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Old 04-20-2008, 11:18 AM   #1
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Custom Gauge Install in my '05 Tacoma

I've still got some outboard sensors that I need to install, but here's how I installed the gauge display and controls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iIx11F-cco

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Old 04-20-2008, 12:08 PM   #2
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amazing, the stuff you come up with pb. soon you will figure out a way to make your truck drive itself. push a button on your keyring and your truck comes to you.
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Cool man, that looks very nice, how much is the lil gadget worth??
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sweet setup,pb!!!
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Cool man, that looks very nice, how much is the lil gadget worth??
$400. Which is not bad considering all it can do. www.plxdevices.com.
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Nice setup man!
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$400. Which is not bad considering all it can do. www.plxdevices.com.
Not that expensive, Does it work like a fancy scangauge??
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That is exactly what I've been looking for! I have a '69 Camaro that I want to keep original looking, but really wanted some more gauges. This thing is perfect!
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Not that expensive, Does it work like a fancy scangauge??
It does everything the ScanGauge does, plus a lot more.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:46 AM   #11
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That is exactly what I've been looking for! I have a '69 Camaro that I want to keep original looking, but really wanted some more gauges. This thing is perfect!
Yeah, this would be great for you. But of course you wouldn't need the OBD2 version on a car that's older than 1996. You'd just need the regular DM-200, which is cheaper anyway. Then you would just add all the individual sensor modules.
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Took apart the remote and put it in to your mirror???? Good lord! You have some skills man.
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Thanks guys. I'm lovin this gauge. I should update my youtube video. I changed the settings and colors to match my dash lights. You can also upload custom gauges and wallpapers. I could put a Toyota logo or picture of my truck in the background.

I also like the adjustable warning points. For example, I have it set so that a flashing warning screen will pop up whenever my engine coolant goes over 205 degrees. You can do this with any sensor, and any number of sensors. Low oil pressure, high or low voltage, hot trans fluid, afr too rich or lean, etc. Or you can make it so that the warning screen wont pop up until multiple limits are exceeded. Like, it can ignore high coolant temp, but once thats combined with high trans temp then a warning screen will pop up for both of them.





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Im wondering, how did you did the mirror window? just scratched the "mirror paint" ?
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Im wondering, how did you did the mirror window? just scratched the "mirror paint" ?
Yeah, pretty much. Mark the outline on the back of the mirror, and then tape it off. You have to be careful not to scratch the glass. I've been an avid Dremmel Tool user for about a decade now. So I used a Dremmel Tool with a brass wire wheel to remove the bulk of the "silver stuff" on the back of the mirror. Then I cleaned up the edges with two razor blades. I use one razor blade as a straight edge, and then follow it with the other razor blade, scraping the "silver stuff" off of the mirror. Then I polish out any little scratches with a Dremmel Tool that has heavy cut polish on a cloth wheel. The end result is a nice clear window for the screen to shine through.
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Great Install!! I just installed a Scangauge II, now I have to figure out a way to explain to the wife why I need this gauge.
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Great Install!! I just installed a Scangauge II, now I have to figure out a way to explain to the wife why I need this gauge.
My wife doesn't bother to even ask anymore.
She knows' I'll just BS her.
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Impressive work!
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Thumbs up Nice install

That is sick looking. Maybe PLX could take your idea and make a mirror with that device already installed. So that way you have the best of both worlds a dimming mirror that has all of the vehicle parameters.
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