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Re: 1800E Gauges Hook-up? (gdill2)

Yup! Here's a link to the thread when I got it on turbobricks:<br><A HREF="http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=168426" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.turbobricks.com/...68426</A><br>Any ideas on how to hook these up? I found the metal cable from the speedometer but where does it hook to? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 1800E Gauges Hook-up? (redhotjose9)

<A HREF="http://www.volvo1800pictures.com/res/restore.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvo1800pictures.com/res/restore.htm</A><p>The little blue balls will lead to a million pics some of which will show the under-dash area.<p>The tach should have a wire from the distributor (or coil) to the back of the tach under the dash.<p>The fuel gauge should have a wire from the tank sending unit to the back of the fuel gauge under the dash.<p>The speedo metal cable has an inner "wire" driven by the trans/OD at one end and screwed into the back of the speedo at the other.<p>The oil temp gauge should have a wire from the oil temp sending unit on the engine to the back of the oil temp gauge under the dash.<p>Also look for wires that provide gauge illumination when the park/headlights are "ON".<p>George Dill<p><br>
 

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Re: 1800E Gauges Hook-up? (gdill2)

Well I knew most of that stuff, but can you tell me where all those senders are? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Tank sending unit, where the metal speedo cable goes on the trans, oil temp sending unit?<p>Thanks, <br>Isaac
 

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Re: 1800E Gauges Hook-up? (redhotjose9)

Tank sending unit is on top of the tank, under the rubber matting and fiberboard.<p>Oil temp sender is on the right side of the oil pan, towards the rear.<p>Speedo cable hooks to the overdrive at the right rear. There may or may not be a 90-degree adapter there.
 

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Re: 1800E Gauges Hook-up? (Phil Singher)

Bad picture but does this go to the tach? It looks like it should plug in and comes from under the car near the transmission?<p><br> <IMG SRC="http://i467.photobucket.com/albums/rr34/redhotjose9/PIC-0247.jpg?t=1241303533" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 1800E Gauges Hook-up? (Phil Singher)

I got the speedometer hooked up but it reads about 10 mph when I'm going about 25 mph...<br>There's a silver metal cable that's ribbed hanging from the speedo/odometer that I'm guessing is the odometer, I just can't figure out where to hook it up to?<br>Also I traced the tach's wires and there's a red and a white one that both lead into the engine bay. I think the red one goes to the coil but where's the white one go to? Ground?<br>Thanks!
 

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Re: 1800E Gauges Hook-up? (redhotjose9)

The ribbed cable is for resetting the trip odometer, and should have a clip that screws onto the dash under the steering column, and to its left (I think -- location varies with model year).<p>The longer tach wire goes to the points/condensor junction on the distributor, the shorter one goes to the coil negative -- in other words, the coil trigger signal actually goes through the tach.
 

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It sounds like you have the connections for the speedometer correct. Didn't t- you change your transmission from an auto to a manual? If so you need to change the speedo drive gear in the transmission as the auto cars and manual cars have different final gears and would cause your speedo error.<p>You can do this on the car. The area where the speedo cable goes in the transmsission is removable, there is a bolt next to where the cable goes in, remove it and the drive gear section will come out. You need to take the nylon gear from your automatic and put it in your manual transmission. This will fix your speedo error, assuming you gauge works correctly.<p>If you get a chance, check out the yahoo group for Volvo 1800s, there are lots of smart guys over there.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Stamperman at 7:03 PM 5-12-2009</i>
 
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