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Old 03-03-2017, 11:22 PM   #1
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bad electrical advise!

hey there. i know i post in this forum offering my electric advice, but people should take free internet advise at face value.

i wired in my new gauges today and when i started to reassemble the panel.... well..... Houston, we got a problem.



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Old 03-04-2017, 12:12 AM   #2
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I don't see smoke... So, what's the problem???

I need to replace the lexan gauge cluster panel on my boat (corners are chipped)... I've seen behind it, and I sure keep putting it off!
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the power wire got ran thru the steering wheel after i hooked both ends up
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BTDT. No problem, just cut the wire, strip about 3 inches and ,twist a couple times, cover with scotch tape.
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the power wire got ran thru the steering wheel after i hooked both ends up
ahhhhh, i see now

was on iphone last night


that's an easy fix!
just leave enough slack to turn left twice, then back to center, and 2 turns right,,,, shouldn't be more than a couple feet.
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Old 03-04-2017, 10:08 AM   #6
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Hah, yeah that is a moment all right. There have been many times when I was feeling very pleased with how cleanly a project had came together, went to close it up, and then suddenly realized I had done something goofy - like soldering something in backwards or somehow managing to install a power button on the bottom of a case instead of the top. :eyeroll:

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could have been worse, at least as said previous, there is no smoke!
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That's what butt connectors & heat shrink tubing were made for!

It could always be worse....
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So... you gonna cut a slot through the steering wheel?
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So... you gonna cut a slot through the steering wheel?
Use a router. to dress the wheel up at the same time.
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