Adding gauges to a 2016 t880

Discussion in 'Kenworth Forum' started by circle h, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. circle h

    circle h Light Load Member

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    I am kind of at a loss here. I was at a wrecker and grabbed a 6 gauge panel to replace the two gauge panel I have. I took a couple of gauges I didn't want out and put the original two in. These are all daisy chained together with a 4 wire jumper so this must be can bus or iso bus or something. The gauges I wanted to add are three temp gauges, axles and trans. I also want rear suspension pressure but that's easy as its a mechanical gauge. So here is my question. I know I need sensors, but where do I hook them to? Every truck I have had in the past the harness was already there. How do you tell what controller to recognize them? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
     
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  3. alek2001

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  4. circle h

    circle h Light Load Member

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    Yes, I spoke to a guy that told me all I needed to do was add the senders and they should automatically work. Then I went on vacation for the winter. I will let you know as soon as I plug them all in.
     
  5. max954rr

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    Hey maybe this well help if you go aftermarket with the gauges they should come with the sensor and plugs everything you need all you have to do is run the cables power acc ground and to a light source so you can control light intensity and it should be plug and play from there.
    I did my with glowshift gauges tow max and it was pretty much like said. I have a 2016 kw t680 and I couldn't find any wire for the factory one . Good luck
     
    circle h Thanks this.
  6. circle h

    circle h Light Load Member

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    You may need to have them enabled in the CECU once you get them installed as well, most trucks if it didn't ship from the factory with it it is turned off in the computer, but it is just a simple setting change to enable them.
     
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