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Ok, I am planning on getting a boost gauge installed soon. My freind has an extra autometer boost gauge, so Ill be taking that for free. Anyway, are there any problems that I should be aware of (esp. electronics, sensor problems)? All these electronics in this car scare me.

At any rate, I will be making a custom fitment into that empty slot next to the radio.
. As always, thanks for your help guys.
 

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Re: Boost Gauge (pklee1)

I'd love to see this when it's done. Although I'll be getting OnStar with mine, I'll have to figure out another spot to but it.
 

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Re: Boost Gauge (Volvo Grrrr)

interior mounting has many challenges depending on your other options and preferences...

Where is easiest place to tap into manifold vacuum/boost and also to penetrate the firewall
 

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Re: Boost Gauge (JimLill)

Any suggestions?

I will probably go to my dealer and have them help me with this.
 

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Re: Boost Gauge (Volvo Grrrr)

I think there is a lead near the relay box.
Connection can be made near the manifold.

I am thinking about this Subaru gauge.

 

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Re: Boost Gauge (pklee1)

Anyone know if there are any blue faced gauges, or know of a company who can make a custom face plate?
 

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Re: Boost Gauge (Our R)

Quote, originally posted by Our R »
or know of a company who can make a custom face plate?

You mean a face plate to replace the HU and free a 1-DIN space for the gauges?
 

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Re: Boost Gauge (Kai)

Blue face boost gauge, to match the R gauges.
 

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Re: Boost Gauge (JMn)

Someone makes something that displays the boost in the trip computer screen...that's what I would get instead of ruining the look of the IC and dash with a stand-alone gauge.
 

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Re: Boost Gauge (Marc R Collins)

I used to have that system in my S60.

Nice but it doesn't show vacuum so when the engine is idle, vacuum, the gauge shows 0 and goes from there. Takes getting used to.
Second it only goes as far as 1.54 bar which is the physical limit of the management system I believe.
Third it needs to be activated by pushing the message button for 2 seconds every time you start the car.
Fourth there are cases of battery drain but this might be solved by now.
Fifth there are cases of steering wheel button amnesia but also in this case not all installations experienced it.
Sixth any other system message will overule the boost display.
 

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Re: Boost Gauge (Johann)

a mechanical vacuum/boost gauge is the ticket and the cheapest....

another approach might be to use an electric boost gauge and use an existing unused wire that's in the harness....

something like:

 

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Re: Boost Gauge (JimLill)

Or do a completely integrated boost guage built into the instrument panel.

These pics are for a 2002 Passat. These would be general pictures/diagrams/instructions for Volvo's.





Click Here for more info
 

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Re: Boost Gauge (Kai)

Next question is where would be the best place to tap in to get the pressure reading. Drill and tap into the nice pipe that runs over the engine? Or is there a nice out of the way place on one of the ICs?
 
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