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So i've had my Autometer gauges for a couple of years now and i've never gotten around to actually install them
so i was thinking of starting this mod very soon

i was thinking of getting Covan's Classic dash panel but for 130 bucks it hardly seems worth it

BUT ANYWAYS

i was wondering if it would be advantageous to at least get the wiring harness from them
or is the wiring a piece of cake that a drunk 5 year old with a beer in his hands can do it?

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Im doing mine at the moment and it was stupid easy once i had the diagram of the old stock plugs. The stock harness back there has everywire you need to run the autometer gauges and not have to run too many new wires

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heres the pinout diagram I got from overdrive awhile back and it helped me all the way to find everything

http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/attac ... 9-1q83.gif

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If you look at my build thread you will see the one I built for my car

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so you're saying i shouldnt waste my time with the wiring harness then

sounds good...... expect PMs when i start doing this stuff then

how long should i expect this to take? a weekend?

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I wouldnt waste my time with a harness. I just used male and female connectors. All you have to do is use the diagram to find what the wire is for and go from there. Its pretty simple actually

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thanks for the info bud!

i just get paranoid when something new comes up and there's a possibility that i'll have to think... or god forbid actually work hard

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i'm sure i'll be alright, i just didnt want to waste my money if i didnt have to

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Are you gonna be doing the speedo and tach as well. If your doing the speedo you will need a mechanical one as your car is a 85. On mine I swaped to a T56 so im using a VSS signal for my speedo. Everything else is there for you

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Way ahead of you buddy
i gots me a T56!, and had to buy the VSS plug but what evs

so its something i can do in an afternoon then!

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It's been done many times so there's lots of info out there. Hack off the stock plugs and wire in one or two new ones so you can still unplug the dash that you make up.

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silverbullet85 wrote:
Way ahead of you buddy
i gots me a T56!, and had to buy the VSS plug but what evs

so its something i can do in an afternoon then!

EVS??? you can do it in a afternoon as long as you got the new panel cut and ready to go with all the gauges wired up. Then all you have to do is use male and female connectors and wire them up. You will also hae to extend the wiring on the harness so you can take the gauges in and out easier.

Heres a pic of my wiring when I put it back in the car. You can see where I extended it and how many there are. There are 5 12v switched, 3 or 4 grounds, 3 cluster illumination, and the rest are singles for the gauges. Its really easy to do as long as you have patience and some time.

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evs = ever.... i get lazy and i make up shorter words sometime

i always thought it was this big instrumental task (yes pun intended)
but you just laid my head to rest, i'll be tackling this next time i'm home

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