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Hello swedespeeders,<p>I had Autometer C2 boost/vacuum installed a couple of weekends ago, but didn't finish hooking up the gauge led's. <p>Can anyone shed some light on hooking up the lights i.e. which fuse to hook up into.. I'm not too much electrically inclined, only mechanically <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The R is 2005, no NAV, no phone, PLII sound system if that matters for fuse placement.<p>I've searched but only found the way of hooking up to the intake manifold, not the LED.<p>Thanks in advance..
 

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Re: Boost gauge light hookup (djeremya)

Anyone? Johann? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Boost gauge light hookup (djeremya)

I assume switched +12V is what you want? Where is the gauge located?<br>
 

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Re: Boost gauge light hookup (JimLill)

The gauge is located on top of the steering column, similar to this:<br> <IMG SRC="http://home.comcast.net/~lee.knoll/wsb/media/262992/site1043.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>+12V w/ switch is preferable, however I'm hoping it could somehow connect to the ambient light sensor (so it turns on when it gets dark and vice versa). Or maybe something out of the fusebox....<p>Thanks.
 

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Re: Boost gauge light hookup (djeremya)

LED don't dim well on an existing dimmer circuit. The CEM is right below that area under the shroud at the base of the steering column. The Yel/Wht wire that goes to E:8 there is the 12V outlet feed that goes on/off<p>
 

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Re: Boost gauge light hookup (djeremya)

The only 12 switched circuit ( swithced via the headlmap switch) is the hazard/emrgency flasher circuit. You can ID it at the fuse box. Fuse box can be easily popped out of the dash for access to the back side to tap into the fused side of that circuit. ( hazard switch illumination, not the actual power for the flasher) All the other instruement lightoing is less than 12 volts or network controlled. <p>Got a test light or meter? If not, time to get one!
 

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Re: Boost gauge light hookup (Scott Hart)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JimLill</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">LED don't dim well on an existing dimmer circuit. The CEM is right below that area under the shroud at the base of the steering column. The Yel/Wht wire that goes to E:8 there is the 12V outlet feed that goes on/off</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Scott Hart</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The only 12 switched circuit ( swithced via the headlmap switch) is the hazard/emrgency flasher circuit. You can ID it at the fuse box. Fuse box can be easily popped out of the dash for access to the back side to tap into the fused side of that circuit. ( hazard switch illumination, not the actual power for the flasher) All the other instruement lightoing is less than 12 volts or network controlled. <p>Got a test light or meter? If not, time to get one!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yup, I have a multimeter. I will try both and see what comes out. Thanks a lot guys.<p>Feel free for anyone else to chime in.
 
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