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#1 mercenary62

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 11:02 PM

im removing the std fitment 3 dial clocks  in front of the   driver and will be eventually  replacing them with an old style centre speedo oil gauge  and water temp gauge my question is if I remove them will the car still start  to move it about from my drive to my garage or do I need to do something with the wires ive disconnected from the old clocks to make it run cheers its a 87 city e


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#2 bpirie1000

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 03:46 AM

It should run no problems but make sure you insulate anything positive. Save issues.

Gauges are there to tell you what is happening not really required for running..

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 03:49 AM

Also try this..

http://www.theminifo...-centre-speedo/

Good luck

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 08:33 AM

It’ll run but note that it won’t charge the battery due to having no ignition light. So if the battery starts to go flat that’s the reason why.

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 05:17 PM

It’ll run but note that it won’t charge the battery due to having no ignition light. So if the battery starts to go flat that’s the reason why.

hmm not sure I understand how that works mate electrics baffle me , I take it the ignition light completes a circuit



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Posted 06 January 2020 - 05:30 PM

Yes in simple terms the ignition light energises the alternator to make it charge. It’s no big deal but you will be manually recharging the battery when it does go flat.




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