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Old 02-06-2013, 10:16 PM
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Hey all,

I'm looking at installing a GlowShift oil pressure gauge on my 4.0 OHV. It's an electronic gauge and I would be using a sandwich adapter for the sensor. My question is, what wires would I tap into for power? The instructions say I need a constant power source, switched 12 v, ground, and a switched headlamp source. And ground for the sensor.

Does that sound right to you guys? Electrical was never my forte.

Also, I'm thinking I will get a single pod and mount in to the headliner by the rearview mirror (like and OHC). Do you see problems in doing so?

This is a link for the gauge itself
http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/black...ure-gauge.aspx
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:44 AM
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:17 PM
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get an evtm
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:53 PM
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Hey all,

I'm looking at installing a GlowShift oil pressure gauge on my 4.0 OHV. It's an electronic gauge and I would be using a sandwich adapter for the sensor. My question is, what wires would I tap into for power? The instructions say I need a constant power source, switched 12 v, ground, and a switched headlamp source. And ground for the sensor.

Does that sound right to you guys? Electrical was never my forte.

Also, I'm thinking I will get a single pod and mount in to the headliner by the rearview mirror (like and OHC). Do you see problems in doing so?

This is a link for the gauge itself
http://www.glowshiftdirect.com/black...ure-gauge.aspx
Where to splice depends on model year.

Constant power = fuse panel power.

Switched 12V = ignition

Headlamp source = dash lighting.

But why do you need constant voltage ?
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:51 PM
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Where to splice depends on model year.

Constant power = fuse panel power.

Switched 12V = ignition

Headlamp source = dash lighting.

But why do you need constant voltage ?

That's what I couldn't understand in the instructions? I don't get why if I have the 12 v switched source why the constant is needed? And my truck is a 2000
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:11 PM
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That's what I couldn't understand in the instructions? I don't get why if I have the 12 v switched source why the constant is needed? And my truck is a 2000
Don't the gauge company have a website or 800 number?
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:27 PM
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The constant is to save the color of your gauge if i remember. I had them in my cummins. Cheap gauges, but they were accurate and reliable.

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:59 PM
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The constant is to save the color of your gauge if i remember. I had them in my cummins. Cheap gauges, but they were accurate and reliable.

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Call me old skool but I don't get having aftermarket gauges that change colors. Typically you'll only stick with one color and if you're fancy, it'll only change when, in this instance, oil pressure drops below 8 psi.

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That's what I couldn't understand in the instructions? I don't get why if I have the 12 v switched source why the constant is needed? And my truck is a 2000
For BAT + power, I believe its the RD/YW wire at the fuse box. You'll need to use a Fluke to verify. Ignition in LG/YW. It comes off the ignition switch. Dash illumination is LB/RD anywhere behind the dash (instrument cluster, HVAC, radio). This is off the top of my head so I can't guarantee wire colors.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:04 PM
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Call me old skool but I don't get having aftermarket gauges that change colors. Typically you'll only stick with one color and if you're fancy, it'll only change when, in this instance, oil pressure drops below 8 psi.

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For BAT + power, I believe its the RD/YW wire at the fuse box. You'll need to use a Fluke to verify. Ignition in LG/YW. It comes off the ignition switch. Dash illumination is LB/RD anywhere behind the dash (instrument cluster, HVAC, radio). This is off the top of my head so I can't guarantee wire colors.
Ok thanks i dont think anyone was asking why to get ones that change colors.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:27 PM
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Ok thanks guys. I haven't bought the gauge yet (waiting to start new job! haha) and then it will be a spring break project for me. It's not that I was looking for a gauge that changed colors, I just googled an oil press gauge and that was one of the first companies that came up. I've read decent things about them for the price so I'm good with it. And yes, I posted the link for their website lol
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:42 PM
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Ok thanks guys. I haven't bought the gauge yet (waiting to start new job! haha) and then it will be a spring break project for me. It's not that I was looking for a gauge that changed colors, I just googled an oil press gauge and that was one of the first companies that came up. I've read decent things about them for the price so I'm good with it. And yes, I posted the link for their website lol
They are good, i had em. I will be going with an autometer or isspro for mine. Matches my other gauges.

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:25 PM
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EMBRACE, did the gauge drain power then, since i had the constant? Or maybe that's not even how that works? Like I said, electrical = not my strong suit haha
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:37 PM
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EMBRACE, did the gauge drain power then, since i had the constant? Or maybe that's not even how that works? Like I said, electrical = not my strong suit haha
Sorta, it works just like your headunit does to keep the time.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:31 AM
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Sorta, it works just like your headunit does to keep the time.

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Alright, thanks! Should be an interesting break for me haha
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