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Old 02-16-2013, 08:20 PM   #426
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Yup that's what going on right now. So I guess I wired it right. BTW, do you why it won't dim with the dimmer switch?
if you click your interior switch down ONE from full brightness, it's an almost 100% match in brightness.

that's how i've been rolling with mine.


only the SPT mechanical boost gauge will dim with the dimmer switch. i had one before i went to DeFi.

-hope that helps.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:49 PM   #427
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if you click your interior switch down ONE from full brightness, it's an almost 100% match in brightness.

that's how i've been rolling with mine.

only the SPT mechanical boost gauge will dim with the dimmer switch. i had one before i went to DeFi.

-hope that helps.
one down only? I'll have to check but I thought I had a better match a few more clicks down.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:05 AM   #428
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No it does not
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:30 AM   #429
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one down only? I'll have to check but I thought I had a better match a few more clicks down.
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No it does not
i'll try to get pics tonight. of course, this is subjective.

try it for yourselves. head lights or parking lights ON, dim switch to one or two below full brightness.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:05 AM   #430
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One down from full brightness will make the OEM gauges match the Defi's in both the headlights on and headlights off condition.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:54 AM   #431
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This morning I noticed my red wire had popped out from the add-a-circuit I had installed. Despite that, my gauges were still working properly. What exactly does that wire power... because it seems like it wasn't needed at all. The back LED worked, gauges read all parameters correctly, and they dim correctly when the headlights are on/off
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:06 PM   #432
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Iirc. The red wire is the constant 12v needed to return the gauge to the "zero" position when the car is off.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:35 AM   #433
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Installed this today, I usually keep my headlights on, and my brightness on the gauges up, I've noticed since the headlights are on the gauge dims, is there anyway to hook up so the gauge doesn't dim, and is at full brightness at all times?
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:48 AM   #434
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Installed this today, I usually keep my headlights on, and my brightness on the gauges up, I've noticed since the headlights are on the gauge dims, is there anyway to hook up so the gauge doesn't dim, and is at full brightness at all times?
Refer to this post. I asked the same thing.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=398
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:48 AM   #435
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I assume if you hooked the illumination wire to a switched 12v source, that the gauge would stay illuminated at full brightness.

BUT. CHECK FIRST!!! Don't just take my word for it. I am not positive. I do not know for sure if the gauge needs a 12v for illumination. Again. DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS!!! Check things out with a multimeter if you have to.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:51 AM   #436
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Mr. Wrex,

Can you confirm that the gauge does not return to the zero position without the red wire attached? With my boost gauge, for example, with the red wire attached, the gauge returns to the "zero" position of 30inHg. With the red wire disconnected, the gauge sticks at 20psi and does not perform a proper sweep startup sequence on the next startup.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:54 AM   #437
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I needed an excuse to go take my smoke break at work, so thank you for that I'll go check for you now mang.

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The red wire is needed to put the needle to zero, aka -30inHg

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:07 PM   #438
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I assume if you hooked the illumination wire to a switched 12v source, that the gauge would stay illuminated at full brightness.

BUT. CHECK FIRST!!! Don't just take my word for it. I am not positive. I do not know for sure if the gauge needs a 12v for illumination. Again. DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS!!! Check things out with a multimeter if you have to.
Yeah I contacted one of the techs at RSD and they said the same thing, just make sure it isn't constant because then it'll be on all the time. I'll mess with it on lunch and post a picture if I can figure it out.

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:59 PM   #439
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You need to put fuses in both slots. Here's a diagram explaining how the power is sent through it:
FALSE. If with just a fuse in the accessory slot, you plug it in and see if you get power. If you don't, flip it around.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:40 PM   #440
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You still need a fuse. Read through my posts about that.

I had flipped the fuse tap upside down in a few of these because certain orientations did not give power at all.

Added the fuses fixed the issues I had of the factory accessory no longer working. Fuses in both are needed.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:45 PM   #441
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Oh, correct. The factory accessory has its own circuit, so yes, it needs its own fuse still. But saying the add-a-circuit needs 2 fuses is incorrect.

The purpose of the add-a-circuit is to create 2 fused circuits. Else you could just use a fuse tap.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:55 PM   #442
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Man, that Defi gauge sensor looks beefy, but ya it looks really nice
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #443
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Oh, correct. The factory accessory has its own circuit, so yes, it needs its own fuse still. But saying the add-a-circuit needs 2 fuses is incorrect.

The purpose of the add-a-circuit is to create 2 fused circuits. Else you could just use a fuse tap.
Not really sure what you mean. I tried both orientations and swapping the fuse between both slots and it wouldn't work. The only way I got the car accesories to work at the same time as the gauge was with 2 fuses. Now lets assume that some magical unicorns were just trying to f*** with me... what slot would you put the fuse into (just 1 fuse) so that both the car accesories AND the gauges functioned properly?
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So I tried using the fuse tap on the radio and cigarette lighter and it's still dimmed, not sure what else I should try. Any other ideas?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #445
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Use a multimeter to test out the different fuse slots before you blow your gauge.
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Okay, the multimeter should read 12 when the car is on and nothing when off right?
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #447
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Love out the OP wiring is so clean... OCD does pay off.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:15 PM   #448
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Followed your DIY To the T. I used a different mounting solution, but it worked great!
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:40 AM   #449
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I'm sorta confused? I tried to wire up my prosport guages last night and hit the same fuses you said you hit and when I connected my Batt they all turned on before the key was in the ignition...how is it that your guages don't turn on with the key out of the ignition if you have them hooked up to a 12v constant??
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Sorry found the answer!! I'm a tard!
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