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Custom gauge pod install

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by BUB_IROC_Z, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Feb 7, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    BUB_IROC_Z

    BUB_IROC_Z [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anthony
    North Eastern Ohio
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    2010 4x4 4.0 Taco
    3 inch OME, Rear diff breather mod, Aeroforce Interceptor Gauge and custom gauge pod, Yellow Wire Mod, Avid Off-road bar, Bud built Skid Plates,
    Hello Everyone,

    This is my first time creating a thread so bear with me.

    I have had an aeroforce interceptor gauge for about 6 months now and have been looking for a better place to put it rather then just have it flopping around on my steering column.

    Im going to try and attach photos here.

    So here is my build on a gauge pod for my 2010 Taco.

    I decided to remove one of the heater vents on the side of the Radio.

    1. So first things first. I had to remove the radio and the heater controls.

    1. Then remove the center of the dash. It was pretty easy just give it a good (but gentle) tug and it will pop off. The drivers side dash is over lapping the center dash so you may have to pry up on it with a pick or flat head screw driver.

    After this the fun begins.

    2. Remove the Drivers side or Passengers side heater vent.

    3. Measure it out (I used a piece of cardboard)

    4. Then trace it out on a piece of Plexiglas or sturdy plastic.

    5. Once you have it all measured out cut your piece out to fit. Measure twice cut once blah blah blah you all know this already.

    6. Next measure out the center of your plastic and slowly take your Drill and Hole cutting bit and cut out the hole for your gauge pod.

    It is important to slowly cut it out or you will crack your plastic.

    7. Next take your file and smooth out the inner edges of the hole.

    8. Next step Paint it to your choice of color.


    9. While you are waiting for the paint to dry you can route your gauge wiring to the back of the area your gauge will be located.

    10. Once the pain is dry insert your new gauge into the hole.


    12. Now glue the Plexiglas and the gauge into the old location of the heater vent.

    13. Once this is all dry place the center dash back into place and reassemble.

    *Ensure you plug in all your wires and turn everything on before you push everything back into position for good. Its never fun not plugging something in and tearing all back apart to fix something. (speaking from experience).

    Im going to try and upload the pictures of this process now. If anyone has hints on uploading please feel free to share.

    Hope it turns out for you all and that this was not to boring for you.

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  2. Feb 7, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    BUB_IROC_Z

    BUB_IROC_Z [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
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    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anthony
    North Eastern Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2010 4x4 4.0 Taco
    3 inch OME, Rear diff breather mod, Aeroforce Interceptor Gauge and custom gauge pod, Yellow Wire Mod, Avid Off-road bar, Bud built Skid Plates,
    More pictures to come.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    BUB_IROC_Z

    BUB_IROC_Z [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Member:
    #29491
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Anthony
    North Eastern Ohio
    Vehicle:
    2010 4x4 4.0 Taco
    3 inch OME, Rear diff breather mod, Aeroforce Interceptor Gauge and custom gauge pod, Yellow Wire Mod, Avid Off-road bar, Bud built Skid Plates,
    Here are the pictures of the final product.

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