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Scan Guage Mounting

I'll be getting a Scan Guage this weekend and I've been trying to think of some mounting places. So, post up where you've mounted yours and some ideas of where I could mount mine. I'm not looking to do anything to complicated to mount it though but I'm still open to your ideas.
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Don't have one, but I'd mount it above the mirror.
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I vote below your head unit. Pretty easy install, easy to read too.

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i had mine on the top of the mirror. perfect spot. i loved it.
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I've had mine on the steering column, right under a single din radio and on top of the mirror. On top of the mirror was easily my favorite.
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I don't have any pics at the moment, but mine is mounted to the farthest left vent using the mount from my Garmin GPS.
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I've been thinking of making a thin metal mount that I would epoxy to the top of my radio bezel. It would go behind the bezel and come out and the SG would sit right on top of the bezel.
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I vote below your head unit. Pretty easy install, easy to read too.

that is clean. thats how id do it if i didnt have a doubledin unit
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that is clean. thats how id do it if i didnt have a doubledin unit
That's why I can't do mine like that. Double din kinda takes up all the space.
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I mounted mine right under the heat/air controls with some double sided tape.
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How would i install it under the radio, that looks real clean.
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heres how i mounted mine. fabbed up a sheet metal clip and it clips to the headliner
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Thats a good spot to, do you guys have them setup to read trans temp? I just irdered onfrom jc whitney and cant wait to get it.
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Thats a good spot to, do you guys have them setup to read trans temp? I just irdered onfrom jc whitney and cant wait to get it.
yeah mines set up to read trans temp, thats the main reason i got it. its a nice tool to have for sure.
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Yea same reaon i bought it so i can read that and so i dont have gauges and stuff all over looking tacky having to drill holes into stuff. Pretty neat little device.
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How do you get it to read trans temps?
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If you go to Scangauge's website and click on the 'X-Gauge' tab at the top, then click the first link for XGauge commands, scroll down to 'Enhanced Data' and under the Ford PWM is the codes to enter into the Scangauge for trans temp. To enter the codes into the Scangauge press more>more>more>xgauge>edit from the home screen.
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Above my radio is a small slot to maybe fit a cd case or something? How does the radio mount up higher so i could put the scan gauge below it like in the picture?
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heres how i mounted mine. fabbed up a sheet metal clip and it clips to the headliner
Very clean, nice job!
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The radio can be mounted in either position, it runs on little rails that can be unscrewed and mounted in the upper position. If you remove the screws holding the radio bezel, just above the heat and ac controls, the bezel/radio will slide out and you will see how the radio is mounted.

To mount the Scangauge I trimmed the plastic tray that you can put a cd case or whatever into so that the Scangauge would fit inside. I just trimmed the bottom of the tray though and left the top to apply double sided tape to stick the Scangauge to.

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Thanks for the info, what is the switch you have by your sg?
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No problem. The switch is for my offroad lights.
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