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Any easy explanation on how to generally wire in a voltage gauge
Posted by: kevair1 ()
Date: January 13, 2021 11:21AM

Have a 66 Monza that I'd like to install a voltage gauge on, Ive seen some general videos but whats the simplest way for a corvair? More interested in the wiring aspect than the mounting of the gauge aspect

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Re: Any easy explanation on how to generally wire in a voltage gauge
Posted by: pvholgado ()
Date: January 13, 2021 11:37AM

simplest is to buy a voltmeter that plugs into your lighter-they g for about 8-10 bucks on Ebay- other than that install across any positive/negative circuit in car.

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Re: Any easy explanation on how to generally wire in a voltage gauge
Posted by: kevair1 ()
Date: January 13, 2021 11:56AM

I also want it to be on for accessory and run only

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Re: Any easy explanation on how to generally wire in a voltage gauge
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: January 13, 2021 11:59AM

Plug it into your fuse panel, all you are doing is monitoring the system voltage so any 12 V source will do, the Fuse box has extra lugs.







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Re: Any easy explanation on how to generally wire in a voltage gauge
Posted by: oldqmguy ()
Date: January 13, 2021 12:14PM

Dave is correct, connect your Voltmeter to the Fuse Block!

The Positive (+) wire goes to the Fuse Block - if you only want it "On" during the time you are in the car, connect it to an "ACC" terminal (the Radio terminal would do).

Make sure you GROUND the Negative wire (-) to a 'good ground' on the chassis!

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