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Old 10-09-2005, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil pressure gauge install question

I am installing an Autometer oil pressure gauge in my 85 toyota pickup. It has a 22r. My question is, is it ok to totally remove the factory dummy light sender from the block and replace it with the autometer gauge sending unit? If i totally remove the factory one will the light just stay off at all times or will i need to do something to keep the oil light off?

Seeing as how I will have a pressure gauge I dont know why it would matter if the dummy light isnt connected.

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Yes just replace the factory sending unit. Your dummy light will never turn on thats all.
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Thanks.

Also does anyone know which wire I need to tap for the dash lights?

And does it matter if I tap into the white or black wire on the back of the dimmer switch?
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Thanks.

Also does anyone know which wire I need to tap for the dash lights?

And does it matter if I tap into the white or black wire on the back of the dimmer switch?
id stay away from tapping into the dimmer switch, apparently our toyotas electrical system is too poontang to handle guage light connected to the dimmer switch, the guage light will go on if you dim the dash lights off, unless ive done something wrong, i have some experience with this subject
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you dont have to. on the inside of the motor mount ,(passenger side) there is an oil port. just hook there and run both.
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yep, there's 2 oil plugs on the block on the passenger side, usually one is the idiot light switch.

early(79-83) trucks used both with the SR5 gauges, both an idiot light and a pressure gauge, after that the SR5 only used a pressure gauge(stupid imho)
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You could also run a tee in the stock hole and still have both sender units, thats how I did mine years ago.
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you dont have to. on the inside of the motor mount ,(passenger side) there is an oil port. just hook there and run both.
I did this same thing on my '89 22RE. The non-SR5 idiot light sender fits perfectly between the motor mount and The Autometer sender fits great
below the oil filter.
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