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Old 05-29-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
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Default Boost gauge install problem--HELP!

Hey guys, I just installed a mechanical boost gauge last night and i'm running into a problem: the gauge won't shut off after the car is shut off. I wired it up using the clock wires. I have an 06 wrx. Everything else works fine, it's white when my headlights are off, green when the headlights are on, but won't shut off after the ignition is turned off. This is how I wired it:

gauge - car

12V accessory power - batt
ground - ground
acc - accessory power on
headlight switch - ill

The car abbreviations came from under the clock panel.

Any suggestions on how to fix this?
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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You might have the 12V battery and accessory power wires switched. Who makes the gauge you're installing?
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Old 05-29-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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Is it a Premium or Regular?
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I'm guessing regular. Its called the Green/white mechanical boost gauge
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Try disconnecting the wire that is going directly to the battery. If I recall the regular mechanical gauges don't need battery power. The red and white wires can be connected to accessory in different combinations to change the color of the gauge backlighting.
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I cut the wire going to the battery and now the gauge doesn't light up at all.
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Which color wire did you cut? Try hooking the wire you cut onto the same wire you have going to accessory.
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I cut the red wire. But you are correct Noah. I just got an email back from Prosport saying the same thing. The batt wire for the clock is a constant 12v, and I want ignition power. So according to prosport, if I hook up both red and white wire to the acc wire of the clock, the gauge should work.
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