- Jun 16, 2014
- Bend, Oregon
- 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI 6M (sold to VW), 2015 Golf S Sportwagen TDI 6M
https://flic.kr/p/2ouWXQL Swapped ScanGauge II for a ScanGauge III. I ran the cable from ODBII above knees, along the underside of the dash/kick panel to the center console. I easily fished the cable into the side of the center console through a small gap between panels. I removed the crap catcher under heater/AC controls and then removed the rubber liner out of the crap catcher. I drilled a hole in the plastic back of the crap catcher and ran the cable through the hole. After replacing the rubber liner and reinstalling the crap catcher, I set the display in doorway of said crap catcher just forward of stick shift. Easy and fairly clean install. I usually set my phone there while it's plugged into the ApplePlay so I had to move the phone back either on the seat (if empty) or in the cupholders. Not ideal. Obviously the first gripe I have with the new ScanGauge III is it isn't as short as the ScanGauge II so it will not stick nicely out of the way above the speedometer and tach. My second gripe is the cable will only attach to the rear of the ScanGauge III display, unlike the ScanGauge II that had a side option. My third gripe is there doesn't appear to be a diesel particulate filter (DPF) temperature, only a "Regen Status" box. Although maybe I just haven't found it yet. I like the III over the II since it has more options of things to monitor and it can monitor nine things at once, more than the ScanGauge II's limit of 4. Not only that, the III has tabs so you can switch quickly between three pages of nine boxes each for a total of 27 boxes of items to monitor. Gadget junkies rejoice! Things that I've found that the III monitors that I don't believe that the II did include DPF soot mass, NOx emissions, and fuel pressure, among others. The III also has an audible and flashing alarm feature which I set up to tell me when regen was active. I experienced that for the first time today and it was an improvement over needing to periodically glance at my DPF and exhaust gas temperatures.