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Old May 16th, 2007, 06:56   #1
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I want to mount my scan guage and make it very vissable to me. I have tried a few places but nothing I'm 100% happy with, where are you guys mounting them?
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Old May 16th, 2007, 07:26   #2
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Get some velcro at the hardware store and mount it on the steering column. Works great for me.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 08:25   #3
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Got mine on the steering column with the supplied velcro. Not entirely happy with this location, but there's really no good spot that I can find...

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Old May 16th, 2007, 09:49   #4
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I've got a thin strip right above the radio in my car. If I can get a replacement piece for when I sell it, I'll cut a hole in it and run the wire up that way. The SG is too wide to actually nest in there, but I need to be able to get the wire into it through the back. Too bad, if the opening was about an inch larger it would go inside. If it works, I'll snap a pic. For now, mine is on the steering column, but it's a pain to reach the buttons.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 12:19   #5
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been happy with it here for me
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Old May 16th, 2007, 13:43   #6
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I've got mine on the ashtray door cover (closed). Easy to see, kind of tough to select buttons-gotten used to it. Connected in the back port and stuff the cord into the joint between dash and counsel making it well hidden. Oh, it's in a 2001 Jetta.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 23:36   #7
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hmm well I tried this tonight as I was driving around getting my oldest to get to sleep, not to sure how much I like it but seems to be ok for the moment
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Old May 17th, 2007, 06:49   #8
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The problem with a mount like that is the warning about the heat from sunlight, othewise I would have done the same thing.
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Old May 17th, 2007, 14:34   #9
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found it kinda annoying so put it back to the original spot
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Old May 18th, 2007, 10:11   #10
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Thanks guys I have it sitting ontop of the steering column. Now I just have to play with front to back on the column for better visibility.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 10:26   #11
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Got mine nestled between my pyrometer on the left & boost gauge on the right sitting on top of my steering column . On the B4 Passat the OBD II plug is just above the car key on the column .
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Old May 30th, 2007, 14:40   #12
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This is the most visable spot, but works. Dash space is so limited, ya know? Couldn't put mine right above the radio since I have the cupholder there, so I moved my rear defrost button over to the left and velcroed it to the two empty buttons. I left the right most one off for the scan gauge rear connection.
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Old June 2nd, 2007, 05:16   #13
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just ordered mine so I haven't tried this yet, but how about on that little mini-visor above the rear-view mirror? Cable might not be long enough to thread, though
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just ordered mine so I haven't tried this yet, but how about on that little mini-visor above the rear-view mirror? Cable might not be long enough to thread, though
That's where mine is - I'll post up some pics later today or tomorrow.

I took the screw out and turned the visor around so it flips down toward the windshield instead of down toward the mirror (hope that makes some sense?) then flipped the visor down and velcroed it to the part that screws to the head liner. This way the mini visor shades the SG from the sun. The only downside to this is that it's a little hard to read it since you're not looking at it straight on, but I think that's the case any where you mount it that far to the right of the driver. It's readable, just not quite as sharp/clear as it is straight on. I've had it here for a few days and like it. I got a 10 ft network patch cable and a female/female connector from RadioShack. I'm going to run the patch cable from the scangauge, under the headliner, down the A-pillar and to the OBD2 connector. The Scangauge cable will then be coiled up right there and plugged into the female/female connector and OBD2 port. This way I can still take it out easily for use in another vehicle without having to undo all of the hidden wiring.

It will fit up to the mini visor with the cable that comes with it, however you will have a cable running across the dash near the headlight switch and down to the OBD2 port.

Enough talk, needs pictures.

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Final Install on mini-visor - looks same as trial install except cable is yellow
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Sweet. I'll go pick up the cables and do the prep while waiting for the box to arrive!! That location is the best option for me since the column has only a single-gauge pod mount.

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