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Gauges `89 K5

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by River, May 8, 2000.

  1. River

    River 1/2 ton status

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    On the left lower side off my dashboard under the oil presser meter their is a empty place. Can someone tell me what kind off gauge original can be placed here.

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    If I'm not mistaken, that's where the optional clock went.

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    Correct, I found one in a yard, fixed it and put it in, would be nice if it did not run so fast, and I am not about to pull it all apart just to adjust it.

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    I think that is where the aftermarket Tranny temp guage goes.

    Seriously, the other guys are right, it's for a clock. In other setups though, ie tach included, the fuel guage was part of that cluster along with the other guages that you already see.

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    On my 90, it's where the dummy light for the battery is located (when the truck is not running and the key turned on, it lights up...)

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    I have been looking at the guages in the LMC, I wonder if you could replace the large fuel gauge and get the little one and place it where the clock goes and put the large tach in it's place. Anyone tried this yet????

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    I know on a '73-'76 K5 you will have to get a new gage cluster to do this swap, I would think the same would apply to your year as well. The printed circuit on the back of the gage cluster is also different. Also, if you just had the speedo and fuel gage(never seen one like that), the wiring harness will be different.

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    I have an 86, in the middle there is a large speedo and fuel gauge. I have seen in the LMC that they have a fuel gauge that is small that would fit on the left hand side with the little ones allowing me to use the factory tach. When I put the clock in I just ran the wires myself, no need to upset the wiring harness, or the mylar printed circuit. The tach would be an easy wire, one to Accessories, one to ground and the other to the distributor. It is the fuel gauge I wonder about...I was just wondering if this was possible, before spending money. But you can bet if I find a tach in the local yards I will try this...

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    Thank you al for responding to my post.
    The idee from eagle86K5 is great replace the big fuel gauge for a tachometer and put a little one the right empty spot. I will try this myself when it works i will post it.

    Greetings from Amsterdam,

    River
     

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