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Old 10-06-2011
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Oil and Voltage gauge install on pillar

I've been thinking about installing an oil gauge and a voltage gauge to the pillar between the door and the windshield pf my 02 regular cab Ranger. I would use one of those two gauge holders made just for that installation.

I was looking at the fuse panel one day and I'm wondering , how would I hook these gauges up. Has anyone done something like this and how did you do it?
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Old 10-07-2011
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Oil gauge needs a sender, and if you want the stocker to work you need to plumb a t fitting into the line for it.


If you got an auto trans, temp for that is the way to go over voltage.
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Do you know of any "how to's" for doing this type of thing?
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It ultimately depends on what gauges you use as they wire in differently. Ive done it on lots of diesels but its all the same. I use auto meter gauges and they require the trans temp sender to be wired in (2 wires). Then the 2 wires for the lights which I ran to an acc power wire just cause I wanna see whats going on after I shut the truck down and its sitting. But in a gasser id run them to a key hot wire. They dont draw much power so a relay isnt needed for them.
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Yeah its just power, ground, illumination, then the sender. I have Autometers as well, water temp and trans. Both have a single wire for the sender.


Here is a how to but there are no pics and it is rather old.



https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...ght=trans+temp


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