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CarolinaPilot
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Adding Gauge Pods - Connections?    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-24-2005 17:41
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I am thinking about adding a Autometer or similar gauge pod to the pillar between the windshield a door frame on the drivers side. The three gauges would be transmission temperature, oil pressure, and volts. I am not sure the exact 3.5L engine model number or transmission used in the Ridgeline. Can anyone tell me where would be the optimal location on the tranny and engine to connect these gauges? Thanks
iivtecracerii
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Re: Adding Gauge Pods - Connections?    (Score: 1, Normal) 04-24-2005 22:39
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the A-pillar may not be such a good idea...may interfere with the side curtain airbag deployment. the last thing you want is for the gauge pod to rip the airbag and rendering it useless or the gauge pod flying at your face when it deploys.
CarolinaPilot
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Re: Adding Gauge Pods - Connections?    (Score: 1, Normal) 05-07-2005 10:27
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Excellent Point! I would prefer to mount them inside the cab and making the install look "factory" any suggestions? Thanks.
Quint Integra
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Re: Adding Gauge Pods - Connections?    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-03-2005 02:10
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Oh yuk i always hated those cheezy looking A pillar 'pods' that stores sell for the supposed accessory gauges,why not take the time to do a factory looking install of the gauges utilizing a spot on the existing vehicle. Naturally you will have to find some neatly sized gauges that match the faces of the ones in the vehicle already for a perfect look,dont forget to check the illumination is the correct colour too.
Quint Integra
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Re: Adding Gauge Pods - Connections?    (Score: 1, Normal) 07-03-2005 02:22
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Ok after having a look at the ridgeline dash, the area that can fit in at least three neatly sized gauges is the part in the centre console right under the power outlets. As it stands there is a door compartment there now that can be removed and a facia plate made to fit in the gauges. With a little bit of creativity you could use some acrylic sheet and make a custom face plate, even angle the gauges toward you slightly if need be with some narrow tube type wedges, pvc waste pipe close to the gauge diameter works great for this.
Once you have got it all built correctly and looking 'factory' paint it grey to match, install the gauges and wire it up.


 
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