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 Post subject: Intalling gauge holder in ba
Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:58 pm 
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Hey all i got a gauge holder (like in the GT's) for christmas and am unsure how to mount it as there are clips on it like the original cover has.

Basically i have heard that you cut a little slit in the dash and slide the back corner in then screw the front down.

Has anyone got anymore detailed info on this. BTW i have no idea what brand it is it looks like someone brought it off ebay

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:38 pm 
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so i have mounted the holder and now just need to run the wires for the volt and vacuum gauges any ideas on where these can be run as there is little to no room in that area that i can see.

i should mention i have spent 3 hours searching other posts and nowhere mentions this

 

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 Post subject: Re: Intalling gauge holder in ba
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:27 pm 
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hey man, did u end up working out what to connect the vacuum hose to? i've installed the same gauges but have no idea!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Intalling gauge holder in ba
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:41 pm 
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no sorry although i have connected the volt meter i haven't done the vacuum yet its still too warm

 

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 Post subject: Re: Intalling gauge holder in ba
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:43 pm 
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If you got a FPV, the factory loom disappears behind the ICC, and runs along the firewall then into the engine bay.

Another option, is if you take the cluster out, you can get some wires up to the gauge area from behind the cluster, rather easily (much more easily than removing the ICC).

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:55 pm 
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i looked at taking the cluster out but was a bit timid of breaking something i might have another go

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:45 pm 
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howsie wrote:
i looked at taking the cluster out but was a bit timid of breaking something i might have another go


There's 5 screws and 2 loom connectors, nothing much to worry about.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 5:27 pm 
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yeah i can get the screws that no the problem. problem is i cant quite get my hand around to release the plugs

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:46 pm 
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Unless you've got huge hands, the cluster does come out enough to get to them easily. I don't have small hands at all.

Takes some careful wiggling to get the cluster out (be sure to fully lower and extend the steering wheel).

 

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