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Need wiring help...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Apr 6, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    I purchased VDO gauges to replace my stock gauges, and I'm going to start working on them tomorrow.

    However, before I begin I have a question. Each gauge has its own light, and some have 2. When wiring these up should I wire these in series of parellel? I'm also assuming that the power should be wired the same way (and the ground).

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
  2. Michael

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    Parallel.....if you wire them in series if one burns out they rest will loose power.

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    Thanks a ton for the info...

    Jeff
     
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    Parallel....so each bulb is across 12 volts...

    85 Burb and an 89 Blazer
    One just for fun, one simply for pleazer
     
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    One other thing about series, each light in line will become progressivly dimmer.
     
  6. Michael

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    Actually in a series circuit, if every bulb has the same resistance, the voltage drop across each will be the same so they will all be dim. Not that anybody cares.....

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