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Old 12-19-2007, 12:15 PM   #226
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OK, yesterday I started the install. I have it in and working(sort of). I installed in the space of the cupholder. Being a fool, rather using the wires from the clock for connecting the gauge I used the hazard light switch. They seemed to test fine with my electrical tester. What I failed to realize is the ground I used, grounded through the blinker mechanism.. So if I turn on the hazards or the left blinker, it interrupts the ground reseting the device. .
I'm going to just hook it up to the clock wiring.
In order for it to fit in the space for the cupholder, you obviously need to remove the cupholder which has two screws holding it in place.
I'd suggest removing the clock pod. Once the cupholder is out. Pull of the piece with vents and hazard switch. It uses the cupholder screws to keep it in place on the passenger side, the other side is clipped into place, and that needs to be gently pried out. To make that easier(you'll have to do this anyway) remove the face plate that surrounds the radio and hvac controls. It is clipped in 4 places. It should pry out easy with a flat blade screw driver.
Both the the vent piece and radio face plate will have to be dremeled(but not in a spot that you can see. So if you don't like how the gauge looks in the spot, you can put it back to stock, and you wouldn't see any of the cuts.
What is important is the need to reuse the screws from the cupholder. You use them to adjust the "depth" of the gauge, otherwise it will not fit flush.

I should have some pics later today
Sounds great, looking foreward to the pics. Question - is the gauge too big to fit into the blank beside the cupholder? Despit its uselessness, I do use my cupholder on rare occasion. I was thinking either spot was great, so I'm glad to see you took the plunge first.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:17 PM   #227
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maybe mount it where everyone puts their useless turbo timer, right in the blank spot tot he left of the cupholder like this!

Exactly what I want to do. Just need to find a unit that fits.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:50 PM   #228
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I am definitely doing this once i get a stereo with a clock on it.
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Old 12-20-2007, 01:11 PM   #229
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The unit is too big to fit in the space beside the cupholder...sorry. It barely fits in the cupholder spot width wise(requires cutting to make it fit).
I need find a photo host, so I can post up the pics.
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Old 12-20-2007, 02:56 PM   #230
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Mine was posted in Post #11 of this thread. The unit is still ticking strong on its original batteries (close to three years now) and the outside temp readings are always within one degree of all the tempertaure readings around town. Forget about the inside temp readings during the summer though
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:15 PM   #231
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I was wondering if anyone has seen a round style temp guage that would fit inside the OEM triple guage pod that replaces the normal clock. OEM guage pod has the useless oil temp sensor that i want to get rid of...
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:29 AM   #232
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When did oil temp become useless?

And no, I've never seen an external air temperature gauge that would fit a gauge pod.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:13 AM   #233
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I guess it's not useless, but there is one on the dash & I'd rather have a clock & inside/outside temp guage than two oil temp guages.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:27 AM   #234
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I guess it's not useless, but there is one on the dash & I'd rather have a clock & inside/outside temp guage than two oil temp guages.
where is there already an oil temp gauge on the dash?
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Old 10-26-2009, 08:15 PM   #235
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Good to see this thread is still going! Can't believe it's been 4.5 years!
I'll see if I can fix the original pictures and get them back up to help people out with their installs.

For anyone interested, my thermometer worked great until about a week ago when I pulled it out because I broke the wire to the sensor
I had actually moved it to under the radio for a while, as I recently installed a center 3 gauge pod.
The Radio Shack thermometer I used fit perfectly into one of these little OEM Forester DIN thingies.



So the thermometer was completely hidden when the door was closed.
I just drilled a hole in the back to run the sensor through. I can take pictures if anyone wants them.

Now that I broke that thermometer though I need to figure something new out. I will post it in this thread if I do anything cool.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:46 PM   #236
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Just stumbled accross this thread. Seems like a really cool idea. I searched around for a good quality thermometer and voltmeter, maybe even a digital compass built in there too but couldn't find anything that wasn't some cheap chinese POS or that would fit in the clock pod. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 04-29-2010, 12:32 PM   #237
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me to update if some one no's where to get a current version of a newer thermometer i went to radio shack and all they had were wireless
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:15 PM   #238
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Too bad this thread died, I was looking forward to having outside temp AND a clock.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:49 AM   #239
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:49 AM   #240
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^ thank you very much sir
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:05 AM   #241
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What I REALLY want is a setup where it's off when car is off, on when car is on and backlit when lights are on while retaining time/settings when the car is off. Kind of like the 08+ with their thermometer
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What I REALLY want is a setup where it's off when car is off, on when car is on and backlit when lights are on while retaining time/settings when the car is off. Kind of like the 08+ with their thermometer
easy to DIY
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:51 PM   #243
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First I have to find a suitable thermometer that will display clock and outside temp at the same time AND fit into the stock clock area.
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Old 02-25-2011, 02:06 PM   #244
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First I have to find a suitable thermometer that will display clock and outside temp at the same time AND fit into the stock clock area.
Anyone find one yet?
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Old 12-20-2011, 08:58 PM   #245
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First I have to find a suitable thermometer that will display clock and outside temp at the same time AND fit into the stock clock area.
This was such a great idea and I would love to do this to my car. I am going to look around and see if I can't find or make a similar apparatus. I've made some pretty inventive **** in my day. I'll post more once I come up with something.
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Old 12-21-2011, 01:37 AM   #246
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well I just ordered what looks to be a clock, in/out thermo, and battery gauge that should work. I ordered it from over seas so in 10-21 days i'll post pics after i'm done chopping up my stock clock

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Old 05-28-2014, 07:15 PM   #247
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Is anyone else having trouble seeing the images or is it just me?
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:39 PM   #248
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Is anyone else having trouble seeing the images or is it just me?
The links are broken. This is from 2005 so it's expected.
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