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Tips On Installing The Indigo Gauges

If you have got a set of these gauges from CarDoc you have noticed that their is a little connected at the top of the gauge sheet. Well if you try to push the gauge cover on it will pull the gauges out of place. you will need to cut the black tab to the left of the top center clip and the center clip. trim the tabs til you can fit the connecter in the gap. DON'T TRIM TO DEEP OR YOU'LL CUT IN TO THE GAUGE CLUSTER!
After that take tape and stick it to the edges and line it up and use the tha tap to hold the position clip the hood over and you are done with that at least. If you have to take the needles off use two spoons and pry them off, that works the best. any questions talk to Marc or I
 
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DO NOT REMOVE THE NEEDLES!!!!! YOU WILL CAUSE YOUR GAUGES TO BE OUT OF CALIBRATION AND IT"S NOT FUN NOR CHEAP TO RESET THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, Now that I'm done shouting...lol That's why they were designed - Not to remove the needles. You must TAKE YOUR TIME!!!! ~ If you hurry it would help to take the needles off, but you have been warned.

Wiring a problem? When you have the headlight switch out, you will see a Red with a Blue Stripe right under the tab for the release of the connector. That is the Parking Light output wire 12V. This is the wire you tap into for power. The ground can be hardwired or tapped into the Fog Lamp relay ground wire (Black).

Any other questions please ask me!

Doc
 
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yeah we had a prob cause we diden't have any clue with wire it was that was on the switch. now we know witch ones we can finsh it . there are like 4 wires that are the same color.
 
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marc will ask you soon cause their his gauges and he won't be able to see them tonight:) i will order some from you very soon
 
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No need for a call from Mark, here's the pic of the headlight switch and what wire to tap into. I tapped the all black wire (ground) into the fog lamp relay ground (Next to the headlight switch).

Wiring pic

Doc
 

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Gauges Complete! I want to extend my thanks to Clive (qstorm) for helping me throughout the install getting my dashboard apart, and spending alot of time tring to find the proper power source. I would also like to thank Brian (racerx) and Dominic for getting such a nice product out for Cougar owners!
 

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Doc,
how do I handle the Needles hanging up on the gauges, the gauges were curled sorta in the box... so the needles catch
also I have it on over the Orginal Gauges, how do you line them up? I got no instructions with it, not that they were necessary...
I got this far.. :)
Thanks

EDIT: I got it, solution, pull the needles out some, and put lil bits of scotch tape all over :) hehe... now to tap the power... I tested them
they look hot, I even like the Green, plus the transformer or whatever is quieter on green..

Thanks again...
HOT HOT HOT....

EDIT #2
All put back together, not one extra screw... whoot! Hot still...
 
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Eric,

The gauges need to settle first (especially if they arrived in a box turned in a circle) :)

Once you install the overlay there is a little part on the cluster that needs to be trimmed (found this out recently). That will prevent the gauges from coming out of place - And that's it. The gauges will conform to the natural flatness when they have been installed for a while - It does not hurt to pull the needles out, but once they are in there and you have the lit - The heat generated will cause them to flatten out and the tach to stop sticking.

P.S. The whining noise is the transformer changing Hz's. The higher the Hz, the louder the whine. I don't hear mine at all and when you have it installed you shouldn't either. If you do, check the ground wire to make sure it's fully grounded - Cause if it's not it will search for ground and make all kinds of noise.

Doc
 
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I spliced my positive into the red wire with blue, and since my lights run in the day, the indiglo is on all the time. I dont want them to be on all the time so I was thinking about slicing into the fog lights. Does anyone know what positive wire goes to the fog lights??(what color wire) Thanks.
 

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you run your lights during the day? just find yourself someone selling the Daytime running lights module.i got mine from Crispy, who got it from PuckPuck. :biggrin: i love having DRL. i think the module is even pretty cheap from ford. or.... you can just find yourself a canadian that doesn't want theirs. (i think all the cannucks have drl from the factory.) it just runs your parking lights and rear running lamps. that way people can still see you, but you don't have to worry about running your lights and indiglo's allllllll the time.

plus, if you ever got a burned out fog, you wouldn't have to run them just to see your indiglo's. ;)
 
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