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I have a new speed trip,time, and battery gauge and want to…

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I have a new speed trip,time, and battery gauge and want to know how to hook up the colors because I have two black wires and want to know if both are for the neg.

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Just want to know about the two black wires and also the white wire

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Not that I know. Just replacing the gauge

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Boat
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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 11 months ago
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Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 11 months ago

Is there an existing gauge that you are replacing?

Who makes this new gauge and is there a model for it?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
yamaha same as was in boat
Marine Mechanic: Charles, Marine Mechanic replied 11 months ago

I do not have a wiring diagram for this gauge. I am going to have to opt out of the question. One of the guys with a diagram will pick the question up.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
online conversation will be fine
Marine Mechanic: Ted G., Rigger, Diagnostician replied 11 months ago
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Hi, this is Ted. I may be able to help you with this, could you tell me the part number of the gauge you purchased and the year and engine size of your motor please?

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