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Old 16 Jul 2009, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Boost Gauge Nightmare! :-)

Hey Guys,

I remember now when I was 18 why I said .... never fit a boost gauge again! Hehe.

I've just spent a couple of hours fitting my Stepper Motor Super Blue Boost Gauge:

52mm Stepper Motor Super Blue (Warning) Boost Gauge (BAR) [SMBPK52BO270-BAR] - 42.99 : RSpec.co.uk, Performance products for performance cars

I looks like a prosport type electrical gauge.

I tapped the power from the clock and checked every wire with a multimeter and they are fine. I traced them back to the gauge and they are fine. I hooked up the tubing into vacum / boost sensor fine and ran this back to the gauge.

Now when I start the ignition, the guage goes through its opening cermony and then just flashes constantly (the whole unit). on off on off on off ... so on.

If I start the engine there is no boost shown at all on the gauge, I thought even with idle there was a certain amount of pressure before the turbo kicks in.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated - I have taken some photos so will upload in a bit which might help you diagnose!

All the best - Jay.
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Old 17 Jul 2009, 08:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: The Boost Gauge Nightmare! :-)

It will register - on idle even if you rev it but it sounds like you have got the wiring wrong if all it does is flash and go off etc
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Old 17 Jul 2009, 04:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: The Boost Gauge Nightmare! :-)

Hey Bob,

Thanks for the help :-) It was exactly that - the boost sensor was not plugged in all the way into the boost guage.

Its working a treat now! Thanks for all the help.

Cheers - Jay.
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