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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:42 pm

every time i start my car now my temp light on the top left side of my dash bezel keeps flickering on and off. the car is running like normal and nothing seems wrong with it except for that light. wats the problem with it? and none of my gauges work for oil/temp/and amps so i cant really see how high the temp is.
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Sep 18, 2010 4:12 pm

Is it after the engine is warmed up or does it happen when you know the engine is cold?
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:27 pm

Sounds like you have a loose ground wire somewhere. JB
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:34 pm

it was right when it started. like the second i start it it was flickering. but then i drove to ace hardware and back and now the light is gone?? wth
where is the ground wire for it jb?
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:37 pm

Thats the trouble, its a lot of work finding the right ground wire. I am not an electrician, but if someone had a multimeter they could find it pretty fast. JB
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:49 pm

thanks man. you still needing them seatbelts because i havent had time to run to the post office yet to find out shipping
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Post by JB2wheeler on Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:10 pm

Guess what. I worked on the ones I had and managed to salvage enough of what I had to make them work. I have been out there all day. Got so tired I tried to take a nap and was too tired to go to sleep. So...I wont need them anymore. I am going to a car show tomorrow and hope to sell it. That is the reason I busted my buns trying to get 'er ready. JB
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:14 pm

oh gotcha good luck with selling it. and btw you got one more post til 1000 posts! lol
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:59 am

Look for the blue wire in back of the motor I bet its touching something and making the light come on.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:26 am

ant7377 wrote:Look for the blue wire in back of the motor I bet its touching something and making the light come on.

i dont see any
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:33 pm

Its the original wire for the temp sender for the idiot lights.
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:56 pm

theres 2 blue wires. one goes to the windsheild washer pump. and one is directly behind the block but its not hooked up to anything? its a really skinny wire
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 1:14 pm

It like a 14 gauge wire, that sounds like it . Look at the end see if its snipped or touching something and just tape it off. If it comes on after that you might have a break some place in the wire touching .
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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:19 pm

ant7377 wrote:It like a 14 gauge wire, that sounds like it . Look at the end see if its snipped or touching something and just tape it off. If it comes on after that you might have a break some place in the wire touching .

no its not snipped. it has a plug at the end of it but its not plugged into anything, it must have been touching the engine block somehow.
thanks ant if it comes on i will post something on here again. gave you street cred thanks for the help.
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:59 pm

No prob, just tape up that plug.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:12 pm

Do you have idiot lights or full gauges?

Just wondering.

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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:26 pm

the idiot lights lol. would love to convert to gauges tho
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:29 pm

Round or square?

I have the round ones. All MC's came stranded with round idiot lights. Or you could opt for full gauges. I'd love to have 'em too, but I could never take mine out becasue they're original. I did think of what I could do for a tach that would look factory though Very Happy

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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:39 pm

all square
my dash looks like this

except i have an air vent on the left side of the steering wheel instead of the little tray thing. (wish i had one of those trays tho)
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:40 pm

Yep.

The tray came on non air cars. I love mine. Great place for my phone. Unless I floor it from a stop, the it disappears into the great abyss.

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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:42 pm

74MonteCarlo wrote:Yep.

The tray came on non air cars. I love mine. Great place for my phone. Unless I floor it from a stop, the it disappears into the great abyss.

you think it would be possible to put that where the clock goes? id like to find one somewhere. (IF ANYONE HAS ONE LEMME NO! LOL)
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:43 pm

I don't think so.

It looks wider.

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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:44 pm

for real id still love to have one i dont need that air vent anyway lol
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:46 pm

Take the air vent out.

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Post by 77malibu77 on Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:02 pm

then i will have a big hole there. ill wait til someone can find me a tray
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