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Old 09-12-2017, 04:02 PM   #1
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Has anyone successfully install the factory 80-82 Oil Temp gauge on a 78 or 79 Vette? I want to replace the factory clock with an oil temp gauge.
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Yes...

You have to tape back the end of the pcb to keep it from hitting anything. When you remove your clock you'll find that the pcb has one ear that powers it up. So you must keep this out of the way when you do the install.

The cars with the oil temp gauge had a different pcb... We've got the correct boards out for a quote right now, but you can still use your old one.
This is one of the gerber file pictures that we sent out showing you the difference.


All you need is the gauge, the sender, the wire connector and three wires added. One for power, ground and ohms from the sender to the dash unit.

You install the wires to the new gauge in this fashion.



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Connector https://willcoxcorvette.com/corvette...onnector-80-82
Gauge with sender https://willcoxcorvette.com/corvette...re-gauge-81-82
Terminals for the connector https://willcoxcorvette.com/corvette...imp-on-locking

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Thank you! That's exactly what I needed to know! I already had my Willcox shopping cart with the items you listed.
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How long to the new PCB boards are made. I already have a new one ready to go in, but would rather put the new style in.
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There is currently no eta on the new boards... It could be six months. We are in the early stages of making this. I'd just run the old one. You can just remove the tab at the connector to keep this wire from getting power too, that would be the safest way.
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Ok Great. Thanks for the quick response.
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