I put the gauges in a pod where the stereo was and hooked into the stereo wires. I used a harness so that the car-side is unmolested for easy reversal and I was able to do all the wiring on the bench. Works and looks great.I am interested in this thread because of wanting to install a UEGO and a Defi boost gauge in the very very near future. I know how I am going to route the wires. My question is where to tap in all of the wifre for the gauge such as 12v, ignition, and ground...... any advice would be great.
Westrock said:Ahh yes, I should back up a bit. Currently my guages are installed on top of the dash. Thats what required extending the wires. When I had it on the center tunnel it only needed the original length.
The easiest way is to run the cables through under the bottom of the car, through the hole where the shifter cables are and through the center tunnel.
You can then mount a guage on the aluminum center divider. I used a Auto Meter carbon fiber cup which I bought from Summit Racing
However since I wanted to add more gauges and I wanted to be able to see them all the time I moved them up to on top of the dash. Used the same cups. This required cutting the dash though.
Still run the cables through the center console, but then up under the dash and up through the holes on the side.
For power (particulary the switched "ignition" source) you can use sources from the dash with the fuse holders. Consult the owners manual to find something that switches with the ignition.
There are also some power sources under the dash if you take that path. There is a power terminal for constant 12V as well as you can tap into the switched power on the radio.
Hope that helps you get some ideas [/QUOTE=Westrock]