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pyrometer broken, or wiring issue?

I just installed a glowshift 3 pod, Pyro, Boost, Tranny guages. On a 96 7.3 PSD. My pyrometer doesnt seem to be working though. Everytime I turn it on its a different color and it goes from 0 to 1500 then back, then to 1500 and stays there. Any suggestions?
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The color light selector is the only **** on there. The first part of the movement of the guage is test movement. Staying on 1500° 'might' be a bad ground, guessing on that.
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You should have a memory with that gets 12v constantly.

Far as staying on 1500* it could be a bad connection, bad probe, bad gauge.

Hopefully you didn't cut the wires to the probe to shorten it. That will mess up the reading
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Hopefully you didn't cut the wires to the probe to shorten it. That will mess up the reading
I did cut the wires but right at the crimps where they connect to the other wires on the gauge. So I basicly cut out 1/4" of wire and put on new crimps. Could a 1/4" make a difference?
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Cutting the wires changed the resistance of the probe
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Cutting the wires changed the resistance of the probe
So if cutting a quarter of an inch changes it that much then, what happens if on the gauge side you add a connector thats a 1/4" longer then the other connector? Does that completely throw off your reading as well? Because the kit didnt include a connector for the gauge side.
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Traced all my lines back to the gauges and the probe. Had a bad connection, one of the new connections I put on slipped down. Put it back together, ran the truck and checked the manifold with a temp gun to make sure the gauge was reading correctly. Everything's working great and the gauge comes on green every time. Lol just a bad connection. Thanks for the help guys.
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