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Scan Gage Q's...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tombiosis, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. Mar 12, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    tombiosis

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    How hard is it to install a scan gage...and what are the worth new?
     
  2. Mar 12, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    AsianAnts

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  3. Mar 12, 2011 at 1:32 PM
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  4. Mar 12, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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  5. Mar 12, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    JanBoothius

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    Super easy to install.

    I paid far less than the MSRP of $170.

    I bought through Amazon, they may still be cheaper there.

    Be aware that some people have had problems with the Scan Guage II dying after about a year... but that is just an internet rumor, mine has been great for the 3/4 of a year I've owned it!
     
  6. Mar 12, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    very easy install. I paid 160$ plus shipping a year ago.

    there are a few threads in here with suggestions on where to install it.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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    Ive seen people run it all the way up near the rearview mirror. I like it just above the dash on the left corner.

    I know you asked about the scanguage, but the ultragauge is much cheaper.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    And slower refresh.

    Though it can show more gauges at once.
     
  9. Mar 12, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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  10. Mar 12, 2011 at 11:52 PM
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    Ya the Canadian govt has a country-wide firewall that filters out any search buttons. :D
     
  11. Mar 13, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    Sounds pretty accurate from what I've learned in the Ask a Canadian thread. lol
     
  13. Mar 13, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    It took me about three minutes to install it. The first two minutes were deciding where to mount it.
     
  14. May 6, 2012 at 7:24 AM
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    where do you gus suggest mounting it? any cool ideas?
     
  15. May 6, 2012 at 8:48 AM
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    I used velcro and installed it into the little cubby hole by the driver's right knee. (If you have a 4wd, that is where your emergency brake handle is, so no bueno).

    There's a blendmount you can buy for attaching it to the rear view window. Someone here posted about doing something 95% as good with a bicycle reflector mount.

    Another person used belt clips from cheap tape measures to clip the SG to the headliner.

    Another person mounted it to the overhead console. (I was originally going to do that, but my 'temporary' mounting location in the cubby hole was so good I never bothered.)
     
  16. May 6, 2012 at 9:31 AM
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    And dont forget the icehole fishing

    as far as mounting, I think the easiest and most popular place is right on top of the steering wheel, below the speedo.
    Thats where mine is going.
     
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