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    very interesting in being able to switch between sensors .. never thought of that ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo2410 View Post
    very interesting in being able to switch between sensors .. never thought of that ..
    That is honestly one of the things I use most when I'm driving. I usually leave it on coolant temp but constantly flick to ambient out of curiosity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo2410 View Post
    boost/egt and oil pressure/water temp with optional external temp and light dimming system
    That's what I have in our car, but without the external temp. (Prefer a less 'busy' gauge to glance at).
    I often think that fitting these gauges was the best mod I've done. I fitted them myself & it wasn't too hard to do, but can understand that with a buggered arm & foot it would be.
    Do make sure that when fitting the oil pressure sensor that you don't just replace the original. Use a T piece & keep both. Reason I say that is that we had the oil pressure warning buzzer go off when a long way from anywhere (Mornington Wilderness camp, 90km off the Gibb River Road). Immediate panic as you might imagine, but immensely reass uring to see that the OEM oil light was still off. Continued driving for a few kilometres until we found somewhere to pull up & park in the shade, expecting to find a wire had come off the Redarc sensor. Found the complete sensor had disintegrated. Was able to continue safely driving for around another 1500kms & several weeks until we reached Kununurra & bought a new Redarc sensor which as expected instantly restored full function. Point is with no 'back-up' oil pressure light, we'd probably have been looking at a *very* expensive recovery, & missed out on the opportunity to go down the Munja Track & up to Kalumburu.

    The Redarc dimmer was needed as the DX we have has no factory dimming & the gauges too dazzling at night. It works ok, although for the best brightness at night I find the gauges too dim during the day if driving with lights on, but I just flick the lights off if I want to check the gauge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post

    The Redarc dimmer was needed as the DX we have has no factory dimming & the gauges too dazzling at night. It works ok, although for the best brightness at night I find the gauges too dim during the day if driving with lights on, but I just flick the lights off if I want to check the gauge.

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    Just have the power feed for the gauge lights going direct to power so they are on the whole time or wire them into a switch so you can turn them on/off at your leisure. Just ordered a ambient temp sensor myself too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudski View Post
    Just have the power feed for the gauge lights going direct to power so they are on the whole time or wire them into a switch so you can turn them on/off at your leisure. Just ordered a ambient temp sensor myself too...
    Ta. They are on the whole time, but dim to a pre-set level (via the Redarc dimmer) when the lights are turned on. The only time it's an issue is when I want to look at the gauge in daylight with headlights on. Flicking off the headlights momentarily is more convenient that switching the gauges on & off. I could increase the brightness when dimmed, but they would then be too bright at night. The ambient temp sensor has never had any appeal to me. Adding it in to my oil & water temp gauge just struck me as unwanted 'noise' on the gauge. I know when it's hot, or bloody hot outside without a gauge to tell me. There is one in the Hilux we've been using for the past couple of months. I noticed it for the first time yesterday. It was a cooler than usual day & the readout saying 28 degrees just confirmed what I already knew.

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