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Old 10-13-2002, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default gauge wiring clock wire ? help

arrgh, am frustrated, have wired my defi gauge controler and black out gauges into clock harness w/ vampire connectors as supplied, now gauges light up w/opening ceremony then go dim, if i turn light switch on gauges come on, i wired the defi controlers white light wire into the clocks light wire (pink w/blue stripe), what did i do wrong, how do i fix it , i dont care if the gauges dont dim i jsjut want them lighted all the time, i've been told to ground the white wire, why? or wire the white light wire into the clocks ignition wire also, so which should i do?
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Old 10-13-2002, 06:54 PM   #2
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If you want them on all the time, run switched power to the dimming circuit. Then anytime the ignition is on your guages will be lit up.

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Old 10-13-2002, 08:46 PM   #3
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so even if i have another tap on the ign wire already i can add the lightswitch to it too?
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Old 10-14-2002, 12:13 AM   #4
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Here's how I have mine wired:
DEFI->Clock
White -- Pink/Blue Stripe
Black -- Black
Orange -- Yellow/Green Stripe
Red -- Blue/Purple Stripe

Gauges are lit all the time and dim when lights are turned on.
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Old 10-14-2002, 01:03 AM   #5
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thats exactly how i had mine wired, the gauges which are the defi BF series, and 2nd gen controller, stayed dark until the lights came on then they came on they did not dim, what have i done wrong?
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Old 10-14-2002, 01:41 PM   #6
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Hmm, I'm not sure. I have the same exact setup (BF gauge, Link V2).

On the control unit, do you have the gauges in the second meter socket (labelled "METER OUTPUT 2")? The first output is for the regular (non-BF) gauges.

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Old 10-14-2002, 07:55 PM   #7
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Well, as for the dimming issue.....do these guages have a two wire dimming connection? Otherwise, there is no way to simply wire them up and have them dim. Just live with the on/off lighting.

Most automobiles use a hot reference rather than a ground reference for dimming lights. They like to babble about it being easier to sink current than source it. Eh, its all sparky nonsense to me, but that's how they do it so you'd need a two wire connection to get it to work.

I'm sure that's old news....

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Old 10-14-2002, 08:26 PM   #8
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thanks thanks thanks to viscreal, that was the problem I was using the wrong defi meter output, i used output 1, now that hooked up output 2 the gauges work perfectly, thanks a milllion times over, man this I-club thing is great
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