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Old 19 Apr 2003, 10:38 pm
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I have installed my boost and air/fuel gauges, but am having a problem finding a dash light source so that the gauge lights can be controlled like the dash lights. I purchased a circuit tester and probed the wires off the back of the switch in the column, but could't seem to find a wire that reacted with the dimmer control. Anyone have a color code for the wire or a photo of where you found a spot to splice into? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 20 Apr 2003, 12:32 am
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I used the Dimm Control Wire that goes to the radio for my gauges, I have an aftermarket radio with a wire harness adapter, so I just spliced off that.

It's the Orange wire on the factory harness to the radio, position 3 on the 22 Pin connector.

Matt



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Old 20 Apr 2003, 10:15 am
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Thanks for your prompt response. I don't have a manual (Oops!) so I really don't know where to find or gain access to the radio connector. I have dropped the panel down below the column and can see several connectors with tons of wires. I have poked dozens, but still can't seem to find the right one. Do you happen to have a photo of the proper connector, or will I have to pull the dash cover to get to it?

It's been a really long time since I have done this sort of thing. I remember being able to easily contort myself under the dash to gain access to almost anything. Now, at 56 and nearly 240 pounds it ain't so easy anymore!

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Old 20 Apr 2003, 09:03 pm
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Problem solved! It turns out that there is an orange wire going up the pillar right behind the post cover that I removed. It is controlled by the dash light dimmer circuit. I suppose if I had had a manual, I would have figured it our sooner.

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Old 20 Apr 2003, 09:24 pm
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PT Dave...my gauges coming this week...thanks for the tip!!!
By the way...did u need an O2 sensor for your a/f gauge??

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Old 21 Apr 2003, 09:34 pm
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RobGT,

Yes, I had to order one from Summit Racing for 89.95 plus handling. The part number is ATM-2244.

Here is the link: http://store.summitracing.com/defaul...&part=atm-2244

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Old 22 Apr 2003, 11:19 am
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Thanks Dave...maybe ill add the A/F in the future...I have Boost/Vac and a Pyrometer on the way...spent more $$$ on a dual boost controller so i had to sacrifice a gauge!
Great to hear it worked for you tho....good luck!!

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Old 20 Sep 2003, 08:17 pm
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RobGT,

Yes, I had to order one from Summit Racing for 89.95 plus handling. The part number is ATM-2244.

Here is the link: http://store.summitracing.com/defaul...&part=atm-2244

PT-Dave
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where does the new sensor end up being installed? any pictures of it? etc...

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