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Dash Instrument wires

Discussion in 'VB - VK Holden Commodore (1978 - 1985)' started by commy vk, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. commy vk

    commy vk Active Member

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    Just in the process of re installing the dash when I came acoss 2 cut wires
    1 blue
    1 brown
    Wondering if somebody can shed some light
    Thanks
    Good Site.
     

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    vc commodore Well-Known Member

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    Might be for the taco and the oil pressure gauge.....If required, I'll dig out my manual and check out which is which
     
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    Cheers mate,I had a looksie but failed to find it.
     
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    If it is connected to the back of the speedo it likely to be for the trip computer.
     
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    Cheers guys,I am ruling out oil and tacho as they both work without the connection.
    I'm thinking maybe a fitting for a different model like a Calais or something.
    Tripmeter runs off the speedo cable still.
    Oh well when I'm driving it something might pop up.
    Thanks.
     
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    the_boozer no more VK

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    When I say Trip Computer I mean the digital display readout that gave average speed, distance travelled, L/100, av fuel used etc metrics, I do not mean the odometer sometimes referred to as the trip meter. Trip Computers were an option from VH onwards.
     
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    Thanks Derek,there is nothing digital in this commy
    I'm thinking that they are extra wires for a different model
    Maybe even a VL or something.Someone that worked at the Big Jim or a sparky
    that actually hooked them up might know

    Cheers.
     
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    Going from the pics the wires are for the speed sensor that was part of the speedo unit. The speed sensor was part of the Trip Computer on VH models.
     

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    yep as mentioned looking at the pics just seems to be a speedo sensor wires (reed switch style) would have been used in the ones with the trip computer
     
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    Thanks JJ andO7
    This is a ex police vehicle so that might explain it.
     

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