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Thanks to everyone that's already helped with my conversion to gauges problems.

I've found my clock wire, tested it, and it shorts to ground somewhere. Checked my clock, ign, and accessories on the fuseblock, and they all short to ground also. Not unexpected, since they are all tied together. I pulled the tie-ins to those circuits off one at a time, still shorts to ground. I pulled the gauge harness connector off from the back of the gauge cluster, still shorts to ground. Pulled the connector to the lighter, still shorts to ground.

Anyone have a good process I can go through to figure this out??
 

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When you say it is shorted to ground, are you taking measurements with an ohmmeter? If that's what you are doing it will always look like a short to ground until you pull everything off the harness. That method makes for a lot of work and is frustrating.

What is the real problem? Is one of the fuses popping? If not, switch back to measuring for 12 volts. Measure each fuse clip in the fuse block. Don't put the meter probe on the fuse but dig in and scratch the clip itself. Dirty fuse clips are a big problem. Some won't have power on them unless the key is on.
Post back with some findings. I'm in and out this weekend. Someone will help.
 

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Thanks, John. You've posted to my real problems with my gauge cluster conversions here.

All I did was measure with an ohmmeter between the wire supplying power to my clock and ground. Had no resistance. Battery is disconnected due to other work I'm still in the middle of.

If I shouldn't worry about this now, I'll forget about it until I'm done with my other work.
 
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