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This is a discussion on Aftermarket gauges. within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Hey guys I'll be ordering some aftermarket gauges for the ss. Oil pressure Vacuum And air/fuel pressure. I have no ...

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    Aftermarket gauges.

    Hey guys I'll be ordering some aftermarket gauges for the ss.
    Oil pressure
    Vacuum
    And air/fuel pressure.
    I have no clue how to make em work.
    Can some one help me pls.
    Once I get this installed. I'll be looking at 3 more lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    Hey guys I'll be ordering some aftermarket gauges for the ss.
    Oil pressure
    Vacuum
    And air/fuel pressure.
    I have no clue how to make em work.
    Can some one help me pls.
    Once I get this installed. I'll be looking at 3 more lol
    What gauges, brand? electrical or mechanical?

    Where do you want to mount them? need more info to help you

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    The brand is jdm. I got em on eBay.

    Oil pressure gauge.
    Oil temp gauge
    And vacuum gauge.

    The ones I'm gettin are not digital.
    They are mechanical.
    I'm goin to mount them on the vents for the a/c. I got dot done already.
    I just need to knw how to plug em or where to get the power from.
    When they are off. U can't see anything, the lights come on when the switch is open.

    I hope this helps.
    Thank u for the help

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    Why a vacuum gauge?

    Get the following:
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    Pull the power from the fuse box buy the drivers door. Run a single power wire to a small junction box. Individually fuse them and common ground. Done.

    Ls1camino is right. those are the 3 you want.

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    If they are "mechanical" gauges, make sure you have a "metal" line for the oil temp, if you use a plastic line, sooner or later it is going to leak oil.

    SteveC

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    thanks guys for the replies..
    vacuum i decide it cuz im gonna have enough room..
    im a get 6 gauges.. 3 on the side and 3 on the a/c vents

    fuel pressure
    and water temp im geting
    i already have oil pressure..
    Last edited by 98maro; 12-03-2010 at 12:35 AM.

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    I will
    I'll be working on them on the weekend.
    I'll post some pix

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    Need some help,
    To install the oil temp and oil pressure. I need something called, "oil filter adapter sandwich plate."
    Where do I buy that?
    I saw one on eBay. It says it's universal. Are they all the same?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    Need some help,
    To install the oil temp and oil pressure. I need something called, "oil filter adapter sandwich plate."
    Where do I buy that?
    I saw one on eBay. It says it's universal. Are they all the same?
    Thanks
    http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/Oil-F...-Adapters.aspx


    this is the one Ron aka hi-po used
    How to install gauges - Write up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird-WS6 View Post
    thanks bro
    its cheaper than ebay

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    one more thing..lol
    i need to get power from them.. i really dnt knw how to play with the fuse box... im thinking bout gettting the power from the day running lights.. is that a good idea??

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    it took me a while to post pix of the gauges installed.. because i was waiting for some parts..
    ill be doin this tomorow after work..
    ill post pix of them when they are already connected..

    few pix bout the progress..

    the oil filter with the spacer and sensors,,



    its to dark but ill post pix tomorrow..
    i just couldnt wait to see them on the dashboard lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    one more thing..lol
    i need to get power from them.. i really dnt knw how to play with the fuse box... im thinking bout gettting the power from the day running lights.. is that a good idea??
    There is a port on the fuse box labeled "IGN". Take a blade connector (pictured below, top left), crimp your power wire (that splits later to go to different gauges) into it and push the blade into the IGN port. It will hold bery well and will not easily come out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    There is a port on the fuse box labeled "IGN". Take a blade connector (pictured below, top left), crimp your power wire (that splits later to go to different gauges) into it and push the blade into the IGN port. It will hold bery well and will not easily come out.

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    Thanks bro I'll do that.
    Is fuse box on the engine bay right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    Thanks bro I'll do that.
    Is fuse box on the engine bay right?
    No, it's on the driver's side of the dash. Open the driver door and there is a little panel that is not visible if the door is closed. Open it and you'll see your fuses for lights and interior stuff.

    The engine bay fuse boxes are for stuff like your starter, fans, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    No, it's on the driver's side of the dash. Open the driver door and there is a little panel that is not visible if the door is closed. Open it and you'll see your fuses for lights and interior stuff.

    The engine bay fuse boxes are for stuff like your starter, fans, etc.
    Found it. Thanks bro
    So on that I'll get power when I open the ignition switch right?

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