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Old 01-21-2011, 01:52 PM
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Gauge Installation Tips/Questions

Alright, I just got my new DiPricol gauges in. I got Fuel Pressure, EGT, Transmission Temperature (Full Sweep ), and Boost.

I've got a few questions about installing this. I think I can handle it by myself, but then again, who knows.

Picture of the new gauges.




I have a few questions.

This wire was labeled as "Illumination." Where do I wire/plug this in at?



And also, there were two holes at the top (I assume it's for attaching it to the stock pillar), but what do I use to attach it to the pillar? I dont just wanna stick some ugly screws in there, unless that's my only option. I want it to looks clean, and not noticeable.

And for the boost gauge, should I tap the intake elbow or tap into the MAP Sensor line using the Sinister Boost Kit?

Also, if you have any other tips, let me know!
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Old 01-21-2011, 01:58 PM
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Where did you find DiProcals at?
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Where did you find DiProcals at?
I actually bought them off of a member here (smokeem) and I got an amazing deal on them.

I was pretty excited to have found them, they are the only analog gauges I'd run in my truck (besides ISSPRO's, they look pretty good).
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For the illumination, Just tie it into something that is hot when your Parking lights are on, as that is when your other gauges will be illuminated. You should be able to find one on the back of the headlight switch, but I couldn't tell you specifics because I have a 99 and don't know what they did/didn't change.

Most of the pillars I have seen attach with peanut screws, but I think that some of the double sided 3m render flare tape should hold it nicely to the pillar, however, it may be harder to get off and service/fix, but definately cleaner looking. On that note, some industrial (or heavy duty avail at home depot) velco could be removable to fix, but stay securely in place. (just brainstorming... hope it helps!)
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:13 PM
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Cool. I still have to get 3 more gauges to fill my pod. Might end up getting 4 more gauges and a steering column pod. I like the Diprocals, but ill get some Isspros.
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I was wondering the same thing. I went to the strictly diesel website and in the documentation section I chose the pre-assembled gauge installation instructions and there is a picture that shows the dash illumination wire is either a light blue with red tracer or a yellow wire. It is in the top center of the plug. I believe that is the right one. I tried tapping into a brown wire behind the actual dimmer switch but it did not work. I researched this and that is what I came up with on the strictly diesel site.
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Gauge pillar write up.
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Old 01-21-2011, 02:31 PM
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Why don't you tie them into the dimmer switch?
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For some reason it did not dim the gauge for me. I used the bottom brown wire on the dimmer switch. It was only hot when the parking lights and headlights were on. It may work but it did not work for me.
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The link I provided has a complete write up including wire for dimmer.
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