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Old 12-11-2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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Broken gauges....maybe??? Help...lol

I noticed that my jeep was running "extra warm"...lol....and tonight I noticed the gauge jumping a little, so I gave it a little tap and it jumped to the right spot...I think. Then I noticed my oil pressure was at 90+(maxed out on the gauge). Do both gauges run on the same part of wiring harness? Maybe both gauges are just old and not working correctly? Anybody else ever have this problem. The oil pressure usually reads about 75-80, but it was raining tonight on the way home so maybe that could have something to do with it too? I'm lost. Should I trace all my wires and make sure everything is nice and tight, or should I just buy autometer gauges and hook them up myself? BTW, this is a 1990 wrangler, 4cyl, 5spd. Thanks guys.

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Old 12-11-2008, 10:27 PM   #2
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on my 95' wrangler (so possibly yours as well)YJ, the gauges are one big gauge w/ various needles. its one unit and the "shroud" is setup to look like individual gauges. so i would think if their is a short to that whole shebang, all gauges will be squirrly. the wires to it go through the firewall just up from and slightly right of the skinny pedal. there will be a rubber boot at the location. those wires go up and feed to the gauge. get a chiltons and look at the wire diagram and count your pins and trace the various wires. now the gauge itself is kinda "motherboard" setup and if the problem is on that, you'll need a new one.

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on my 95' wrangler (so possibly yours as well)YJ, the gauges are one big gauge w/ various needles. its one unit and the "shroud" is setup to look like individual gauges. so i would think if their is a short to that whole shebang, all gauges will be squirrly. the wires to it go through the firewall just up from and slightly right of the skinny pedal. there will be a rubber boot at the location. those wires go up and feed to the gauge. get a chiltons and look at the wire diagram and count your pins and trace the various wires. now the gauge itself is kinda "motherboard" setup and if the problem is on that, you'll need a new one.

Dude, thats like the best answer I've ever got on a forum. THANK YOU. I will be tracing all my wires to the sending units to see what the problem is. I probably will need a whole new gauge thing though since it's all one piece. Can you take the gauges out and use the bezel to put autometer gauges in? I just don't trust those 18 year old gauges...lol. I'm kinda ocd about everything, so my gauges acting strange really bothers me for some reason...lol.
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:58 PM   #4
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Autometer YJ Dash Pod

There is an Autometer YJ Dash Pod available. It is Part #AM15218 from 4 Wheel Drive Hardware. YJ Dash Pod by Auto Meter and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware
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Old 12-12-2008, 01:31 PM   #5
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There is an Autometer YJ Dash Pod available. It is Part #AM15218 from 4 Wheel Drive Hardware. YJ Dash Pod by Auto Meter and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

Again, exactly the info I was looking for. Thanks man. Jeep people are so much more helpful than others on other forums.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:38 PM   #6
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word is bond my friend! kool, i hope it works out for you. im gonna have to do this as well. w/ a 350 swap, im loosing all my gauges until i go aftermarket with the above yj type dash pod. im just as ocd as you....i think we all are in a way (jeepers) now, in the chiltons the first number you get to trace the wire is lets say for example:on the PCM it says C1 that means cavity one (first grouping of wires) and you will see a line (wire) and it will be broken with like c13 and under it it may say 18 db/or this all means: cavity one-pin 13-an 18 gauge wire-color d-ark b-lue & or-ange. thats how you know what wire is what. or so thats how i was made to understand it...now, fear not...chrysler hardly ever used the right color wire for whats in the chiltons. just be sure of the relay location and pcm location and whatever color wire it is, should be the one you want. gotta luv "mopar" for using TOYOTA instrament panels to save a buck....
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That dash pod is slick!
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Old 12-12-2008, 04:29 PM   #8
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yep, it is...but i wish there was an option to NOT have them turn progressivly towards the driver. (harder for spotter/rider to help watch your tranny heat to xplod)
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:41 PM   #10
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thats what i want YJhawg! thanks im saving it as a fav.

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