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What ignition (power) source for electric gauges?

While I got the info that I needed on thread sealer and sender locations, "honey-do's" have prevented me from getting my Christmas gauges installed thus far. I did, however run into one more question;

Where have you guys run the power for your gauges? (Autometer elec water temp and oil press) What source? Fuse box? Tap into a hot wire under the dash?

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Electric or mechanical? Power for electric needs to come from fused power source, but lights for electric AND mechanical need to come from your dash light circuit so they'll dim. On a '94, that wire is white/blue.

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Well, they're electrical gauges (I think I stuck that in the original post...), and they're going in a '92...GT.
Anybody have any specific suggestions? Like where you ran yours?

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92pony, run the power wire right to the radio fuse in the fuse box. Just pull it out and wrap the wire around it and reinstall it. This is how mine are. This is where I ran the power wire for the gauges i'm installing for my friend.
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Cool Thanks Grn92!

I guess that's the way I'll run mine too - sounds easy enough.

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I too used the power for the radio, however I went off the wire under the dash that goes to power the radio. My gauges are above where the radio goes, so this was a easy direction to take. My lights for the gauges are on when ever the car is on and do not dim, but I do not care if they can dim or not.

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