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Custom Gauge Install in my '05 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Tacoma Videos' started by pb2themax, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Apr 20, 2008 at 11:18 AM
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    pb2themax

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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. :)
     
  3. Apr 20, 2008 at 1:10 PM
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    eordonez

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    Cool man, that looks very nice, how much is the lil gadget worth??
     
  4. Apr 20, 2008 at 1:31 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    sweet setup,pb!!!
     
  5. Apr 20, 2008 at 5:33 PM
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    $400. Which is not bad considering all it can do. www.plxdevices.com.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    Roland

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    Nice. Very nice.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2008 at 7:21 AM
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    Nice setup man!
     
  8. Apr 21, 2008 at 7:28 AM
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    Not that expensive, Does it work like a fancy scangauge??
     
  9. Apr 21, 2008 at 8:39 AM
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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!
     
  10. Apr 21, 2008 at 9:42 AM
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    It does everything the ScanGauge does, plus a lot more.
     
  11. Apr 21, 2008 at 9:46 AM
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    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.
     
  12. Apr 24, 2008 at 2:37 PM
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    We finally hear the voice of the infamous Pb!! :D Nice install man!
     
  13. Apr 24, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    Took apart the remote and put it in to your mirror???? Good lord! You have some skills man.
     
  14. Apr 24, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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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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  15. Apr 24, 2008 at 7:46 PM
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    Im wondering, how did you did the mirror window? just scratched the "mirror paint" ?
     
  16. Apr 24, 2008 at 9:46 PM
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    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. ;)
     
  17. Apr 24, 2008 at 10:36 PM
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    Great Install!! :D I just installed a Scangauge II, now I have to figure out a way to explain to the wife why I need this gauge. :rolleyes:
     
  18. Apr 24, 2008 at 11:02 PM
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    My wife doesn't bother to even ask anymore.
    She knows' I'll just BS her.
    LOL
     
  19. Apr 28, 2008 at 8:18 AM
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    PB,
    Impressive work!
     
  20. May 17, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    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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