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Old 07-06-2005, 01:08 AM   #1
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Default Need advice on how to install gauges on A-pillar

Hey everyone, I searched and searched but really didn't find the answers to my questions. I think I'm finally ready to do my first 'mod' to my '05 wrx. I was looking into getting a three gauge A-pillar pod and installing an oil pressure gauge, a boost gauge, and an air/fuel gauge. I am going to go with autometer sportcomp or pro-comp gauges.

My questions are:

Is it worth installing a air/fuel gauge? It seems like it's somewhat tricky to get them working right according to other posts.

Where would be the easiest place to get power from?

How do you hook up power for the illumination in the gauges so that they light up when the headlights are turned on?

Where do you hook the boost gauge up to and how?

How hard is it to hook up an oil pressure gauge?

Is it possible to hook up an air/fuel gauge and have it be somewhat accurate?

Where can I buy a three gauge pillar pod that matches the somewhat tannish color of the stock one?

I also posted this in interior and exterior care but afterwards thought that it might belong in here. I'd really appreciate it if some of you guys could try to answer these the best you can.

Thanks in advance
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:19 AM   #2
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A normal "narrowband" a/f gauge is a waste of money, get a wideband

when i did my gauges i just used a fuse on the panel, i believe the illumination fuse

boost gauge you just cut the small vaccuum hose coming off the bypass valve and put a "T" fitting in there and put the hose they give you in there, i can take a picture of it if you need it

If you want a gauge style a/f you can get the PLX M-250 that comes with a gauge for display and will show you both wideband and narrowband or AEM makes one that essentially does the same called the UEGO

For the A-Pillar, I know a site that has one, I haven't ordered mine yet so I don't know exactly how they come out, but I will PM you a link(I don't post enough)
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