Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Monday July 28, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Electrical & Lighting

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-17-2005, 12:44 PM   #1
djoye
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 50072
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: TN
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
12.3@112 20psi

Default Power source for dash pod gauges? Needle dropping.

I just hooked up 52mm GReddy gauges in the clock location; EGT and oil pressure; oil pressure sensor isn't connected yet.

I connected both gauge's power sources to the clock's power source wire, I was skeptical about doing this and it looks as though my feeling was right. When my car is sitting idle the EGT gauge will be reading fine, if I hit the turn signal the needle will fluctuate a couple hundred degrees (Celcius), when I hit the brakes the needle drops the same amount and when I roll up/down the windows the needle really drops, heheh.

I think it's safe to say that I need a better power source for the gauges. Where have you all tapped to get a good steady flow to your gauges? Do I need to go buy a 4 gauge amplifier wiring kit to power these things?
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
djoye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 01:49 PM   #2
mcowger
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 77483
Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle, WA
Vehicle:
2009 Audi A3 2.0T q
Lava Grey

Default

Erm, that location works fine for everyone.

if it doesn't work for you, you did something wrong with the wiring.
mcowger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 02:09 PM   #3
djoye
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 50072
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: TN
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
12.3@112 20psi

Default

I used the wire tap clamps that came with the gauges, I don't like those but I wanted to keep it clean. Maybe I'll take them off and strip some shielding from the clock power wire and just go straight to it.
djoye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 01:28 PM   #4
djoye
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 50072
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: TN
Vehicle:
2003 WRX
12.3@112 20psi

Default

Posting this info in case someone searches for it:

I relocated the gauge grounds to the bolt near the ECU and the problem went away, well at least like 99% away. The needle will still BARELY drop when I simultaneously roll down the windows, have the lights on, press the brakes, and turn on the hazards (I'd like to be a person that tests tolerances for a living ). When I pulled the wire tap from the clock's ground wire it was touching just a SMALL amount of the wire; I just don't like those taps. I might remove the tap from the power wire and just splice directly into it to see if that doesn't solve the issue 100%.

For now it's doing very well. Wire taps SUCK.
djoye is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electrical power source for gauges/LC-1 Desibabu345 Electrical & Lighting 16 11-12-2008 05:17 PM
Need help with 3rd gauge for dash pod aakrusen Interior & Exterior Modification 6 01-12-2007 12:46 PM
Power Source for Gauge ILSMKU2 Electrical & Lighting 7 09-19-2006 06:09 AM
WTB three gauges for dash pod vortectoy Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 2 06-01-2005 11:33 PM
Power source for gauges? t_wrexxx Electrical & Lighting 1 11-02-2004 02:41 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.