adding gauges in new dash

Discussion in 'Kenworth Forum' started by companyman, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. companyman

    companyman Heavy Load Member

    Nov 17, 2011
    buying an 06 t600 with the new style dash. I have heard all these new dashes are microprocessor controlled and you can take the gauges out, move them all around and plug them back in different holes and they still work. is that true?

    This truck doesn't have a boost gauge or a pyrometer. I would imaging the ecm records those things. could adding the gauges be as simple as just buying the gauges and plugging them into an empty spot?I'm thinking not but thought it was worth asking
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  3. redbigtruck

    redbigtruck Bobtail Member

    Feb 4, 2012
    For the boost guage you will need the guage and a jumper wire,the parts guy should know. The pyri you will nee the sending unit,as one is not installed already. You will find its plug near where the sending unit installs,and the pyro guage. If yo don't have enough holes in the dash you will need to buy another panel,mine cost @ $160.00 but that was in '07 so I bet the price is higher. Good luck.
  4. KW Parts Guy

    KW Parts Guy Light Load Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    Typically as above, gauge and jumper.
  5. KaptainKenworth

    KaptainKenworth Bobtail Member

    Jan 19, 2012
    Alberta Canada
    The guages are multiplexed and need to be programmed to work.. you can move them around but if you remove or add guages the dash computer will need to be programmed for them to work or not log faults if removed..
    VisionLogistics Thanks this.
  6. belltransit

    belltransit Light Load Member

    Jun 28, 2010
    oak grove, mo
    thats cool that u can move gauges without trouble...i dont like where the pryo is on mine...
  7. JustAnotherJarhead

    JustAnotherJarhead Bobtail Member

    Mar 8, 2012
    North West Indiana
    So is this something the dealer should handle then?
  8. OUTLAW-7

    OUTLAW-7 Bobtail Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    Yeah, the gauges work on a daisy chain. The cecu sends out signals to the different gauges by addresses. That's why you can move them around. You can buy another dash panel but it is cheaper to cut your own hole if you can. Keep in mind to stay within the distance of the jumpers. Most dealers can help you out.
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