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Installing gauges (pyro,FP,boost) tonight assuming everything shows up via UPS. Any tips/tricks/etc. that would be of interest. Also, what is the expected time to do this, will have 2 sets of hands. Thanks.

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Depends on how many beers you have. Getting it all wired up will usually take the longest.

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I wired a set the other day, and it probably took a couple hours, by the time ya bs some and just mess around with it all.

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Agreed... Grab a few extra hand and beers and enjoy the afternoon wiring and hooking up... I love installing gauges!
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Got most of the install last night, but now I have a stupid question. The install sheet I have is somewhat vague, so accd. to the dieselmanor.com install sheets you need to have all gauges hooked up to a key on power wire however they also tap into the dimmer switch wire in the dash. Question is do you need to do both or because the gauges are mechanical you just tap into the dimmer switch for light power and the gauges work anyway. Gauges are FP, pyro, and boost. The pyro has all connections hooked up as it was stated, it's own power and ground wires hooked up from the signal box. So any help is appreciated. Thanks. Any question, post and I'll try and get back several times today.

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The amp box needs to be hooked to 12v switched power as well. And yes, the lighting is hooked to the dimmer power. Can just tap the fuse holder side. The power is dimmed at the fuse. At least my '97 was. No need to cut dash wires.

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Okay, for clarification. I have the hot and ground from the pyro signal box hooked up to a key on hot and ground. And then I have all the gauges daisy chained, the hot wire going to the dimmer switch and the ground going to the ground. Is there any problem w/ this?

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Nope... That's fine...

My setup on gauge light I got my illumination from the radio lead. When I installed my MP3 stereo I remembered there was a panel lighting lead so I ran a wire from there to the A-pillar to feed the 3 gauges...
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Next question(s): 1st - pyro gauge jumps all over from zero to 1500, I was thinking the ground is bad but havn't checked it yet - have pulled power to the gauge in the meantime. Any other possibilities?

Second, the boost gauge shows I am barely making any boost in 1st & 2nd driving and can only get to 18-19 psi when at the high end of third and fourth gear. This seems low even for high elevation & thin air? What could be wrong?

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If the pyro has the amp box, make sure all of the little screws at the box are tight. I have had mine work loose a few times, and the needle jumped around.

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