I spoke with dakota digital tech support and here is what they gave me. I did this but my FI indicator does not light up when key is turned on. my gauge powers up and my odometer and tach seem to be working fine but the speed/MPH does not work.Can you post a wiring diagram for the gauges?
This is the best I can do for now. So long as the wiring color codes remained the same for all 1600 Meanstreaks, this should help. I can probably post the pin-outs for the plugs in the head light bucket later, also. Sorry for the low quality screen shots, was just trying to get something up for others to help you out. I would take more time to help run down the individual wires you need, but cant do it today, maybe someone else can. Got to do the family Easter thing. I will check back later when I have time. Good luck!
which brown wire are you talking about.,The instruments should power up if you connect the red to your existing grey as that is a legitimate switched power source. I would investigate why this does not work. Who knows, maybe you are getting some kind of weird back circuit by not connecting at the grey. Maybe you have a problem with the wiring on the bike??
On second thought, tapping into the "brown" may be the best idea. The grey wire may have Kawasaki's anti-theft deely in it.
is this my only option...right now I have the bulk of the wires running into the headlight housing like how the stock gauge wires ran....I have one wire that runs to the ignition coil (this is for the tach), so as much as possible I would like to keep most of the wiring in the headlight housing...looks for a cleaner install...If you look at the posted diagram, you will see a brown coming off of the ignition switch. That is the one. Do not use the grey.
ok from the kawasaki manual above it looks like there are three wires for theI would leave it for now and see if you can get the rest to work. Now, with the information that you have given, I do not see a power source to your speed sensor on the light green/ black. This is normally supplied from the stock unit. Is there one?
ok I already have the black wire from the dakota digital going to the ground black/yellow in the headlight bucket, this black wire is the ground for the gauge. do I still need to ground this black wire from the dakota? if so where do I ground it to, like I said I already have the black wire from dakota grounded to the black/yellow?Yes. Dakota red goes to Kawasaki harness light green/black.
Dakota green goes to Kawasaki harness light green/red.
Dakota black goes to Kawasaki harness black/yellow.