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Old 04-14-2005, 12:03 AM   #101
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Sure dude, i'll take a few pics tomorrow after work. Check back about this time tomorrow night and i should have them on here.
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Old 04-14-2005, 08:41 AM   #102
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A question:

What are the dimensions of the thing? (Trying to think about other mounting possibilities before purchasing.)


An idea:

Some people have noted the annoyance of heat soak on the temperature reading. How about turning this annoyance into a benefit - mount the temperature sensor right on the intercooler. Now you have a "heat soak" meter!
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Old 04-14-2005, 09:36 PM   #103
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yeah, if you could take a few pics of your setup, that'd be helpful. thanks!
Here they are bro. Not the prettiest thing, but it's under the dash, so gives a *****. Been installed for about 3-4 weeks, and it hasn't moved an inch.







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Old 04-14-2005, 09:39 PM   #104
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so basically, i used double sided, super super strong tape, and attached the "l" brackets. Then i secured it with two additional strips on tape (red backing). I only used one side of this tape, so i left the red backing.

hope this clarifies things a lil.
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Old 04-15-2005, 12:25 AM   #105
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Found one in silver... not radio shack but looks the same:
http://www.musicgraveyard.com/diincarth.html
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Old 04-15-2005, 11:11 AM   #106
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npreston, i don't understand how the metal brackets are really holding anything together. it seems like you use the double sided tape to stick the thermometer to the plastic trim, then use the other side to stick the metal brackets to the tape. i don't see how the metal is providing additional support. how are the brackets being attached to the trim?
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Old 04-15-2005, 01:51 PM   #107
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Found one in silver... not radio shack but looks the same:
http://www.musicgraveyard.com/diincarth.html
I do like this color better but doesn't come with voltmeter. Do anyone know how to connect the clock with a thermometer so it turns off when key out and keeps the memory for the previous setting. I didn't replace the OEM clock with it, I kept the clock and instead I mounted under the ash tray area. I like the thermometer and voltmeter. If I insert the AAA battery and connected the power to key on will it keep the memory of my setting when key off?
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Old 04-15-2005, 08:35 PM   #108
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npreston, i don't understand how the metal brackets are really holding anything together. it seems like you use the double sided tape to stick the thermometer to the plastic trim, then use the other side to stick the metal brackets to the tape. i don't see how the metal is providing additional support. how are the brackets being attached to the trim?
I understand what youre saying. The brackets are not permently atteched to the pod, so, if i need to access the hr/min. function to change the clock, it would be very simple to de-attach. I guess the tape is probably doing most of the work, in terms of holding the thermometer to the interior of the pod. I would estimate that the brackets provide stability, and keep the thermometer from shifting either vertically, or horizontially. If you have better luck without using the brackets, then right on. This is the best that i could come up with, being in home depot with less than 10 bucks in my pocket. Like i said, it hasn't moved a centimeter from the day i beefed up the support. Before that, the thermometer would not stay in place for longer than 15 minutes, esp. on a hot day.

Good luck and god speed.
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Old 04-19-2005, 09:55 AM   #109
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Does anybody have any solutions for mounting this thing that don't require glue/tape/hot glue gun? I havn't had any luck with using adhesives to hold the thing on, as the dashboard inevitably gets very hot during the day (130 degrees or so) and the adhesive melts and the thing falls off...

