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Old 10-02-2005, 08:55 PM   #1
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2004 Impreza 2.5 TS

Default How'd you wire gauge temp sender?

I wired up my tranmission temp sender, and the gauge isn't working. I stripped about 1.5" or wire, tied it to the button machined into the top of the sender, wrapped the rest around, and then secured with heat shrink tubing. For the sender ground, I wired a hose clamp which I tightened to the hex flats of the sender, and secured the other end of the wire to a covenient body ground nearby.

How did you do it? I realize that if you put your sender in the block, you probably didn't have to worry about the ground wire, but does that sound right?

Is there some way I can check for a signal on the sender wire? I have a multimeter, albeit a cheap one.

I wonder if my problem might also be that grounding on the radio chassis might not work. That's what the fastwrx.com gauge wiring guide said to do, but it seems odd. Wouldn't be too hard to check the voltage there, and tap into the clock ground, I just don't have the energy after contorting under the car for hours.

Gauge and sender are VDO, by the way.
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Old 10-04-2005, 01:36 AM   #2
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I'm getting about 13 volts (cheap multimeter, remember) from the accessory power wire, which goes to the gauge, so ground and power wires are okay, I think. I think I got about 2.6 ohms between the sender wire and ground, so I guess the sender connections must be okay.

I wonder if the gauge is just defective. I've never seen the needle do anything. Never jumps when I turn the key to ACC, or start the car. Never moved. Or maybe that's normal, I dunno.

Please help!
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