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by topfuel
16 Dec 2019, 19:53
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Oil Pressure Light does not work.
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Oil Pressure Light does not work.

OK so I have the brake and oil psi lights working properly. Now I'm moving on to alternator. Should the alternator light illuminate when the key is on?? And then turn off once the engine is running??? Mine never lights. I tried to figure out how it was wired but the wiring diagram that I got from wc...
by topfuel
12 Dec 2019, 19:28
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Oil Pressure Light does not work.
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Oil Pressure Light does not work.

Ok Oil Psi light is fixed!! Thanks for all your help. While I was at it, I wanted to verify the brake light bulb. I assumed that it was like the oil psi light, jumper the switch out and it would light the bulb. That does not appear to be the case. I have 12v on 1 side of the plug but the other side ...
by topfuel
12 Dec 2019, 07:47
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Oil Pressure Light does not work.
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Oil Pressure Light does not work.

http://www.electrimotion.com/images/IMG_20191211_195823784.jpg Here is a picture of the culprit. Broken trace on the back of the cluster. Also as a bonus. I wanted to install LED cluster bulbs in the top of each cluster pod. However they did not work. It turns out that the sockets are wired with th...
by topfuel
11 Dec 2019, 19:27
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Oil Pressure Light does not work.
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Oil Pressure Light does not work.

is there a way to post images here. For the next lucky person who has this issue?
by topfuel
11 Dec 2019, 19:26
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Oil Pressure Light does not work.
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Oil Pressure Light does not work.

Found it!!

burnt/torn trace on the cluster flexible pcb. right at the connector.

I think I can fix it with some soldering skills.
by topfuel
11 Dec 2019, 18:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Oil Pressure Light does not work.
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Oil Pressure Light does not work.

Wow!!! I got the cluster out. FYI if your going to take your cluster out. Do not follow the shop manual. It tells you to unhook the spedo cable from under the dash. No way!!!!. I took the dash pad and driver side vent tube off so I could reach in from the top. There is a trick to getting the spedo c...
by topfuel
11 Dec 2019, 17:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Oil Pressure Light does not work.
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Oil Pressure Light does not work.

Yes I have a #16 wire from the back of the head to a stud on the firewall.

If you have a shop manual for a 72 I would be interested in looking at the section on the instrument cluster or dash removal.

My email is topfuel388@gmail.com

Thanks in advance.

Chris
by topfuel
11 Dec 2019, 12:49
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Oil Pressure Light does not work.
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Oil Pressure Light does not work.

I measured the oil psi (Not the Temp sensor) wire. No voltage. Also there is no connector on the firewall. Only a wire bundle that goes through the firewall. Which leads me back to the instrument cluster. I did see on the wiring diagram that both the brake and the oil dash lights share the same powe...
by topfuel
11 Dec 2019, 10:55
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Oil Pressure Light does not work.
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Re: Oil Pressure Light does not work.

That is not the issue. I have an aftermarket transducer installed in the motor. I have a jumper wire in the factory oil psi unit wire to ground. It should illuminate the oil psi bulb.

Also I have jumpered out the brake psi switch and the Brake dash light does not illuminate either.
by topfuel
11 Dec 2019, 06:48
Forum: Classic Cougar Community Discussion
Topic: Oil Pressure Light does not work.
Replies: 17
Views: 426

Oil Pressure Light does not work.

I have a 72 Cougar. Just dropped in a new motor. My oil psi light never worked so i installed an aftermarket oil psi gauge for peace of mind. So motor is all good and oil psi is good so I thought I would try to get the oil psi light working. I was able to reach behind the dash and pull the Oil psi a...