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Old 12-21-2011, 10:23 PM   #176
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Fenderpicks 3 fuse taps and one ground point. Doesn't matter how many gauges (within reason)
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I was just looking at the gauges themselves and I noticed that you have silver rings, which differs from the pictures in the box, which show a black/silver alternating pattern ring.

Do you choose which trim ring you want?

The reason I ask is that I already have BFs on my MY2006 in a clock pod, but I was planning on running a console mounted dual gauge pod for a Innovate LC-1 with DB gauge and a 52mm Red Racer gauge. If the trim ring is silver, that would be ideal.
The black ring comes off of the racer gauges.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:03 AM   #177
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Hey Blinden

Ummm.... so does the guage come with the ground wire hook? Or i hae to buy it

Also... do i use all the wires the guage package comes with?
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:55 AM   #178
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Hey Blinden

Ummm.... so does the guage come with the ground wire hook? Or i hae to buy it

Also... do i use all the wires the guage package comes with?
What hook? It comes either the ground wire. Can you see ocd's pics are very helpful. There is a ground wire. I just used a bolt on the steering column. He used a ring, I just used a bare wire.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:11 AM   #179
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I mean the ground eyelet, do i have to purchase that seperately at some auto store? Or does it come with the guage?

And umm the only wire that goes from engine bay to inside the car is just 1 wire coming from the sensor unit right o.O?
At least thats what i see in the picture
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:04 PM   #180
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there are multiple wires from the sender to the gauge, but they are bundled and wrapped and are, for all intents and purposes, one wire.

the ring terminal is not included, and not required, he did that because... well, he's O.C.D. His install is amazing and well documented, I feel like most of the questions you are asking he has already answered in his amazingly detailed description.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:13 PM   #181
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My cluster and gauges just came in and I'm planning to do the install this weekend. How hard is it to get the stock pod out? Is there a write up on how to do this? Where do I start to peel the dash to get it out?
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:12 PM   #182
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Grab top with two hands... Yank.
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Old 12-23-2011, 02:36 AM   #183
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big thanks to OCD and those that contributed to this thread



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Old 12-31-2011, 10:39 AM   #184
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Defi's look sharp and they are a quality product. I completed my install the other day and I figured I'd share. I went with MadDad gauges myself. They match STI's interior and illumination and have some adjustability. Some notes from the install:

- I used the galley plug below the alternator to tap into oil pressure. Alternator removal was easier than I expected. It took me 5 minutes to take it out. I am surprised that people try to tap into the plug near the IC as this one is just so much easier to work with. As for the stock dummy light sensor, it's pointless if you have a pressure gauge. Once disconnected, the ECU does not care.

- I ended up ordering the Subaru galley bug with the BSPT thread and I retapped it to 1/8 NPT-27 to match the sender that comes with MadDad oil pressure gauge. I put the plug in a vice and had it retapped within minutes. After install, I checked for leaks and everything is working fine with 120+ psi.

- I used the fuse taps to provide power and illumination to the gauges. IMPORTANT: if you use the double port taps from Advance Auto, make sure to put it the matching fuses into both ports. 1 port is the original circuit and the 2nd port is the circuit that is added. So, you need 2 fuses. If you don't, you'll end up with TPMS light being on, or your illumination will not work.

- I grounded the gauges to the bracket bolt next to the fuse box that is attached to the chassis. Seemed like a good place to ground it. It appears to be working well.

- If you're using MadDad gauges, MAKE SURE TO READ THE DIRECTIONS!!! My gauges came with a note stating that for 2011+ Subarus, you need to connect ACC power to constant power in order for the gauges to work correctly. I did that and they are working fine. I did not try NOT doing that but if someone went through the trouble of making that note and putting it into the shipment, I am going to trust that there's a good reason to do that.

- I am VERY pleased with the MadDad gauges. To my surprise, the intensity of the illumination is adjustable...for both daytime and nighttime modes That's right! with lights off, double flick the lights and the gauge will cycle through 4 different intensity settings (daytime mode). Do the same with lights on, they cycle through the nighttime modes. VERY COOL. This allows you to match the brightness exactly to what you have it set to in your car.

- MadDads allow you to set alarms on the gauges. For example, for oil pressure, you can set an alarm at 20 psi. If your pressure drops that low, the gauge will make an audible sound and start blinking. This is a lot more effective than the stock dummy light that goes off around 3psi Very nice.

