DIY: Voltmeter

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  1. Sketch o5

    Sketch o5 Señor Greengo

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    this was really easy, i just spliced the 2 wires for one of the gauge cluster lights, and fuse tapped for the 12volt hook up for the reading.

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    the white wire and the black wire are for the light that lights up the volts gauge, thats why theyre just tapped into that cluster light, so that when i turn on my parking lights (at least) the gauge will light up like the rest of the dash.

    i spliced both grounds into the ground wire, cuz im lazy, and well, its just a ground.

    then i just ran the red power wire into the fuse pannel where i found a fuse that came on with the ignition, which i happened to pick my fuel pump.

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    okasu Well-Known Member

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    oh so for the mean time your running handicap with one guage? lol get a patch you LAND PIRATE! HAHAHAHAH! So you thought I forgot about that one.
     
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    Sketch o5 Señor Greengo

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    hahaha,nahh, i got both goin right now, its sweet. so HA! THIS LAND PIRATE SCORES AGAIN!!!!!!! aaarrggg, haha.
     
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    okasu Well-Known Member

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    LOL I heard that you land pirates are some sick bastards... just read for yourself.

    HAR!!!
     
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    ooo, the install of parts i wanna buy from andy! REVIVAL FTMFW
     
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    wow what a way to gain sails you ****tegnhagendouche lol
     
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    dynasty Well-Known Member

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    i wired my volt meter to the cigerette lighter. i also added a wire from the firewall to it so i can get the most accurate voltages to be metered.

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    my engine was off btw, so the volt is saying 11.5. when it's on, it goes to 12.5.
     
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    Sketch o5 Señor Greengo

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    nice. i think mine read close to 14 or so when the car was fully on? i wired the one in my gti to the cigarette lighter too, and it reads just at 14.
     
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    yeah. sometimes mine would jump to 14volts. but it's mostly constant in 13.5v for me.
     
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    A healthy charging system should show around 12.6 at rest, without the car on. It should show 13.5 or more with the car on.
     

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