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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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So, I just spent 30 min doing a good writup on how do do this, hit preview, and it dissapeared. So now all you get is some pictures cuz Im not typing all that shit again.

Rough scematic of how I hooked the wires up. The fuse is for the Parking Lights.


This is the ground I used instead of the Cig lighter ground. This is the Metal post in the center of where you remove the CD player/ HVAC console. the wire on the left of the factory ground, the blue spec on the right is mine.


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I like those guages....they match the already present interior lights very well.

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real nice , i want to do this sometime , just wish i knew where to make all the connections under the hood , are there any posts that have a how to .

also does it matter that you have the 12volt battery wire and ignition wire connected to the switched power source , do the guages have any memory features like last high reading , i assume that thay will be lost when you turn the car off , if there are any features like that.

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I'm not a fan of the bezels on the Defis, but they look damn good at night.

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I just attempted installing my Defi's today. And at the end of about 11 hours of frustration, all they do is light up. They don't move, and I have an oil leak.

What does it mean when they don't move? (bad ground maybe... I used the cig lighter) Also, do you need to use that 12V line? I was told it was redundant to the Ignition line for cars that didn't have an ignition-on or something.

Not sure how I'm going to get to work tomorrow.

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i would think 12v would mean a constant on connection and the ignition wire is just to give the signal for the guages to turn on , similar to a car amp . probably if you dont connect the 12v they wont power up , you might be able to not install the ignition wire from the guages and connect the 12v wire to the car ignition . i dont see why it would need a constant power flow its not like these guges have any need for memory backup . but then again im just assuming as i never hooked up gauges myself

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Are there any posts that have a how to ?

also does it matter that you have the 12volt battery wire and ignition wire connected to the switched power source , do the guages have any memory features like last high reading , i assume that thay will be lost when you turn the car off , if there are any features like that.
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Yes there are some How tos over at www.mazta6tech.com I will try to do one when I install mine. But I am usually pressed for time, So I install without taking alot of breaks.

and No, their are no memory functions. There is an ajustable arrow on the bezel you use for that. So the connections are fine.

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I just attempted installing my Defi&#39;s today. And at the end of about 11 hours of frustration, all they do is light up. They don&#39;t move, and I have an oil leak.

What does it mean when they don&#39;t move? (bad ground maybe... I used the cig lighter) Also, do you need to use that 12V line? I was told it was redundant to the Ignition line for cars that didn&#39;t have an ignition-on or something.

Not sure how I&#39;m going to get to work tomorrow.
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Hell yes you have to use the 12v line. The ignition just tells it when to turn on. The 12v supplies the constant voltage to make the gauge work. Atleast thats what I got from pining the gauge out. I couldnt find a good schematic for the gauge so I had to pin it out. The whole oil leak thing. How did you hook yours up? Im hooing mine up by puting a T on the stock Oil Pressure sender location on the block and then putting the stock one on one side and the one that came with the gauge on the other. Hope it works.

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Hell yes you have to use the 12v line.* The ignition just tells it when to turn on.* The 12v supplies the constant voltage to make the gauge work.* Atleast thats what I got from pining the gauge out.* I couldnt find a good schematic for the gauge so I had to pin it out.* The whole oil leak thing.* How did you hook yours up?* Im hooing mine up by puting a T on the stock Oil Pressure sender location on the block and then putting the stock one on one side and the one that came with the gauge on the other.* Hope it works.
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Aha. I think I got confused by what someone said then... I&#39;ll get that sucker hooked up.

And yeah, that&#39;s exactly how I did the oil hookup. On the 6i, the stock port is a 1/4NPT. (That&#39;s important, because the V6 is 3/8NPT and I assumed mine was the same... WRONG!). Just got a nipple to a female T and then plug in stock sender and a bushing for the 1/8NPT Defi adapter on the other side.

My problem, apparently, is that I didn&#39;t tighten the nipple in the stock port enough. So I have to uninstall the filter housing again (what a bitch!) and try to retighten it. Ugh.

The bad thing about the 2.3L is that I don&#39;t think there&#39;s any way to do it without uninstalling the filter housing. It actually makes it a lot easier to do the plumbing, but a pain nonetheless.

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They look awesome, cant wait to get mine in. Im surprised the 12v lines need to be different for the gauges to work, guess thats why they are so much more advanced then autometers

Oh yeah Im afraid to ask what temp that is reading. Why is it so high?

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What does it mean when they don&#39;t move? (bad ground maybe... I used the cig lighter) Also, do you need to use that 12V line? I was told it was redundant to the Ignition line for cars that didn&#39;t have an ignition-on or something.
Did you not use the 12V line at all? If so thats why it didnt move. You problably could use the same line for 12V and ignition but you still have to hook both wires up to it.

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