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Scanguage II installed

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by LonghornTaco, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I ordered the Scanguage II from the latest group by and got it in today. I also ordered the Blendmount from MGT MotorSports. When I went to install it using the BlendMount, I realized it wasn't really going to install the way I wanted since I have the auto-dimming mirror. The auto-dimming mirror has a different mount arm than the normal one, so the BlendMount wouldn't have been straight and flush the way I wanted. I could have made it work, but that's not what I wanted.

    So, I used the plate that came from the BlendMount and installed it somewhere else. And to tell you the truth, I'm happier where it is! Now, the way I ended up using it, I don't think it was worth the $49 for the kit. However, I made it work and I don't have to mess with returning it, restocking, etc...

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  2. TacoNut

    TacoNut IgnoringChrisWatchingEdLi veVicariouslyThroughMJP2

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    looks good man! I like it mounted there. The only problem I'd have is that space is my glove storage! ha
     
  3. 08WhiteTRD

    08WhiteTRD Well-Known Member

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    That's a new idea about the location. I like it but when mine comes in I don't think I'll be putting it there. Good spot but I always have something in there. I can't wait til mine comes in.:D Should be here sometime this week.
     
  4. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I plan on making that place an accessory switch location at some point. I really like what this guy did:
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    However, the way it's mounted, it's hella solid! When I push the buttons, the bugger doesn't move at all.
     
  5. SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com Staff Member

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    Thats too far down for me i like seeing it right in front of me looks good though.
     
  6. Roland

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    Looks good but that location wouldn't safely work for me. I glance at it often while driving so on the mirror keeps my eyes on the road.
     
  7. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I would have preferred it on the mirror (that's why I ordered the BlendMount kit) but it just wouldn't install properly or the way I liked with the auto dimming mirror.
     
  8. tdm156

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    Thats the same place I installed mine a couple months ago when I took delivery! Great job!
     
  9. davatk

    davatk Well-Known Member

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    Where did you route the wiring to the scanguage. Did you have to drill a hole in the rear of that storage area ?
     
  10. LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Yes I did. I meant to take pictures of that too, but I didn't. I had to drill three holes - two for the small nuts/bolts to hold the mounting frame and one 1/2" hole:)eek:) in the side for the CAT5 cable.
     
  11. davatk

    davatk Well-Known Member

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    :eek::eek: I just can't bring myself to drill any wholes in my baby...yet....
    Thanks for the info though, think I may order mine (scanguage) today...:rolleyes:
     
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