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Old 12-28-2006, 11:53 PM   #1
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I have my hi/lo speed fan switch connected to the Cigar lighter, that is powering my radar detector.

The AeroForce gauge is connected to the HUD power wire.

Where should I tie my new Autometer gauge power and light into

I intend to use the recommended 1 amp fuse for the gauge power and I want to wire a switch into the light.

If I don't get any better suggestions, I will tie into the Cigar lighter circuit but I'm afraid of overloading it.
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How about the wire into the overhead/map lights?
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I'd like to find a wire under the dash not up in the roof.

Do you know where (color) of wire that goes up there? It must start somewhere under the dash.
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Paul, if you digging thru the dash, try the radio power suppy. You have a choice with switched and continous power from it
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Default Re: Need help finding connections.

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I have my hi/lo speed fan switch connected to the Cigar lighter, that is powering my radar detector.

The AeroForce gauge is connected to the HUD power wire.

Where should I tie my new Autometer gauge power and light into

I intend to use the recommended 1 amp fuse for the gauge power and I want to wire a switch into the light.

If I don't get any better suggestions, I will tie into the Cigar lighter circuit but I'm afraid of overloading it.
Your running out of options, the gauge is a low draw and should be fine tied in with the hud.
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Will tying it into the HUD cause the HUD light to get any dimmer than it is now
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Will tying it into the HUD cause the HUD light to get any dimmer than it is now
Install a relay
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Install a relay
It'* just a gauge for frik sakes. Less than a milliamp draw. It shouldn't be necessary.

I have opened up the dash and exposed the wiring. Taking PDads advice, I will tie into the HUD feed wire using a 1 amp fuse. The light will come off the same power wire and I will install a switch on the ground wire, just in case the light bothers me at night. I did install a red cap over the bulb to give it that red glow.

I'm done for today.
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Got down to business today with the wiring.

God, I hate wiring.

Used solder for the main connections.
All wires have disconnects.

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First time I have put the key into the on position in 2 months.
A OK.
50 F trani temp.
50 F air temp....in and out.

Everything looks great.

The red light is visible in the light. I'll try it in the dark but I have installed on on/off switch for it.

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