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    Default Oil Temp Gauge installation

    I had a thread on here awhile back about A-pillar gauges and I finally went ahead and bought the triple pod and 3 gauges. Oil Temp, Trans temp, and Air PSI. I am able to install the air psi and trans temp, but any idea or hints on installing the oil temp sending unit? What is the best way to do it? Is it easy? Also, any help with wiring to a fuse panel for an 06 silverado would be helpful.. I am not going to hook up to a dimmer, just a switched power source.

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    I know on the GMT 900 platform the computer reads oil temps cause my edge picks it up. Perhaps looking for the signal wire for the coputer and tap into that? That would be my best guess.

    Not sure what you asking about wiring to a fuse panel ... ??

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    Well I need a switched source, so I bought an adapter that will plug into a fuse slot that only has power when key is on, and run it off of that. that didn't come out right lol

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    ok if you have a voltmeter or test light you can find a switched source fuse. If you don't have either one, then you could pick a consumer like the w.wipers, or blower motor that you know only comes on with the key & hook it up to that fuse. There also should be at least 1 or 2 blanks that are switched accessory..
    What is this switched hot lead for??
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    I actually returned the gauge and went and bought a cluster that has a trans temp gauge in it since my truck is already equipped with it.

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