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Old 01-09-2013, 01:31 AM   #376
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Theres a small grommet just behind and above the pedals. I ran mine through there
where on the engine bay side is it and how did you get to it on the bay side?

is it under the Master cyl/ brake booster?
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:21 PM   #377
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wow that is a great write up and work done! O.C.D. to the extreme but VERY well done!
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:44 PM   #378
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where on the engine bay side is it and how did you get to it on the bay side?

is it under the Master cyl/ brake booster?
Yup, driver side under the booster. Stick you head up near the pedals in the car. There is a medium to small size black rubber grommet. Careful when you try to run the wire, you cab easily pop it out . Ask me how I know lol
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:08 AM   #379
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ever think about trying to mod your needles white to match?

*waits for DIY* lol
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:22 AM   #380
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ever think about trying to mod your needles white to match?

*waits for DIY* lol
This is the first thought that popped into my mind. How would we do this?
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #381
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This is the first thought that popped into my mind. How would we do this?
there are other gauges with white needles. they were mentioned in this thread.

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Old 01-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #382
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there are other gauges with white needles. they were mentioned in this thread.

they don't look half as nice as the Defi's though. here's someone who tried: http://www.toronto-subaru-club.com/f...e-pointer.html
the red seeps through+unfortunately
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:21 PM   #383
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they don't look half as nice as the Defi's though. here's someone who tried: http://www.toronto-subaru-club.com/f...e-pointer.html
the red seeps through+unfortunately
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that's pretty slick.


the needles don't bother me at all though.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #384
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there are other gauges with white needles. they were mentioned in this thread.

Yeah fairly certian they were mot Defi branded. Show me a direct match for the 08+ sti gauges made be Defi.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:43 PM   #385
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Yeah fairly certian they were mot Defi branded. Show me a direct match for the 08+ sti gauges made be Defi.
There aren't any so if you have to have Defi, you're porked. If you have to have a perfect match, consider another brand.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:53 PM   #386
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There aren't any so if you have to have Defi, you're porked. If you have to have a perfect match, consider another brand.
Yeah, that was my original point
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:50 PM   #387
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Yeah, that was my original point
Maddad gauges are a spot on match. Worth considering.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:27 AM   #388
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Which color Defi wires go into which fuse? I tapped into 4, 24, and 14 but it doesnt look quite right I wanted to do it the way OCD said but he didnt say which COLOR goes to which fuse. Thanks
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:11 PM   #389
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Anyone get theirs done by a shop? If so, how much did you pay solely for the install?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:53 AM   #390
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Question for those with multiple Defi gauges. Obviously OCD combined his wires as I'm sure most everyone has. The Defi instructions say "Do not join multiple power wires". Just wondering if anyone has had issues related to that. I'm guessing it's just Defi covering their ass in case someone does it and fries their gauges, they can say "we told you not to".
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #391
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Which color Defi wires go into which fuse? I tapped into 4, 24, and 14 but it doesnt look quite right I wanted to do it the way OCD said but he didnt say which COLOR goes to which fuse. Thanks
Read the manual.

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Question for those with multiple Defi gauges. Obviously OCD combined his wires as I'm sure most everyone has. The Defi instructions say "Do not join multiple power wires". Just wondering if anyone has had issues related to that. I'm guessing it's just Defi covering their ass in case someone does it and fries their gauges, they can say "we told you not to".
Mine have been combined since before this guide was posted and it's been fine. The fuse should mitigate most of the risk.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:12 PM   #392
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Question for those with multiple Defi gauges. Obviously OCD combined his wires as I'm sure most everyone has. The Defi instructions say "Do not join multiple power wires". Just wondering if anyone has had issues related to that. I'm guessing it's just Defi covering their ass in case someone does it and fries their gauges, they can say "we told you not to".
I don't have Defi gauges but I'll take a shot at it. It's likely a default disclaimer to keep the warranty claims at bay. I am sure Defi would rather have you set them up on separate, fused circuits with no common power feed. It assures that you have no issues with pulling too much current through a single wire to satisfy multiple gauges' requirements. That can theoretically lead to problems like excessive heat, inconsistent current or frequently blown fuses. It may be your fault in the end but that does not stop people from calling support and claiming that the gauge caused a fire in the car. You should be fine provided you size the wire and the fuse correctly. My $0.02.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:38 PM   #393
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Thanks guys, pretty much what I was thinking.

I also thought of the BF setup I had in my '05, tapped into the clock harness. All three gauges and the control unit were powered by one source, which is essentially the same thing. Wish there was a decent 60mm mounting setup for my '11, I loved my old setup.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:30 PM   #394
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I'm ready to tap the wires into the fuse box and this is what I tap into,
Red wire-12V Battery - Fuse # 3 - DOOR LOCK
Orange wire-IGN - Fuse # 26 - IG2
White wire-Illumination - Fuse # 16 - ILLUMINATION
Black wire-GND - Grounded

My question is Fuse #26 what is IG2? I'm looking at my Owner Manual and the Manual state fuse # 26 is (power window relay / radiator main fan relay) is that the correct fuse to tap into?

the correct fuse box is located under the instrument panel behind the box cover on the drivers eeart side right?

Thanks
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:28 PM   #395
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OP. where did you get those fuse taps?
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:54 PM   #396
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OP. where did you get those fuse taps?
Pepboys or autozone
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:17 PM   #397
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Just curious, but has anyone hooked up their gauge(s) to the dimmer switch? It'd be nice to control the brightness of the gauge along with the OEM speedo cluster instead of by turning your headlights off
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #398
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Just curious, but has anyone hooked up their gauge(s) to the dimmer switch? It'd be nice to control the brightness of the gauge along with the OEM speedo cluster instead of by turning your headlights off
i would think this will cause problems with the gauges and sensors versus actually dimming the gauge - due to the drops in voltage.. voltages should be consistent for gauges i believe, otherwise amperage will rise and you'll blow something.
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i would think this will cause problems with the gauges and sensors versus actually dimming the gauge - due to the drops in voltage.. voltages should be consistent for gauges i believe, otherwise amperage will rise and you'll blow something.
Some gauges have adjustable illumination
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:13 AM   #400
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Subscribed for this weekend!! Great write-up.
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