Firstly, we should say that we’ve tried to avoid any troubleshooting for you by:-
However, if you do get into trouble, then help is only an e-mail away at [email protected]
The newer electronic gauges are mostly stepper motor driven. If during transit the gauge is knocked, the pointer can move position. Once you have installed the gauge correctly, power it up, during its startup routine the pointer will either do a full sweep of the gauge or advance about 10 degrees and then return to its correct position. If the pointer had moved significantly during transit, it may take a couple of power on/off cycles to rectify, ensure you wait a few seconds between each on/off cycle to allow the processor chip to shutdown correctly.
The answer here is “it just depends”. Around the world there are 3 or 4 different electrical standards for gauges and senders. The standards are normally expressed in terms of their ohmic values at the low and high end of the scale shown on the gauge. So a typical European standard would be 10 ohms at empty and 180 ohms at full for a fuel gauge/sender combination. In North America you may find gauges that are 240 ohms at empty and 33 ohms at full.
CAI follow the European Standard, so if you have compatible senders, then that’s fine. If you don’t then you will need to buy matching senders from us, and although we’ve used a fuel gauge as an example, the same is true for all electrical temperture and pressure gauges.
There are several ways of picking up a speed signal, but some are definitely better than others, our recommendation, in order of preference would be:-
Detailed fitting instructions are available for the sensor kit
The most important rule is DISCONNECT THE BATTERY, before attempting any electrical connections.
All our manufactured products carry a full 12 month warranty. We do not offer a repair service on older products as it is generally more cost effective to reproduce a new replacement gauge.
Don’t worry, our technical team are on hand to answer any of your questions. E-mail: [email protected]