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Simple Scangauge II Mounting Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Detective_Dan, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:44 PM
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    Detective_Dan

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    so im a cheapskate and didnt feel like spending money on the blendmount, so i was looking around on here for different ways to mount the gauge and i got a similar idea from another member, and this is what i came up with..........

    go to the dollar store and buy two tape measurers...
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    then, take the clips off the back and use 3m double stick tape to hold the clips to the scangauge.......
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    then just hide the cable in the headliner and here is the final result!!!!
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    it seems to hold nice and tight, i dont know how it will hold up though. that tape is tough shit so i would assume it will hold on for a good while.

    enjoy!!!! :D:D:D:D




    EDIT: Its been almost 2 years and the ORIGINAL double sided tape is holding as strong as day 1. this is through a 115 degree summer and a -7 degree winter!
     
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  2. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    im doing this tomorrow!!! awesome idea :D
     
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  3. Jan 19, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    thanks
     
  4. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:53 AM
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  5. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:07 AM
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    Looks familiar !!!!
    I like the Dollar store idea, only cost you 2 dollars !
     
  6. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    yes it does!!
     
  7. Jan 20, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    Very nice! If I didn't already have a blendmount I'd probably choose to mount my Scangauge this way.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    i didnt wanna pay the extra money for the blendmount so i got smart lol
     
  9. Jan 20, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    genius my friend GENIUS! nicely done.
     
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    Your are the smartest person in the world! (for today at least)

    How hard was it to hide the wire up to the headliner?
     
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    i just did it, but i found a money clip i had in my truck that came with my wallet so i used that instead...works good lol
     
  12. Jan 20, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    bump for a good idea...will be doing this tonight.
     
  13. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    thankyou, i thought so myself!!!!
    well at least i get to be the smarty for one day at least :D
    it was kind of a pain in the ass but i figured it out quick
    hey man, whatever works
     
  14. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Nice! Time to go to dollar tree...
     
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    lol or home depot clearance section
     
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    thats a good idea...but in the summer it will probably fall off, i mounted like a 3 charger thing, idk what to call it haha, but i used double sided tape to mount it and it fell off after a few weeks from the heat. it still sticks but it falls off randomly
     
  17. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    yea, thats what im assuming will eventually happen, but its really easy to replace if need be
     
  18. Jan 20, 2011 at 4:24 PM
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    yeah that is very true and cheap
     
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    yupp :D
     
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    I used epoxy for my clips.
     
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