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Hour Meter Replacement: 8000 Onan Generator

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Hour meter quit working on our Cummins Onan 8000 generator.  Purchased new meter.  

Not sure how to change reference getting to old meter and installing new one .  

Any help or advice would be appreciated.  

Thank you in advance .

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I have never changed one but it can't be to hard. Sounds like famous last words doesn't it.:o Do you have the new meter? Is this the one in the coach? I bet it has 2 wires just change one at a time. It is probably held in place by a clip that needs to be squeezed in so it will pull out of the mounting bracket.

Bill

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If it is like mine it is a DC hour meter, so just match up the + and - wires for the right polarity they have simple push on spade connectors.  I changed mine from a mechanical hour meter to an LCD meter because the tick tick tick was bothering me.

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Same here.  My coach did not come with one inside.  Had an LED installed and it was a + and - connection. On mine, the Tech set it to the hours on the Generator (I'm second owner), that was easy also, he used a paper clip to push in to each number, even the tenth!  Changed out all inside lights with LED at same time.  The meter's been going now since November 2013.

Carl

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Thanks for the replies.  The meter is located on the generator ( outside under the nose ) of the motorhome.  Need to find or figure out how remove cowling holding meter.  Yes , look's like a plug and play situation with two terminals on the meter that you attach + and - wires and a black plastic bracket that you squeeze to hold meter in place .

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