Reverse Glow Gauges - MustangForums.com

4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang Technical discussions on 1996-2004 4.6 Liter Modular Motors (2V and 4V) within.

Reverse Glow Gauges

Reply

 
 
 
Old 03-29-2007, 02:17 PM
  #1  
Hockeytown777
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location:
Posts: 17
Default Reverse Glow Gauges

Has anyone ever installed these gauges: http://www.americanmuscle.com/fomugt96sire.html ? I have done many electrical installs before but for some reason these gauges are giving me so much trouble. Can anyone at least tell me wut color the wire is in the headlight switch module that i need to splice into for power? I have tried 4 different wires and nothing is giving me any power. I thought these gauges would be a piece of cake but its turning into some long *** project. HELP!

Hockeytown777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2007, 02:21 PM
  #2  
2002GTAUTOVERT
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location:
Posts: 2,441
Default RE: Reverse Glow Gauges

try a grey one with blue stripe that wire was connected to my headlight ****, i just spliced it in, and you gotta find a ground.. if u have the tools to sauder, there should be a metal pipe about 10 inches behind the dash, that worked for me just like in the instructions at americanmuscle.com
2002GTAUTOVERT is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2007, 02:44 PM
  #3  
hammerdown99
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location:
Posts: 284
Default RE: Reverse Glow Gauges

My power wire was the grayish-brown thick wire in the middle of all of them. And for my ground there should be a bolt holding the dash to the big metal pipe. Undo that bolt and slip the ground in there and bolt it to the pipe. Worked for me.
hammerdown99 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2007, 03:36 PM
  #4  
mvr
6th Gear Member
 
mvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vegas
Posts: 5,361
Default RE: Reverse Glow Gauges

for mine it was the big brown one in the middle, as you can see in this picture i went into the grey one like a howto said and it wasnt right. then we went into the big brown one in the middle and it worked.


mvr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2007, 11:09 PM
  #5  
06z28eater
3rd Gear Member
 
06z28eater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Memphis,TN
Posts: 909
Default RE: Reverse Glow Gauges

Is it hard to get the headlight **** out? in my instructions for the gauges i bought, it says that was the hardest part, i may try the install this weekend
06z28eater is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 04:28 AM
  #6  
Hockeytown777
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location:
Posts: 17
Default RE: Reverse Glow Gauges

No its not hard getting the headlight **** off at all, is the headlight switch power wire still the blue with red stripe even for a 94-98?
Hockeytown777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 04:31 AM
  #7  
mvr
6th Gear Member
 
mvr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Vegas
Posts: 5,361
Default RE: Reverse Glow Gauges

ORIGINAL: 03z28eater

Is it hard to get the headlight **** out? in my instructions for the gauges i bought, it says that was the hardest part, i may try the install this weekend
it was kinda for me, what we ended up using was a paint can opener and filed it down and it worked like a charm.
mvr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 06:08 AM
  #8  
NORMAN99
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location:
Posts: 434
Default RE: Reverse Glow Gauges

You might want to do your research on what color your power wire is before you go splicing or at least make sure you talk to saomeone with the same model mustang.
It seems like here each year of mustang is a different color wire.
NORMAN99 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 06:12 AM
  #9  
97targa
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,625
Default RE: Reverse Glow Gauges

Too bad your having all that trouble for some ricer looking guages. My boy has them and hates'em!
97targa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2007, 12:50 PM
  #10  
Hockeytown777
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location:
Posts: 17
Default RE: Reverse Glow Gauges

Ricer looking or not, i like them, but what color wire did ur boy splice into if he has a 94-98 stang? was it the blue with red stripe?
Hockeytown777 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jwog666
Pipes, Boost & Juice
6
01-07-2018 07:16 AM
andrew1969
Classic Mustang General Discussion
16
01-08-2016 02:48 PM
foxdude
5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang
5
09-24-2015 08:45 PM
Pyrate Dave
5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang
8
09-10-2015 07:30 PM
raleigh05GTO
New Member Area
5
09-04-2015 07:09 AM

Forum Jump

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory