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By mark p 4106 Date 2014-09-02 03:57
Just can't get my head around this one and not sure why anyone got a simple wiring placement for a volt meter such as best power pickup etc it says to go from gen to positive on battery but didn't want to have to run the wires through the body is there an easy way?
By Ron S 3875 Date 2014-09-02 13:14
Four choices exist:
Wire through the body,
Wire through the pan,
Wireless senders to digital display.
Or single wire bus cable.

Yhe first two are standard gauge wiring and cheapest to do,
The last two are more costly but modern approach.
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2014-09-02 13:55
I would just pick it up off the ignition switch.
By mark p 4106 Date 2014-09-02 21:59
So it's just wire from ign to meter then fom enter to battery?
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2014-09-02 22:25 Edited 2014-09-03 01:26
+ to wire on switch bringing power the fuseblock (made an edit here..... explained below)
- from a good ground source

Edit explanation: You don't want to wire from the same tab as the power to the switch wire because then it will be operating all the time. You want to run it from the tab on the switch that brings power to the fuseblock (ie: "keyed" power). That way it reads when you turn the key off and shuts off when the key is off.
By mark p 4106 Date 2014-09-03 00:13
See that's what's confusing me its telling me not to ground it
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2014-09-03 01:23
Ok....back to basics.

What kind of voltmeter? What tabs do you have on the back and how are they marked?
By mark p 4106 Date 2014-09-03 03:21
I will get all the info tomorrow but from memory both tabs are positive and rubber shrouded to protect from ground the indicated it needs to be connected from the gen/alt to positive on battery is at present I set it up like the gen light but it shows voltage when I turn the key and just like the gen light stops working when running
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