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That didn't answer my question. The sender grounds itself. No one said anything about grounding the sender dude.:shrug:

Go ahead and use a common ground for the tranny gauge and see what happens, bet you'll be adding an extra ground. I'd be interested in finding out how the gauge works. Mine works perfect with two grounds. Verified with a point and shoot laser thermometer on both trucks. I was interested in finding out if there is another way to wire the tranny gauge instead of running another ground, but you never answered the question.
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I am aware of CPIPSD's gauge prowess....no need for groupies piling on....


NDRORYDR-Let us know how you wired the tranny ground. I'd like to know if there is another way to get it to read correctly. I know mine works, but that don't mean it's the best way.
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I just installed two sets of Autometer pillars this month. Grounding the tranny gauge twice is the only way I could get them to function correctly.

Did you ground your tranny to the same ground as the other two? Or a seperate ground? I am positive that there are two places to ground the tranny on the back of the gauge.
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What series of Autometer gauges are you installing? Some of theirs are stepper motor, others are air core. However, all should function generally the same with regards to the sensor input and grounding. Where did you run these ground wires? From the two grounds on the gauge to a good frame ground?

What Joe (CSIPSD) is doing is just providing one heavy ground from the frame to the gauge pod, then tying all grounds (including the two on the trans temp gauge) to this heavy ground. In other words, he is still providing two grounds, but splicing them together with all the other gauge grounds to simplify the wiring.

As long as the current drawn through a given wire is small enough relative to the size of the wire, any point on that wire should be effectively the same voltage (electrically equal). Therefore it is the same whether you run one common gauge wire to the frame, or run all of them individually, as long as the current is small enough (which it should be on just about any gauge except an ammeter).

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There are two ground connections at the gauge, one for the lighting and one for the gauge... You can run them all together for all gauges, all lighting... ONE ground wire to a good ground.

That didn't answer my question. The sender grounds itself. No one said anything about grounding the sender dude.



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I am aware of CPIPSD's gauge prowess....no need for groupies piling on....

I have groupies??? WHHOOOOOHOOOO :Thumbup:

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What Joe (CSIPSD) is doing is just providing one heavy ground from the frame to the gauge pod, then tying all grounds (including the two on the trans temp gauge) to this heavy ground. In other words, he is still providing two grounds, but splicing them together with all the other gauge grounds to simplify the wiring.

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:thanks: Awesome! Thank you for that clear explanation, that was what I was looking for. I ran all the gauges off a good frame ground per the Isspro instructions everyone uses. I spliced the grounds from one frame location. However, where my second ground differs from what you explained, is I ran a whole different ground, from a different location to the second ground connection on the tranny gauge. It works but I was thinking maybe the tranny gauge needed an additional seperate ground to function properly. I'll prolly just run an additional splice from the main line next time and see how that works.

Thanks again man!:cheers
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:thanks: Awesome! Thank you for that clear explanation, that was what I was looking for. I ran all the gauges off a good frame ground per the Isspro instructions everyone uses. I spliced the grounds from one frame location. However, where my second ground differs from what you explained, is I ran a whole different ground, from a different location to the second ground connection on the tranny gauge. It works but I was thinking maybe the tranny gauge needed an additional seperate ground to function properly. I'll prolly just run an additional splice from the main line next time and see how that works.

Thanks again man!:cheers
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Isspros use a amp box, you will have two ground wires coming from way differant locations with there gauges, one from the amp box and one for the lighting at the gauge... Autometer does not, they have one for lighting and one for the gauge, both coming out about 1/2" away from each other...:Thumbup:

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I am no groupie...But CSIPSD is still the gauge king! :nana: so get over it-:Wedgie:

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What Joe (CSIPSD) is doing is just providing one heavy ground from the frame to the gauge pod, then tying all grounds (including the two on the trans temp gauge) to this heavy ground. In other words, he is still providing two grounds, but splicing them together with all the other gauge grounds to simplify the wiring.
I pulled the trans gauge out and this is how they are done; the two grounds are together for a single ground out:Thumbup: . I still need to get some male ends to join the female connectors that the kit came with on the red, black, and white wires. The original owner really had a clean install and I want to make sure I do the same.

I've got the boost working and the trans temp sender installed. Not sure I like the look of the tranny fluid, so I'll be changing that just to make sure.

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