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In the process of installing a-pillar Autometer Ultra-lite gauges that I got used off ebay. They are in great shape with all the wires and pod already attached to the OEM pillar. Made it real easy to pull my pillar off, run the wires, and clip on this new pillar. Got the boost already hook-up since it's the easiest. I'll eventually get to the trans and EGT hooked up. My question is, can ya'll tell me what color wires go to where? The three colors I have are Black, White, and Red. Thanks.

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Black should be a ground, Red is a key on power and white should be to a dimmer wire...

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Black should be a ground, Red is a key on power and white should be to a dimmer wire...
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I'm pretty much going by the instructions that dieselmanor has posted. So red is my ignition wire and white will tap into my light switch? And black of course goes to a good ground source. The only part I had to replace in the kit was the gasket on the clamp style thermocouple.

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Make sure you ground the tranny gauge twice. You will have a light blue wire with red trace coming out of the dimmer switch that you connect the white wire to. Red is power, a red wire with yellow trace is the source. I would leave enough slack for each gauge to be removed from the pod individually.
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You should not need to ground the Tranny or pyro twice, run a common ground for both lighting and power. The autometer tranny probes ground to the probe so no needed ground there ether...

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You would think you wouldn't need to ground it twice, but for some reason you do. Autometer installs two connections for ground wires on the tranny gauge. If you use one common ground for the tranny it will just peg once the tranny warms up.
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You would think you wouldn't need to ground it twice, but for some reason you do. Autometer installs two connections for ground wires on the tranny gauge. If you use one common ground for the tranny it will just peg once the tranny warms up.


OK:Really: You keep thinking that and I will keep installing gauges... 20 sets of gauges and counting... never run more then a common ground and never a set back...:Thumbup:

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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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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. The sender on a autometer does NOT require grounding, it grounds to the housing of the tranny.

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