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Dave3500

Hot line for gauges!

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Well I finally installed my Air Dog Raptor. Along w/ that I put in a FP & Trans Temp gauges. Where do I get a hot line that works w/ the light switch?Thanks, Dave

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Look for the 5 amp fuse in the inside fuse panel. This is the fuse for the dash lights. Use a test light to verify, and the test with a voltmeter to see if it works. Then use a mini add-a-fuse to tap into the lightswitch.

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On my 98.5 It says inside cluster, think that would be it? When I took out the fuse the inside dash panel lights still worked. Mini add a fuse that's a new one on me, not sure what that is. Does it help w/ keeping it attached to that 5 amp mini fuse, maybe?

I'll do a google on it, thanks,

Dave

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OK did a google, how cool is that. So I would use a 5 amp one then? All parts stores carry that? So I would have 2 5amp fuses corect? In the same spot.

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Correct, each fuse would be for different stuff. Just check to make sure that the lights turn off with the switch. Yes, most parts stores have them.

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I tag the illumination wire on the light switch, personally, so the gauge lights (unless LED) dim with the instrument panel.but that's just me.:cool:

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I tag the illumination wire on the light switch, personally, so the gauge lights (unless LED) dim with the instrument panel.

but that's just me.

:cool:

Rogan I usually don't dim my lights on the dash I just leve 'em on the highest. But I know what to do if I wanted to, thanks!

Dave

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Look for the 5 amp fuse in the inside fuse panel. This is the fuse for the dash lights. Use a test light to verify, and the test with a voltmeter to see if it works. Then use a mini add-a-fuse to tap into the lightswitch.

Stodg, just went to the only 5A fuse in the panel & that's it. EXCELLENT!

Dave

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i used the cig- lighter wire, i tapped into it for the hot lead for the pyro and the trans temp.As for the light side i tapped it to the dimmer switch, then set the dimmer low as possible and then tuned each gauge so i could get the desired effect, the top gauge is the dimmest because it is the closest, then the bottom one is as bright as the dash.

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