Funny you mention that very slight glow. I saw that tonight. It is on the center gauge (rpm). I will check that tomorrow when I tear the dash apart.MoogieBoogie said:When you turn on the lights, is there a little glow around the needle area?
If that's the case, most likely you have a wire loose. I'm guessing it's the ground. Follow the instructions on the MKIV website tech articles on how to install a SPI boost gauge to take your dash apart.. once you do that, follow the wires to see how the person installed the indiglo gauges. I think a common thing is to tap into the ashtray light.. check to see that that connection is ok.. if the previous owner didn't secure the tap with electrical tape, i would do that now. Also check the ground wire to make sure it is secure.. or you could try moving it around to see if he just didn't find a good spot.
If there is no glow, most likely you didn't turn up the brightness on the indiglo gauge controller AND the regular dash light dimmer.
I forgot to mention, none of the dash lights work, for the boost gauge, the temp controls, none of that.
Howard and I tore the dash apart today. The vampire taps used near the ashtray light were kinda cheap ones. Ended up being a blown fuse under the driver kick panel. 10amp fuse. Everything works now.Jeff M said:
Not to sound dumb but if non of your dash lights are working..strart with the obvious and make sure the dimmer switch on the dash isnt turned way down. This would cause the gauges to not glow obviously. As far as wiring the gauges, I had a pair of indiglos hooked up via the ashtray method and the gauges wouldnt work properly. I went ahead and spliced into the wires coming out of the dimmer switch and they worked much better.
Hope this helps!