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Old 02-10-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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Hi guys...have a question and not sure if it can be answered. I have a 2011 Ram 1500 ST Hemi. I have installed a viper 5902 alarm/remote start on it. I have also installed a few autometer gauges on the front pillar but Im having trouble with one of them. This gauge is a 2" Autometer COBALT voltmeter(blue digital). When I activate the remote start feature of the alarm...the gauge reads 14.8v -14.9v which is great!!! When I jump in, put the key in the ignition and hit the brake to deactivate remote start and be able to put it in gear..........voltage drops to 12.9 or 13.0 volts. Any ideas why or how I can fix this.....I had all this installed by a master installer and this had him scratching his head....well he installs car audio and alarms but couldnt figure out the voltmeter being affected by remote start. Please help, thanks!

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Hi guys...have a question and not sure if it can be answered. I have a 2011 Ram 1500 ST Hemi. I have installed a viper 5902 alarm/remote start on it. I have also installed a few autometer gauges on the front pillar but Im having trouble with one of them. This gauge is a 2" Autometer COBALT voltmeter(blue digital). When I activate the remote start feature of the alarm...the gauge reads 14.8v -14.9v which is great!!! When I jump in, put the key in the ignition and hit the brake to deactivate remote start and be able to put it in gear..........voltage drops to 12.9 or 13.0 volts. Any ideas why or how I can fix this.....I had all this installed by a master installer and this had him scratching his head....well he installs car audio and alarms but couldnt figure out the voltmeter being affected by remote start. Please help, thanks!
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Is the Voltmeter connected to the Altenator or Battery?
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It is connected under the dash to a 12v source so the gauge will turn on when the ignition is on. I thought of connecting it straight to the battery but then the gauge would never turn off.
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Here is a different way to install it.:

List of parts needed:
1. Automotive Relay (Qty.1)
2. Ring Lug for Battery (Qty.1)
3. Female Spade Lug for Relay (Qty.4)

Install:
1. Run wire from battery to under the dash.
2. connect wire to output pin on relay.
3. Connect 12V wire from Gauge to input pin on Relay.
4. Connect 12V Source wire to coil pin on Relay
5. Connect ground wire from source and Gauge to other coil pin on relay.

Wiring the Gauge this way will allow you to monitor the voltage of the Battery. The 12V source wire will fire the relay when the ignition is on and power up the Gauge.

If you need more help let me know.
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