Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern California
XM595, you can tap into a Red Orange wire behind the Elise / Exige dash and route it to a gauge pod located below the climate controls (such as a BWR gauge pod)...with no drilling of the dash required.
Route the wiring through the rear area of the dash to the space behind either (L or R) dash side access panel. Then, route the wiring out toward the foot well side of either (L or R) door sill panel. Then, route the wiring across the underside of the dash over to the gauge pod. Hide the wiring in convoluted cable cover (available at any auto parts store) and secure it with double sided adhesive cable clips (available at Radio Shack or other electronics suppliers).
I route wiring this way for my Exige's oil pressure and temperature gauges, sub-woofer, LED interior lights, shift light, and cruise control...no drilling of holes required.
2006 Exige - Phantom Black