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gauge lights no work..help

Postby fishyS13 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:37 pm

ok soo i installed a CD player in my 89 GTU, now the problem is that i cut the factory harness and just wired it up to the CD player..yea yea it was stupid, but now my gauge lights dont wana work..whats wrong



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Re: gauge lights no work..help

Postby spacecadetz26 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:44 pm

did you check the fuses?


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Re: gauge lights no work..help

Postby fishyS13 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:00 pm

yea..i checked all of the fuses..the problem is that the headunit i got only has one wire for the instrument panel..and i tryed both wires on the stock harness and and it wouldnt work



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Re: gauge lights no work..help

Postby fishyS13 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:07 pm

yea..the thing is that my headunit only has one wire for the instrument panel. i tried wiring it up to the brown and grey wires on the factory harness and it still wont light up



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Re: gauge lights no work..help

Postby beretta » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:51 pm

you need to find what wire in there has power for the dimmer, not run through the cd deck but just join the 2 wires once you find what ones they are. use a test light check for power with the parking lights on. you shouldnt have too many spare wires left over in there.



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Re: gauge lights no work..help

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:45 am

I have a hard time understanding how on earth you cut the radio harness and how that messed up any wires associated with your instrument pannel lights... The only wire going to the radio is a illumination wire which dims the factory lights on the radio, Most aftermarket ones will not accept that as an input to dim the displays since its not the type of input its looking for, but still I have no idea how you messed up the dash with what you did.



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Re: gauge lights no work..help

Postby ronaconda » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:34 am

X2 ^^^^^^^^



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Re: gauge lights no work..help

Postby spacecadetz26 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:03 pm

do you have digital dash or regular analog gauges?


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