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Old 06-25-2008, 11:40 PM   #1
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i hope this is the right place to ask this question... i'm installing 3 prosport gauges in my 06 wrx tr tomorrow and i plan on using the clock wiring for all the power, illumination, and ground... with that many things gettin power from the clock, would that blow out any fuses or cause any electrical problems?? i've searched and couldn't find the answer... also would the readings be off that much if i tap my egt probe into the downpipe?? i've got an invidia catless downpipe and it already has an extra bung, so why not use it???
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Old 06-26-2008, 12:30 AM   #2
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I used the wiring behind the radio for powering my 3 Prosport gauges in my '03 WRX and just ran an extra fuse between the connections and have not had any problem. As for the EGT Probe I dont really know, mine is ran to the headers i think, I had a buddy help me with installing the major hardware I just did the wiring.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:06 AM   #3
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thanks... i just don't wanna be poppin fuses or start a fire... i just don't trust myself as far as drilling and tapping the manifold... i guess i'll give it a shot in the the downpipe and see how it goes...
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:21 AM   #4
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I'd suggest you stop before you go any further, and get some in-person help from someone with more experience. This isn't a very complicated installation, but there is still potential to do damage if you don't know what you're doing.
I can tell you this- the downpipe is not the place for an EGT probe, you won't get accurate readings there. The manifold is where it belongs.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:03 AM   #5
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I can tell you this- the downpipe is not the place for an EGT probe, you won't get accurate readings there. The manifold is where it belongs.
I think he's more interested in just having move a little instead of it actually working. Search around in the forums there is a great write up on installing the EGT probe in the runners 3-4 in the exhaust manifold. Theres even a flat spot where it makes it perfect to drill the hole into and insert the probe. I did this to mine about 1 1/2 months ago and couldnt be any happier with the accurate readings... Search and ask your local forums for some help...
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their is also a good wiring install on scooby mods, most people wire them to the running lights i believe.
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