Right now I just have it sitting on the dashboard, as I got sick of trying to fix it everyday.
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Old 04-19-2005, 10:10 AM   #110
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i used hot glue after i gave up on tape. trust me, it's not going anywhere!
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:15 PM   #111
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Yeah, I tried that too. It held fine until the first warm afternoon with the windows up, then it fell...
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:22 PM   #112
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yeah....i just ate my words when i went out to my car today and saw that the hot glue gave way and it fell again.....any suggestions anyone? maybe a different kind of glue that doesn't get soft when it gets hot?
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:27 PM   #113
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I do like this color better but doesn't come with voltmeter. Do anyone know how to connect the clock with a thermometer so it turns off when key out and keeps the memory for the previous setting. I didn't replace the OEM clock with it, I kept the clock and instead I mounted under the ash tray area. I like the thermometer and voltmeter. If I insert the AAA battery and connected the power to key on will it keep the memory of my setting when key off?
lets see a pic off your mounted and how did you wire it up
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Old 04-19-2005, 02:38 PM   #114
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I don't have pics, unless someone can post it for me. I mounted on the tray under the ash tray and lighter. I just used double side tape and inserted 2 AAA battery and connected the power lead to key on.
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Old 04-19-2005, 04:09 PM   #115
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Use www.uploadit.org for pictures
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Old 04-21-2005, 10:54 AM   #116
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Where you are guys mounting the senor and how did you get it there? This thermometer is sitting on my desk at home.,..
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Old 04-21-2005, 02:21 PM   #117
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I installed my on the front bumper next to the lic. plate (unpainted area) I don't know if is because the area I mounted the sensor at but eveytime after work when my car had sit under the sun for 5 hours, it's read 110 degree F, but it's only in the high 70's all day. I guess you get what you paid for, that least the voltmeter works (I hope).
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:17 PM   #118
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Wow, I got this clock a while back, as a solution to a good basic clock to replace the one I lost with the gauge cluster, but had no idea this cheap solution would appeal to others, or work so elegantly in the clock space....

Since I have the guages, I simply used the enclosed double sided tape and mounted it in the leftmost corner under the windshield. I ran the sensor just outside into the doorjamb near the hinge, which seems to work great, except that when idling, the fan can blow engine heat to that area. Otherwise, very accurate.

I gave up on the cigarette lighter w/ batteries, as it would reset the clock regularly. I lose the voltmeter, but have one on the guage cluster, and can still hit the big button for brief illumination. On batteries alone, it keeps time fine.
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Old 04-25-2005, 08:23 PM   #119
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where is the temp guage located on an sti?
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Old 04-27-2005, 02:04 PM   #120
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After reading the first post I decided this was a mod I definetly had to do. Just ordered two of them from radioshack; my friend and I are going to have an install day with these things and a bottom grille! Good times!

Will post pics when completed.
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:11 PM   #121
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i finally got the clock to stay for good. i went to target and found this glue, that is suppoed to be super stong, and heat resistant up fo 400 deg F. It seemed like the same consistency of silicone sealant. i put it in, and it stayed solid through a hot day.
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Old 05-04-2005, 01:59 PM   #122
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I originally tried mounting mine with electrical tape. Everybody warned against it but at 12:30 a.m. sometimes it's hard to take sound advice. Next day it fell off, so I decided to use copper wire taped to the back of the unit to push the unit flush with the dremmel and continued to use the packing tape (the brown tape) to further hold the unit in place. No complaints yet and it looks great! I'll be setting up my friend's unit probably tonight, and I'll get pictures. Good times!
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Old 05-04-2005, 03:08 PM   #123
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You guys are all 1 year behind the times!
I put one of these Radioshack clocks in my '05 WRX last May! see the link here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=577061
I wired it into the cigarette lighter wiring in the center console, ran the probe thru the firewall and in front of the radiator. It has worked well on the original batteries since last May. I've buffed off the Radioshack logo as well. Only recently have I noticed that the LCD display is a bit dimmer on the coldest mornings so I suspect that it will need new batteries soon. I like the alarm function on that blinks the red LED below 35 degrees or so, but the audible alarm needs to be eliminated! That 's the next mod....When I change the batteries I will clip the sound maker's wires.
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Old 05-04-2005, 08:49 PM   #124
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I think during the summer I'll stick the ext temp sensor on the intercooler near throttle body and cover it with thermo tape so I will know when to use my DIY manual IC water sprayer.

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Old 05-10-2005, 07:51 PM   #125
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Does anyone know if this unit could be affixed to the dead panel that is next to the cupholder? Does it size out right? I guess you could just glue it or double back tape it on, but I'm wondering if you could get a cleaner install in that area?

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