[urq] factory vdo gauge problem

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Tue Jul 29 14:09:40 EDT 2003

That's the thing....this gauge, as do my aftermarket VDO Visions, require
_3_ wires, NOT including the two for lighting (so 5 total).  There is the
brown ground, the wire from the sender, and the positve wire.

Steve B mentioned maybe it was grounding b/c the wire from the sender was
not attached.  I had tried that too--still pegs.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ingo D. Rautenberg" <ingo at waratap.com>
To: "Brandon Rogers" <brogers at terrix.com>; <urq at audifans.com>; "20V list"
<20V at audifans.com>; <200q20v at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 12:47 PM
Subject: Re: [urq] factory vdo gauge problem

> Brandon,
> I don't think it's a problem at all.  I would expect the gauge to be
> I thought the original guage only has two contacts: positive and signal
> wire.  There is no ground per se IIRC, as the only gauge only needs these
> two  Anything else would be for lighting..
> If you happen to have an old train set transformer with variable power you
> can check this out yourself.
> -Ingo
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