Mileage Gauge And Radio Display Sims With Headlights On

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  1. Suek

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    Hi,
    I already checked the alternator at Auto zone, It's fine. During the day the mileage gauge and the radio display dims when I turn the headlights on. I have searched all over the internet. Plus when I took the cluster out the knob where there's some metal piece it was very hot. Maybe that's normal, Who knows. Thanks to whoever replies.
     
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    I hear the grounds can cause dim dash lights.
     
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    Yes that would make sense. Now where to start. HAHAHAHAHA Thank you! Maybe that can explain why my gas gauge needle acts funny and vibrates when down to 1/4. Not all the time though. Just had the sending unit and fuel pimp changed. Always something to figure out. Lol
     
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    Ha-ha I always check the simple stuff first. I suggest using an extra 4g wire on the ground.
    Quote @Grabbin' Asphalt
    "Neg battery cable connects to block under the oil filter-ish area toward water pump. Stack the extra 4awg ground there and run it near the battery fenderwell beside the washer fluid refill. You will already see a small ground there, just stack it. The other is rear of the intake near pvc valve connects to firewall near the brake booster in the open."

    I have to give him the credit as I just learned this the other night.
     
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    The ground by the firewall and intake is the one that helps with dash lights.
     
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    This is excellent thank you for taking the time. I truly appreciate it. I'm happy to find some intelligent answers. I like the ones a person gets like "Take it to the dealership" HAHAHAHAHA Ya right. I won't do that till I'm REALLY desperate. Thanks again.
     
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    No problem try it out and let us know.
     
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    I will. I have a couple other things to first. It may be a while. Lol I just got the car a couple months ago and I'm going through it checking things out. I just got rid of a 2008 Dodge Avenger that was my first new car and my last. I've had used cars that ran better than that thing. So I went backwards and said screw it I'm buying an older Mustang. Thanks again.
     
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    Alright have fun with your new baby.
     
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    If you still have the stock 2g alternator, it's very common for dimming with lights, stereo, electric fan etc cause its just a weak charging system. If already upgraded recheck those grounds. But still plan for the upgrade if you haven't yet because of the stock plug fire hazzard:nice:
     
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    Thanks and you also.
     
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    No kidding, Holy cow. I'll have to see if any of the service papers say whether it was replaced or not. I read somewhere about a 3 g. Is that the upgrade? Probably not. Thank you very much.
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHA! I wrote I had the "Pimp" changed...HAHHAAHHAHA Ya and his old lady too.
     
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    Use the Stangnet sesrch " my 3g upgrade" has some pics of my melting plug. Then you can check yours and know what to look for.
     
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    Thanks, Sounds like a great generator HAHAHAHAHAHAHA I appreciate the help.
     
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    Wow! What a great find. See that's what I'm looking for in a forum, Everyone helps each other. If I know something I'm going to share it. Good work.
     
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    Dont mean to thread jack, but im having a super hard time finding the ground that goes to the firewall....can someone please post a pic of it? I think thats where my ground issue is as well...

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    Oh I don't really care about highjacking, If you need help I understand that. When I want to solve something it can drive me insane. HAHAHAHA
     
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    Well I'm speaking of a Fox mustang with the rear intake/firewall ground. I'm not sure if that applirs to '94-'95, I know there are some minor differeces however. TFI remote mounted etc, but on a Fox the rear intake bolt beside the pvc valve is where it connects, then it runs to a bolt on the firewallgoing towards the brake booster but out in the open. Many times people just have it missing.
     
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    Mines a 96 gt....I noticed a bolt sticking up on the back side of my intake manifold that has nothing on it, looks like its backed out a little, and its directly in the middle behind the plenum...I doubt thats the location as the intake is plastic, but could that be the ground location?

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