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gauge light wiring

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    to hook into the lights for new gauges, i want to use one of the existing lights to tap into. which one is power and which one ground?

    colrs there are brown and white


    thanks
     
  2. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I tapped into the brown wire when I hooked up my tach lite.
     
  3. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    look in the fuse box...

    There is a spare "tap" in the fuse box labelled "ins lmps"(instrument lamps) that is hot only when the headlight switch is in the "on" position--hook your wires up to that spade in the fuse box,and you wont have to touch any other factory wires..73-87 GM trucks anyway...:crazy:
     
  4. pauly383

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    Yup , and the best part is the tach will dim when you turn the headlight knob with the rest of the gauge lights :grin:
     

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