Gauge Cluster and Ammeter

Electrical and Ignition

  1. Backtobasics

    Backtobasics Well-Known Member

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    When going with aftermarket gauges, what needs to be done to the stock gauge harness? I thought I read that the ammeter wires needed to be connected, but I couldn't remember exactly. Adding aftermarket gauges to stock cluster.
     
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    The two wires on the back of the ammeter need to be connected to each other so power can pass through them to the rest of the car.
     
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    • Rudy`s Ride

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      Yes the ammeter need to be connected together. Look up the Mad ammeter wire around as it gives you a simple diagram even if you don`t do it.
       
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      I am running a 100 Amp alternator with the original ammeter in my 67 Charger. Beefed up wires alternator-ammeter-battery. Function is faultless, all works very well.
      The original ammeter is a very sturdy piece of engineering and can handle a lot of current.
       
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      Stock Ammeter was fine, but I am replacing all the gauges in the cluster with aftermarket. I am doing something odd under hood, and I want the reliability and visibility of normal gauges and not idiot lights.
       
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      MAD search was perfect. Thank you. Now, on to finish gauges, so I can head to the supercharger build.
       
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