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Just installed my Ultragauge

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dgr540, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Oct 7, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    dgr540

    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    Here is a couple pictures of it. I still need to actually fine tune it a little more

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  2. Oct 7, 2011 at 6:42 AM
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    That looks sweet! How difficult was it to wire it in? I'd like to do the same but I don't trust myself to hide the wires well.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    Pretty easy, I will take another pic later when I get off work or tomorrow. I just disassembled the window suction unit and put it in one of the empty button spots that way I can swivel it still. I just had to dremel a small area in the button area to squeeze the connector through. Took may 15min at max.
     
  4. Oct 7, 2011 at 6:59 AM
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    I installed mine in my 08 in about 3 minutes. plug in the obdII, I ran mine up to the corner of the windshield, pushing the wire into the door trim. then at the bottom I zip tied the excess wire up behind the dash. extremely easy! :)
     
  5. Oct 7, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    I just meant install it without a rats nest of wires hanging out and looking crappy.
     
  6. Oct 7, 2011 at 7:08 AM
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    there is only 1 wire haha
     
  7. Oct 7, 2011 at 7:10 AM
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    haha yea it is cake.
     
  8. Oct 7, 2011 at 7:11 AM
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    ^^ What you meantioned earlier about putting the wire in the door trim sounds doable. The OP looks like he ran the wire from the port up through his dash, or the empty switch slot, to his ultraguage. I was just wondering how easy it was to do. I don't tinker a whole lot under the dash/trim/etc areas.
     
  9. Oct 7, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    Please tell me that you can turn that display off. It would get old after a while when not using it.
     
  10. Oct 7, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    from where he mounted his ultragauge, the obdII connection that we use, is just under the dash. from there you'd only need to find a spot to get through the dash, and the connection would be right there. if you have a look under the dash you'll see the obdII connection, and it will all look much easier.
     
  11. Oct 7, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    Hmm that's a random question. I rarely use it though for the same reason. I'm 6' 5" btw.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    Ah, now I see why you were asking.
     
  13. Oct 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    i have mine above my rear view mirror, have fun seeing how good of gas mileage you AREN'T getting lol
     
  14. Oct 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    it's mounted below that, i have the mount snaked in the shape of a S and it goes up and over the mirror
     
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    clean install but its to low for my taste dont like looking down while driving
     
  16. Oct 14, 2011 at 4:59 AM
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    finally added the extra pic..
     
  17. Oct 14, 2011 at 5:10 AM
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    thats cool!

    i hate to ask a dumb question but besides info on gas millage what other information does it provide?

    being plugged into the OBDII i would imagine it would have access to a lot of different functions. either way this is a cool mod and i'm thinking about picking one up.
     
  18. Oct 14, 2011 at 6:46 AM
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    ^^^Some of these are pretty cool bonuses that I didn't know about before ordering like battery voltage. I wonder if the intake air temperature is similar to outside temp since it comes from a cool intake straight from the inner wheel fender.
     
  19. Oct 14, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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    I just got mine yesterday and I'm really surprised that it's this small. It's literally the size of a business card. I actually like this. But the cable not disconnecting from either end is just plain stupid. They couldn't spend an extra 50 cents to install a connector to make it easier to route? I'm thinking of cutting it and adding my own.
     
  20. Oct 14, 2011 at 7:07 AM
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    dgr540 [OP] I've got the FUNK

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    I had plenty of cable, but where I mounted it I was like right there.
     
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