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Old 01-14-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
Overland04
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Default Prosport Gauges | 2008+ Dash Install

Hey Forum,

Today I tackled a nice mod to the interior. I ordered three Prosport gauges. One Boost, One Oil Pressure, and One Oil Temp in 60mm Amber.
If you are interested in more installs, check out my build thread!

The install was pretty straight forward. The trickiest part was the rear galley under the intercooler. The plug was nice and tight and in the worst location.
I used the stock oil pressure sender location to put a galley plug and new Prosport electronic pressure gauge. For the oil temp, I used the rear plug to put the second galley plug and sender. I also used the stock boost solenoid location to mount the electronic Prosport sender and tapped the "T" into the stock tubing.

Here are the pictures, if you have any questions please ask them in this thread. It'll help others in the future if they happen to have the same question.

Here's the NEW finished Picture



Start with removing the alternator...
Once you get the Alternator out the stock pressure sender is here. If you can't figure out how to take an alternator out, you probably shouldn't be doing this install...




Once you get the stock sensor and plug out, you can put in your new galley plug and sender. It should look like this.



Once you take the intercooler off, search under the intake manifold until you find a plug the size of a quarter with a 3/16 allen head in it. I used two extensions and got it out very easily...



Here is the oil temp sender with the galley plug installed. If you use a 17mm crowfoot it'll make your life so much better.



The new maze of boost lines...



Where to go through the firewall. Using a coat hanger, once you go through the padding make a hard right down towards the gas pedal, I was able to get it pretty easily. I made a 1/4" hole in the grommet and made it as factory as possible.



I removed the:

Radio
Instrument Cluster hood
Instrument Cluster
Clock
Dash Vent

Once removed I sent the gauge wires through the location where the clock was.



Since the daisy-chain together, I only had to wire one gauge. I grabbed Power, Ignition and ground from the radio harness below. You can also get the parking light wire there too if you need it for your gauges.

Once wired, I mounted the three gauges in the ATI center dash pod. If you would like to see how it was covered in Alcantara take a look (HERE)


I also did a relocation of the clock down to the lower dash pocket. I have added note on how to do this throughout the thread so please read through first.


Enjoy!!

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