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Voltmeter install help

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by knine00, May 25, 2012.

  1. May 25, 2012 at 4:28 AM
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    knine00

    knine00 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone, I am trying to install a voltmeter in my Tacoma. I was wondering if anyone else has done this? Where did you hooked your wires up to? Just trying to find the easiest way! Thanks!
     
  2. May 25, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    knine00

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    I found the ignition wire. Can anyone point me to where the dimmer wire is behind the dash?
     
  3. May 25, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    I got it guys nevermind!
     
  4. May 25, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    Anyone know if I can put the ignition and 12v battery wire together and still get a good reading?
     
  5. May 26, 2012 at 8:50 PM
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    Don't put them together unless you want both wires to have constant power. You would have to use a diode to isolate them. There is really no reason to read both the constant and ignition voltage, they are the same as the battery voltage.
     
  6. May 26, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    Buy an ultraguage instead of rigging something up, it tells vou voltage plus everything else you want to know. A pic of mine...
    [​IMG]
     
  7. Aug 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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    Could you please do a write up on the install with pics?? :) just ordered my voltometer and boost gauge
     
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