constant wire to positive. (leaving the switched source unconnected)

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Old 12-29-2013, 04:48 PM
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I just saw that only 1 gauge is staying on. Take it out and test it.
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:17 PM
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Yes They are glow shift. They have been go to me tell now lol! And Ok I finally got them to shut off after doin a little monkeying with the gauge that wouldn't shut off. But the gauge still doesn't remember it's last color. All the other gauges do....


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Old 12-29-2013, 07:45 PM
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Hmm. I'd say to check it's constant power source. That should be what lets the gauge remember its color.
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Old 12-29-2013, 07:48 PM
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It has a good constant I think. Ik It is on all the time but what minimum voltage would U think it should be to keep its mem?


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