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Simple Scangauge II Mounting Mod

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

  1. Feb 23, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Well, you have to look in your rear view mirror :notsure:
     
  2. Feb 23, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    I look down at my speedometer more than I look into my mirror. To each his own but it comes more naturally to me to look down. I had my GPS up-left too for a while (trying) but it just didn't work for me. It's in the lower left corner now.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    gotta do whatever works for you ryan :thumbsup:
    im gonna epoxy my clips on there in a little while. the 3m tape is holding just fine, i just dont want it to come loose, because eventually it will
     
  4. Mar 1, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    How did you guys wire it down to the port?? How did you take off the panels? I have multiple wires to hide hanging from up high. Including me sg
     
  5. Mar 1, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    I will be doing this tomorrow. Thank you very much
     
  6. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    How did you go about putting the cable in the head liner. Does it pull down easily to get the wire to tuck in there?
     
  7. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    yea you just have to be gentle with it. it does flex, and you will know if you are pulling too hard, it will start to get hard to pull, and thats when you should stop lol
     
  8. Apr 29, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Apr 30, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    Just curious -- what are the AVG and HPR readings on your gauge? Did you program that in?
     
  10. May 13, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    good idea.. i'll have to start thinking about this. I currently have mine velcroed to the top fo the steering column, just under the gauges
     
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    Its quick and easy to do
     
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  14. Jul 16, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    i posted this in another thread, but this one seems to be a better fit.

    my approach might be a bit "simpler" but also requires drilling a hole....then again, i think the hole might be useful for other applications, too.

    I decided the center console was the best spot...some may say not in line of sight, but that's actually better for me...i have a habit of staring at the damn thing.

    drilled the hole and ran the wire...once i find a suitable grommet that will pretty up the hole, but it's hidden from sight anyway. I would recommend at 5/8" hole to clear the cable. I had to file the hole a bit because I used a 1/2".

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  15. Jul 16, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    This is the way I'm doing it. Bad ass install, dude.

     
  16. Jul 16, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    Is this Velcro?

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  17. Jul 17, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    Yes, just Velcro. As I said, simple as hell. But you can't see the attachment/Velcro due to the line of sight/angle/placement.

    Thanks. Very easy. Though I have to admit I was a bit gripped right before I drilled because i wasnt sure it was clear behind the hole. I wouldn't drill much left of where I did, there's AC ducts back there. And keep the hole high so that it's hidden by the gauge.
     
  18. Jul 17, 2011 at 6:17 PM
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    Just fyi, velco doesnt stick very well to porous surfaces so you might want to think of another way to mount that. With summer heat it will come off eventually
     
  19. Jul 17, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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  20. Jul 17, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    All great mods. I was thinking, if you have a backup camera you already have a factory installed blendmount so all you would need is the scan gauge right? The wire could be run through the existing cover. Now I have to decide whether to mount it right on top of the mirror with the velcro they give you or to use the clip idea and clip it to the right above the mirror.
     

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