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Classic Dash 6 Gauge Panel With Auto Meter Gauges - Dash Dazzle

Dressing A G-Body With Instant Information And Dynamic Appearance.

By Ro McGonegal, Photography by Charlie McCoy

Things To Consider
1. Read the instructions included with the Auto Meter gauges so that you can identify the type of gauges you will be using as well as the special instructions requiring modification during the installation.

2. Kit requires some modification to original under-dash harness. Although Autowire strives to make the integration of this product as easy as possible, it is not intended as a plug-and-play interface, thus requiring substitution of components requiring modifications on your part. In other words, bring a complete stock of the various wire ends, connectors, and the correct gauge wiring.

3. This harness is designed for Auto Meter Series 1 (used in this installation).

4. Important: Instrument panel grounding is critical to gauge operation, so the single most important thing you must do is to check all grounds to the vehicle and the instruments. Warranty is voided if you connect to a coil when using an auxiliary ignition box (MSD, Crane, Holley, etc.). Before you connect the tach, check the electronic box manufacturer for signal location prior to installation.

5. To prevent scratching the gauge lens while cleaning, use a mild soapy solution and lightly wipe dry with a soft cloth.

Electronic Speedometer Calibration
1. With the engine off, push and hold the trip/reset button. While holding it down, start the engine. Continue to depress the button until the pointer sweeps to full scale. Now release the button.

2. Find a stretch of road with miles pre-marked (toll road, interstate, etc.) and stop. The distance to it is irrelevant. DO NOT SHUT THE ENGINE OFF. Push and release the trip/reset button. The pointer will drop to half scale (the middle of the dial).

3. Drive a distance of 2 miles, as indicated by the road marker. Regardless of your vehicle speed, the pointer will remain at half-scale. Because it is receiving a speed signal, the LCD odometer will be counting rapidly. If you must stop, that's okay. The speedometer will stop counting pulses during your stopping period.

4. Stop exactly at the end of the 2 mile distance. Press and release the trip/reset button. The speedometer pointer will drop to 0 and the calibration is stored. Remember that the accuracy of the 2 mile distance will directly affect the accuracy of the speedometer.

5. Hints: Prior to this exercise, make sure that tire pressure is at the recommend inflation. Tire diameter grows slightly as speed increases. To minimize this, drive at a constant 45 mph during the calibration process. Tire diameter also changes when there is undue load, so do the cal with the vehicle at normal running weight and don't break traction when you begin the calibration.

SOURCES
Auto Meter
413 W. Elm Street
Sycamore
IL  60178
866-248-6356
http://www.autometer.com
Classic Dashes
5225 Grumman Drive
Suite 100
Carson City
NV  89706
866-882-3525
www.classicdash.com
American Autowire
150 Heller Place
#17W
Bellmawr
NJ  08031
856-933-0801
www.americanautowire.com
Danchuk
3201 South Standard Avenue
Santa Ana
CA  92705
800-648-9554
www.danchuk.com
Dakota Digital
4510 W. 61st Street North
Sioux Falls
SD  57107
800-593-4160
http://www.dakotadigital.com
RMP Automotive Inc.
10134 Scenic Drive
Port Richey
FL  34668
727-862-5304
By Ro McGonegal
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