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I am assuming the best process would be to hook this up in the car first, take it to the local wheel and tire shop for the sensor install and then try to sync everything while in their parking lot to make sure everything is okay. I am home all day and all help you guys and gals could offer is much appreciated.
 

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yeah you pretty much got it. in order to get the main unit to recognize each tire, you'll have to either inflate or deflate each tire by x psi (I can't remember exactly how much but I want to say 5?)<p>One important thing, make sure you mount the main unit as central to the car as possible. It would be ideal to put it in the center of the car but I think right above the rear view mirro would be the best in terms of viewability and reception. I have mine in the upper left corner of the windshield and sometimes it lags alittle with changing pressures due to poor reception. Though this could also be because of my car computer interfering.<p>Good luck!
 

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Re: Beginner Customizer-need help with 3rd eye. (bigwill5112)

The following is post from a while back.<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=46893" TARGET="_blank">Previous Discussion</A><p>I also don't know to remove the pillar. AKA, is there a better place than another to pry on to pop it off. Would like to run the power cable straight through there and into the fuse box since it will be mounted right above the driver(left side). Also, in the previous article it mentions tapping into the passenger power seat. Can you do this by the fuse box. Sorry if these are stupid questions? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Beginner Customizer-need help with 3rd eye. (bigwill5112)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bigwill5112</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The following is post from a while back.<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=46893" TARGET="_blank">Previous Discussion</A><p>I also don't know to remove the pillar. AKA, is there a better place than another to pry on to pop it off. Would like to run the power cable straight through there and into the fuse box since it will be mounted right above the driver(left side). Also, in the previous article it mentions tapping into the passenger power seat. Can you do this by the fuse box. Sorry if these are stupid questions? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yeah, the A pillar pops off but its attached by some yellow plastic latch cord thingy. Once you have it popped off, it will dangle but you need to unlatch this yellow piece of plastic to completely remove it. Sorry, its been awhile since I actually removed it so I'm not positive on the exact method of removal.<p>About the power, so you have 3 wires, orange, red and black. Black is ground. One of the 2 is ACC and the other is +12. This is where a test light can come in handy but you want to find one circuit in the fuse box that is one with key in position II(ACC) and another always on(constant 12v). The safe connection, IMO, is the 12v outlet fuse for ACC. For +12v, maybe someone else can chime in (again its been awhile since I've installed it). But yes, these 2 wires can be tapped in at the fuse box using an add-a-circuit type connection.
 

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Can these add-a-circuits be found at the local auto shop? This is where I am off to now and then if it is not there, wherever they recommend.
 

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yes I've seen them at advance auto parts before. This is what they look like:<br><A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FIWAP0" TARGET="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FIWAP0</A>
 

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Re: Beginner Customizer-need help with 3rd eye. (juve021)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>juve021</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yeah, the A pillar pops off but its attached by some yellow plastic latch cord thingy. Once you have it popped off, it will dangle but you need to unlatch this yellow piece of plastic to completely remove it. Sorry, its been awhile since I actually removed it so I'm not positive on the exact method of removal.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can anyone else attest to the yellow plastic latch thingy. I have an 05 and just wonder if they changed the color to black. Does it almost look like a twist-tie. And how do you remove it - pop it off as well?
 

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I put the Hella kit in my car. Doesn't matter if you have the unit in before or after the sensors - think I got mine wired in about a week later.<p>Great place to wire it is behind the radio/ccm. There is one plug that has switched power, constant power, and ground. A few 3M connectors and all done. Stuck my head unit on to the left of the steering wheel, works great.<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=117959" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=117959</A><br>
 

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I think I want mine at the top left of the windshield and I am scared I would break something pulling out the radio. Also, do I have to be careful when I run the cord through the A-pillar. I mean, I am just skipping popping up the twist tie and sort of pushing it in the 1/2- 1 inch gap I am dealing with now. A-pillar was hard to get off. My old jeep was a little easier, lol.<p>Also, what is the black area and dots around the windshield? If I mount the display holder to that area will it hurt anything. Didn't know if it had to de with defrosting and heating???
 

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Per the discussion from a long time ago, an add-a-circuit was used with passenger seat fuse. My add-a-circuit says 10 amp max and the passenger side seat is a 25 amp fuse. To me this doesn't make since. Any help or insight?
 

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Re: Beginner Customizer-need help with 3rd eye. (bigwill5112)

Also, the add-a-circuite works with only mini fuses while our cars use maxi fuses I guess? (Wiki)
 

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Re: Beginner Customizer-need help with 3rd eye. (bigwill5112)

they have add a circuits in the bigger fuse type i found one for my boost gauge at auto zone...
 

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How do I tap into constant power on the driver's side fuse box. A previous post said fuse location 20, but there isn't like a female adapter. 12 is empty but it hooks to the navigation that I don't have. Would this work?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by bigwill5112 at 5:33 PM 5-8-2009</i>
 

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you can use the empty navigation slot, I have heard of people doing that before.<p>I thought you had an add-a-fuse? you don't need to do this if you have one, just grab <i>any</i> always-on socket, use a voltmeter to determine which one
 
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