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Blendmount Scangauge mount installed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by SpaceMonkey, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. Apr 9, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    SpaceMonkey

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    My OBDII splitter cable and blendmount scangauge mount arrived so I installed both. The blendmount is nice and I can now have both scangauge and PLX gauge up and running simultaneously. Sweet!

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    The old scangauge location was on top of the steering column but I have this now in that location

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  2. Apr 9, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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  3. Apr 9, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    How did you route the cable for the scanguage? I moved mine to the steering column but it blocks my view of the odometer and idiot lights. I am considering the blendmount but unsure of how to route the cable.
     
  4. Apr 9, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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    There's a write up here somewhere. Search for it for With detailed pics. I can't bc I'm on my iPhone. The short of it is u pop off the screw covers off the handle. Unscrew the 2 screws holding the handle. Pop off handle and trim piece. Route cable btwn headliner and roof it's real easy. Then drop the cable down the gap btwn console and wall ( kinda hard to explain without pics) then plug in obd2 port and reinstall everything.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2010 at 12:13 AM
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    is that speaker on your pillar a factory sound sytem upgrade or custom fabbed?
     
  7. Apr 10, 2010 at 2:26 AM
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    Nice placement. How is that spot for "ergonomics"?
     
  8. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:32 AM
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    Custom fab'd tweeter pods. ;)

    It brings the sound imaging up and helps center it.
     
  9. Apr 10, 2010 at 4:33 AM
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    I will have to get used to moving my eyes up to do spot checks of the SG but it's not bad.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    Ignorance strikes again. What's a PLX gauge ?[​IMG] I have a scangauge so I got a clue on that one. Thanks
     
  11. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    PLX is the vendor and they make a really nice set of gauges. The one I bought was the DM-100 OBD which means it has the standard OBD features plus you can add additional sensors to it. For example, I could install boost, AFR, EGT, etc sensors and then you can monitor them all from that one gauge.

    The reason why I also wanted to run my Scangauge was it has the xgauge feature which the DM-100 OBD does not so now I can read HP, MAF, AFR, read miles until empty, etc.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/83677-installed-plx-gauge.html

    http://www.plxdevices.com/multigauges.html
     
  12. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:34 AM
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    If there is a gauge installed in the right steering column pod, will you still be able to reset the trip computer? Curious because I'm thinking about going this route as well.

    -Thanks!
     
  13. Apr 10, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    ^ Yes you can. There is room. I am planning to add a separate boost gauge there.
     
  14. Apr 10, 2010 at 10:41 AM
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    ^ I think you're right in that it's calculated. From what I've read, it's pretty close.
     
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    This site continues to amaze me. Didn't know you could split the OBD Port.
    Nice Job
     
  16. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    Thanks. I'm slightly less ignorant. Everyone on TW seemed 2 B using Scangauge. Everything I've done is off TW posts, so I went with Scangauge. I'll have to study more on the PLX 2 C Y I need 1. Looks great. Thanks for the links. Curious George

     
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    Just a slight bit o' thread jacking, but can you summarize the differences between the PLX and the Scangauge? I was considering the PLX as it does look better, but it's not clear to me what all one can do that the other cannot.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2010 at 8:42 AM
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    Looks great, I thought about the blendmount but I didn't want to look up at the rear view everytime. On the steering column its perfect.
     
  19. Apr 12, 2010 at 1:13 PM
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    X 2 on that. Thanks.

     
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