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Gauge Install and wiring

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by juanblzer, Jan 21, 2002.

  1. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    Alright, I have a 85' K5 that has no dash pad or bezels. There is no heater instrumentation and I want to get rid of the factory gauges. I am going to go with Autometer and I will be making my own gauge panel that would fit where the original plastic p.i.t.a is now.
    Question: Is it hard to wire each gauge seperately? I want to replace the factory wires (at least to the sensor and gauges). Is this a major undertaking. Over the years heat and corrosion takes its toll on wires and I figured my new motor and what not should be watched carefully and accurately.
    Gauges I plan on running
    Tach
    Speedo
    Oil Pressure
    Fuel Level
    Amps
    and perhaps a Tranny Temp. gauge.

    Are some of these easier to wire than others. My dad is an electronic engineer if that will help me. Is it better to run electrical gauges or Mechanical? Where are the sensors located anyway?
    Any and all replies/comments are greatly appreciated.
    Juan Prescott Valley, AZ

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  2. 86blazerk5

    86blazerk5 1/2 ton status

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    Do a serch on installing guages, lots of people have done it, and lots are thinking of doing it in the future (such as myself). There are several of posts on hear about it including one from just like a day or two ago...
    Ike

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  3. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    Try this.....www.jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm
     
  4. shaggyk5

    shaggyk5 1/2 ton status

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    dont forget water temp....

    Id run mechanical guages where possible.

    -matt
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