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celica2nv
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celica2nv Sep 19, 5:09pm - #46486 

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ac gauges

Well got my ac gauges about two weeks ago and i finally got to get the car in the shop todau to have them installed and i got a phone call a half hour later saying that the gauges have a bad connection and they are sparking. wtf angry anybody know if the site will send me a new set?
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Evan Sep 19, 5:30pm - #46487 

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Barrett Sep 19, 5:50pm - #46488 
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That sucks but you should have installed the gauges yourself. They're easy
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isaac Sep 19, 7:29pm - #46489 
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the only way something would be sparking, is if they have the POSITIVE and NEGATIVE connectors linked backwards... or linked together.

how the heck is your installer trying to install these things, because I've only heard of this happening one time before, and then the person posted that he had his wires crossed by accident.

I need more details, to know what you are talking about...



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isaac Sep 19, 7:32pm - #46490 
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A simple to follow install guide can be found at...
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_57137_0_collapsed_2__1.html

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Steven Sep 19, 7:32pm - #46491 
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it is not easy to mess up an ac gauge install. i've done it twice already. it's very straightforward
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celica2nv Sep 19, 7:39pm - #46492 

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its not the install it was the gauges. im not messing with anything...i dont trust my self. and i posted a message a week o-r two ago an people said that it is better to get them proffesionally installed.
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isaac Sep 19, 7:45pm - #46493 
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Originally Posted by celica2nv
its not the install it was the gauges. im not messing with anything...i dont trust my self. and i posted a message a week o-r two ago an people said that it is better to get them proffesionally installed.



find the link... because the LARGE majority of people here like to install things themselves if they don't need any special tools for the installation thumbsup

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isaac Sep 19, 7:48pm - #46494 
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BTW - i need more detail to know what you are talking about when you say "sparking"... like where is your shop saying that the spark is coming from... have you actualy seen it yourself? are they doing the install right now and they just called you about it? or have they aready done the install and things are working now? or have they stoped the install and puut everything back together and gave you the parts back... in this case, where did the tell you the spark came from? got a digital camera that you can take a photo of that location?

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celica2nv Sep 19, 8:04pm - #46495 

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Isaac i dont have a digital camera on me right now i can have one in like half hour friend is borrowing it but i have pics from this forum that look just like the burnout in my gauges..mine actually have a little more of a burn in the connection but you can get the idea https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=41844 i sent you a provate message with the number of the company so you can can call them thanks isac thumbsup
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isaac Sep 19, 8:26pm - #46496 
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as you saw my finaly reply in the post that you linked - of me having to send that person to collections for $65 because they never followed through in their end of the return proccess...

if you are looking for a replacement set, go ahead and put everything back into the box in perfect condition, in origonal box, and ship the entire contents back to the return address that is on the shipping box... and Ill take care of getting you a replacement set.

if the gauges look as though they have been damaged due to incorrect installation, any type of alterations or if the wires look as though they have been tugged or spiced into - then this would mean that the damage was not caused during the manufacture, but actualy caused by the end-user/installer.

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celica2nv Sep 19, 8:27pm - #46497 

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thats fine dude thanks for your time and understanding grin ill have them sent out tomorrow so they should be there tuesday. thumbsup
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fastceli2001 Sep 19, 9:12pm - #46498 

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i installed mine myself and i didnt have a problem. its very easy. the shop that you took it to probably dosent know what they are doing thumbsdown

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VSGTS14 Sep 20, 7:56pm - #46499 

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the shop probably messed them up...
AC has good quality and I doubt it was the gauges.

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