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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyThu May 07, 2015 8:51 pm

May be covered in here, but has anyone spliced into the cluster dimmer wire so their boost gauge lights up the same as the rest of the gauges? I feel like it shouldn't be hard, I just need to know what wire to splice into.

I've read some control dim by varying resistance to ground, and some by varying voltage on positive side.

If anyone could help me out that would be greatly appreciated!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyThu May 07, 2015 9:56 pm

I spliced mine into the lights in the door panel since I put my gauge in the vent that's right next to them. It lights up and dims with the LEDs that are on when the headlights are on.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyThu May 07, 2015 10:04 pm

Would you say the level of illumination is close to that of the dash? Does it dim with the dash when you spin the dimmer knob thing?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyThu May 07, 2015 10:30 pm

It dims with it, and it's not noticeably brighter or dimmer than the rest of the lights.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyFri May 08, 2015 8:22 am

depending where you are locating the gauge the ash tray light may be a good option to tap into.

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Good call! I forgot all those things dim too.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyFri May 08, 2015 1:06 pm

Why do you need boost gauge if you are installing tablet and running torque? Kind of redundant?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyFri May 08, 2015 1:21 pm

I've had it laying around for a while, and I think it looks kind of cool. And I'm kind of curious to see what torque reads vs what the gauge reads.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyFri May 08, 2015 2:21 pm

I'd take ACTUAL boost over "calculated" any day....
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyFri May 08, 2015 2:33 pm

Abaddon wrote:
I'd take ACTUAL boost over "calculated" any day....

Kinda my thought. How do scan gauges and stuff even calculate boost?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyFri May 08, 2015 2:41 pm

It's all based off of the MAP sensor....a few other sensors are in the equation, but the MAP is the only one that reads BARO.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyWed Aug 24, 2022 8:16 am

Question on another Buick board. I know how to connect a boost gauge to the Series 2 M90 equipped SC3800, but what about the 1995 Series 1 M62? Is it the same hard vacuum line over the rear valve cover? The one off the SC snout vacuum tee?

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge   Write-Up: Installing Boost Gauge - Page 13 EmptyWed Aug 24, 2022 10:43 pm

Not sure how the vacuum lines are routed on Series 2. There are pics on page 5 of this thread of a series 1 install:

https://rivperformance.editboard.com/t189p100-write-up-installing-boost-gauge?highlight=Boost+gauge
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