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Daytime illumination:



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Old 12-31-2011, 10:44 AM   #185
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^ Those look nice. I like the new WRX/STi interior...I get jealous when I'm in my 04 and I notice how plain and ugly it is, lol.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:26 PM   #186
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Awesome pictures/walkthrough! I'm definitely going to use this when i get around to doing my gauges.
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Old 01-04-2012, 01:21 AM   #187
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so on my fuse box fuse #26 is ig1 not ig2 does that matter?

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Old 01-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #188
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Of course there are the fusetaps (3) and they require 3 amp fuses. There are two kinds I have seen, one without fuses for $8 and then one with multiple fuses for $11. I bought the pricey ones cause fuses are good.
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- I used the fuse taps to provide power and illumination to the gauges. IMPORTANT: if you use the double port taps from Advance Auto, make sure to put it the matching fuses into both ports. 1 port is the original circuit and the 2nd port is the circuit that is added. So, you need 2 fuses. If you don't, you'll end up with TPMS light being on, or your illumination will not work.
Sorry Newbie questions: Do you have to use the 10A fuses with the taps or can you stick with the stock 15A fuses? What kind of amp fuse I need to buy? I will appreciated all the help, this is killing me LOL.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:06 PM   #189
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Sorry Newbie questions: Do you have to use the 10A fuses with the taps or can you stick with the stock 15A fuses? What kind of amp fuse I need to buy? I will appreciated all the help, this is killing me LOL.
Pop the fuse panel off under the dash to get an idea of what size fuses you are looking to use. They are the mini blade fuses (not sure if that is the technical term). And if you decide to pick them up, the packaging should tell you they have a maximum amperage of 10A. So no don't use the stock 15A fuse. Gauges should not see anywhere near 10A anyways.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:21 PM   #190
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The fuse taps have dual fuse slots. Use the original fuse you replace in one slot and a 3 amp fuss in the other for the gauges.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:08 AM   #191
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Pop the fuse panel off under the dash to get an idea of what size fuses you are looking to use. They are the mini blade fuses (not sure if that is the technical term). And if you decide to pick them up, the packaging should tell you they have a maximum amperage of 10A. So no don't use the stock 15A fuse. Gauges should not see anywhere near 10A anyways.
They are call Mini fuse tap and you are 100% correct the package said 10A maximum, thanks a lot.

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The fuse taps have dual fuse slots. Use the original fuse you replace in one slot and a 3 amp fuss in the other for the gauges.
Thanks for you response this is exactly what I want to know. I have the same setup as O.C.D, I will be getting the fuses today if the cold weather let me will install them soon.
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i finally got it all done with some cheaper prosport gauges!! lol i will post up pictures tomorrow the smy cluster is an amazing fit
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:34 PM   #193
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i finally got it all done with some cheaper prosport gauges!! lol i will post up pictures tomorrow the smy cluster is an amazing fit
Which wires are constant, switched, etc? I'm having trouble wiring my prosport evo boost gauge. It's really fristratong!
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Which wires are constant, switched, etc? I'm having trouble wiring my prosport evo boost gauge. It's really fristratong!
What do the directions say for the prosports?
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Which wires are constant, switched, etc? I'm having trouble wiring my prosport evo boost gauge. It's really fristratong!
Hm, if you can't figure that out maybe you should reconsider tackling this install, just saying.

I have defi gauges so i cant speak on prosport gauges but black is ground so that should help eliminate 1 of the 4 wires. Good luck...
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:28 AM   #196
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Which wires are constant, switched, etc? I'm having trouble wiring my prosport evo boost gauge. It's really fristratong!
Door locks are constant cigar liter is acc I think that's how I wired it. Not sure man I'll look at my fuse box tomorrow and let you know

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Alright heres the wiring for my prosport gauges red- cigar. White- acc. orange- I L M hope that helps. That's white for day time and amber at night
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:46 PM   #198
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Very nice writeup! Where has everyone been finding the best deals for the SMY cluster and Defi Racer gauges?
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Old 01-11-2012, 11:52 PM   #199
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Wow great install and perfect write up! This will help people a lot
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:28 AM   #200
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completed my setup thanks to this write up haha made me finally pull the trigger but i used prosport gauges instead... here they are

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thanks OCD for all the help udaman brah haha
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