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Old 04-15-2002, 08:30 PM   #26
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My gauges are lit only when the driving lights are on. So left hand knob switch to turn the lights on, and the gauges becomes lit too. The gauges just don't dim like the interior lights do.

The electrical gauges has all the wires you listed. The mech. gauges only has a white wire and a black wire.

And yes, that is the directions I followed to wire to the clock. I just taped up the brown wire end.
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Old 04-16-2002, 12:53 AM   #27
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since Subaru run's a different dimming system, I have no clue why, in order for the dimming feature to work you need 2 wires to dim the light's,,I guess it run's thru a resistor or something, They don't light up all the time, I don't seem to have the dark area's in my gauge's, I have the 45mm and have no problem reading them. If you are dimming the mech. boost use the empty plug that is taped to the radio harrness. Full light on my electric gauge's is not too bright. Just glad I got mine for Christmas.
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Old 04-20-2002, 10:51 PM   #28
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xstar: So, now I'm confused. If you tapped into the clock wires, why are your gauges not lit all the time? The clock was lit all the time, correct?

In over my head, with Omori PDF files and parts all over, trying to build up the confidence to do this myself,

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Old 04-21-2002, 01:41 PM   #29
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For oil temp, I used a sandwich plate bored out to allow full oil flow. The oil temp sensor is mounted in one of 3/8NPT ports in the sandwich plate.
what is a sandwich plate and where do i get one? I was happily using a fumotovalve in my oil pan and had to replace it with the omori sensor when I installed my gauges. I'd like to be able to use both the fumotovalve and have the oil temp sensor somewhere else.

BTW: when I got my omori boost gauge I dropped it on my workbench (DUH) and it was knocked into reading -5 psi. Well figuring I had nothing to lose I opened up the gauge and squeezed the spring until it zeroed out again. Took it to a local speedo shop for testing and it's still accurate relative to itself and only reads about 1 psi high. ( does that make sense? I didn't think so) It beats shelling out another couple hundred bucks for a new gauge. I can just mentally note that it's reading 1 psi high. So when it says 17.5 it's really 16.5 etc... Point being- when I had the gauge apart, I noticed that rather than being lit by one large light like a vdo, it has 2 small lites, one being at 2 o'clock and the other being at 8 o'clock in the chamber. That would account for any dim spots. Hopefully you all will never have to see them, so I'll report that the innards of the boost measuring mechanism are really nicely made- it looks like the inside of a swiss watch- well done, omori.

Final question: my electrical oil temp gauge takes about 5 minutes of driving before the needle starts to move. The first time out I thought it was broken. Do yours take as long to start moving? If so, I suppose that it really does take a long time for that oil to heat up.

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Old 04-21-2002, 01:50 PM   #30
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I will, however say this:

Pay special attention to the tiny text on the WRX-look gauges page.

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The images depicted above are for demonstation purposes only. Omori North America does not supply the OEM pod shown above, it must be purchased seperately. We make no guarantees as to fitment for your particular application. DIN panels shown above are not Subaru-specific models and may require modification to fit your application. Modification of any part will void any warranties and render the product non-returnable. Install at your own risk.
The 1DIN P107 panel does not in fact fit the Subaru OEM housing without modification. I have the whole thing in pieces on my desk right now trying to figure out how I can make it fit. If I had known this, I would have never gone for this setup. I was very much under the impression from the website pics that this would be a seamless install, and I do not in fact recall that disclaimer text being there 2 months ago.

Hacking this overpriced P107 panel is the last thing I want to be thinking about right now as part of this install. Now the entire success of this panel not looking like a hack job is in MY hands, after shelling out $720 for it, the gauges, and the Subaru housing.

EDIT: See http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...postid=1815547 for hacking info.

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Old 04-23-2002, 10:52 PM   #31
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jblaine...alot of stuff is just "generic" . the P107 will fit alot of cars. If you want it to fit your car, yes you'll have to "shave" it down....me ..I used my sander (very carefully) so I would have smooth edge's...plus I have to "sculpture" the stock pod to get the plate to fit...sometimes it's just that way....Dave
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Old 04-24-2002, 12:29 AM   #32
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xstar: So, now I'm confused. If you tapped into the clock wires, why are your gauges not lit all the time? The clock was lit all the time, correct?

In over my head, with Omori PDF files and parts all over, trying to build up the confidence to do this myself,

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Oh I'm sorry! I must have missed your question!

interesting, I didn't fully consider what you're saying there. What you say is true, about the clock being lit "all the time". But the clock illumination wire tap does work! My gauges ONLY light up when I turn on my headlights. And the gauges are powered ONLY after I start my car.

I am not qualified to give you an answer to *why* the gauges work that way. But my guess is that when the illumination wire add voltage (by me turning on the headlights), the clock responds by switching to "lit" mode, where it dims.

So the way the clock is "lit"/powered may not directly correlate to how power flows through the clock harness wires. The clock module must be deciding on the mode based on the combination of voltage coming through the wires......

ok, I am doing a very bad job explaining... somebody plz help me.

Bottomline, if you tap the gauge power to the ignition wire, the gauge illumination to the illumination wire and the gauge ground to ground wire, the gauges will work.

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Old 04-24-2002, 07:04 AM   #33
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xstar: As long as it works, I'm in! Thanks. I'm getting psyched for this weekend's install! I hope the weather is nice.

