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VSCelica24 Feb 1, 9:54pm - #389360 

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Test Lighting

How do i test light the S7 Invision gauges? I jus got them yesterday finally in the mail and im anxious to see them lit up in the gauge pod then i can install them tomorrow or the other day! so how can i test light these things? Thanks for the help ill post pics when i figure it out

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VSGTS14 Feb 1, 10:00pm - #389361 

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i always test mine out with the cig lighter harness
take that portion of the center console off and unplug the harness that goes into the cig part...
then slip the wire into the harness in the right spot...ground and power
these gauges are always lit don't forget and take pics
if your's are the same setup, there should be a purple wire..this wire can either be connected to an illumination wire that has dimming enabled on it and allows the gauge to dim when you dim everything else.
otherwise, you connect that wire to a ground for full brightness at all times, this is what i did.

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VSCelica24 Feb 1, 10:05pm - #389362 

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i dont have access to my car! its at my dads since i dont drive i keep it at the garage at his house! wont get to see it put em on till this weekend or tomorrow! frown

guess i cant test em out then?

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ASheva10 Feb 1, 10:55pm - #389363 

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Use a 12 volt battery, the square kind.

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VSGTS14 Feb 1, 11:03pm - #389364 

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yea, 12v battery is what you need.
car battery.

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VSCelica24 Feb 1, 11:14pm - #389365 

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ok sweet i have one in the basement! what can i ground the wire too? metal pole hooked in the ground or something?

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VSGTS14 Feb 1, 11:49pm - #389366 

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the negative on the battery terminal doofus rofl

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VSCelica24 Feb 1, 11:59pm - #389367 

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rofl rofl man billy stfu you dont kno how much of a dumb ass i feel like right now! rofl

yippy im gonna go try now! ive been sittin there touchin them to dam wires to metal poles in my basement and heating ducts in my room rofl rofl omg im soo dumb

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VSCelica24 Feb 2, 12:24am - #389368 

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i got one picture of it! how do i take good pictures of this stuff?
guess im jus not good at photography!
anywhere here it is and it sucks!
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VSGTS14 Feb 2, 1:28am - #389369 

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you gotta hold the camera super still because its on the shutter thingy and isn't usin the flash.
try to let the camera sit on something and take it or just somehow hold it really good.

and get a pic with flash when they are turned off, then turned on and what not.
they look nice, do yours have a slight purple tint to them? are they bright?

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VSCelica24 Feb 2, 1:31am - #389370 

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allright let me try that and ill post somemore pics..

they are really bright and do kinda have a slightish purple to them but there sweet i love them!

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spaztikid Feb 2, 1:34am - #389371 
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yea, you're camera can't catch the brightness or color either...mine couldn't
here's what my voltmeter looked like hooked up...but you can't see the slight purple or full brightness.
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VSCelica24 Feb 2, 1:37am - #389373 

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yeah my camera also sucks its only 3.2 megapixels too so its not that good
ill get pics in about 10 minutes! thumbsup

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yours looks a bit different too cause you got the black out series, i have the normal face series...and i wasn't aware of it, they displayed blackout and send me these oh well

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