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Old 04 Apr 2003, 11:25 pm
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I installed my boost gauge tonight. Don't have the light hooked up yet. I think I read in another thread to take the ground wire and attach it to the frame (via the screw at the in-dash fusebox) and that I can tap into the lower dash light wire for power.

Question is do I have to run cable all the way to that lower light or is there a wire at the fusebox I can tap into? And if so which wire?

Thanks for any help. I'm almost there. Well, other that the fact that my gauge tube got damaged while I was routing it and I had to come up with some innovative ways to fix it...

By the way it's a vacuum/boost gauge. What should it read at idle?

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Old 04 Apr 2003, 11:42 pm
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Ignore the black wire bolted to frame comment. I think I need to tap into a negative terminal wire.

I must be spaced out or something.

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Old 04 Apr 2003, 11:54 pm
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Louis boost should read (0)@ idle the boost will read climb as turbo spools which it doesn't @ idle . Mine doesn't register until I mash the throttle then it goes as high as 14 .

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Old 05 Apr 2003, 12:19 am
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This gauge shows vacuum and boost. Mine shows 20 in hg. vac at idle. It goes down a little lower sometimes if I'm cruising.

When the boost hits it does get up to 11-14 PSI.

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Old 07 Apr 2003, 06:49 pm
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19-20 inch is what i read on my srt-4 stock gauge.



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Old 16 Apr 2003, 03:25 pm
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Where is everyone finding the white plastic tee fitting for the Vac line??I have looked every where and can't find one..Someone said Home Depot,please let me know.......
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Old 16 Apr 2003, 04:28 pm
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Has anyone found a pillar pod that matches the GT interior?

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Old 16 Apr 2003, 04:47 pm
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I have been asking around about a pillar pod to match the new interior color. I haven't heard anything definite.

I guess you can either get the current production (Autometer 17214 - Dual or 17214 - Triple) in the 2002 colors and order a passenger side 2002 pillar post trim piece, or get someone to paint the Pillar Pod.

I guess Autometer will eventually introduce a matching pod for the 2003 GT (and other models?) colors...

FWIW: Summit Racing offers the pillar pods starting at $49.95, and their gauge prices seem to be competitive..


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Old 16 Apr 2003, 08:50 pm
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Don't fear painting the pod, Chrylser has the trim color and it matches. I ordered the autometer pod, painted it, and I am very pleased, it looks stock.

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Old 17 Apr 2003, 12:03 pm
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My local Delaership didn't have a part listing on the new paint. Do you have a number that I could give them to order it?

FWIW, the part number on the 2002 Right (passenger side) "A" Pillar cover is: RJ38MF1-AD and the price is $18.68. This is an alternative to painting the '02 pillar pod to match the '03 interior.

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