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Scan gauge install - where is your gauge?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Dbarffish, Jan 13, 2021 at 7:42 PM.

  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:42 PM
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    Dbarffish

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    Hi. I’m looking for some ideas on where to mount the scan gauge and run the cord without drilling. Please post your pictures and ideas. Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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    MikeyMcFly

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    Mine is on a BlendMount above the rear view mirror. The cord is run across the headliner and down the A-Pillar.
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:54 PM
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    openspace4x4

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    Left of the steering wheel.

    Scangauge.jpg
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:59 PM
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    vicali

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    This was the 2nd Gen but it lives in the same spot on our 3rd Gen too;

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  5. Jan 14, 2021 at 12:48 AM
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    MadKatt

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    Not a techie what benefit are you getting for the scan gage?
     
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    MaxT

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    Mine is in the same place as vicali. Kept from moving with Velcro.

    Benefit: Actual gauges, for me water and transmission temp and battery voltage.

    Hundreds of gauges possible.
     
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    +1 for above the rear view mirror like @MikeyMcFly
    It is out of the way but a quick glance away when you need it. There is exactly enough cable if you run it correctly. I use mine for 4 temps - front diff, trans, oil, coolant.
    If you play with the color settings you can get a blue tone that is almost exactly like the Toyota gauges so it looks more stock.
    Then I put a USb port with a volt meter display in the empty space where manuals have the clutch start cancel button.
     
  9. Jan 14, 2021 at 5:52 AM
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  10. Jan 14, 2021 at 6:33 AM
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    Left side of dash, secured with velcro, cable run under rubber gasket.

    Gauges are: both trans temps, coolant temp and current gear.

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  11. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:21 AM
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    I have a mirror riser, so above the rear view doesn't work. I clipped mine to the headliner just to the left of the mirror. Bent two thin pieces of aluminum bar to make hooks and attached them with double sided tape. Really clean and out of the way. Cord tucks up into the headliner and then runs down the pillar between the plastic trim and glass. I do need to add a small bit of double sided tape to hold it perfectly flush but overall it works really well.

    These are the only pictures I could find, but should give you the idea.

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    I have it on top of the steering cover
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  13. Jan 14, 2021 at 7:26 AM
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    got it on Etsy. 3d printed
     
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    What did you use for the custom color RGB values?
     
  15. Jan 18, 2021 at 10:55 AM
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    MikeyMcFly

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    Our trucks have all that info? Maybe I do need to suck it up and get my firmware flashed by ScanGauge. That front diff temp would be neat. Oil temp, too since I don’t like going into the higher revs if I don’t have to when the truck is cold.

    When I bought my ScanGauge back in 2013 I just wanted it for the AT temp on my old truck.
     
  16. Jan 18, 2021 at 11:56 AM
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    My color settings are (1) red, (2) blue, and (1) green.

    And yes, I do get all those temps. Like you said, if on old firmware you may need an update.

    I've heard of other people getting 'too hot' warnings on the front diff so I wanted to track that.
     
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  17. Jan 18, 2021 at 12:01 PM
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    Awesome, thanks!
    :cheers:
     
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    I just changed my location ,i added a radio mount were i had the scangauge mounted i like it better in this location now that its there.
    Before.
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    After.
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