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Hourmeter - where to wire it in?

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Hourmeter - where to wire it in?

PostMon Dec 17, 2012 1:58 pm

The Town Cow's odometer and tripmeter both shot craps and are perpetually stuck on 121,100 & 0000, respectively. Instead of replacing them, I'm thinking of installing a $30 hourmeter under the hood. The question I have is, where's the most logical place to tap the hot lead into the electrical system to get 12V only while the key is on?
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Re: Hourmeter - where to wire it in?

PostWed Dec 19, 2012 3:05 pm

Here, i made you this diagram. I call it the SuperEezy Diagram 6000!

Pretty sure you know how to connect it and just want to know where to connect the positive lead, a relay is probably unnecessary since the hourmeter won't draw much current, but i made this anyway. :mrgreen:

You might be able to squeeze the relay wire into the cabin via an existing grommet, otherwise you need to connect it to something in the engine bay that only gets power when the ignition is on. Get out a voltmeter and check the fuse box for a suitable point.
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Re: Hourmeter - where to wire it in?

PostTue Jan 22, 2013 10:20 am

Please install wiring nuts where ever possible. Clearly the best way to ensure proper electrical connection and weatherproofness.

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