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Ok my 08 ss cluster came in today, along with the pillar. I want to use the stock gauge for the vacuum. (Wire colors are from top to bottom in first picture) Black with a white stripe, pink, tannish color, and green. What is each wire for and how can I wire up this gauge to work on an ls model. I decided not to get the voltmeter if I can get this gauge to work. I would really like to use it for the vacuum. Also how do I get the stock pillar in the car out without messing up the airbag? Any help will really be appreciated.




 

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well you send me the stock ss speedo cluster and then your vacuum gauge will work...
 

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Yea but you can use a vacuum gauge on a non turbo or sc car

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Edit I got it, I need a mechanical vacuum gauge. But is anyone on here able to help me with how to get the pillar out?
 

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Awesome thanks man. Now I need me a new gauge. Also my computer just got some viruses and it's like completely unusable. I think ima have to put my gauge on hold
Download maleware bites, and run it. There is a huge internet security look alike virus going around. It locks up your desktop and background, it is being passed thru Facebook and myspace.
 

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I would but the Internet don't work, cannot open anything at all. It sucks. The computer was doing fine today and after I uploaded this post I did some searching on the Internet about info on this topic and it all of a sudden said unsafe website. It's been bad ever since
 

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Sounds like Spyware or maybe a virus.
If you local i'd take a look at it for you.
I'm in middlesex in Virginia. You might not be near here.
Why do you want the gauge to work though? It won't really tell you anything useful.
I just wanted it to work so that it could match the new instrument cluster I have
 

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You could do voltage or something like that...i guess...i had that exact same thing on this laptop, idk how it went away...but it just did, my computer must have just caught up with it...hmmm
 

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Why do you want the gauge to work though? It won't really tell you anything useful.
These gauges are very useful on non boosted cars. Not for the boost side, but for the vac side. The higher your vac at speed the better your mpg. In fact it used to be that during the oil shortages in the 80's some cars and trucks came with "economy gauges". These were nothing more than vac gauges with a different overlay.

These days the instant mpg monitor built into the car is better than a vac gauge, but given the placement on the pillar the vac gauge maybe more visible.
 

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Mechanical gauges are much better, since they have no lag at all and show you every little discrepancy.
 

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You might get shit for it, yes.
 
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