Subdav: Yeah, I know I know. I just was never under the impression that it would require hacking. I got the impression somewhere (perhaps from it "apparently" fitting perfectly fine in the WRX in the picture on their website...) that it would fit just fine straight out of the box. Like I said, had I ever seen that little disclaimer block before I bought, I wouldn't have been so surprised/pissed. Oh well
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Old 04-24-2002, 03:44 PM   #34
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just plan to spend ALOT of time on it.

I'm only saying this to help your mindset working on this. I thought I can be done in around, say 3-4 hours. But after 7 , yes seven, hours. I finished all the electrical work and tapped off the BOV (with boost leak ). I didn't even do my EGT or oil pressure yet then...

Then again, I'm a noob. You may not be. So you may be done much sooner than me.

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Old 04-27-2002, 07:38 PM   #35
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I have a question about the Omori install.

I have the 45mm gauges, the P107 faceplate, and the Subaru OEM housing.

It's very hard to explain, but I don't see any way to do this install with the gauges+faceplate+sidepanels being inserted through the front (like omori-na.com seems to show) and have all screws screwed in.

Could someone explain the sequence of assembly of these pieces for the Subaru housing?

If the housing is the last thing you put on (which it has to be), then the only way I see that they could go through the front of the housing is if you leave off the side bracket screws, in which case you're begging for your gauge pack to come flying out someday.
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Old 04-27-2002, 08:59 PM   #36
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Hello

screw the metal gauge housing plate onto the dash first. then slide the plastic cover (with the faceplate + gauges) onto the clips on the metal gauge housing plate.
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Old 04-27-2002, 09:05 PM   #37
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Hey xstar (thanks for the PMs )

So, does that mean you didn't screw the P107 side brackets (brass/gold looking) to the aluminum frame that comes with the housing?
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Old 04-27-2002, 09:46 PM   #38
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hello,

oh, i didn't realize that you meant the Omori faceplate... I got the 52mm gauges, so I used a different faceplate than you. I bought my faceplate from Derres Catalano. He has a long thread in "Private sales".

Therefore, sorry, I don't know how to help you... I'd wait for a response from Omori.

take care,

- Alex

edit: now that I remembered. There was a thread way back when Omori-NA first posted here. In that thread, there is a guy who has the 45mm gauges installed. You might want to try and contact him. Good luck with the search.

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Thanks again xstar. I tracked him down and PM'd him His name (the guy whose car is in the pics on the Omori-na.com site) is gooey and the thread is http://www.i-club.com/forums/showthr...hreadid=122648
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Old 04-29-2002, 08:53 PM   #40
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when i filled in the search boxes for the Omori gauges, on their site, they said it was $107.50 for the 45mm standard boost gauge...is that rite? i thought that these gauges were really expensive, like $250 a piece... http://www.omori-na.com/products/boost.htm
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Old 04-30-2002, 11:42 AM   #41
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the boost gauge is the cheapest gauge thats right...it's when you go for the EGT and the rest of the electronic gauges that the price goes up..thats the 250 stuff...the price you pay for quality and interior dash match....dave
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well i ordered my gauges from omori-na....should have them here in about 4 days.....Greg at omori was great to deal with, very helpful...i ordered them at 11 am and had a UPS tracking # by 12....fast service..with service like that, why were people ordering and waiting weeks for them from Malaysia?????
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Old 05-02-2002, 04:33 PM   #43
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well i ordered my gauges from omori-na....should have them here in about 4 days.....Greg at omori was great to deal with, very helpful...i ordered them at 11 am and had a UPS tracking # by 12....fast service..with service like that, why were people ordering and waiting weeks for them from Malaysia?????
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For $200 less you can get the same stuff, with an Electric boost guage.
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from where.?????? they are certainly not omori gauges if they are $200 less....probably autometer or something!
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They are less, they're not selling them at MSRP. :monkey: Omori-NA
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if you are talking about the place in Malaysia, it is no longer a distributor of the omori gauges....thats what i was told by Omori-na.....they had customer service problems, and warranty issues, so they pulled their line from Malaysia!
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As far as I understood it, Omori-NA will no longer support gauges purchased from Malaysia. Omoria Malaysia is not "authorized" to sell in the US by Omori Japan, so if you get your gauges from them it's w/o a warranty.

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I bought my Omori gauges from www.omorimeter.com in Malaysia. They arrived about a month ago, and installed without a hitch. They were in fact $200 less. I had no customer service problems with Michael Pang, the main contact at Omorimeter. The gauges work perfectly and I'm glad I was willing to wait 4 weeks for my gauges to save the $200.

Whether they are authorized or not, the Omori factory in Japan still ships the gauges directly to the U.S. They shipped about 20 orders at the same time as mine.

Seems like operation to me. Better customer service than any other vendor I've ever dealt with.

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yes the "maylasia" site still ships to the US. Yes you will have a warranty....yes it will be "free" shipping to Japan to get that gauge fixed when there is a problem...I got "great" customer" service..I bugged Micheal Pang alot while I waited to recieve my gauges...they are "worth the wait"...... Dave
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Yes you will have a warranty....yes it will be "free" shipping to Japan to get that gauge fixed when there is a problem...
Really? This is the first I've heard of this. Not that I've tried to get any warranty work, but this sounds great? If there's ever a problem, we just need to contact Michael Pang in Malaysia? Yet another reason to order besides the huge cost savings and great customer service.
Thanks for the info!
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