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Old 10-07-2019, 07:20 PM
KillyMcGee KillyMcGee is offline
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Anyone replace Ammeter with a volt meter like this?

Wonder if I could disassemble this:
and replace the Ammeter in my 85.

Or maybe this:

Or perhaps someone here has already done it and no need for me to reinvent the wheel
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:47 PM
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I did it, don't remember exactly what I used. It's been a really long time. It was likely a cheap Sunpro like that one, the face certainly looks similar. Here are pics of mine:

I just shucked the gauge and swapped it in place of the ammeter in the gauge cluster. Just make sure the studs from the new voltmeter do not make contact with the traces on the original board.

I actually did the oil pressure gauge at the same time, replacing it with a mechanical gauge.

Your '85 cluster is going to be a little different from my '83, but it should still work, I would think.
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:22 PM
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Yes, I used the Sunpro on my J20. Works good. As I recall, I pried open the case and threw away the housing. The holes are in the wrong place, so you have to modify the circuit board some. As Cecil mentions, you have to take care that the circuit board traces stay clear of the voltmeter connections.

This has been covered before, both here an at FSJNetwork.
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:36 AM
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Here's the write up I followed:
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