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apache31 
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apache31
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11-10-20 11:17 PM - Post#2807445    

Donny,

I installed your kit on this truck using factory gauges. I am replacing factory gauges and installing a Classic Instruments gauge cluster on this 59 truck. Bear with me as a novice electrician.

Is your pink wire "12V ignition" a 12VDC switched; dedicated power source?

Also, your two black ground wires that were connected to frame screws of oem gauge cluster, are those considered chassis ground? I assume they are grounded back through the fuse box?

Also, I noticed in your wiring diagram that you indicate a brown wire for "dakota digital dash only." Is that wire specific for them or should I be using that for any after market gauge cluster?

Thx in advance.

"It was made to drive..."
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Edited by apache31 on 11-15-20 01:36 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
aawtech 
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11-18-20 08:23 PM - Post#2808048    
    In response to apache31

  • apache31 Said:
Donny,

I installed your kit on this truck using factory gauges. I am replacing factory gauges and installing a Classic Instruments gauge cluster on this 59 truck. Bear with me as a novice electrician.

Is your pink wire "12V ignition" a 12VDC switched; dedicated power source?

Also, your two black ground wires that were connected to frame screws of oem gauge cluster, are those considered chassis ground? I assume they are grounded back through the fuse box?

Also, I noticed in your wiring diagram that you indicate a brown wire for "dakota digital dash only." Is that wire specific for them or should I be using that for any after market gauge cluster?

Thx in advance.



Thanks for the questions. How old is your kit? If it is a newer version, it has a unique Electric speedo connection which the older version did not. If not see below.

The pink wire at the cluster is a 12V source that you could use for your gauges, but Classic also wants a separate, clean 12v source to be used as the 12V feed for the electric speedo. You could tap that off the 6 way power port. Find the wire that is being called out as a fused ignition source. Also change the fuse on the circuit to a 5 or 10 amp one.

The brown wire is not used in that application. That was the dimming feature for a digital dash.

The ground wires at the cluster connections go back into the dash and the black wire with the ring terminal on the dash harness is its ultimate destination.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need anything else. Good luck. Classic Instruments stuff is the BEST! You'll love them.

Donny




Edited by aawtech on 11-18-20 08:25 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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